Salesforce.com is a leader in pay-as-you-go enterprise cloud computing. It specializes in CRM software products for sales and customer services - and produces products for building and running business apps. Salesforce has recently developed a social networking product called Chatter for its business apps.
Articles about Salesforce.com
On balancing HP and Oracle as infrastructure partners, Salesforce's co-founder quipped, "It's not just an Internet of Customers but Internet of Partners."
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's Dreamforce keynote aimed to fill in blanks between a broad strategy where the Internet of things meets marketing and branding everywhere.
The CEOs of Dropbox and Salesforce trade thoughts about the usual: emerging technologies and Pearl Jam songs.
Cloudconnect provides developer tools for facilitating access to customer data based on MySQL and PostgreSQL open source databases.
Apparently no one knew what "social enterprise" meant -- not even the guys who coined the term.
Enter the "Salesforce Superpod," a dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud, which will run on HP's Converged Infrastructure.
However a net loss appears to have thrown investors off a little bit as Salesforce shares were down by approximately three percent in after-hours trading.
More than 400 new apps were added to the AppExchange this year alone, including apps from Dropbox, Evernote and HP. That pool includes more than 90 industry-specific apps.
At its Dreamforce conference this week, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff will outline Salesforce 1, a platform designed to set customers up for the Internet of things, wearable computing and the customer connections that go with them.
Essentially, the idea is to satisfy employee demands for the latest web and mobile apps within the boundaries of each IT department’s rules and regulations.
Apparently not every app in the Salesforce cloud is productive.
The firm has added two more consultancy firms to its stable, partnering with Quattro to boost its cloud and CRM capabilities, and with NXG to provide better EPM solutions.
A development partnership between the two firms means Salesforce.com's new identity service uses ForgeRock's single sign-on management software.
The service is built on Salesforce's Force.com platform and on the surface looks like it competes with Okta on many fronts.
New technologies such as NoSQL and SaaS providers almost always save money over on-premise deployments, but there are a few wrinkles. Customization negates price advantages and some collaboration tools like Box will cost more.