1. Articles in category: Dreamforce 2014

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    1. Technology for Clothing Suits George Zimmer Just Fine

      Technology for Clothing Suits George Zimmer Just Fine

      We love us some @GeorgeZimmer.

      “We use Salesforce pretty aggressively on the zTailors side. We leverage Heroku, but on Generation Tux we do Docker and whatnot,” he said. “On zTailors, we use Salesforce for customer care, then we have a homegrown solution for organizing logistics for the tailors."

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    2. Cloud Consulting Acquisitions Accelerate

      Cloud Consulting Acquisitions Accelerate

      The recent flurry of consulting company acquisitions focused on cloud computing is another clear indication of the accelerating shift of IT systems and enterprise applications to Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service alternatives. IT and business decision-makers are no longer asking why they should move to the cloud.

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    3. Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      The tech industry has the capacity to innovate and solve many global problems, but can it save the sea from overfishing, habitat destruction and acidification? This question was posed on a panel on ocean innovation during Dreamforce, the uber-conference sponsored by cloud computing company Salesforce. 

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    4. Salesforce is proving it can stay young even after growing into a $50 billion company

      Salesforce is proving it can stay young even after growing into a $50 billion company

      When a company matures, it starts to see lower revenue growth and wider profit margins. That often comes at the expense of a slower innovation cycle and a stale product.  That doesn't seem to be the case for Salesforce, a 16-year old enterprise software company worth nearly $50 billion. 

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    5. The Tyranny of Spreadsheets

      The Tyranny of Spreadsheets

      As a former sales and marketing guy, I am more than familiar with spreadsheets as a not-so-good tool for managing the avalanche of data generated by the front office, even before the big data craze. Name a department or function in business and it's easy to find people using spreadsheets to manage it -- often poorly, but through no fault of their own.

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      Mentions: Dreamforce CRM SFA
    6. UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Big Data, Health Disparities and More

      UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Big Data, Health Disparities and More

      UCSF is partnering with the Salesforce Foundation to support Dreamforce 2015, where experts will explore ways to improve healthcare and research.

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    7. The guy in charge of 'the greatest product Salesforce has ever built' has left that role

      The guy in charge of 'the greatest product Salesforce has ever built' has left that role

      Keith Bigelow, the man in charge of Salesforce's new Wave data analytics product, is no longer in that role, the company confirmed to The Information.

       But Bigelow has not left the company, Alex Dayon, president of products for Salesforce told The Information.

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    8. 7 Lies We Tell Customers: Justin Robbins of ICMI to Detail at Dreamforce 2015

      7 Lies We Tell Customers: Justin Robbins of ICMI to Detail at Dreamforce 2015

      SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), today announced that its Community Service Manager, Justin Robbins, will take the stage September 15 and 17 during Dreamforce 2015. Robbins' sessions will pull from the latest ICMI research around leading customer management issues and trends, ultimately answering the question, "how did we get where we are as an industry today?"

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    9. DevZone Welcome Meetups at Dreamforce 2015

      DevZone Welcome Meetups at Dreamforce 2015

      In the Dreamforce 2014 Developer Survey, you emphatically asked for “More networking time!” At Dreamforce 2015, you’ve got it! Please join us for some informal networking at the DevZone Welcome Reception, September 14th from 6pm-8pm. It’s a time to relax, grab a drink, expand your network, and see old friends.

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    10. SaaS' Next Wave: Customer Lifetime Value Management

      SaaS' Next Wave: Customer Lifetime Value Management

      Salesforce's latest quarter, along with the buzz surrounding its upcoming Dreamforce lovefest, have showcased CRM's rapid migration to the cloud. However, today's SaaS CRM solutions deliver limited value-add if the organizations that use them are unable to realize marketing and sales promises. This is especially true for those guiding prospective customers on an omnichannel journey.

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    11. Salesforce's $10 Billion Plan: Serve Millionaires, Billionaires

      Salesforce's $10 Billion Plan: Serve Millionaires, Billionaires

      Salesforce.com (CRM) is trying to become a $10 billion company as well as tap into a target-rich environment, and it may well have made huge strides toward both with its announcement Tuesday of plans to offer wealth management services software to the cloud.

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    12. Implementing Single Sign-On in Mobile Applications with Salesforce Identity

      Implementing Single Sign-On in Mobile Applications with Salesforce Identity

      The Salesforce Mobile SDK gives developers a head start in creating mobile apps that leverage the Salesforce APIs, in particular by implementing authentication in the SDK. The default app created by the SDK uses OAuth to pop up a login page and obtain an access token, so you can get straight to the business of building an awesome app that calls Salesforce APIs.

      This default support gets you started quickly, but enterprise developers face bigger challenges.

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      Mentions: URL Dreamforce SDK
    13. Salesforce's $20 Billion Man--Keith Block Aims High

      Salesforce's $20 Billion Man--Keith Block Aims High

      When Keith Block was famously hired by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff after his firing from Oracle, his was seen as a fundamentally important hire. Indeed, Benioff stated at the time that he felt Block is the best sales executive the enterprise software industry has ever seen. Block was appointed as president and, arguably, heir apparent to the Salesforce throne. 

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    14. This Guy Helped Grow Salesforce's Revenues 160x - Here's Why He's Leaving

      This Guy Helped Grow Salesforce's Revenues 160x - Here's Why He's Leaving

      During his 12 years at Salesforce, Steele was responsible for really opening up the enterprise market. When he first joined the company in 2002, it had about 2,000 customers and $25 million in sales. Now it has over 300,000 clients driving over $ 4 billion in sales. He was part of the team that signed Salesforce's first thousand-user deal (a company called SunGard) back in 2003. Steele is expected to do the same thing at Insidesales as president of worldwide sales and chief customer officer. "I've seen a lot of exciting companies over the years, but none ...

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    15. Now only one month old, Salesforce.com gives Wave analytics cloud a big boost

      Now only one month old, Salesforce.com gives Wave analytics cloud a big boost

      One month in, Salesforce.com is already giving a booster shot to its new Analytics Cloud, Wave.

      Announced at the kickoff of the Salesforce.com World Tour in New York City on Wednesday, the data-driven platform is getting reinforced with information and services provided by more than 45 financial and technology industry partners.

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