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    1. Oracle's Ellison Takes Another Shot At Rival Salesforce

      Take that Marc Benioff. Oracle executive chairman Larry Ellison said the company he co-founded will probably be the first ever to hit $10 billion in software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service sales annually. These two oddly named software categories are driving a huge piece of the tech market right now. That’s a big claim given that Oracle rival Salesforce is the largest company in the software as a service (SaaS) arena.

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    2. Is Microsoft making a serious play for Salesforce’s crown with Power Apps and new Dynamics 2016 features?

      Is Microsoft making a serious play for Salesforce’s crown with Power Apps and new Dynamics 2016 features?

      Wrapping CRM service capability together into apps is handled by Force.com or, to a lesser extent, mobile app wrapper Salesforce1. Computing asked Nicole Herskowitz, senior director at Microsoft, who had just demoed Power Apps on-stage, whether or not she considered Power Apps to be a direct play for Force.com's customer base.

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    3. How Salesforce Continued to Expand Its CRM Market Share

      How Salesforce Continued to Expand Its CRM Market Share

      Salesforce was the largest customer relationship management (or CRM) vendor in 2014 with $4.3 billion in revenues and 18.4% market share.  

      Salesforce claims to grow faster than any of its peers in the enterprise software space.

      If we look at the company’s guidance for full-year fiscal 2016 revenues, the company is expected to grow at 20%-22% over fiscal 2015 results. The company expects to generate $8 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. The company claims it is ”well on the path to reach $10 billion faster than any other enterprise software company.”

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      Mentions: CRM IBM Gartner
    4. Wall Street still thinks Microsoft could buy $50 billion Salesforce

      Wall Street still thinks Microsoft could buy $50 billion Salesforce

      It's been nearly 6 months since talks of Microsoft acquiring Salesforce fizzled out, but some Wall Street analysts still believe the deal could go through sometime soon. 

      The investment bank Stifel wrote in a recent note that it maintains a "buy rating" for Salesforce because the company's heading into its seasonally strongest quarter, but also because of a potential deal with a big tech company.

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    5. Salesforce poached a key Microsoft exec that competed with its main business

      Salesforce poached a key Microsoft exec that competed with its main business

      Salesforce has poached a key executive from Microsoft: the guy that was running Microsoft Dynamics, the product that directly competes with Salesforce's bread-and-butter product "customer relationship management."

       Bob Stutz, who has run Microsoft Dynamics for the past 3.5 years, has been hired away.

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    6. The fabulous life of tech billionaire Marc Benioff

      The fabulous life of tech billionaire Marc Benioff

      Think you know all about Marc Benioff?  This is a great article from Business Insider journalist, Julie Bort, that she wrote at the beginning of the summer this year.  It highlights all of the wonderful things we love about Mr. B.  It's Friday and AllSalesforce thought you would enjoy reading this again or perhaps even for the first time.  Aloha!

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    7. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a great response to his old boss and rival Larry Ellison's keynote

      Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a great response to his old boss and rival Larry Ellison's keynote

      When Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison took the stage Sunday night to deliver a keynote speech to open his company's huge annual tech conference in San Francisco, he couldn't help but throw a few barbs (and a few unexpected compliments) at his rivals.

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    8. Amazon takes a swing at Oracle

      Amazon takes a swing at Oracle

      Talkin' smack!  During its AWS conference, Amazon took aim at Oracle, which is currently the biggest provider of traditional cloud databases.  

      It used to be upstarts like Salesforce and Box that took turns jabbing at the enterprise giants. But at Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference Wednesday, it was Amazon taking aim at Oracle and the smaller Salesforce.

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    9. Base Raises $30 Million in War Against Legacy CRM

      Base Raises $30 Million in War Against Legacy CRM

      Base, a leading next-generation sales platform, today announced $30 million in round C funding. This comes in the wake of Base’s remarkable market expansion over the last year. 

      It's interesting that Base mentions Cisco as a customer since the new Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, presented at the Dreamforce keynote.  Things that make you say, "Hmmm?..."

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    10. Part 3: Microsoft on Salesforce IoT Cloud – Dreamforce 2015 Keynote

      Part 3: Microsoft on Salesforce IoT Cloud – Dreamforce 2015 Keynote

      Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and Salesforce Co-Found Parker Harris share a vision for how Microsoft uses the new Salesforce IoT Cloud. Benioff later interviews John Thompson, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation about Salesforce Thunder, the IoT Cloud, the Salesforce and Microsoft Partnership and his vision for the future of the high tech industry.

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    11. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes potshot at Oracle with a PTSD joke about his president

      Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes potshot at Oracle with a PTSD joke about his president

      If you’ve been following Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, you’re probably familiar with his trash-talking habits over his former employer Oracle. But when it comes out at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s massive, week-long customer conference, and involves Oracle's VP-turned-Salesforce president Keith Block, it only adds extra mustard.

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    12. Don’t be IBM! Benioff goads the ‘dinosaurs’ as Salesforce beats Wall St expectations

      Don’t be IBM! Benioff goads the ‘dinosaurs’ as Salesforce beats Wall St expectations

      With the annual Dreamforce conference now within spitting distance, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was back on ... That’s faster than any enterprise software company in history, and we anticipate we’re going to reach a $7 billion run rate by the end ...

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    13. After failing to buy $50 billion Salesforce, Microsoft has suddenly become its hottest competitor

      After failing to buy $50 billion Salesforce, Microsoft has suddenly become its hottest competitor

      Microsoft reportedly offered $55 billion to acquire Salesforce earlier this year, only to get turned down by its CEO Marc Benioff who countered with a $70 billion price tag.

      Now, it looks like Microsoft is upping the competition against Salesforce's most important product.

       

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    14. Salesforce & Oracle threaten Adobe-IBM marketing hegemony

      Salesforce & Oracle threaten Adobe-IBM marketing hegemony

      Salesforce and Oracle are threatening to upset the hegemony of the digital advertising market as their marketing platforms close in behind Adobe and IBM. An analysis of the seven key vendors, which comprise three-quarters of the market, argued that different strategies in execution are now separating the market leaders, the technological distinction having lapsed after a series of acquisitions.

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    15. Microsoft Corporation and IBM: The Big Data Wars Are On

      Microsoft Corporation and IBM: The Big Data Wars Are On

      By virtually all accounts, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- the notion of a "connected" world including our homes, cities, devices, and cars, to name but a few -- will result in the collection of an unprecedented amount of data. Storing all that information will require the building and maintaining of huge data centers, which heavy hitters like IBM are already developing.

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    16. Apttus: Former Oracle Australia boss to head Salesforce partner

      Apttus: Former Oracle Australia boss to head Salesforce partner

      Former head of Oracle Australia Ian White has landed a new position as Australian managing director for Salesforce partner Apttus, following an 18-month sabbatical. White left Oracle in 2013 after 20 years with the software giant and over eight years as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He was replaced by former SAP executive Tim Ebbeck. “I had a great career at Oracle working with a large enterprise, but having left Oracle I wanted to do something different,” said White.

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      Mentions: CRN Apttus
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