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    1. Salesforce skills in high demand in 2017

      Salesforce skills in high demand in 2017

      Feature Salesforce skills in high demand in 2017 From developers to project managers to marketing, Salesforce has emerged as one of the hottest skills for IT and business professionals. Senior Writer, CIO | Feb 13, 2017 2:24 AM Martyn Williams CIO Career Coach: How to resign your executive position Want to land a better job in 2017? If you do one thing in pursuit of that goal this year, you should add Salesforce skills to your resume.

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    2. CRM backups or audit trails? Yes, please

      CRM backups or audit trails? Yes, please

      Like nearly any transactional system, usable CRM data backups are tricky because the data is always changing and dependent on coherency across several tables. Ideally, you’d fully quiesce the system and do a full backup every day, or enable the online backup. But with modern cloud systems and 7x24 customer access (via portals or mobile apps), you can’t take the system down, and cloud vendors like SFDC don’t provide a full backup more often than once a week.

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      Mentions: API Sfdc Mobile
    3. How to Reduce Enterprise App Clutter on Your iPad

      How to Reduce Enterprise App Clutter on Your iPad

      A typical business executive fires up a half-dozen iPad productivity apps -- Salesforce, Office 365, Yammer, Zendesk, Workday, among them -- to get through the day. Opening and closing apps every few minutes, though, can become tedious and annoying.

      The problem is only going to get worse with more apps to check daily. There are some 250 cloud service providers pitching business users today. Most recently, IBM and Apple released 10 iOS apps for the enterprise aimed at vertical industries such as telecommunications, transportation, financial services, retail, airlines and government.

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      Mentions: Forrester Apple IBM
    4. What's Really Behind the Microsoft-Salesforce Deal

      What's Really Behind the Microsoft-Salesforce Deal

      At first glance, it doesn't seem like there are many ways SalesForce.com and Microsoft should partner: They both offer competing SaaS services. But upon closer inspection, the deal that the leaders of these two companies spoke so highly of during a joint conference call on Thursday afternoon makes a lot of sense not just for these companies, but customers as well.

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    5. Amid Staff Shortage, Tech Leaders Want More Computer Education in California Schools

      Amid Staff Shortage, Tech Leaders Want More Computer Education in California Schools

      Leaders of key technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Salesforce.com have written to the Governor of California Jerry Brown offering to partner with the state to increase computer education in kindergarten to 12th grade schools.

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