Salesforce pivots to data with Mulesoft and Tableau

Salesforce, Pivoting to Data, Showcases Game-Changers MuleSoft and Tableau

December 5, 2019
While the Salesforce story usually centers on its high-growth CRM clouds, company executives are lavishing extreme praise on the recent acquisitions of MuleSoft and Tableau for transforming Marc Benioff’s company into a truly strategic player. In Salesforce’s fiscal Q3 earnings call this week, Benioff and his colleagues appropriately highlighted excellent growth numbers for their Sales,
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Cloud revenue projections for SAP and Salesforce

Cloud Revenue Super-Surge: Salesforce and SAP to Top $51 Billion for 2023

December 3, 2019
With Salesforce and SAP forecasting cloud revenue for 2023 that will total more than $51 billion, it’s clear that one of the greatest growth markets in history has not come even close to reaching its full potential. SAP and Salesforce both held investor-day events last month, and their respective presentations included revenue projections for calendar
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Top 3 2020 tech battles: the Cloud Wars preview

Top 3 Tech Battles in 2020: Microsoft vs. Google, Salesforce vs. SAP, Amazon vs. Oracle

December 2, 2019
As cloud computing becomes the dominant platform for digital business in 2020 and beyond, the world’s six most-influential cloud vendors will engage in three separate and intense competitive tech battles in 2020. Each has huge implications for the vendors' business customers. These high-stakes clashes will impact hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe, as
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IBM Red Hat cloud innovation

Look Who’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in the Cloud: IBM!

November 25, 2019
Rejuvenated by Red Hat and finally willing to fuse traditional strengths with powerful innovations, IBM is redefining the booming cybersecurity market with cloud-based solutions optimized for today’s hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. While IBM’s introduction last week of the Cloud Pak for Security platform is definitely intriguing from the perspective of products and solutions, I
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How Salesforce Plans to Defeat Oracle and SAP While Scaling to $35B

November 22, 2019
Supremely confident that its revenue will top $20 billion in calendar 2020, Salesforce this week laid out how it intends to stay far ahead of rivals Oracle and SAP in the SaaS market and reach a staggering $35 billion in revenue by 2024. At its Dreamforce Investor Day presentation, Marc Benioff’s company laid out in
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SAP co-CEO Jen Morgan explained Qualtrics and HXM on a recent analyst call

SAP Says HCM Is Dead—Can Qualtrics Transform it to HXM?

November 21, 2019
Fulfilling promises from a year ago when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, SAP says its infusion of Qualtrics experience-management capabilities into its SuccessFactors HR suite marks the end of the HCM category and the rise of HXM. “The days of transactional HCM are over,” said SAP co-CEO Jennifer Morgan at the company’s meeting last
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Cloud Wars exclusive interview with Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

Exclusive 1:1 with Aneel Bhusri: Machine Learning Changes Everything

November 20, 2019
In his own understated but high-impact way, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri has become one of the world’s most-bullish evangelists for the extraordinary power and potential of machine learning. “We've always talked about predictive analytics but they’re now a reality—and it’s really a reality,” Bhusri said in a recent exclusive interview. “It's what we've
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Salesforce Dreamforce questions: will Benioff stick around?

Salesforce’s Top 3 Challenges: Love Microsoft, Fight Oracle, Keep Benioff

November 18, 2019
Salesforce’s annual revenue is surging toward $20 billion, its stock price is within a few bucks of its all-time high, and this week Marc Benioff is hosting 170,000 of his best friends at the annual Dreamforce extravaganza in San Francisco. The company’s core businesses are booming. It’s just forged a powerful partnership with the #1
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Salesforce announces new integrations with Microsoft Teams

Amazon Jilted as Salesforce and Microsoft Pair Up for IaaS and Teams

November 15, 2019
The new cloudmance between Salesforce and Microsoft represents a stinging blow to Amazon, which only a few years ago was smothered in Salesforce affection as its one and only “preferred public cloud infrastructure provider.” Yeah, I know, ‘the only constant is change’ and all that. But let’s put this dramatic move by Marc Benioff into
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