How Microsoft, SAP and Adobe Plan to Revolutionize CRM and Rock Salesforce

March 29, 2019

If it’s true that your enemies are a good reflection of who you are, then it’s clear that Salesforce is a customer-company dynamo. Three of the world’s most-powerful companies have high hopes of carving into the huge market shares and growth rates that Salesforce has earned over the past decade as the undisputed king of CRM.

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Rishabh Sinha On Internal Transformation & Employee Satisfaction at Murad LLC

March 26, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with Murad Senior Director Rishabh Sinha. Rishabh’s full title is Senior Director, IT Enterprise Applications. For skincare icon Murad LLC, Rishabh focuses on creating consensus-based enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and synchronized with evolving business needs.

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UL CDO Christian Anschuetz: Tech, Trust, and Training From a Former Marine

March 25, 2019
Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with UL CDO Christian Anschuetz. Christian is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and embedding technology innovation and digital trends into the vision, strategy, and operating models at product safety firm UL. He is also a director of ProjectRELO, which is dedicated to transforming America’s perspective on the value
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Satya Nadella’s First Day as Microsoft CEO: 5 Things He Told Colleagues

March 22, 2019
“Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation.” That blunt challenge was perhaps the core message shared by newly named Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an email to the entire company on Feb. 3, 2014 as he followed Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in becoming the third CEO in Microsoft’s storied history.
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Do Microsoft and Amazon Have Too Much Power in IT Market? Absolutely Not.

March 21, 2019
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal cited survey results showing that business customers have made Amazon and Microsoft the “preferred vendors” in a majority of the product categories essential for running today’s highly complex IT operations. Should we be scared? Is the heavy hand of hard-hearted hegemony about to come down harshly on
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Oracle Autonomous Database: Overhyped or Tech-Industry Game-Changer?

March 20, 2019

Whatever level of commercial success the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database ultimately achieves, it has surely already become the most highly touted and heavily hyped bet-the-company product ever introduced by Oracle—and perhaps by any tech company. That’s all fine—it’s part of the high-intensity world we live in here in 2019. Just five months ago Oracle chairman Larry

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