Salesforce tower seen from below

Can Salesforce Fight Off Google, Microsoft, SAP for #1 in Industry Clouds?

April 14, 2021
Can Salesforce win the frantic race among the Cloud Wars Top 10 to become the leader in the booming market for industry-specific cloud solutions? With every Top 10 company—and particularly Google, Microsoft and SAP—declaring that industry-specific solutions are an absolute top priority, Salesforce will need to stay lean and hungry to retain its current hold
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10 Reasons Salesforce Expects to Rule Booming Industry-Cloud Market

April 5, 2021
Already the world’s largest provider of cloud applications for the enterprise, Salesforce is racing to claim the #1 spot in the booming market for industry-specific cloud solutions. In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #4, behind #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, and #3 Google. And later this month, when I launch my new
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Salesforce EVP Jujhar Singh: Industry Clouds Booming!

March 25, 2021
On this episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast, I speak with Salesforce EVP Jujhar Singh, who heads up Salesforce's Industry Clouds business. We discuss why so many businesses are eager to acquire and deploy these industry-specific applications and what new types of value the apps are delivering. Will also talk about how Industry Clouds
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Salesforce EVP Jujhar Singh

Has Salesforce Beaten Microsoft, Oracle & SAP to #1 in Industry Clouds?

March 23, 2021
As the world’s top software companies race to build full portfolios of cloud-based industry-specific solutions, Salesforce has probably grabbed the #1 spot from rivals Microsoft, SAP and Oracle with its annualized revenue run-rate of $2 billion. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #4, Microsoft is #1, SAP is #5 and Oracle
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who recently lashed out at Microsoft on Twitter

As Marc Benioff Torches Microsoft, the Cloud’s Unique Value Is Revealed

March 22, 2021
Proving that even top performers are still far from perfect, Microsoft has rolled out a new set of vaccine-management solutions after its first iteration failed miserably and triggered a very public beatdown from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Microsoft has held the #1 spot on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for more than 2
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Memo to Marc Benioff: 3 Questions for You from Q4 Earnings Call

March 2, 2021
Dear Marc: While Salesforce recently reported very solid Q4 and terrific full-year results, I’m a bit puzzled by 3 comments you made regarding data centers, the world’s largest software companies and Salesforce’s new strategic position. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #4 after a long run in the #3 spot, which
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

The CEO of the Year Is Marc Benioff of Salesforce

December 23, 2020
Even measured against the fun-house-mirror distortions that 2020 has imposed on the lives of every person on Earth, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a singular year. Consider: he turned his own world-renowned company upside-down in just 6 months and still beat growth expectations; he helped hundreds of corporate customers figure out how to sprint through
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Microsoft executive VP Judson Althoff

Salesforce-Slack Is Nice but Teams Blows it Away: Microsoft Exec Althoff

December 18, 2020
Offering a sneak preview of the rapidly intensifying competition between two of the world’s top software companies, Microsoft executive VP Judson Althoff said recently that CRM without chat is “arcane” and that Teams is years ahead of Slack. Speaking at a UBS investors conference, Althoff, who heads Microsoft’s massive worldwide commercial business, was asked by
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Salesforce acquires Slack

Slack: Salesforce’s Trillion-Dollar Hedge

December 5, 2020
Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Dec. 2, 2020.  Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past 9 months, and as with all of his other insightful and compelling pieces, this article reflects Jiri’s informed views and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cloud Wars.
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