SAP CEO Christian Klein emphasizes the company's focus on CX

Can SAP Leapfrog Salesforce by Going All-In on CX plus ERP?

October 15, 2020
As the world’s largest vendor of enterprise apps takes on the world’s largest vendor of cloud apps, SAP and Salesforce are offering wildly different approaches to helping businesses achieve the customer-centric capabilities essential for success in the digital economy. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #3 and SAP is #5.) At
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Will Oracle or Salesforce Buy Slack? | Ammirati on Innovation

October 6, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 17 The Big Themes: The power of the network
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Salesforce's Marc Benioff has a message for other CEOs

Salesforce’s Marc Benioff Dishes Tough Love to Passive CEOs: ‘Get Out of Paralysis!’

September 25, 2020
Raising the alarm that too many CEOs are sleep-walking their way through the massive disruptions rocking our world, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff yesterday warned top executives that today’s passivity will lead to tomorrow’s irrelevance. (Salesforce is #3 on my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings of the largest and most-influential enterprise-tech companies in the world.)
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Snowflake IPO Made Salesforce and Warren Buffett Bullish

Snowflake: IPO That Made Salesforce and Warren Buffett Bullish

September 12, 2020
(Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Sept. 10. Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past six 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. In
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Salesforce company logo on a physical sign

Can Salesforce Become the Next Trillion-Dollar Company?

September 5, 2020
(Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Aug. 30. Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past six 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
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Ten Key Takeaways from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's Q2 Earnings Call

The Magic of Marc Benioff: 10 Key Drivers Behind Salesforce Q2 Surge

September 3, 2020
After the market cap of Salesforce experienced a single-day surge of $50 billion after it announced blowout financial results despite the global pandemic, the most obvious question is this: how in the world did they do that? To offer some perspective, that $50 billion jump—generated in a single day—is bigger than the entire market cap
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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, talks Tableau acquisition

Best Software Acquisition of All Time Was Salesforce Buying Tableau: Marc Benioff

September 1, 2020
While Marc Benioff has been increasingly effusive over the past few quarters in praising Salesforce’s Tableau subsidiary, he went over the moon in last week’s call by declaring it to be not only the best but also most-successful software-industry acquisition ever. Tableau’s now part of the what has become Salesforce’s largest business unit—Platform & Other—whose
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