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Microsoft Turbocharges Outlook With Salesforce Lightning

Microsoft Turbocharges Outlook With Salesforce Lightning

The revolution continues. Two years after erstwhile rivals Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff made the astounding announcement they would work together to better integrate their respective product lines, they are introducing joint product No. 11: Lightning for Outlook.

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IDG Contributor Network: Dive Into the Salesforce Consulting Partner Program

The Salesforce AppExchange is known to many as the number one application marketplace for businesses, but there is more to it than just apps. The AppExchange also includes the rapidly expanding Salesforce Consulting Partner ecosystem that I covered in my recent post, “The Salesforce ecosystem: A shift on the playing field.”

Today I want to dive deeper into the evolving ecosystem. I reviewed the publicly available information covering roughly 730 consultancy listings on the AppExchange and had informative conversations with the SVP of partner programs at Salesforce, Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh. (All AppExchange information is relevant for May 2016.)

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IDG Contributor Network: Dive into the Salesforce Consulting Partner program

The Salesforce AppExchange is known to many as the number one application marketplace for businesses, but there is more to it than just apps. The AppExchange also includes the rapidly expanding Salesforce Consulting Partner ecosystem that I covered in my recent post, “The Salesforce ecosystem: A shift on the playing field.”

Today I want to dive deeper into the evolving ecosystem. I reviewed the publicly available information covering roughly 730 consultancy listings on the AppExchange and had informative conversations with the SVP of partner programs at Salesforce, Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh. (All AppExchange information is relevant for May 2016.)

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Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud provider

Salesforce named Amazon Web Services as its preferred public cloud provider for services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and App Cloud, expanding an existing partnership to provide the backend for the software-as-a-service provider.

AWS already hosts several Salesforce services like Heroku, SalesforceIQ and the recently announced IoT Cloud. This latest deal will help Salesforce to expand internationally without having to build its own data centers to comply with local data sovereignty laws. 

That’s important as Salesforce tries to pick up more customers in countries that have strict requirements about where data is stored. Salesforce isn’t the only company to turn to AWS in this capacity: Dropbox will store data with AWS in Germany starting later this year

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Analyst is sold on Salesforce

Analyst is sold on Salesforce
Richard Baldry said Salesforce is well-positioned to be a leader in the growing trend of "cloud computing," where clients use software applications over the Internet rather than installing them on their own hard drives. Salesforce helps companies use
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Baidu sees possible acquisitions in mobile, cloud
BEIJING (Reuters) – China's top search engine Baidu Inc is on the lookout for potential acquisitions and investment opportunities in the mobile and cloud computing spaces, its chief financial officer said on Friday. "We constantly assess our business
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VMworld 2011 News: EMC, VCE, CiRBA, Riverbed
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment company announced general availability of the Vblock GRC Solution with RSA. Based on the RSA Archer platform the enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solution was validated by VCE to address the
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