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Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

The UK government has given itself a reassuring cuddle this week, asserting that – even if high-profile projects such as Galileo march overseas – international tech firms still love Blighty. UK Prime Minister Theresa May held a roundtable event yesterday to showcase Britain as the best place in the world to run a tech company …
Richard Speed, 14 Jun 2018
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SAP hopes to blow the doors off Salesforce with a block of C/4HANA

SAP has overhauled its CRM offering, launching a suite of applications under the banner C/4HANA, as the German biz best known for ERP aims to take on Salesforce. Speaking today at SAP’s annual gabfest, Sapphire Now, chief executive Bill McDermott touted the move as a huge step change for SAP that would modernise CRM by …
Rebecca Hill, 5 Jun 2018
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USA needs law 'a lot like GDPR' – says Salesforce supremo Marc Benioff

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff thinks America needs “a national privacy law … that probably looks a lot like GDPR.” “This is going to help our industry,” he said of Europe's new privacy rules on a conference call detailing Salesforce's Q1 2019 financial results. “It's going to set the guardrails around trust, around safety. It's …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2018

Oracle-botherer Rimini Street cuddles up to Salesforce

Oracle third-party support slinger Rimini Street has added Salesforce to its portfolio, which isn't going to ease any tension that still exists with Larry Ellison's lot following a protracted court battle. Las Vegas-based Rimini will offer support for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, adding to existing maintenance …
Rebecca Hill, 11 May 2018
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Nothing more stubborn than a MuleSoft shareholder: Biz sued for taking 'low ball' Salesforce buyout bid

A MuleSoft shareholder is suing the dev tools specialist, alleging the biz took a lowball offer when it was gobbled up by Salesforce. A complaint [PDF] submitted to a northern California US district court today accuses both MuleSoft and Salesforce, along with a handful of MuleSoft execs, of violating American securities law by …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Apr 2018
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Take the dashboard too literally and your brains might end up all over it

UIs with buttons and sliders existed for years as a means of putting a slick gloss on the data jungle that is Excel. But Salesforce provided the breakthrough in presenting complex business data with the metaphor of the dashboard. This put complex data wrangling in the hands of those otherwise lacking the intermediary skills of …
Mark Whitehorn, 28 Mar 2018
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Salesforce saddles itself with MuleSoft for $6.5bn

Salesforce has decided to buy API-farmer MuleSoft for a cool US$6.5bn – about a billion bucks above the latter company’s market capitalisation. Mulesoft offers a cloudy integration platform that lets you discover APIs, then connect them to other APIs. The platform promises just about any-to-any integration to let data flow …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 2018
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Salesforce courts the great un-CRMed with 'Essentials'

Salesforce has flicked the On switch for two new apps in its "Essentials" range, the cut-down and cut-price version of its SaaS platform launched last November. At launch, Salesforce offered only Sales Cloud Lightning, its CRM and marketing automation tool as an "Essential". Now the company has added Sales Cloud Essentials …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2018
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Salesforce cracked $10bn in sales for FY'18, but growth slowed

Salesforce has reported a cracking quarter and financial year, but also revealed growth is slowing. Fourth quarter revenue exceeded estimates by $30m to total $2.85 billion, up 24 per cent year-over-year. Full-year revenue was $10.48 billion, up 25 per cent. Both numbers are a point or two down on the same figures from last …

New BFFs Salesforce and Google link arms, er, CRMs with G Suite

Salesforce.com and Google have agreed on a partnership deal that will see the former's CRM service integrated directly into G Suite's productivity apps. The two sides say the deal will see Google Cloud take the mantle of "preferred public cloud" for Salesforce as well as the cloud provider for an international expansion the …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2017

will.i.am's tech tat biz is going enterprise, snags $117m from Salesforce

Would-be entrepreneur and tech magpie will.i.am's startup, i.am+, has bagged $117m venture funding from Salesforce. The former Black Eyed Peas frontman's firm makes a whole load of consumer tech – from phone cases and earphones to wearables – that nobody particularly uses or rates. So the next obvious step is surely to enter …
Rebecca Hill, 7 Nov 2017
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Oracle's Q1: Cloud, great. Hardware, meh. Mergers, unlikely

Oracle kicked off its 2018 fiscal year by reporting more than $9bn in total revenues. The enterprise software giant talked up its cloud business Thursday while CEO Larry Ellison made a point of needling his rivals in the SaaS space. For the Q1 fiscal year 2018 period, ending August 31: Revenues of $9.2bn topped analyst …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Sep 2017

Salesforce CEO: We're doing great because everyone else in CRM sucks

Chalk up another big quarter for SaaS icon Salesforce.com, as the cloud CRM provider saw revenues jump by 26 per cent year-over-year. CEO Marc Benioff said the company was on pace for its first $10bn full-year revenues as it turned in a solid second quarter for fiscal year 2018: Revenues were $2.56bn, up 26 per cent from Q2 …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Aug 2017

Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

Salesforce fired two of its senior security engineers after they revealed details of an internal tool for testing IT defenses at DEF CON last month. Josh Schwartz, director of offensive security, and John Cramb, a senior offensive security engineer based in Australia, were sacked by a senior Salesforce executive minutes after …
Katyanna Quach, 10 Aug 2017
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Wanna write a Cloudflare app? No? Would $100m change your mind?

Internet traffic wrangler Cloudflare is opening up its massive global network to third-party developers. The network capacity and services provider says that its Cloudflare Apps Platform will let developers write code for web apps that Cloudflare customers can then purchase and embed on their sites. Globally, Cloudflare said …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Jun 2017
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What's 'amazing', cloudy and splattered in red ink? It's quarterly Salesforce results time

Just when you’d thought Salesforce had quit its habit of posting quarterly losses, the biz swung back into the red during its first quarter of 2017/18 - on the back of bumper growth. The biz posted a net loss of $9.2m (£7m) for the quarter, compared with profit of $38.7m (£29.8m) for the three months ended April 2016. However …
Kat Hall, 19 May 2017
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Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce

Microsoft will this summer start mining LinkedIn as a CRM database using Dynamics 365 in a bid to challenge Salesforce. Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution will be available from 1 July and combine Dynamics 365 for Sales and LinkedIn's Sales Navigator Team Edition. Prices start at a $135 per month, although if you purchase …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Apr 2017

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com. Sales Navigator has been around for years and offers subscribers the chance to pursue their prey within the walled garden of the social network for suits. But as the company explains, that activity took …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Mar 2017

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