Salesforce.com - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/18299 en Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforce-15-industry-disruptor-wards-midlife-crisis-240993?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that Salesforce.com is having a few growing pains, as well as showing some trappings of the mega-vendors it once mocked with its "End of Software" marketing campaign.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Salesforce.com Internet Application Testing Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:37:34 +0000 admin 240993 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com is officially out of ideas http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecom-officially-out-of-ideas-239861?source=rss_salesforce.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/salesforce_cloud.jpg" alt="Salesforce.com is officially out of ideas" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>When you run out of new ways to provide innovative technology, you go vertical. That was the running joke among CTOs back in the day.</p> Applications Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Salesforce.com CRM Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239861 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com to add three data centers in Europe http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecom-add-three-data-centers-in-europe-237607?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com is planning to open three data centers in Europe, as well as create 500 additional jobs there after posting a 41 percent jump in European revenue during its fiscal 2014.</p><p>The company will open its first U.K. data center in August and additional ones in France and Germany during 2015, according to an announcement on Monday.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Salesforce.com SaaS Cloud Computing Data Center Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:20:09 +0000 ccraig 237607 at http://www.infoworld.com Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/which-vendors-will-be-target-in-the-era-of-new-it-234403?source=rss_salesforce.com <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bulls-eye.jpg" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Amazon.com Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/oracle-builds-bridge-salesforcecom-new-adapter-234514?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organizations to copy data between their Salesforce.com accounts and Oracle software.</p> <p>"We're encapsulating standard Web services calls into easier-to-use adapters," said Demed L'Her, Oracle vice president of product management.</p> Cloud Computing Oracle Salesforce.com Application Servers Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Middleware SaaS Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:11:33 +0000 admin 234514 at http://www.infoworld.com The year in software: M&A, IPOs, in-memory tech, and end of a feud http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/the-year-in-software-ma-ipos-in-memory-tech-and-end-of-feud-232192?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>It's been another busy year in the enterprise software industry, marked by high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, the rise of in-memory computing, a red-hot HCM (human capital management) market, and even the apparent settling of a long-running Silicon Valley feud. Here's a look at some of the highlights.</p> <p><strong>In-memory databases going mainstream:</strong> SAP has been hyping its HANA in-memory computing platform for a few years now, but the clamor around in-memory got even louder in 2013.</p> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Oracle Salesforce.com SAP IT Management M&A Private Cloud Web Services Applications Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 232192 at http://www.infoworld.com Report: Salesforce.com joining OpenStack http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/report-salesforcecom-joining-openstack-232801?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com, the preeminent SaaS (software as a service) company, is reportedly joining the open source OpenStack project.</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal quotes Graham Weston, co-founder and chairman of Rackspace, which is one of the original OpenStack companies, to report the news. The move would be a major endorsement of the open source platform by yet another major technology company. Salesforce.com would join the ranks of Cisco, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Dell, HP and dozens of others who have thrown support behind the open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) project.</p> Cloud Computing Salesforce.com OpenStack SaaS Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:23:23 +0000 admin 232801 at http://www.infoworld.com CouchDB creator joins Salesforce.com to work on 'ridiculously cool' infrastructure project http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/couchdb-creator-joins-salesforcecom-work-ridiculously-cool-infrastructure-project-232800?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>The creator of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/201046/article.html" target="_blank">NoSQL database CouchDB</a> says he is taking a job at Salesforce.com where he will work on a "quite ambitious" and "ridiculously cool" project related to the vendor's cloud infrastructure.</p> Cloud Computing Salesforce.com PaaS Private Cloud Web Services Cloud Computing Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:45:03 +0000 admin 232800 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com completes hackathon review, awards second $1 million prize http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/salesforcecom-completes-hackathon-review-awards-second-1-million-prize-231958?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com has completed a <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecom-will-do-full-review-of-hackathon-after-controversy-benioff-says-231610">review of the judging process for the hackathon</a> it held at last month's Dreamforce conference, and as a result it will award a second $1 million prize to the initial runner-up.</p> Application Development Salesforce.com Application Development Hacking Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:53:38 +0000 admin 231958 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce's Superpod shows big clients want to be treated differently, says SAP cloud chief http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforces-superpod-shows-big-clients-want-be-treated-differently-says-sap-cloud-chief-231639?source=rss_salesforce.com <p><a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/applications/3489844/salesforcecom-and-hp-to-offer-superpod-for-large-enterprises/">Salesforce's recent tie-up with HP</a> to provide large enterprises with their own private stack in Salesforce's data center is an indication that big clients want to be treated differently in the cloud.</p><p>This is according to SAP's VP of strategy cloud solutions, Sven Denecken, who spoke to Computerworld UK at SAP's UK &amp; Ireland User Group conference in Birmingham this week.</p> Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard (HP) Salesforce.com Private Cloud Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:12:03 +0000 ccraig 231639 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce's Marc Benioff tries to out-Oracle Larry Ellison http://www.infoworld.com/t/crm/salesforces-marc-benioff-tries-out-oracle-larry-ellison-231411?source=rss_salesforce.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/salesforce_cloud.jpg" alt="Salesforce's Marc Benioff tries to out-Oracle Larry Ellison" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference was a smashing success this week, particularly if its aim was to make a bigger splash than <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/how-big-is-openworld-2019871.pdf" target="_blank">Oracle </a></p> Application Development Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard (HP) Larry Ellison Oracle Salesforce.com CRM PaaS SaaS Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231411 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com says developer base almost doubled in a year http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/salesforcecom-says-developer-base-almost-doubled-in-year-231358?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com says it now has 1.4 million registered developers, almost double the number it had a year ago, a growth spurt one analyst called "stunning."</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/crm/salesforcecom-launches-salesforce1-integration-platform-231031">Salesforce1 platform</a> announced this week could help it grow even faster, said Adam Seligman, vice president of developer marketing, during a keynote Wednesday at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Salesforce.com PaaS Web Services Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:09:42 +0000 admin 231358 at http://www.infoworld.com Get ready for the 'Internet of customers,' Salesforce.com CEO Benioff says http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/get-ready-the-internet-of-customers-salesforcecom-ceo-benioff-says-231266?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Much has been made about the "Internet of things," but behind every device is a customer, and companies that fail to recognize this do so at their own peril, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.</p><p>The concept of B-to-C, or business-to-consumer, is old hat, Benioff said during a keynote Tuesday at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. "In the world of the Internet of customers, consumers get transformed into customers."</p> Cloud Computing Salesforce.com CRM PaaS Web Development Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:49:37 +0000 ccraig 231266 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com and HP to offer 'Superpod' for large enterprises http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecom-and-hp-offer-superpod-large-enterprises-231136?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Customers of Salesforce.com who want their own dedicated infrastructure within the vendor's cloud will now be able to get one through a partnership with Hewlett-Packard.</p> <p>The Salesforce Superpod will be based on HP's Converged Infrastructure hardware and jointly developed and marketed by Salesforce.com and HP. The Superpods will be hosted in Salesforce.com's data centers and cost customers extra money, but pricing details weren't provided Monday.</p> Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard (HP) Salesforce.com SaaS Data Center Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:59:58 +0000 admin 231136 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com launches Salesforce1 integration platform http://www.infoworld.com/t/crm/salesforcecom-launches-salesforce1-integration-platform-231031?source=rss_salesforce.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/salesforce_cloud.jpg" alt="Salesforce.com launches Salesforce1 integration platform" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Salesforce.com has unveiled Salesforce1, a new platform that unifies many of the disparate pieces across its empire via a platform designed to allow the creation of social and mobile apps.</p> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing Salesforce.com Development Tools CRM PaaS Mobile Development Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:07:43 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231031 at http://www.infoworld.com Zoho lures Salesforce customers with new enterprise CRM features http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/zoho-lures-salesforce-customers-new-enterprise-crm-features-230878?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of Salesforce.com.</p> <p>In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.</p> Applications Salesforce.com CRM Web Services Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:06:09 +0000 admin 230878 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com to offer private version of its AppExchange app store http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-offer-private-version-of-its-appexchange-app-store-229914?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com has long had a public AppExchange software marketplace, but now it's going to give customers the ability to create their own private AppExchanges where employees can download applications to use in their jobs.</p> <p>Private AppExchange is generally available as of Friday to customers running Salesforce.com's Enterprise and higher editions, said Sara Varni, senior director of AppExchange marketing. However, those customers can give employees who don't use Salesforce.com itself access to the private store for $5 per user per month.</p> The Industry Standard app stores Salesforce.com E-commerce Applications Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:32:41 +0000 admin 229914 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com's Dreamforce: What to expect http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecoms-dreamforce-what-expect-229698?source=rss_salesforce.com <p>Salesforce.com is gearing up for its annual Dreamforce conference, which is set to be the biggest yet, with 120,000 people expected to register.</p> <p>The show's massive size reflects Salesforce.com's rapid growth and status as the industry's largest pure cloud software company. Dreamforce has also become a major event for Salesforce.com's vast partner and developer community.</p> Cloud Computing Salesforce.com Mobile Development SaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:48:06 +0000 ccraig 229698 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce vs. Microsoft: Dueling single sign-ons http://www.infoworld.com/t/authentication/salesforce-vs-microsoft-dueling-single-sign-ons-228747?source=rss_salesforce.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/MS-vs-SalesForce_hp.jpg" alt="Salesforce vs Microsoft: Duelling single-sign-ons" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Diversify or die -- that's the lesson of the era for most any service-oriented company. If you don't want to get plowed under, you'd better find out where else you can go from here.</p> Cloud Computing Security Microsoft Salesforce.com Authentication CRM SaaS Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228747 at http://www.infoworld.com