by Alex Wilhelm for TechCruch
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a whirlwind 2014 both professionally and personally and he’s capping it off with the Crunchie award for CEO of the Year.
by Ben Kerschberg for Forbes
When Salesforce looked closely at business application development for connected health, it envisioned a cloud-based app essential to allow all stakeholders in a patient’s case–from intake to the surgeon to the patient himself–to participate in Salesforce’s so-called Connected Clinic at once, in real time, and from different locations. In particular, it was critical for Salesforce to show how its health-based CRM platform could focus on patient interactions (not mere transactions) at each of a patient’s points of care.
by Jordan Novet for VentureBeat
Marc Benioff wasn’t kidding around.
The Salesforce.com chief executive and co-founder dropped a hint of something called an Analytics Cloud last month when he tweeted out a picture of a draft agenda for the company’s Dreamforce conference this week. Today, Salesforce is taking the wraps off a major new cloud-based application called wave that fits that description. It lets businesspeople easily explore and visualize the data their companies keep inside Salesforce and several other sources.
Industry leaders announce significant progress in their global, strategic partnership
DREAMFORCE 2014 — Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce today announced significant progress in their strategic partnership announced in May. The two companies unveiled new joint solutions—including Salesforce1 for Windows, Salesforce for Office and Power BI for Office 365 and Excel integrations with Salesforce—at Dreamforce 2014, the world’s largest software conference.
by Patrick Hoge for San Francisco Business Times
Salesforce.com, a pioneer in cloud computing, has usually been an early adopter of new computing and related services trends, launching an app store for integrated applications, embedding social networking in its products and transforming its technical base for smartphones.