Salesforce gives cloud strategy credit for strong Q4

Salesforce grew revenue by 22 percent and earnings by 45 percent in the fourth quarter and the company is crediting its focus on a cloud computing agenda as the main reason. “While most software companies went backward last year, went forward in a dramatic way,” said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, while raising his forecast […]

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Chatter enters beta

Salesforce has started a phased introduction of the Chatter beta. Interest in the platform has been high, since the November preview at the Dreamforce conference.

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Dell deal with Chinese SaaS provider: more smoke than cloud?

You know “cloud computing” is risking over-exposure when companies start exaggerating their “cloudiness.” A press release from Bejing based SaaS vendor Infobird is a prime example. Until now, Infobird has marketed an SaaS platform for call-center management known as Qitongbao. But in the PR Newswire announcement, Infobird claims: Dell, the global IT giant, and Infobird, […]

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Raves for Force radiate from San Francisco

The Dreamforce conference seems to have stoked an already enthusiastic crowd of developers. The reports coming out of the Moscone Center in San Francisco range from merely impressed (the crowd was “very enthusiastic”) up to calling this a pivotal event in the history of software development. Mary Hayes Weier writing at InformationWeek’s Plug Into the […]

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Salesforce doubles its net income and raises its forecast

The “enterprise cloud computing” company reported that third quarter revenue grew by 20 percent, from last year and earnings doubled from $10 million to $20 million. Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff said it was a record for revenue, profit, and customer acquisition. He also implied that the best product news is still coming, with an announcement […]

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Colin Powell speaking at the “biggest” cloud computing event of the year

Salesforce has never believed in understatement. They are bringing in Mr. “Shock and Awe” himself to speak at a conference they are calling “the cloud computing event of the year.” Former Secretary of State, and four-star General Colin Powell will speak at Dreamforce, the annual user and developer conference. This is the seventh time […]

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Adobe releases a preview of Flash Builder for Force

Adobe followed through on its July announcement of strategic support for Salesforce’s cloud platform. It has released a developer preview of Flash Builder for, an IDE (integrated development environment) for creating cloud-based RIAs (rich internet applications) that can be run through a browser or or desktop. Developers will be able to use Flash […]

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Saaspoint, maker of Mobile Field Scheduler and TimeTrack, raises $2M

Saaspoint, an Irish company formed by renegades from Saleforce, has raised $2M to fund future development, including international expansion.

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