Category: Cloud

Retail Communities and E-Commerce: Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Retail Communities and E-Commerce: Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Consider the following: A 26-year-old woman (let’s call her Stephanie) has zeroed in on this season’s “Out of Africa” look for a new work outfit, so she goes to a Ralph Lauren store and tries on a pair of white riding pants and a striped poncho. Stephanie’s not sure if... Read More»

SMB Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Major Growth

SMB Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Major Growth

Small and medium-sized businesses are movin’ on up…to the cloud, that is. And they’re finally getting a piece of the pie. A big piece, actually. The percentage of U.S. SMBs venturing into the cloud is expected to more than double during the next six years, from 37 percent to nearly... Read More»

To Future Engineers: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

To Future Engineers: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

I still remember the search for my engineering internship before I graduated from Rice University. It was a little overwhelming. How do you decide which opportunity is right when you’re not really sure what’s expected of you? I knew I’d have to work hard, but who decides what working hard... Read More»

Here Are the Soft Skills Most Important to Your Business

Here Are the Soft Skills Most Important to Your Business

For an employee to effectively perform in the workplace, he or she needs to have a specific and unique set of vital technical skills. But what about non-technical skills? Skills that govern an employee’s ability to communicate, form relationships, and prioritize tasks are often overlooked in education and training. Unfortunately,... Read More»

California Casualty: 3 Critical Elements for a Successful Salesforce Implementation Plan

California Casualty: 3 Critical Elements for a Successful Salesforce Implementation Plan

If you’ve got a story of how Salesforce has positively impacted you, fill out this form to be featured in one of our customer stories. If chosen, we'll share your story on our blog and across all of our social channels! Mike McCormick is the CMO of California Casualty, a... Read More»

How To Boost Your Business

How To Boost Your Business

Achieving your business goals in these days has become a very difficult task. In order to make your business successful, highly motivated and productive employees are the key component. Team building activities and events can point out some strong sides of your employees’ personalities and enable you to delegate job... Read More»

Making the Case for Small Data

Making the Case for Small Data

Data—and a lot of it—has recently begun flooding into businesses. According to Baseline magazine, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Sales teams especially have begun to see the benefit in using data to make accurate goal forecasts. But there’s often confusion about... Read More»

Communities: How to Power Small and Midsize Business Success

Communities: How to Power Small and Midsize Business Success

One of the largest, most challenging and fragmented markets is the SMB market. If your organization’s success depends on your ability to connect with and leverage the skills and talents of this market, cloud-based community tools can deliver sizeable advantages. Because SMBs are small businesses of every imaginable kind and... Read More»

What the Internet of Things Means for Your Business [Slideshare]

What the Internet of Things Means for Your Business [Slideshare]

Have you ever received a text from your stapler? How about a reminder from your refrigerator that you’re low on milk? Or maybe a warning from your car that your brake pads are getting a bit worn down? Chances are you haven’t—but don’t expect it to stay that way. With... Read More»

3 Key Lessons My Summer Internship Taught Me About Salesforce

3 Key Lessons My Summer Internship Taught Me About Salesforce

Everyone remembers what it’s like to be a college intern. I like to sum it up as a time dominated by uncertainty, doubt, and confusion. You filter through job titles and career fields until you find the perfect match. The goal of an internship is to land an opportunity that... Read More»