Category: Cloud

"Introducing the New Salesforce Analytics Cloud": A New Salesforce E-Book

"Introducing the New Salesforce Analytics Cloud": A New Salesforce E-Book

For years, business has been divorced from data. Despite the undeniable advantages of data-driven decision-making, tools that give modern businesses a comprehensive — and comprehensible — view of their data are rare, if they exist at all. Business intelligence (BI) is a field that has attempted to close the gap... Read More»

Why Your Social Recruiting Isn’t Working

Why Your Social Recruiting Isn’t Working

These days, social recruiting is the norm. According to Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey, 93% of recruiters use or plan to use social recruiting, and 73% plan to increase their investment in social this year. Despite the pervasiveness of social media, however, the majority of recruiters (82%) see their social... Read More»

QUIZ: Which San Francisco Giants Superstar are You?

QUIZ: Which San Francisco Giants Superstar are You?

Wow. Three times in five years. The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series! What a year it was for the 2014 San Francisco Giants. It was a season filled with ups, downs, and a whole lot of fun. We witnessed amazing baseball, players becoming heroes, and incredibly inspiring... Read More»

The 2014 Partner Innovation Awards: Showcasing the Power of the Salesforce Ecosystem

The 2014 Partner Innovation Awards: Showcasing the Power of the Salesforce Ecosystem

My second Dreamforce was a truly inspirational experience, fueled by innovation and the potential for business transformation. We made some big announcements, introducing capabilities that will unlock new opportunities for companies and enable them to connect with their customers in entirely new ways. What I found particularly notable about this... Read More»

Vote Now: Winter '15 Nominations are Now Open!

Vote Now: Winter '15 Nominations are Now Open!

If you are anything like me, I am glad that the colder weather is approaching. The season brings warm winter fires, even more Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and it's the time for you to nominate awesome individuals from the community as the Winter '15 MVPs. Even if you are not familiar... Read More»

IdeaExchange Update: Customer Ideas in the Winter '15 Release

IdeaExchange Update: Customer Ideas in the Winter '15 Release

The Winter ‘15 release is here — which means it’s also time to take a look at the customer Ideas being delivered! As a reminder, these Ideas come from our IdeaExchange—the place where members of our community can go to create and/or vote on the product enhancements they deem important.... Read More»

Optimizing Lead and Referral in Banking [Infographic]

Optimizing Lead and Referral in Banking [Infographic]

As software ‘eats the world,’ tech disruptors are no longer nipping at the heels of traditional banks; they’re in their kitchens cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Why is this happening? Information siloes and other obstacles to cross-team collaboration at traditional banks contribute to a startling 63% of leads that fall through the... Read More»

VIDEO: What We Learned at Dreamforce '14

VIDEO: What We Learned at Dreamforce '14

Dreamforce is all about innovation, fun, and giving back. It is the Super Bowl of cloud computing. And it's an amazing place to learn amazing new things and meet fabulous new people. That's what we did, anyway. In order to get the most out of my Dreamforce experience, I set... Read More»

The Check Six Measures: Managing Like a Pilot

The Check Six Measures: Managing Like a Pilot

My father retired was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and he spent many years teaching at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. One thing he always taught his students about flying—and me, when I started driving—was "check your six." In military parlance, your "six" is the area... Read More»

How to Run a Business and Keep Your Weekends Free

How to Run a Business and Keep Your Weekends Free

Entrepreneurs sacrifice a lot for their businesses. Money, time, social life—all of these tend to go out the window. What I didn’t expect to lose, however, were my weekends. Business owners don’t procrastinate; we are constantly firing on all cylinders. I thought I’d get my work done during the week,... Read More»