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PC manufacturers -- and apparently, some users -- have gotten their hands on early builds of Windows 8, which will include support for ARM chips and features like enhanced graphics, 3-D support, facial recognition, instant-on capability and a Windows app store. Microsoft also looks to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 4, 2011 8:44 AM ET
The "anti-software" company joins forces with one of the biggest small-business software makers out there, striking another blow on behalf of the cloud.
Salesforce.com's (CRM) future depends on rapid expansion of its customer relationship management business and its ability to become the platform of choice for developers of cloud-based business applications.
But the company can't do it all alone. That's why this morning Salesforce.com announced a strategic partnership with Intuit, maker of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Apr 1, 2011 1:01 PM ET
Is the "Facebook for the office" company joining the rest of the Valley in cranking up the IPO machine?
FORTUNE -- Nothing says, "we plan to go public" more than when a startup bulks up its board with executives from brand-name companies. Software company Jive has just done that, with the addition of former McAfee (MFE) Chairman Chuck Robel, McAffee President David DeWalt, Facebook's VP of Technical Operations Jonathan Heiliger and MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 30, 2011 4:13 PM ET
Salesforce's Marc Benioff is turning to social products like Chatter to drive growth for tomorrow, even as enterprise adoption continues to bring in revenue today.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is the kind of guy who could sell customer relationship management software to Eskimos. But can he convince IT departments to buy into Chatter, his company's enterprise collaboration tool?
Benioff certainly thinks so. According to Salesforce.com's (CRM) recently released quarterly earnings report, he's MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 25, 2011 10:57 AM ET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is revved up about cloud-based software. But not for Photoshopping or watching DVR, like in his commercials. He's aiming at enterprise, and taking on two heavy hitters in CRM.
On Thursday morning Ballmer introduced a new upgrade to Microsoft (MSFT) Dynamics CRM, a tool businesses use to manage client relationships. The latest version touts a handful of upgrades (like improved integration with other Microsoft products). But more MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 21, 2011 12:31 PM ET
The chipmaker wants to standardize online computing. Will the rest of the industry get on board?
Can Intel do for cloud computing what it did for Wi-Fi? The chip company helped usher in ubiquitous wireless broadband seven years ago when it introduced its Centrino wireless platform for laptop computers and then teamed up with PC makers and hot spot operators such as Borders (BGP) and Hilton to evangelize Wi-Fi to consumers. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
At Dreamforce, cloud-guru Marc Benioff converts Salesforce.com's most successful product -- social collaboration tool Chatter -- from paid to free.
Marc Benioff wants to make enterprise software more like Facebook—social, viral and mobile. It's all part of the Salesforce.com CEO's master plan to extend beyond his core customer base, sales professionals.
That's why Salesforce.com (CRM) is launching a free version of Chatter, its social collaboration tool for enterprises. Benioff announced the new MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 8, 2010 1:01 PM ET
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff shows that he knows how to work a room, at Larry Ellison's expense.
I'm convinced that the ability to promote one's self or one's company is an innate rather than a learned trait. That doesn't mean someone can't try. But they'll never be as good as the born showman, like, for example, the chief executive of Salesforce.com (CRM), Marc Benioff. (To many, he's still The Big Benioff, as MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 24, 2010 9:22 AM ET
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"In my opinion, your motives are driven by self-serving factors around ego satisfaction and 'making a buck.'" -- Angel investor Ron Conway to a group of super MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 27, 2010 7:00 AM ET
Thousands of websites and millions of pieces of private data are increasingly in one big cloud, where some of the old rules of data security are out the window.
With the rise of cloud computing companies, and the ferocity with which tech's biggest companies are snatching those firms up, it's no secret that a good chunk of our user data is already stored in the cloud. Our emails, our documents, our MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 24, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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