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Microsoft considering a bid for Salesforce?

Microsoft is reportedly considering throwing its hat in the ring to buy Salesforce.com.


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Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

Salesforce is working with financial advisers to field bids after being approached by an unnamed party about a possible buyout, according to a Bloomberg report.

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With mobile on its mind, SugarCRM looks to expand

SugarCRM has been busy, acquiring mobile app and data analytics company Stitch earlier this month, and then this week, announcing with Deutsche Telekom a customer relationship management hosting service in Germany. The moves highlight...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update

Following the launch of Dynamics CRM 2015 in November, Microsoft on Monday announced a spring update to the software that promises new social, mobile and analytics capabilities along with closer integration with Office 365.

Data science = achieving predictability

Data science leads the customer engagement revolution

The big data revolution gained significant momentum in 2014, amassing to an incomprehensible amount of data: a zettabyte in just the past two years. Yet the revolution that is under way is not in the unprecedented quantity of data...

Salesforce gives Service Cloud a shot of data science

Barely a week after adding a new predictive decision-making feature to its Marketing Cloud, Salesforce.com has added a new Intelligence Engine for Salesforce Service Cloud that's designed to improve how service reps interact with...

Salesforce's Desk.com steps up global focus

Salesforce's Desk.com customer-support app just got a hefty boost in the number of languages it can support.

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Rethinking CRM at Trek Bicycle

Trek adds value to Microsoft Dynamics CRM by using Scribe to import data from ERP.

HP courts enterprise workloads with 7 new Helion private clouds

HP has eliminated some of the guesswork from cloud procurement by adding seven new preconfigured options to its Helion set of cloud services.

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Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

More price cuts are expected this year because of fierce competition between cloud and on-site software providers, and enterprises will be the beneficiaries.

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2015 CRM predictions to fire up customer success and growth

Nearly every company is working towards a digital frontier and as we close out 2014, it’s important for companies to reflect on the strategic initiatives that will impact and accelerate customer success and business results for 2015....

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce Files Connect is a new solution from Salesforce that lets users index, search and share your SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place.

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Microsoft delivers Dynamics CRM update -- now with Cortana voice control

Dynamics customers can now get the suite's latest update, which adds Cortana voice-command technology to the company's CRM software.

BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

Salesforce Lightning Connect marries old apps to new

Salesforce1 Lightning Connect is a new tool to connect the company's cloud with legacy data sources.

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Cortana to give voice and ears to Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM 2015 will ship next month with multiple enhancements, including one literally audible: using Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, users will be able to talk to the customer relationship management suite.

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Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy at Oracle

As Oracle's executive chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison is now in a position to focus solely on creating new products and services that will cement his legacy as he enters the twilight of a legendary career in tech.

Salesforce will soon be tied into Microsoft's Power BI

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

Salesforce.com and Microsoft's budding partnership has yet to produce everything the companies promised earlier this year, but more specific delivery dates have been revealed.

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

Salesforce.com's massive Dreamforce event is important for the cloud software industry. Here's a look at what to expect next week.

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