Gartner’s top 10 software vendors by revenue shows ‘sea change’ for 2013

Salesforce.com is the world's fastest growing software vendor that makes annual revenue over $3 billion with a growth rate of 33.3 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to Stamford, Ct.-based analyst firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 tech predictions for 2014

Midway through the second decade of this new millennium and  the world is starting to feel like the futuristic landscape that sci-fi writers used to fantasize about. The world's knowledge is at our

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mark Organ’s guide to creating Tesla-style $1 billion market category

This is an edited transcript of an interview between ITBusiness.ca Editor Brian Jackson and Influtive CEO Mark Organ, taking place Nov. 18 in San Francisco at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference. ITBusiness.ca: What do

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to assess marketing automation and social solutions

Businesses are looking at social technology as the holy grail of inbound marketing and lead generation. There are many facets to these technologies that offer significant opportunities to capitalize on Web site traffic

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Keean Persaud

Canadian trio misses out on $1 million hackathon prize

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of three University of Waterloo graduates missed out on being selected as finalists in a $1 million coding contest hosted by Salesforce.com this week as some members of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sandberg inspired to Lean In by Zuckerberg’s question to all Facebook employees

Sometime soon after Sheryl Sandberg was hired away from Google Inc. to become Facebook's chief operations officer, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked her the question that he puts to all of his

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Unlocking sales leads with Introhive at Dreamforce

Making a cold call is a situation that a sales person never wants to find themselves in. It's much easier to start a conversation based on a referral from a common contact or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Yahoo CEO Mayer designed organization for mobile success

Being from Wisconsin, it's no surprise that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer quotes legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi when discussing leadership. It's also no wonder she describes her leadership role at one

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SMB-targeted HP Relate uses ‘core engine’ of enterprise-geared Exstream

BOISE, ID. - Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is making yet another play in the small business market, building an entry-level version of Exstream, its solution for organizations communicating with their customers. While most

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Candice So

Salesforce Identity to help handle mobile and cloud in the workplace

Customer management giant Salesforce.com Inc. has launched an integrated identity service for its customers, allowing them to connect across apps and devices. Branded as “Salesforce Identity,” the new features act as a good

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Candice So

Salesforce.com funds firm seeded with Radian6 talent

A New Brunswick-based startup that includes several key employees formerly with Radian 6 and Salesforce.com has announced a $3 million funding round that includes Salesforce among other investors. Introhive started operations just last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Influitive launches ‘Maven’ mobile app for brand influencers

Got a few seconds to kill? If you've got six, then it's enough time to Vine. If you have the luxury of 15 seconds to yourself, then you can make an Instagram video.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hire people who stay relevant, or your business will become irrelevant

Hiring workers who stay relevant in their fields is paramount if businesses hope to stay competitive – especially when it comes to driving sales and building relationships with customers. While we’ve often heard

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2013 Candice So

Salesforce.com wants to socialize your Intranet with Company Communities

If you’re looking to build a more social company Intranet, Salesforce.com is looking to help you with Salesforce Company Communities. Announced this week with availability scheduled for the second half of the year,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2013 Jeff Jedras