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Salesforce ventures into e-Commerce with $2.8bn acquisition

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Salesforce has taken another step towards the e-Commerce market after announcing it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Demandware for $2.8 billion.

Salesforce to run core services on AWS

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Salesforce has announced it will run some of its core services on AWS in various international markets, as well as continuing investments into its own data centres.

Salesforce reveals secret recipe for digital transformation

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Speaking at the London edition of Salesforce’s world tour, EVP of Customer Success & Growth Simon Short outlined the case for digital transformation, and also the factors which underpin a successful transformation project itself.

Marc Benioff backs AI as Salesforce reports 28% growth

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Salesforce reported healthy growth over the course of Q1, growing 28%, as CEO Marc Benioff backed AI as the next major growth driver, during the company’s quarterly earnings call.

IBM acquires Optevia to strengthen position in public sector CRM market

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IBM has announced the acquisition of systems integrator Optevia, which specializes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions for the public sector, in a bid to strengthen its offering for the public sector market.

Salesforce modernizes wealth management offering

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Salesforce has launched Financial Services Cloud, a new product suite that includes portfolio management, prospecting and data management tools.

PWC buys CRM and sales automation specialist Outbox

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PwC is to acquire technology consultant Poland-based Outbox Group, a cloud-based CRM and sales automation specialist.

Salesforce offers $100m VC opportunity to European cloud startups

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Salesforce Ventures has allocated $100 million to invest in European startups as the investment arm of the cloud giant aims to capitalise on a potential $33.3 billion market.

Ziggo appoints CloudSense to boost its Salesforce

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Price quote service provider CloudSense has been anointed by Dutch cableco Ziggo to boost sales using the Cloudsense Telecoms Platform.

Salesforce would be more effective if it was more mobile, workers tell survey

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Customer relationship management leader (CRM) Salesforce needs to improve the employee experience before its clients can get the most out of it, says a new report.