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Salesforce – Acquires Tableau, accelerates analytics as it plays a Customer 360 game

Salesforce announced on Monday, June 10th (US time) the acquisition of data visualisation leader Tableau for US$15.7B. Some jaws dropped at the purchased and the price and some at the purchaser. It was inevitable that Tableau would be acquired, Oracle, … Continue reading

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DXC Acquires System Partners – Finally joins the Salesforce Ecosystem

At Dreamforce 2018 today, DXC announced the acquisition of Australian based Salesforce Platinum partner, System Partners. System Partners is one of the leading integrators in Australia, with a focus on Financial Services and the Public Sector. Firstly, congratulations to both … Continue reading

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Google Maps is now a GIS platform – Consumers and Enterprise win

  Google held their Enterprise Cloud meeting in San Francisco in July. While there was plenty to hear from them regarding investment in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the announcements were not limited to the cloud. For me, as a … Continue reading

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IBM Think 2018 – What will drive IBM toward the future

  IBM held their think conference in March 2018. As with all vendor conferences, the content comes fast, it is varied and takes a while to digest. Think was the first time that IBM integrated all their business units into … Continue reading

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The Product Manager is Dead, long live the Outcome Manager

Product Managers are the central lifeblood of the technology firm regardless of what category of product is being sold. It is an unfortunate reality that the role itself should be retired. Why? Simply it is about the product, not the … Continue reading

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Salesforce celebrates $10B revenue

Today Salesforce released their Q4 and Annual numbers. The magic $10B figure has been achieved. To be precise, FY18 revenue was $10.48B.  This represents growth of 25%. Guidance for 2019 was $12.6B, a growth prediction of 20-21% in the next … Continue reading

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Strava and the Law of Unintended Consequences

By now, most would be aware of the release of a “heat map” from sports performance app Strava that identified the up to 1 billion activity paths (Running, Cycling, etc) of every one of its users. At first view this … Continue reading

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