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Humans rights groups call for speakers to boycott Salesforce conference
A number of human rights groups are rallying for a number of major speakers to pull out of Salesforce’s upcoming Dreamforce conference.
Cognizant to expand cloud consulting portfolio in Australia
Cognizant announced it has agreed to acquire SaaSfocus, a privately-held consulting firm specialising in digital transformation.
Big data and AI: How cutting-edge technology can change the healthcare industry
Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle joined forces, pledging to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
'Fascinating' vendor cloud battle ongoing in healthy SaaS market
It hasn’t been around for long, but Synergy Research Group says the enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) can now be considered mature.
New IT training initiative targeting 1m people launched by World Economic Forum
The Initiative has the goal of sorting the global skills gap and addressing job displacement arising from automation - with a number of big partners.
AWS remains 'in a league of its own' as cloud market booms 40%
Amazon remains ‘in a league of its own’ as a cloud provider, despite the rapid growth of key competitors Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.
Salesforce CEO on the power of disruption and mindfulness in leaders
“We need to constantly be open to new ideas and approaches, such as artificial intelligence (AI), and be willing to challenge assumptions.”
Salesforce & AWS team up to drive digital transformation in Australia
“Telstra Enterprise has partnered with Salesforce to help our team digitally transform the way we serve our enterprise and government customers."
Salesforce cloud tech helps banks fix customer loyalty problem
Over one-third of banking customers are “hidden defectors,” meaning they purchase products or services from a competitor of their primary bank.
Bluewolf report shows Aussies slow in AI adoption
The company says just 33% of Australian business professionals surveyed said they expect to increase their current AI investment.
Cloud set to democratise AI for SMBs – Salesforce Area VP
Businesses who take the opportunity to leverage business intelligence from AI will be smarter, faster and more productive.
Sage Australia partners with Morphate and Parvero
Morphate and Parvero will become the first local Salesforce partners to offer Sage Live.
Enterprise SaaS market to double in next three years
Microsoft is continuing to take the lead in the enterprise SaaS market, which is forecast to double in size over the coming three years.
Top NZ businesses share Salesforce stories at Basecamp
Over 800 representatives from New Zealand's Salesforce ecosystem of customers, partners and cloud specialists attended the event.
Salesforce announces Summer ‘17 update at Auckland Basecamp
The Basecamp event also featured trailblazing customer stories from Fonterra, HazardCo, Spark Digital and Soul Machines.
Freshworks makes new position to bring in ex Akamai managing director
Freshworks has announced the appointment of SIdharth Malik to the specially created position of chief revenue officer.
Is the end of open source VoIP in sight? Five reasons why it's on the way out
Beware of partner programs that allow more established suppliers of the same solution to undercut new providers.
IBM named a global leader among Salesforce implementation partners
Forrester Research recently released a report that delved into the world of Salesforce implementation partners and selected 11 of the best.
What to look out for when adding applications to your SaaS portfolio
Applications are not standalone investments and are in fact part of an ecosystem, so IT decision makers must consider their entire SaaS portfolio
Salesforce Service Cloud goes next-gen with mobile apps & learning platform
Salesforce is taking the next generation of its Service Cloud to customers this week, adding more customisation and an interactive learning platform.
Salesforce Ventures injects funding into Aussie consulting partner
“Becoming a Salesforce Platinum Partner is an exciting milestone and a testament to the hard work of our talented, growing team."
Innovation & AI - top priorities for Asian companies - so what's the hold up?
"The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us, and companies that harness the predictive prowess of A.I. are well-placed to address challenges."
Salesforce announces advanced AI-powered analytics integration for sales, service, and marketing
Salesforce users now have access to advanced analytics apps with data discovery, rich visualisations.
A trillion-dollar boost: Salesforce releases new research on the economic impact of AI on CRM
By 2021, AI-powered CRM activities could increase global business revenues by US$1.1 trillion and create 800,000 net-new jobs.
The quick guide to understanding cybercriminals' motivations
Check out this incredibly helpful and interesting guide to exactly what cybercriminals are after, and how you can keep yourself safe.
Whitepaper: How small MSPs successfully branch out to the mid-market
Larger budgets mean bigger contracts, however, that isn't necessarily the key to success.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.