Slack has added new ways to interact with Microsoft’s Office 365 app directly from its own collaboration platform. This includes an Outlook calendar app, Office file previews and the ability to export emails into Slack channels and direct messages.The integrations announced Tuesday are part of wider moves to connect Slack with productivity apps from a range of vendors, said Andy Pflaum, Slack’s director of product management for interoperability.The variety of third-party app integrations has long been a strength of Slack’s (it has added more than 1,500 so far), helping users work without forcing a switch between applications. The list of integrations includes productivity and business apps from vendors such as Google, ServiceNow and Salesforce.“We recognize that our customers are going to have a variety of tools that they use in the workplace,” said Pflaum. “Nobody today has just a single stack from Microsoft, Google, Cisco or Salesforce. Virtually … [Read more...] about Slack adds email, calendar and file integrations for Office 365
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Streamlined PieSync Contact Synchronization Bundled Inside Nimble SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 9, 2019– Nimble, The Simple Smart CRM for Office 365 and G Suite — today announced an in-the-box integration with PieSync. The B2B two-way, intelligent data synchronization platform enables customers to unify contact data from more than 160+ SaaS applications — including Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, G Suite, MailChimp, Hubspot, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Salesforce, and Quickbooks — into a single platform that’s easily accessible in your inbox, on social media, across the web, and while mobile. Nimble’s social business profiles, contact data discovery engine, and smart segmentation are also accessible within SaaS applications. “Today, people struggle to manage critical business contacts because contact management is … [Read more...] about Nimble, PieSync Unify Contacts, Provide Social Enrichment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and 160+ SaaS Apps
Choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced discussion that goes well beyond scale. We all know the large cloud players -- AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure -- but stacking them up depends on your enterprise's needs. Here's a crack at stacking up the cloud providers and how Oracle and Alibaba are edging into the game based on annual run rates. First, a few things to note: This list of public cloud providers revolves around the service providers that offer software-, platform-, and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. There are many more cloud providers that specialize in some part of the enterprise software stack. Increasingly, companies will combine the large public cloud providers along with a specialist. In other words, Salesforce has partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and works with IBM, too. Workday and IBM are closely linked on many fronts. Among the largest public cloud players, the … [Read more...] about Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up
In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox's CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive, so he created the first personal and small business cloud storage service. It was a radical one in its day. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage.Also: How to sync multiple cloud storage services for free TechRepublicThat's great! Except, well, how do you choose which one is right for you? It used to be that most people decided simply on the basis of how much free storage space they got. That's simple, but it only tells part of the story.The real value from a cloud storage service comes from how well it works for you. As you'll see, some work much better with some operating systems and business plans than others.It's odd. Amazon does a great job with its cloud storage service Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for developers and IT. But Amazon Drive for personal and business users has never been a first-tier storage service. Mind you, it has gotten … [Read more...] about What’s the best cloud storage for you?
For years, Salesforce has been an extremely popular and highly sought-after solution for companies that want to improve their sales functions and increase their appeal to customers. Best of all, Salesforce has worked well for companies of all sizes and its cloud-based platform is easy to access across the enterprise. But Salesforce’s success has also spawned the continued development of a variety of other solutions that similarly promise to improve the sales experience inside an organization. Better yet, some of the solutions are simpler to use than Salesforce, and even sole proprietors or those working in small teams can take advantage of the solutions without being forced to pay hefty prices. It’s against that backdrop that we’ve compiled a list of the best Salesforce alternatives and competitors for companies of all sizes seeking a bit of change in their sales process. The following solutions have a hefty slate of features, offer rapid cloud-based deployment to … [Read more...] about Here are the 5 best Salesforce alternatives and competitors