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
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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
How to choose the best cloud provider: Tech leaders provide insight When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual cloud providers. But for small businesses and larger enterprises, there's a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond those best-known cloud storage services and cloud computing services: Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. In this guide to services for business, we're looking at 24 incredibly valuable services that solve real-world business problems. A few you may have heard about before. Many may be new to you. All are capable of providing nearly instant benefit -- without you having to make any infrastructure investment whatsoever. With that, let's get started with our first cloud-based service... Cloud-based approval workflowsFree version: Up to three workflows Plus program: $13 per month How many times has a project come to a screaming … [Read more...] about Storage, servers and more: We found 24 cloud services for your business
Microsoft is wielding LinkedIn against Salesforce in the battle for the CRM market. Starting Tuesday, salespeople will get LinkedIn Sales Navigator data alongside other information in the Dynamics 365 Sales dashboard.Users who have both systems will see information from LinkedIn profiles inside the lead, contact, account and opportunity pages of Dynamics 365 Sales. Dynamics and LinkedIn Sales Navigator will sync their information every day so that LinkedIn’s system is up to date on activity from Microsoft’s CRM and vice versa.On top of the LinkedIn announcement, Microsoft also launched Dynamics 365 for Talent, to help companies manage their workforces, and Dynamics 365 for Retail to manage commerce operations.All these launches are part of Microsoft’s push to create next-generation systems of record for businesses that are based in the cloud. The company introduced Dynamics 365 last year as a suite of business apps that handle institutional processes like sales, … [Read more...] about With CRM integration, Microsoft finds another use for LinkedIn