The problem is that the 60-to-90-foot-long friction piles underpinning the building were driven into sandy soils rather than bedrock at 200 feet down. While no concrete explanation has been given for continued sinkage, developer Millennium Partners has blamed construction of the neighboring Salesforce Tower for pumping out too much groundwater and causing the soil to settle.
Each team had to create an application that scores and weighs sales opportunities in Salesforce according to an algorithm, then displays the ranked opportunities in a graphical user interface.
Gabe Lozano, co-founder of the event and CEO at LockerDome, told Silicon Prairie News that the team built out all of the UI/UX, integrated it with Salesforce and created a prototype-grade algorithm within the 48-hour window. As a result, TopOPPS is going to expand upon the team’s work for the earliest versions of its software.
If an alternative did take root, his money would be on Salesforce to prevail. “There’s credibility for Salesforce being an enterprise identity provider,” Shaw says. “They have a legitimate claim for being an identity provider because so many people use salesforce.com. It’s hard not to run into an enterprise that’s not using Salesforce to some degree. Even small companies.
Salesforce.com has announced its fourth-quarter earnings with revenues of $835 million, up 32%, compared to last year. Non-GAAP earnings per share were 51 cents. Financial analysts had expected revenues ranging from $825 million to $830 million. EPS was estimated to come in at 40 cents.
Did you know that Salesforce initially launched with an activity-based pricing model, where the first two seats were perpetually free? It was designed to get critical mass in a company to soften it up for an inside sales call — and it worked great. This was their sales model up to about $17 million in sales, until the dot-com crash wiped out fundraising opportunities right at a moment when they had high customer churn combined with a major spend on inside sales, creating a cashflow nightmare.
If there’s one lesson that the old school continuously fails to teach, it is stop listening to the so-called (and self-styled) experts. Do your own research, talk to the original sources, and just go out and build your crazy thing.
“I think all software is going to look like Facebook,” he said. “Everyone is going to have to rewrite to have a feed-based platform.” If people can collaborate on tagging a photo, he added, they could easily do the same with a product or business problem.
Salesforce’s software, of course, integrates many of the social-networking tropes that Facebook and Twitter helped establish, including profiles and real-time collaboration.
In addition to Salesforce Touch, Salesforce is using the conference to push new initiatives such as its Marketing Cloud, which allows companies to manage their presence across social channels; Work.com, a cloud-based performance-management platform for Human Resources divisions; Chatter Communities for Partners, which lets companies create multiple private communities; and Data.com Social Key, which combines social data such as Tweets with “traditional” business information such as phone numbers.
Third parties need to deliver. Facebook relies on a series of third party providers—notably software as a service providers. Providers to Facebook include Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Oracle to name a few, we’ve been told.
How is salesforce.com a provider to facebook?