Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff, right, with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at Salesforce's 2014 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Oct. 13.

The 5 kinds of customer success

I hope you didn’t miss the Salesforce.com Dreamforce keynote this week in San Francisco.

Rebecca Black, Friday

We need a Black Friday for enterprise technology

If you work in enterprise technology, you’re probably in the middle of a furious “race to the finish” of sales right about now. Here’s a modest proposal to fix the Q4 crunch.

CEOs love iPads, and other things you need to know about the cloud

Last week, VentureBeat hosted its first ever CloudBeat conference. It was a huge success (if we do say so ourselves), with more than 400 executives from cloud startups, leading cloud service providers, and various Fortune 500 companies coming together to talk shop. You can check out complete coverage of panels, talks and sessions here.

iPads in the enterprise: CEO ego is driving adoption

iPads have taken over the boardroom, and corporate CEOs and their egos are to thank for the somewhat surprising trend. At least, that’s the consensus among a panel of cloud computing and enterprise experts who gathered to discuss the reality and implications of mobile devices infiltrating the office.