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.

The Dreamforce '14 exhibition floor in San Francisco on Oct. 13.

Salesforce’s Wave has hit the analytics market. Now the real fun starts

At Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Monday, Marc Benioff unveiled his company’s much anticipated Wave Analytics Cloud product. Marketed as “analytics for everyone” with a focus on mobility and slick visualizations inspired by video games, Wave aims to bring more analytics to decision makers more quickly.

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Will Salesforce's Analytics Cloud shake up predictive?

If Dreamforce 2013 was all about marketing automation and capturing data across every touchpoint, it looks like the theme of Dreamforce 2014 will be all about turning data into insight and insight into action.

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Here's what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

While there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well.

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It's time for cloud software companies to start turning a profit

There’s been a lot of commentary in the media recently regarding cloud software companies — from delayed initial public offerings (IPOs), poorly performing IPOs, and falling valuations and ultimately their contribution to the recent downturn in the tech market.