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The head of one of Microsoft's fastest-growing cloud software businesses explains what sets it apart from rivals like Salesforce (MSFT)

Microsoft announced updates to Dynamics 365, its subscription based line of business applications, as it the business grows and the company invests heavily in the space to take on existing players like Salesforce, Oracle and SAP.  James Phillips, president of the business applications group at Microsoft, told Business Insider that Microsoft has built Dynamics 365 with a "data-first" approach, setting it apart from rivals like Salesforce. Specifically, Phillips says that Dynamics 365 was design...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Pentagon, Salesforce, Sap, Business Insider, Dynamics, Phillips, Jedi, Siebel, James Phillips, Salesforce Oracle, SAP James Phillips, Salesforce Specifically Phillips, Power Platform Microsoft, Dynamics Office the Power Platform


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Documate’s New Guerilla Marketing Campaign Takes A Page from Salesforce – and A Jab At HotDocs

In 2002, three years after its founding, when Salesforce was still an upstart startup seeking to make its mark in the enterprise CRM space, founder Mark Benioff and his team conceived of a brash guerilla advertising campaign to take on the company that was then the incumbent industry leader, Siebel Systems. With the tag line, “Don’t get bullied,” one ad in the campaign featured a picture of a schoolboy repeatedly writing on a chalkboard, “I will not give my lunch money to Siebel.” Another showed...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Salesforce, Don, Siebel, Facebook LinkedIn, Mark Benioff, Bob Ambrogi, Sidley Austin, Dorna Moini, Moini, Documate, Siebel Systems With, Siebel Another, HotDocs Another, Salesforce Documate


Documate’s New Guerilla Marketing Campaign Takes A Page from Salesforce – and A Jab At HotDocs

In 2002, three years after its founding, when Salesforce was still an upstart startup seeking to make its mark in the enterprise CRM space, founder Mark Benioff and his team conceived of a brash guerilla advertising campaign to take on the company that was then the incumbent industry leader, Siebel Systems. With the tag line, “Don’t get bullied,” one ad in the campaign featured a picture of a schoolboy repeatedly writing on a chalkboard, “I will not give my lunch money to Siebel.” Another showed...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Salesforce, Don, Siebel, Facebook LinkedIn, Mark Benioff, Sidley Austin, Dorna Moini, Moini, Documate, Siebel Systems With, Siebel Another, HotDocs Another, Salesforce Documate


A Conversation with Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt Bio Brett is the co-founder and CEO of data.world, a data catalog company that co-created the Manifesto for Data Practices. Brett founded Bazaarvoice and served as CEO , leading the company from bootstrapped concept to almost 2,000 clients worldwide and through its successful IPO. Much of his early-stage venture investments are done through his own company Hurt Family Investments. Brett established the Bazaarvoice Foundation and is very active in the philanthropic arena. He received ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Publishing, Texas, Writing, Entrepreneurship, Ebay, Wikipedia, India, Disney, Blog, Seo, Austin, Netflix, Mexico City, Mark Cuban


Digital transformation of our world

Photo by Markus Spiske on unsplash Below are some thoughts ahead of my invited presentation at Learning Live 2019:I have been invited to speak about digital transformation of organisations for an invited audience of industry leaders, who will predominantly be drawn from Learning and Development and Human Resources departments. They will be on the look out for new ideas, trends to watch and insight into what to do to prepare for rapid and irreversible changes that are happening in indust...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Business, New York, Technology, London, Disruption, Learning, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Digital, Development, Ai, Transformation, eLearning, Siebel, Stephen Jay Gould


Traversing No-Man’s Land, The Go-To-Market Phase

by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “Traversing the Traction Gap“ This is the second in a three-part series that aims to help you understand the Traction Gap Framework® – a step-by-step approach that startup teams can use to go from ideation to preparing to scale. The principles outlined in this framework can help prevent your startup from joining the vast majority who have landed on the entrepreneurial scrap heap. In the first post, we drilled down in...
Tags: Startups, Steve Blank, Bruce, Siebel, IPR, Eric Ries, Lean Startup, Building A Business, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Bruce Cleveland, Geoffrey Moore, Wildcat Venture Partners, Traction Gap, Traction Gap Framework, Doximity Workday Marketo Obo


The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #18: The strength of natural network effects

As I mentioned at the beginning of this series/ebook, over the years I’ve noticed that I tend to frequently share certain Lucky7 posts with entrepreneurs we’ve backed, team members at data.world, or other startup investors I know. In totality, these posts are at least as long as most business books. So I’m packaging the best of them up for you here in a new series called The Entrepreneur’s Essentials. This series/ebook will be at least 20 posts long, and I’ll add some commentary on how I’ve pers...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, US, Linkedin, Michael Dell, Associated Press, Salesforce, Zillow, Altimeter Group, Reed, MDF, Advisory Board


Wendy Lea talks about the risks of saying no

Entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars board member Wendy Lea remembers the beginnings of Techstars, her first encounters with #GiveFirst—and how mentors have changed her life. Wendy Lea is a longtime entrepreneur and investor, as well as a board member and mentor at Techstars. With David and Brad, she digs into some of her first mentoring experiences and reflects on a time when a mentor changed her life. Wendy was early in her career and had just been offered a promotion that would caus...
Tags: Startups, Podcast, California, Steve Job, David, New Orleans, Rob, Boulder, TechStars, Accelerators, Cincinnati, Wendy, Brad, Jackson Mississippi, Siebel, Rob Johnson


How To Build A Startup That Doesn’t Flop

by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “Traversing the Traction Gap“ This is the first in a three-installment series that is designed to help you understand the Traction Gap Framework® – a step-by-step survival guide for startups – developed by myself and my partners at Wildcat Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm we founded in 2015. If followed, we believe it can help startup teams navigate the critical early stages of development – and ...
Tags: Startups, Startup Success, Bruce, Siebel, Building A Business, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Bruce Cleveland, General Partners, Wildcat Venture Partners, Traction Gap, Traction Gap Framework, Doximity Workday Marketo Obo, Greenfig


Vlocity nabs $60M Series C investment on $1B valuation

As we wrote last week in How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach, the ability to build extensions, applications and even whole companies on top of the Salesforce platform set the stage and the bar for every SaaS company since. Vlocity certainly recognized that. Targeting five verticals, it built industry-specific CRM solutions on the Salesforce platform, and today it announced a $60 million Series C round on a fat unicorn $1 billion valuation. The round was led by Sutter H...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, New York, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Cigna, Gm, Accenture, Salesforce, Sutter Hill Ventures, Cto, Salesforce Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ramsey, Veeva Systems


After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of SaaS companies, which is fast approachin...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Adobe, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, CIO, Eu, European Union, Open Source Software, United States, Ram


Fast Follower

I love this simple list of “fast follower” companies that eventually became the market leaders in their respective space(s): Microsoft. Bought 86-DOS, turned into MS-DOS (which Gates did not invent), which in turn was an improved clone of CP/M. Did not invent BASIC, either. Office in many ways built in part on top of Lotus 1–2–3’s success. Windows after/alongside Mac OS. Etc. etc. etc. Facebook. MySpace, Friendster, whatever. Google. Yahoo, Altavista, whatever. Salesforce. Maybe not a fast f...
Tags: Microsoft, Lotus, Yen, Council, Start, Siebel, Bitcoin Pub, Facebook MySpace Friendster, Google Yahoo Altavista


Zuora Takes It to the Big House

After nearly a decade of company building, Zuora last week went public, valuing itself on the open market at roughly US$2 billion after gaining 43 percent on its first day of trading. Those outlines don't reveal the importance of Zuora generally, and subscription billing systems in particular, to the rapid evolution of the subscription economy and CRM. During Siebel's heyday, Salesforce re-made CRM into a subscription service and stole the market. Siebel represented the last of the big on-pr...
Tags: Ecommerce, US, Zuora, Siebel, Big House


Siebel Foundation names inaugural group of UChicago computer science scholars

The University of Chicago’s Department of Computer Science joined a select group of international programs as three master’s students studying computation and public policy were honored by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Hannes Koenig, Joan Wang and Tommy (Leping) Yu—second-year students in the Computational Analysis and Public Policy master’s program, or MS-CAPP, offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Harris School of Public Policy—were named 2018 Siebel Scholar...
Tags: Germany, Chicago, University, Kenya, Ghana, Yu, Thomas, Urban Institute, Wang, Tommy, Siebel, Michael Franklin, Department of Computer Science, Koenig, Booth School of Business, Chicago Department of Public Health


C3 IoT, an almost failed startup founded by a colorful billionaire who was trampled by an elephant, has raised another $100 million

C3 IoT has raised $100 million from investors that include U2 singer Bono and movie mogul Jeff Skoll. C3 IoT was founded by billionaire Tom Siebel right before he was attacked by an elephant.  As Siebel wheel-chaired himself to meetings, his company nearly died.  He pivoted, restructured, and this round of funding is another triumph in the company's come-back story. If it's true that it takes money to make money, then it's no surprise that a startup called C3 IoT has investors drooling, even...
Tags: Bono, Africa, Trends, House, Larry Ellison, Jeff Skoll, Ellison, Oracle, Marc Benioff, Bill Mcglashan, Us Department Of Defense, Forbes, Siebel, Pella, TPG, Benioff


C3 IoT racks up $100 mln

Redwood City, California-based C3 IoT, a AI and IoT software platform provider, has secured $100 million in funding. The investors included The Rise Fund, TPG Growth and Breyer Capital. PRESS RELEASE Redwood City, CA, Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco – January 17, 2018 – C3 IoT, the leading AI and IoT software platform provider for digital transformation, today announced a new round of financing by existing investors TPG Growth, Breyer Capital, Sutter Hill, Pat House, and Thomas M. Siebel. Jo...
Tags: Bono, San Francisco, Trends, Jeff Skoll, Bill Mcglashan, Thomas, Tom, Siebel, Redwood City California, TPG, PE Deals, Nehal Raj Partner, TPG TPG, Redwood City CA Fort Worth Texas, TPG Growth Breyer Capital Sutter Hill Pat House


PE-backed Solace hires Rechan as president/CEO and appoints Betts as board chair

Solace, which is backed by Bridge Growth Partners, has named Craig Betts as chairman of the board and Leslie Rechan as president and CEO. Betts is the founder of Solace while Rechan is the ex-president and CEO of Halogen Software. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Solace is a provider of open data movement technology. PRESS RELEASE Ottawa, Ontario, September 8, 2017 – Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Craig Betts, the...
Tags: Brown University, Trends, People, Ibm, Craig, Coo, Ottawa, Les, Solace, Northwestern University, Company, Tom, SVP, Ottawa Ontario, Siebel, Betts


The 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Building a New Category

By Bill Rossi Nearly 300 million people attempt to start about 150 million businesses worldwide every year. This results in about 137,000 startups launching every day. At the same time, about 120,000 startups die every day, too. Every CEO who has ever launched a new company, or stepped in to drive the next phase of growth or enter a new market or product category, understands the complexity and challenges of the journey. For young and seasoned entrepreneurs alike, it’s important to remember the ...
Tags: Business, Startup, Right Now, Siebel, Swiss Army Knife, Bill Rossi


Upfront leads funding round in Tact

Redwood City, California-based Tact, which provides a sales automation platform for the enterprise, has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding led by Upfront Ventures. Microsoft Ventures also participated in round, along with existing investors Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners and Satish Dharmaraj of Redpoint Ventures, the company announced. Tact has now raised $30 million in total funding. As part of the latest financing, Upfront Managing Partner Mark Suster has joined the board. The c...
Tags: Trends, Salesforce, Redpoint Ventures, Accel Partners, Mark Suster, Siebel, Redwood City California, VC Deals, Ganapathi


HERSTORY: Five of the Biggest Stories About Women in STEM in 2016

Written with A. Crosser Journalists have had a field day throughout the course of 2016. With the legendary election happening in the United States, Britain leaving the European Union, and the general celebrity news which floods our magazines and newspapers, it's no surprise many of us didn't hear about trailblazer Trudy Dickinson's recent passing or any of the numerous strides women made in STEM fields this year. When you browse Facebook, do your networks post news articles about women pioneeri...
Tags: Facebook, News, Obama, Australia, Washington, Saudi Arabia, European Union, United States, Chile, Switzerland, Michelle Obama, Biden, Oprah, Bill Nye, Huffington Post, Latin America


Women in Craft Beer Brewing: Teri Fahrendorf

In Ancient Egypt, beer was made almost entirely by women. In Baltic and Slavic mythology, it was a woman -- the goddess Raugutiene -- who provided heavenly protection over beer. In colonial America, women sustained their families by home brewing "small beer," which they supplemented with cider. That all began to change in the 19th century, when beer brewing left the private domain and became a commercial, large-scale enterprise -- one run almost entirely by men. Now, the tide is turning once ag...
Tags: News, America, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Egypt, Denver, Huffington Post, Eugene Oregon, Siebel, Welch, TERI, Steelhead


Contract Bilingual (Japanese/English) Data Analyst (san rafael)

Well respected company in San Rafael will take student right out of college with some SQL background, Siebel, or Salesforce experience. Candidate must be fluent in Japanese. This is a hard requirement. 0-2 years in field or college project. Reviews, [...]
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TA Associates makes new hires

TA Associates said Aug 3 that Michael Libert and Lee Mooney have rejoined the firm as Vice Presidents based in Boston. Sarah Wang was also named a VP based in Menlo Park. PRESS RELEASE August 03, 2016 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time BOSTON & MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the recent hiring of investment staff in its Boston and Menlo Park offices. Michael Libert and Lee Mooney have rejoined the firm as Vice Presidents ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Boston, Trends, People, Harvard University, North America, Sarah, Michael, Ta, Lee, Menlo Park, Pennsylvania State University, Mooney, Siebel, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard College


Alan Trefler of Pegasystems: Meet Customer Expectations or Suffer ‘Customerpocalypse’

Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) , a leading provider of strategic business applications for business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM), recently hosted over 3,500 people for its annual user conference, Pegaworld.  A big theme of the conference was the importance of having agile systems and processes that allow businesses to consistently create the kinds of experiences that will extend customer relationships — even as customers and their growing expectations evolve a...
Tags: Microsoft, Interviews, Sales, Siri, Clippy, Siebel, Alan Trefler, Pegasystems, Pega, Pegasystems NASDAQ


A VC’s survival guide to an economic downturn

GUEST: Economic uncertainty often hits young companies with a double whammy: Investor money dries up and customers rein in spending. But it turns out that economic downturns are good times to start businesses. First, the filter on ideas is much finer, so if you get going, it probably means that it is a really good opportunity. Second, the company will have a laser focus on building real ROI value. Third, while other young companies that came before may be experiencing declining markets, your c...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Linkedin, Venture Capital, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Symantec, Sequoia Capital, Oracle, EMC, Vmware, Veritas, Renaissance Capital, Siebel, Mark Leslie, Siebel Systems


Revolutionary, Volume 1: Confessions of A Startup Advisory Board Member.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to serve on several “advisory boards” for startups in the talent acquisition space. I am as surprised by this fact as you are. I mean, I can write purple prose (to mixed reactions) but that hardly qualifies me to advise startups on stuff like “go-to-market.” This is a fair point, since I don’t know what “go-to-market” means, just that most CEOs and VC guys say it a lot. They all have MBAs and like top shelf vodka, so I trust it...
Tags: Startups, News, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Trends, Recruiting, Cisco, Nice, Creed, Products, ADP, Advisory Board, Siebel, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Recruiting Industry


Learn About Oracle Sales Cloud Industry Solution for Communications

With a simple, easy-to-use interface tailored for sales reps and sales executives, Oracle Sales Cloud for Communications brings customer information together across all channels to present a single view of the customer.Pre-built integration with Siebel offers a streamlined sales process with built-in configure, price, and quote capabilities.
Tags: Oracle Sales Cloud for Communications, Siebel


American Cancer Society Funds Life-Saving Work by Switching to Rimini Street

Rimini Street, Inc. , the leading independent provider of enterprise software support services for SAP SEs Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation's Siebel , PeopleSoft , JD Edwards , E-Business Suite , Oracle Database , Oracle Middleware , Hyperion and Oracle Retail , is working with the American Cancer Society to save the non-profit organization money from its CRM maintenance budget that can be put into its cancer-fighting programs and services. "Every CIO's challeng...
Tags: Oracle Corporation, American Cancer Society, Siebel, American Cancer Society Funds Life Saving Work, Rimini Street, Rimini Street Inc, SAP SEs Business Suite, Every CIO


Vodafone Australia Employee Searched Journalist's Phone Records To Find Source

An anonymous reader writes: In 2011, a journalist named Natalie O'Brien published a series of stories on security problems in Vodafone's Siebel data system. "Customers' home addresses, driver's licenses and credit card details were all available online, O'Brien wrote, and criminal groups were paying for customers' private information." Now, Vodafone Australia has admitted that an employee went through her phone and text records to try and figure out who her sources were within the company. O'Bri...
Tags: Vodafone, Brien, Siebel, Vodafone Australia, Natalie O Brien, Vodafone Australia Employee