Tag Archives: Salesforce

AWS Launches io2 for Amazon EBS; Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Paul Constantinides Quoted

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of io2, the next generation Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), the company reported on Tuesday. AWS’ io2 volume will provide higher volume durability when compared to io1 Amazon EBS volumes, which will reduce storage failures and make data more resilient.

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Salesforce Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results; Marc Benioff Quoted

Marc Benioff

Salesforce has announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 31, 2020, reporting tha the total second quarter revenue was $5.15 billion, an increase of 29 percent year-over-year, and 29 percent in constant currency. GAAP diluted earnings per share was also benefited by $2.17 as the company changed its international corporate structure. 

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Accenture Grants Merivis Funding for Veteran Workforce Training with Salesforce Platform; Kate Perez, George Franz Quoted

George Franz

Accenture and Accenture Federal Services (AFS) have awarded Merivis, a veterans service nonprofit,  a $100,000 grant to provide Salesforce training programs for technology skills to enable military veterans to transition to the civilian workforce, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Salesforce Launches Salesforce Anywhere to Support the Future of Digital Workforce; Bret Taylor Quoted

Bret Taylor

Salesforce has launched 'Salesforce Anywhere' to provide enhanced technologies and platform services to help organizations retrieve greater levels of productivity and customer success during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Salesforce Anywhere will enable organizations to sell, service and market from anywhere.

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NSF Seeks to Reach More Startups Through ‘Project Pitch’ Platform

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is conducting a pilot of a new portal in the FastLane system that allows startups and small businesses to pitch their project concepts and receive responses within three weeks, FedScoop reported MondayKelly Monterroso, a communications specialist at NSF, said the Project Pitch platform allows NSF to streamline the scientific research grant application process for startups and entrepreneurs.

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SBA’s Sanjay Gupta Details What Agencies Need in Cloud Migration

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Sanjay Gupta, chief technology officer at the Small Business Administration, said agencies should assess options when moving to the cloud, especially when considering either a single or multi-cloud enterprise to save time and cut migration costs, GovernmentCIO Media & Research reported Friday. He said at the recent FCW 2019 Cloud Summit that agency leaders should focus on technology, people and process as the traditional three domains in enterprise cloud migration.

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Rep. Hurd Details Tech Priorities in Congress for 2019

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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said artificial intelligence, helping federal agencies address critical technology issues and a new cybersecurity scholarship program would be among his priorities in Congress this year to help modernize and secure the government, Federal News Network reported Friday. He aims to promote the FITARA scorecard across the government to ensure all 24 large agencies and departments “are following efforts to have good digital hygiene.”

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Salesforce’s Keith Block: Federal Digital Transformation Efforts Should Aim for Better Citizen Services

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Keith Block, chief operating officer at Salesforce, told Diginomica in an interview posted Friday that digital transformation efforts in federal government should be built on the goal of delivering “higher levels of service to the citizens.” Block noted about Salesforce’s discussions with the White House over digital transformation and work …

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