Embracing the Inevitable Disruptions to Business and Industries

Matt Garrat of Salesforce Ventures believes that disruptions are increasing in every industry. The managing partner points out that these arise from the increasing computing power, and adoption and sharing of technologies between businesses and organizations. It leads to more efficient markets, a wider reach of accessing talent and resources, and increased global competition. (more…)

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Salesforce Tower is coming to Chicago in 2023!

Salesforce.com, Inc. has established plans for a major expansion in Chicago for 2023. This expansion entails a construction of a riverfront skyscraper known as Salesforce Tower Chicago. The planned skyscraper will be constructed at the intersection of Chicago River’s north and south branches. It would stand at 950 feet tall with 57 floors in total. The building will have a 2.3-acre public park and riverfront plaza adjacent to it and the river. (more…)

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Technology Should Serve Humanity

Technology should be in service of the human, not the other way around’. With technology being available to more people around the world, we can’t help but wonder if the technology is slowing replacing humans and humanity. More organizations are implementing artificial intelligence or AI and realizing its power. Many society sectors are asking profound ethical and social questions on how AI should and can be used responsibly. (more…)

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PledgeOne Has Grown to More Than 8500 Companies

The Tuesday following Thanksgiving and just after the more recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events, the US celebrate #GivingTuesday. This wonderful day is the start of the charitable season – a time for people to focus on giving during the coming festive holidays. Since its launch in 2012, people from all works of life have given more than $1 billion to #GivingTuesday causes. It has grown into a movement that supports and celebrates philanthropy and giving and is marked by annual events. (more…)

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More Shoppers Are Using Their Phones to Shop

Black Friday used to be synonymous with shopping mall stampedes. Customers would line up outside the shop the night before it opens and then run in like crazy when it does. This year is different, though. Shoppers didn’t wait outside. Instead, they shopped online the whole week and purchases peaked during the night of Thanksgiving as shown by the data gathered by Salesforce. This is the first time that mobile purchases topped online Thanksgiving purchases. (more…)

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