Archive: Partner Zone

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cat-icon Tech of the future versus apps of the past

Do core tech advancements drive the worlds of business, industry, healthcare, scientific research, and even the basic institutions of society, asks salesforce.com's Peter Coffee?

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cat-icon Pushing and pulling healthcare into the cloud


What has to come is an open health platform and ecosystem, not something defined by only a single vendor or alliance, but by the universal connections that the largest buyers of health services will demand from their providers to reduce the frictional costs of providing benefits.

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cat-icon Assuring that trust wears well

Iron Man's suit is a “wearable,” a piece of equipment whose user can almost forget that it’s there. The wearer doesn’t fly an airplane, or even fly the suit. The wearer just…flies. Isn’t that what we want from all of our tools?

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cat-icon From contest to context: now that cloud has won

“Cloud?” is no longer a question: rather, “cloud!” has become the new context, in which every institution of society and commerce is asking how it must re-invent its mission. Vertical focus takes the spotlight as global connection becomes the norm.

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cat-icon Much ado about Big Data

On my way home from two events this week, I realized I heard the term Big Data bandied about quite liberally. That got me thinking about last year when I opened up a Big Data conference in the valley by saying 'There is no such thing as Big Data.' I think I got the conference organizers more than a bit worried - until I explained to the audience what I meant.