Category Salesforce

‘The Cloud’ – Growth and revenue, a zero-sum game?

Cloud Is A Fad

Whichever way you wish to slice-it ‘The Cloud’ these days, growth and revenue are predicted at incredible rates. Just reading that initial sentence, I can already hear the cloud-naysayers wanting to ask me, “but what about profitability?”. Fair question; but let’s put that on the sideline now for another spirited discussion at a later date.

‘The Cloud’, which was this mysterious thing of a few short years ago where there was no revenue, no viable business model and dismissed as a loser ‘FAD’ proposition; ‘The Cloud’ is now all-the-rage.  Below, we have compiled a few random articles from various sources and research organizations where in each the revenue and growth of all ‘cloud’ spending far exceeds traditional Information Technology (IT) spending...

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$272 Billion Salesforce Ecosystem Opportunity

“The results show that we’re just at the early stages of a massive economic opportunity driven by the cloud.”

What an amazing conclusion considering the amount of forecasted revenue we are talking about.  The potential in ‘The Cloud’, and with PaaS in particular, is simply mind-blowing.  Below is a report from IDC about the Saleforce ecosystem.

  • By 2018, Salesforce and its ecosystem of customers and partners will create 1 million jobs and generate $272 billion in GDP impact worldwide.
  • The Salesforce ecosystem currently generates 2.8 times the revenues of Salesforce itself and is expected to grow to 3.7 times as large as Salesforce.
  • Customers repor...
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Dreamforce 2014: salesforce 1 platform


Below are some amazing statistics from Salesforce on their salesforce 1 platform.

salesforce 1 platform dreamforce 2014


Here is a link to the entire video:


…and here is a summary:

App: 4Million

AppExchange: 2,500+

SalesForce 1 AppExchange: 300+

Total Developer: 1,800,000+

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