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  • Salesforce to buy Israel's ClickSoftware for US$1.35 billion

    Salesforce has agreed to buy US-Israeli software developer ClickSoftware for US$1.35 billion in cash and shares, in a bid to accelerate growth of its cloud-based products to manage customer service operations.

    Written by Reuters09 Aug. 19 06:30
  • Analysts react to Salesforce Tableau grab

    In what will be the largest acquisition in Salesforce history, “the move is not a big surprise,” according to Forrester VP and principal analyst Liz Herbert, speaking about the US $15.7 billion acquisition of analytics platform vendor Tableau.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 June 19 14:16
  • Tableau adds story lines to visual reports

    The upcoming update of Tableau Software's flagship business-intelligence application includes the ability to add a narrative to a report, allowing authors to tell a story about the data being displayed.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 June 14 06:08
  • Data discovery to become main focus of BI vendors, Gartner says

    BI (business intelligence) and analytics will remain a top investment priority for CIOs, but by 2015 BI vendors will make ad-hoc data discovery, rather than report generation, the prime focus of their product development efforts, according to a new Gartner report.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Dec. 13 17:19