Category: Business

NRF Foundation launches RISE Up to train Retail workforce

The NRF (National Retail Federation) Foundation has announced a new initiative, RISE Up, to train the next generation of retail workers. The NRF has worked with 21 founding members of the initiative to create the training initiative that also delivers credentials upon completion. The scope of the training includes expertise in areas for those working in…

Bluewolf shrinkwrap Salesforce for the SMB market

Bluewolf has announced a new program, Bluewolf Go. It helps customers complete a Salesforce implementation within 30 days at a fixed price. There are four options in the program. One is aimed at companies with little or no knowledge of Salesforce. This takes approximately 60 days and costs €40,000. The solution is only available for Sales…

LANDESK and HEAT, what is happening?

Clearlake Capital Group Ltd  announced last week that it had acquired Landesk from Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will see Landesk merging with HEAT Software to create a larger security company.  John Ferron, a Clearlake Operating Advisor and the current CEO of HEAT, will serve as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The combined…

Workday shares suspended for Walmart deal

Workday was forced to file a form 8-K yesterday, revealing it had signed a major deal with Walmart (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: NYSE:WMT). The form briefly stated: “Workday, Inc. (“Workday”) announced that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a worldwide retailer, has purchased a subscription to Workday Human Capital Management, Recruiting, Learning and Planning. Workday is not updating its…

Unit4 boosted by Jeremy Roche CPO role

Unit4 has announced that Jeremy Roche, former CEO of FinancialForce will rejoin the senior management team as Chief Product Officer. He takes over from Ivo Totev who is stepping down from the role after a two month handover. Roche served as COO at Unit4, for the first three years he was CEO at FinancialForce. He…

Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million

Enterprise collaboration and development tools vendor Atlassian has acquired Trello for $425 million. As well as adding Trello’s highly successful collaboration software to its product portfolio, Atlassian gains 19 million new users and a much simpler user interface than it currently provides with its own Jira product. This is more than just a software  acquisition.…

Bitcoin values drop 21%

  Last week saw Bitcoin (BTC) values drop by over 20% after the Chinese government issued a warning to Bitcoin users about potential risks. The warning issued on Jan 5th also restated the Chinese government position that Bitcoin was not a currency. This created confusion which led to the sell-off. Adding to that confusion, says…

Tod Nielsen is the new CEO at FinancialForce

FinancialForce has announced Tod Nielsen has been appointed the new CEO of FinancialForce. The company, which was set up by UNIT4 with an investment from Salesforce ventures, was previously led by its co-founder Jeremy Roche. The appointment is effective today, 6th January. Although Jeremy Roche is stepping down he will continue to act in an advisory…

Probono Playbook – Simple steps to better social change

NetSuite has announced the release of a playbook on how to maximise the social impact. The news came in a blog by Teryll Hopper, Communications Manager of Corporate Citizenship at NetSuite. The book draws on the experience of NetSuite.org and the Taproot foundation that co-produced the book. The book is available for download here. Simple steps…