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Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced Cloudforce New York—the largest enterprise cloud computing event on the East Coast. The event will take place
Oct. 19 at the Javits Center in
New York City, where Chairman and CEO
Marc Benioff will deliver a keynote on how companies are transforming their businesses for the social revolution.
More than 10,000 attendees are expected to register to be inspired at Cloudforce, as industry leaders including General Electric and Toyota reveal how social, mobile and cloud technologies are enabling them to connect with their customers, partners, employees—and even products—in entirely new ways. With more than 30 sessions and 80 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can attend visionary keynotes, participate in interactive sessions, see hundreds of live demos and join in unparalleled networking opportunities.
Register to attend Cloudforce New York for free at
http://bit.ly/SmiOGA or watch the keynote online and join the conversation with Salesforce Live beginning at
9:30 a.m. ET at
www.facebook.com/salesforce. Immediately following the keynote,
Marc Benioff will host a press and analyst Q&A session at approximately
Noon ET, which will be audiocast live at
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"Companies today are facing a new imperative - their customers, partners and employees are all social—but are their companies?" asked Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com empowers companies to transform the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work and innovate to connect with customers in new ways to drive growth.
Connecting in Entirely New Ways
A social revolution is taking place around the world. There are more than 4.5 billion social users globally having more than 150 million conversations everyday on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. But the social revolution is no longer just a consumer movement; it is creating a customer revolution for every business today. Fortune 100 companies are experiencing 123 percent growth in the number of fans on Facebook, while website traffic continues to decline. IDC reports that spending on social networking is up 47 percent, the highest growth in spending for any technology category. And, a 2012 McKinsey Global Institute study reports that 70 percent of companies have adopted social technology—and that these social technologies have the opportunity to unlock
$1.3 trillion in business value.
As the leader in enterprise cloud computing with a proven track record of social and mobile innovation, salesforce.com is empowering companies to connect with their customers, partners, employees and products in entirely new ways.