The software giant is making good on its promise to use LinkedIn data to enhance existing products. And LinkedIn is giving its oft-criticized user experience a facelift.
The enhancements to Dynamics 365, Microsoft's sales software, will present a challenge to Salesforce.com and represent Microsoft's first significant initiative from its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn
The software giant and its peers have snapped up many providers of tools that help marketers run ad campaigns. A fragmented market and strong demand could yield more deals.
In addition to seeing margin pressure and declining hardware and outsourcing revenue, IBM's much-hyped cloud revenue run rate was flat sequentially.