20 Nov

2014

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Amazon Aurora - a shot across the bows of traditional software vendors

By James Valentine

The sleepless nights aren’t just for the operations engineers or the infrastructure architects - it’s also for the business owners who have to pay the punitive licence fees and demanding infrastructure costs for commercial “enterprise class” relational database management systems (RDBMS) that attempt to address these challenges.

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10 Nov

2014

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DF14 Memos: #7 - An experience that stays with you

By Elsie Hulst

Dreamforce is the stage from which Salesforce launches a myriad of new applications, capabilities, advancements and innovations every year. It’s also a place of education and exploration. The opportunities to engage, learn and contribute are overwhelmingly abundant.

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05 Nov

2014

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Death to the Upgrade - and other benefits of Fronde’s own cloud journey

By James Valentine

One of our strategies at Fronde is to “Drink our own Champagne” (a slightly nicer description than “Eating your own dogfood” we feel). That is, we look to operate our business in the same way we advise our clients to. This means taking to heart our IT liberation message and implementing the same systems and approaches we espouse. We do this so that we can prove the benefits ourselves and honestly discuss with our clients what it’s like to work in a new way.

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30 Oct

2014

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A new website could kill your business

By Don McLean

The way Australians shop has changed drastically over the past 10 years. With more people shopping online, small businesses are under increasing pressure to meet growing customer expectations.

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21 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #6 - Developer highlights

By Eric Leung

My first Dreamforce has come to an end, the four day event was filled with excitement and high expectations.  Breakout sessions, keynotes, cloud expo, customer success showcase, and the parties, did DF14 deliver? For me it was 11 out of 10, it was more than just a platform; it gave me a true sense of community, a celebration of success, a celebration of innovation, and a feeling of home.

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20 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #5 -Announcing more powerful workflow automation for Salesforce Admins

With the announcement of Lightning at Dreamforce, most of the focus has been on the new App Builder.

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17 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #4 - Sales Cloud, the no longer forgotten child

By Michael Keane

It has become customary in the last few years of Dreamforce for the very last of the 1,400 odd educational sessions to have a Q&A session with the founders of Salesforce.com - Marc Benioff and Parker Harris.  In this session they don't do demo’s or have slides etc - they basically sit in the middle of the room and take live Q&A's - which in this world of everything being so tightly stage managed is pretty brave.  

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16 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #3 - Will.i.am presents Puls Smart Wristband

By Kelly Carson

When I heard Will.i.am was presenting at Dreamforce, I had no idea what to expect. When I left the auditorium, I was absolutely mind blown. Will.i.am is the most inspirational, motivational influential, person I have ever had the pleasure of being in the same room as. The musical genius started out by walking us through his childhood and what is was like growing up in the projects. What it was like to have a Mum who whole heartedly believed in you and pushed you to be the best that you can be.

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16 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #2 - Announcing ‘Project Wave’

By Martin Bridges

With the Fronde team over in San Francisco for one of the industry's largest technology events - Dreamforce - we are pleased to be able to bring you a range of perspectives on the announcements from Fronde's functional and technical experts, sales and management.  These perspectives are brought to you (nearly) live in our series of Dreamforce 14 Memos. Check out the latest announcement from Fronde's Industry Director for Cross-Industry and Salesforce Director, Martin Bridges. 

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15 Oct

2014

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DF14 Memos: #1 - AURA now Lightning

By Stephen Chan

This week San Francisco once again hosts Dreamforce; the annual Salesforce conference and the world's largest technology conference with over 140,000 attendees!  Expectations grow each year and we are expecting big things this year once more.  The Fronde team attending this year includes functional and technical experts, sales and management, bringing a range of perspectives on the announcements.  These perspectives are brought to you (nearly) live in our series of Dreamforce 14 Memos.

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