Futurum’s principal analyst Daniel Newman breaks down Tableau’s recent pledge to train 10 million people in order to close the data literacy gap, diving into the specifics of the pledge and offering insight on what this means for the future of work.
I believe the company’s growth is running out of steam, as innovation by acquisition can only take it so far. Equally as significant, for the first time since Benioff disrupted the software space, Salesforce is chasing a more formidable competitor in Microsoft, which has always done on-premise better, but now is doing cloud better as well. Definitely one to watch.
Salesforce acquires Tableau in what is another aggressive and smart acquisition by Salesforce’s Benioff. The battle for cloud dominance is a serious one, and the reality is that the AI-powered, data and analytics, data visualization enterprise is here. The market for data, information, and analytics reflects that, with the market expected to hit $2 trillion by 2020. This move by Salesforce and others in the cloud space aren’t surprising. Enterprises understand that data and analytics are everything, and the more you know, the better you can perform. And cloud vendors want those customers.