4. What factors would you take into account in deciding whether to use Salesforce.com for your business? I would mainly consider the fact that “renting” the use of software, rather than purchasing a tangible copy, would save my business a significant amount of funds, and also I would take into account the security risks involved in doing all transactions online and the thought of giving up the sovereignty of my business to a different group. However, I do believe that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, and with other businesses finding success using Salesforce.com, I would decide to use Salesforce.com for my business.
5. Could a company run its entire business using Salesforce.com, Force.com, and App Exchange? Explain your answer. I believe a company could run its entire business using the combination of Salesforce.com and App Exchange. Salesforce.com supports applications or add-ons that are capable of the following functions: Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and Administration, Human Resources. The latter functions are the necessities to run a business. App Exchange also allows functions like IT Management and Partner Relationship Management. These functions add to the list of services that are necessary or beneficial to running a business.
Google, Apple, Microsoft
1. Compare the business models and areas of strength?
Apple and Google have strong platform and ecosystems. Apple uses their devices as part of solutions to service their customers. Apple is the greatest device leader, while Google is the leader in cloud computing services. Microsoft is way behind on everything, but still holds its corner with Office and Windows, those their fate is questionable. 2. Why is mobile computing so important to these firms?
First of all, there is a trend towards mobile and computing is getting smaller, and more integrated into everyday activities. Secondly, the current ecosystem system of the current mammoth tech companies means that there’s a lot...
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