Monday, May 12, 2014

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Salesforce gets social, more Big Data, and MVP's galore!

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Find out what we at SkyPlanner, South Florida's premier Salesforce consulting company, have been reading, watching, listening to, and learning from in the past week. Click on each link to view our curated content. 

Salesforce has sought to become a marketing force for some time now and with the release of the Radian6 + Buddy Media Social Studio, or Social Studio for short, the company is primed to actively battle popular industry-leaders such as Hootsuite for enterprise social media-management title belt.

At SkyPlanner we've covered Big Data more than a few times over the last year or so, simply because it's becoming such an integral part of the cloud. If you haven't had the chance to check out any of our older mentions we find that this post from is a great primer on Big Data and it's impact on the future of businesses.

And to piggyback on the CloudTweaks post here is our own post from last Friday. It deals with the Internet of Things and what it means for businesses. announced it's newest crop of MVP's last week. MVPs are respected evangelists that put forth a lot of time and effort into improving the platform through both coding and interacting with other developers within the community, especially in helping other developers improve their own skills.

If you own or manage a business that's more than a one man (or woman) show then you've surely learned valuable lessons on the importance of having the right employees in the right positions. At SkyPlanner we're lucky to have a great group of people who work hard not only for our clients but also for each other, and get along as if we're family. Unfortunately, not every manager is that lucky and can struggle with difficult employees. This article outlines how best to tackle dealing with those types of personalities. As a bonus, the infographic to the left sheds light on hiring employees who are your enterprise's face to the world.

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