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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami,...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
In this interview, Sander Barens...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
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Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business...

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Salesforce Wraps Up Radian Deal

May 4, 2011 No Comments

Salesforce.com Inc. (CRMAnalyst Report) announced that it completed the acquisition of social media monitoring tool provider Radian6, for roughly $340.0 million. The total purchase consideration includes $246.0 million in cash, $50.0 million in stock, as well as an additional $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash, which will be issued to the founders of Radian6, subject to vesting conditions over two years.

The enterprise social software market is expected to grow at a 5-year CAGR of more than 50%. Social media is now a global phenomenon, making its mark in every sphere and segment through brands such as Facebook (with over 500 million users), Twitter (more than 175 million users) and LinkedIn (over 100 million users). Consequently, the market for information, knowledge and networking management tools for social media is booming.

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