“Applications Salesforce and Slack may soon be a dynamic duo in the SAAS arena!”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies
On Tuesday of last week, Salesforce announced a definitive agreement to acquire collaboration app company Slack for $27.7 billion. Yes, that’s $27.7 billion! If approved and consummated, the acquisition would be the largest of over 60 in Salesforce’s history.
These two cloud computing giants are the two fastest-growing companies in the massive cloud computing/Software-as-a-Service market segment. This acquisition’s implications/benefits are of great interest to many, including current users of these platforms and organizations of all sizes who rely upon the SAAS market to operate and maximize their businesses’ efficiencies. Here, Rick Whiting for CRN.com takes an initial look at 10 things to know about the Salesforce-Slack acquisition agreement.