David Needle, TechTarget

David Needle


Silicon Valley, CA, United States

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Past articles by David:

IT leaders discuss the role of AI during pandemic

IT business executives think using AI during the pandemic helps improve business processes and drives innovation within their organizations. Learn how top companies are using the technology today. → Read More

Enterprise execs talk post-pandemic strategy

At Constellation's Connected Enterprise 2020, CIOs and IT executive leaders discussed the post-pandemic strategy each of their organizations has created to ensure they come out stronger on the other side. → Read More

Salesforce Customer 360 promises will be clearer in 2020

Details of the highly anticipated Salesforce Customer 360 platform were released at the Connections conference this week. But a year from now, Salesforce's promises and strategy will be clearer. → Read More

Salesforce blockchain development tool for CRM platform unveiled

Salesforce Blockchain -- a low-code platform for developers to enable organizations to share verified, distributed data sets -- was unveiled at TrailheaDX. The service isn't scheduled for general release until sometime next year. → Read More

Aera Technology’s Cognitive OS Helps Fine Tune Business Operations

Meta description: Aera Technology is deploying a cloud-based artificial intelligence system designed to make recommendations and take actions that can improve business performance. → Read More

DHL to Deploy Robots, Drones, Virtual Reality to Speed up Deliveries

Multinational package service DHL Express is implementing what it calls its Parcel Metro in U.S. cities that will use robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and crowd-sourced local last-mile distributors to speed up deliveries. → Read More

Trailhead Update Awards Vanity URL to Salesforce Skill Achievers

The latest update of Salesforce.com’s self-directed learning platform includes a Skills Graph and a vanity URL that show off a user’s achievements. → Read More

HPE, Rackspace Push Pay-As-You-Go Private Cloud for Enterprises

Bucking the media hype about public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, HPE and Rackspace insist there’s plenty of enterprise demand for on-premises infrastructure with managed, pay-as-you-go options → Read More

Companies of All Sizes Plugging into the Salesforce CRM Ecosystem

Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference is bringing together many of the companies partners and legions of third-party application developers that extend the company's customer relationship management platform. → Read More

Splunk Expands Machine Learning Features of Its Data Analysis Platform

The updates in both Splunk Enterprise 7.0 and Splunk Cloud are designed to give customers improved tools to monitor, investigate and gain intelligence from their business data. → Read More

Social Media-Driven Marketing Techniques Shake Up the Sales Process

LinkedIn-Sponsored State of Sales survey finds Millennials and Gen Xers are most likely to favor the use of sales tools that leverage social media to help find leads and close deals. → Read More

IBM, Hortonworks Team Up to Make Data Science More Mainstream

A new partnership will combine the Hortonworks Data Platform with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL to give enterprises more powerful tools for analyzing massive volumes of business data. → Read More

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd says Enterprise Cloud Migration in Early Stages

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said that enterprises will be migrating to the cloud for at least the next 10 years and that his company is in an excellent position to win a lot of that business. → Read More

Salesforce Report Looks at What Makes IT Departments Successful

Salesforce.com's second annual State of IT report shows that some IT departments struggle to adopt new technology, while others successfully embrace it. → Read More

Salesforce Makes Push Into Life Sciences With QuintilesIMS Partnership

Life sciences giant QuintilesIMS inked an alliance with Salesforce.com to provide health care solutions based on the CRM leader's cloud platform. → Read More

Autodesk Live Creates Interactive Virtual Views of Building Designs

The new Autodesk Live online design service aims to help architects and engineers create fully interactive 3D models. → Read More

Salesforce Connect Improves Data Integration for Enterprise Apps

Salesforce has renamed and updated its Lightning Connect services to help users access and manage data in external enterprise apps. → Read More

Salesforce Unveils Trailhead to Train Its Growing User Base

With its digital skills initiative called Trailhead, Salesforce.com is broadening access to training and certification for the company's portfolio of apps. → Read More

Salesforce SMB Push Integrates Desk.com, SalesforceIQ

Salesforce.com aims to give SMBs more sophisticated selling tools by integrating a sales and support service to get a more complete view of customer needs. → Read More

Outspoken CIO Says Cloud Computing Best Option for Digital Health Care

Worries about security, interoperability and patient rights are complicating the health care industry's transition to digital health care applications and electronic medical records. → Read More