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Both Lightning and Thunder jolted the audience out of their seats at this week’s Dreamforce

Salesforce IoT Cloud: Massive Scale For ‘Internet Of Customers’

Both Lightning and Thunder jolted the audience out of their seats at this week’s massive Dreamforce conference. But the news wasn’t about the weather. It was all about two major platform announcements by customer relationship management leader Salesforce.

Lightning is a collection of components and tools for building better applications with updated, modern user interfaces. Yet, just like its namesake, Lightning provides both flash and power, as Salesforce is gradually rewriting their Salesforce1 platform with Lightning components. Lightning, therefore, will be powering apps from Salesforce, their partners, and their customers for years to come.

Thunder is Salesforce’s name for their new, massively scalable, real-time event processing engine. Thunder is part of the Salesforce App Cloud, an integrated set of platform services that enable businesses to develop connected applications.

Lightning is electrifying customer experience professionals and developers, while Thunder is making the most noise as the backbone to Salesforce’s new IoT Cloud.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot buzzword that refers to the ability to connect a wide variety of devices and sensors to the Internet, from automobiles to light switches to factory equipment to traffic signals. And while IoT Cloud can certainly connect to such devices, the IoT is in fact only part of the IoT Cloud story.

In reality, IoT Cloud connects everything to Salesforce – or at least, anything that can send or receive a digital message. For example, IoT Cloud connects data from websites, social interactions, and applications to Salesforce.

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2015/09/18/salesforce-iot-cloud-massive-scale-for-internet-of-customers/.

Intellyx advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Jason Bloomberg.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.