December 9, 2013
Written by Judi Sohn
If you followed news from Dreamforce this year and came away thinking that Salesforce1 is just a new mobile app with little immediate benefit for nonprofits, then you missed what was one of the biggest shifts in the cloud.
At my first Dreamforce in 2008, I carried my laptop computer around with me all over Moscone Center. I had just gotten my first iPhone. I used it to keep in touch with my co-workers, keep up with email messages and text my family. When I had to get real work done, including logging in to Salesforce, I had to use my laptop. Last year, I brought my laptop but I only had to take it out a handful of times and otherwise spent the week on my iPad.
This year, my laptop sat untouched in my room. While running around all over downtown San Francisco, I used my iPad a few times but for the most part, I lived on my iPhone. I still volunteer my time as an administrator of a nonprofit’s Salesforce org, so I used SalesforceA to quickly reset a password. I took notes in Evernote. Had we been using Evernote for Business I could have connected those notes directly back to Salesforce.
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