Salesforce CEO eyes artificial intelligence for robust growth

Salesforce CEO eyes artificial intelligence for robust growth By Reuters Published: 01:05, 19 May 2016 | Updated: 01:05, 19 May 2016 By Sarah McBride and Kshitiz GoliyaMay 18 (Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc, a marketing-and-sales software provider for 17 years, may be joining the ranks of the technology old-guard, but the 27 percent first-quarter revenue growth it posted on Wednesday still showed some startup zip.The company also provided a rosy outlook, raising its full-year revenue forecast and predicting that technology like artificial intelligence would drive future growth.Shares of Salesforce, seen as a barometer for the cloud-computing sector, rose 5.9 percent in after-hours trading. Cloud-delivered software, provided online on a subscription basis, has gained popularity with businesses due to its flexibility and cost benefits.Salesforce, founded in 1999, has won market share from…


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