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About upgrades, horse trams and new technology

About upgrades, horse trams and new technology

"If I asked people what they wanted, they would say faster horses!"

This statement is attributed to Henry Ford. But he came up with a different paradigm. Thus, Ford invented the automobile for ordinary people: the T-Ford.

New technology – born in the cloud – relates to existing ICT applications as the automobile to the horse tram (with faster horses). Like Google and Salesforce to Microsoft and other traditional platforms. Salesforce CRM is something you never have to upgrade. Just as you don’t need to put a car in the stable with fresh hay and straw for a much-needed rest.

 

No more upgrades

One of the many reasons for choosing new technology instead of software from the old, familiar suppliers is that you never have to upgrade yourself. A traditional system is obsolete within a few years, because the technology is then outdated. Salesforce is renewed three times a year in releases that are implemented automatically. Everything continues to work as usual, with no need for testing or adjustment. As a result, Salesforce’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is clearly lower than that of Microsoft CRM, for example, when you compare the facts. While the power of innovation is much greater. Large and smaller organisations alike benefit from continuous investment and innovation, which leads to constantly updated functionality of the platform.

The horses are not only replaced, but also renewed and improved. The combustion engine of the T-Ford is now a Tesla electric motor. Tesla is also new technology and comes with automated upgrades via Salesforce technology. Dashboard buttons have been replaced by a large screen that you can use to control the audio, regulate the air conditioning, call someone or navigate.

In this 3 min video Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains why he has invested so heavily in the partnership with Salesforce, the world’s best CRM provider.

We at g-company advise people and organisations to make use of new technology: leave the horse tram as a curiosity intact, but run your business on a born-in-the-cloud platform.

g-company puts people and organizations in their power

Let people do what people are good at and technology do what technology is good at. Like performing upgrades.

Balt Leenman

Salesforce Consultant / Account Manager
Balt is part of the Salesforce Squad and has a role within g-company as Salesforce Sales & Account Manager.