Cloud computing is taking the enterprise world by storm.  In fact, thousands of people gathered last week at the Washington Convention Center for Cloudforce, the biggest cloud computing event ever held in Washington, D.C.   Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff delivered the keynote address to a crowd ready and palpably excited about the shift to social, mobile and open cloud computing. Blackboard naturally was a part of the action.

As we announced back in December at Dreamforce, we were working to develop a new application on Force.com, salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud computing platform to develop a more effective, integrated learning management solution for sales training and professional development.  In other words, a killer application that helps move the needle for businesses looking to lower costs, increase efficiency and improve sales readiness by shifting education and training to the cloud.

Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen and salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff watch a demo of Blackboard’s new sales training application.

Besides embracing Force.com, Blackboard is also embracing Chatter.   Our salesforce.com Administration Associate Matt Brown was interviewed during the Cloudforce pre-show to share his experiences with the both platforms.  Watch below!

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