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The 10 Biggest Salesforce News Stories Of 2021 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

Salesforce continued to make headlines in the first half of 2021, with the company’s $27.7 billion Slack acquisition and record earnings topping the list of the biggest stories so far this year.

5. Back To Work ‘Pioneers’

In February, Salesforce said that most of its employees can work part- or full-time at home on a permanent basis. The next month, Salesforce canceled its 325,000-square-foot lease in an unbuilt tower in San Francisco and listed half of its 450,000-square-foot Salesforce East tower for sublease, according to multiple reports.

Salesforce reopened its San Francisco headquarters and offices in Palo Alto and Irvine, Calif., in May with a volunteer program while allowing employees to work from home through at least Dec. 31.

During the company’s earnings call that month, Benioff said “we want to be the pioneers in back to work,” with off-site events and get-togethers. He said he wants to build a new training facility for large groups of employees and customers and their families, possibly on a ranch.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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