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10 Things To Know About The Salesforce Acquisition Of Slack

Rick Whiting

Here’s a deeper dive into this week’s blockbuster announcement that CRM application giant Salesforce will buy popular collaboration app provider Slack for nearly $28 billion.

Salesforce To Acquire Slack

CRM application giant Salesforce Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire collaboration app company Slack for $27.7 billion. The announcement confirmed reports that had been circulating for nearly a week that the two companies were close to a deal.

There are a lot of details about the acquisition plan itself to dive into, as well as early information about just how Salesforce intends to integrate and leverage the Slack application as part of its cloud software portfolio. And then there are the wider implications of how the acquisition will alter the playing field in the competitive Software-as-a-Service arena.

Here’s a look at 10 things to know about the Salesforce-Slack acquisition agreement.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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