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(CNBC)   Salesforce picks up the Slack   ( divider line
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2020-12-01 6:53:11 PM  
9 votes:
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2020-12-01 6:37:42 PM  
5 votes:
What does Slack have that we didn't already have with FB and Gmail?
2020-12-01 7:06:00 PM  
4 votes:
Of course while I'm dissing this, I'm begging my company to let me use Trello, which is just a glorified task list.

So what do I know
2020-12-01 7:23:37 PM  
3 votes: Full Size

slack is something
you just can't buy
2020-12-01 7:00:15 PM  
3 votes:

durbnpoisn: My company uses SalesForce.  I've seen many such platforms.  This is supposed to be the cream of the crop?

I think I speak for most people that use it when I say, it's a pile of shiat.  A huge, confusing, inconsistent, unreliable, buggy, difficult to use, pile of shiat.

It's like they had 1000 developers all working on different parts of the thing, never communicated with each other, then just slapped all the modules together and said, "perfect!"

I've never used a vanilla salesforce instance before. It's always some cobbled together frankenstein monster of 3rd party plug-ins, homemade API calls, etc.

I don't love Salesforce, but I've used a lot worse.
2020-12-01 7:02:02 PM  
2 votes:

Fara Clark: BFD

Its a BFD to me! I bought a chunk of Slack back in April or May and its been bleeding all year! Now I'm up 40% in 7 months.
2020-12-01 6:55:41 PM  
2 votes:
(And, of course, I'm late to the party...)
2020-12-01 11:10:16 PM  
1 vote:

cfreak: smd31: Salesforce was so bad/bloated (in my very limited experience).  Then again, could be the company that I worked for and their implementation of it.

All the cloud CRM/ERP systems are good at one thing: siphoning money from the company bottom line. Everyone's implementation is bad because if it was good, there would be no reason to give them more money.

We use NetSuite ... god I hate it so much. We're about to drop another $80k a year on it because the VP complains that it's "slow". Never-mind  all the crappy, consultant-written code my predecessors saddled it with.

I had never heard of NetSuite, and so I tried to look it up.  All I could find were pages that tried to get my email address so they could send salespeople after me.  I can't even find a reasonable description of what it does other than "NetSuite software is an online service that enables companies to manage all key business processes in a single system" which even I know is a giant screaming red flag of corporate parasites.

Companies like this do what they do, badly, because their clients do not understand what they do and that means they never have to get better at it.

shiat, look at something like Jenkins.  It is free.  It is also farking awful, but everyone uses it because it's free, so they have no competition and therefore no reason to stop sucking.

/I swear to god when I die I will probably have a web page open with a google search for 'Why can't Jenkins do X without farking it up'
2020-12-01 10:13:59 PM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: vudukungfu: Maybe they can hire some developers

How long until the different AIs do not need programmers?

South American online retailer red box return program suggests a major change through what seems like a learned process beyond what has been seen before in retail online sales. Maybe it's a a temporary reaction to the current sales cycle or maybe it's another step in the goal of the reduction of waste in letting widget buyers think they can control their purchases and dopamine fix. You won't get a credit when you drop off. You will have to wait until it is received and processed.

It's starting to look like you won't a choice. Things will just show up on your doorstep and you will be charged. The AI will know what you have been programed to want and it will get them to you. It's better for the environment anyway. Ever wonder about all the waste in buying online and returning widgets? How about the man hours, fuel, and landfills? The current waste is insane.

Or maybe not. Well, I'm off to buy some Chinese widgets online and return them the day after I get them.

South American retailer Red Box?
2020-12-01 8:17:02 PM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: 27 billion for....what exactly is slack. I always assume it's like a glorified instant messenger platform?

Pretty much. It does have some nice integration/API type features. Like if you're running a build on a server and it fails, you can get it to notify you via Slack.

But it's a dumb farking business, especially since Teams came along. If you tell corporate IT that they can get Teams for Free AND it's from Microsoft and completely integrates with O365 Enterprise and Exchange server, and does more than Slack, Slack is toast. Corporates are heavily about Microsoft stuff. It's a no-brainer to bolt on the Microsoft tool that is also free and integrates with the corporate directory.
2020-12-01 6:58:17 PM  
1 vote:
2020-12-01 6:53:26 PM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: What does Slack have that we didn't already have with FB and Gmail?

Slack is a lot more like a modern IRC alternative.

I like it, but I can't fathom why companies pay money for it.
2020-12-01 6:50:45 PM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: 27 billion for....what exactly is slack. I always assume it's like a glorified instant messenger platform?

IRC for modern times, effectively.
2020-12-01 6:40:03 PM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: 27 billion for....what exactly is slack. I always assume it's like a glorified instant messenger platform?

27 billion for a platform with logs that contain admin credentials and vital trade secrets for thousands of companies.

/ or, yes, literally ICQ or IRC with slightly easier gif posting and 500x the memory footprint.
2020-12-01 5:57:29 PM  
1 vote:
27 billion for....what exactly is slack. I always assume it's like a glorified instant messenger platform?
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