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Behind Salesforce’s Decision to Buy Traditional Software Company Tableau

Salesforce recently announced it will be acquiring Tableau, the data analytics and visualization software company, for $15.7 billion. What’s interesting to note is that Tabeau provides its customers with true software, meaning it’s on-premises. We all recall that Benioff famously declared that “Software is Dead” leading the charge to offer Software-as-a-Service or “SaaS” as its widely known today. So why the change of heart?...