2016

Spring 16 for Financial Services

Spring 16 for Financial Services

by Jason Atwood last modified Jan 13, 2016 09:13 AM

A look at some of the new enhancements coming in Salesforce Spring 16 that might be beneficial or of interest to financial services firms.

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On Our Home Screens - Episode #237 of CloudFocus Weekly

On Our Home Screens - Episode #237 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Jan 15, 2016 08:45 AM

Another very special episode as we kick off the year by talking about what is on our iPhone home screens, the apps, the planning, the theories, it is all there.

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Salesforce Spring 16 Release Rapid Reaction

Salesforce Spring 16 Release Rapid Reaction

by Justin Edelstein last modified Jan 20, 2016 09:21 AM

The Salesforce Spring 16 Release notes rapid reaction.

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Spring 16 for Marketing

Spring 16 for Marketing

by Amy Bucciferro last modified Jan 27, 2016 07:02 AM

What’s in it for marketers with Spring 16? Some small gifts that could make a big splash in your user experience.

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Why Sales Teams Should be Excited About Spring 16

Why Sales Teams Should be Excited About Spring 16

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Feb 02, 2016 12:13 PM

A look into some new Lightning features released in Spring '16 that sales teams should be excited about.

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Spring 16 for Developers

Spring 16 for Developers

by Roger Mitchell last modified Feb 09, 2016 09:54 AM

Spring ‘16 is amongst us, both with tons of Lightning features and awesome enhancements for developers.

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Spring 16 for Service

Spring 16 for Service

by Ashley Leifer last modified Feb 18, 2016 09:56 AM

Spring ‘16 Salesforce Classic enhancements for Service Agents and Field Agents.

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Ideas Delivered in Spring 16

Ideas Delivered in Spring 16

by Peter White last modified Feb 23, 2016 08:19 AM

Great Ideas that were delivered in Salesforce Spring ’16 Release

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NPSP 3.x Favorite Features

NPSP 3.x Favorite Features

by Mariel Espinal last modified Mar 04, 2016 08:17 AM

A look at some of my favorite Non Profit Starter Pack (NPSP) 3.x features that I have found to be very helpful.

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Spring Back to Action - Episode #238 of CloudFocus Weekly

Spring Back to Action - Episode #238 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Mar 04, 2016 10:46 AM

Back from a long hiatus and covering all the Spring 16 blog posts that have passed us by.

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Ideas from Arkus Employees in Need of Votes Part 2

Ideas from Arkus Employees in Need of Votes Part 2

by Justin Edelstein last modified Mar 07, 2016 10:05 AM

About a year ago we published a blog post that highlighted some Ideas that Arkus employees submitted to the IdeaExchange. Since then we have submitted many more that are worthy of some votes.

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SFDC News Update - Episode #239 of CloudFocus Weekly

SFDC News Update - Episode #239 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Mar 14, 2016 07:20 AM

Some favorite features of NPSP, Arkus ideas needing some votes and we catch up on news in and around SFDC (Salesforce.com).

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Improving your Lead Assignment Logic with Declarative Round Robin

Improving your Lead Assignment Logic with Declarative Round Robin

by Holly Ryall last modified Mar 16, 2016 11:32 AM

A deep-dive into how to use an AppExchange solution to handle even the most complex of lead assignment.

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Random Round Robin - Episode #240 of CloudFocus Weekly

Random Round Robin - Episode #240 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Mar 19, 2016 08:24 AM

Doing round robin assignment for leads in Salesforce and a series of random thoughts that you might enjoy.

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Top Tools for Nonprofits 2.0

Top Tools for Nonprofits 2.0

by Mariel Espinal last modified Mar 24, 2016 09:50 AM

An updated list of tools that nonprofit organizations can greatly benefit from. For the most part these tools do offer discounts and help organizations focus on their mission by making the day to day tasks a little less tedious and more streamlined.

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Checking In On Spring 16

Checking In On Spring 16

by Peter White last modified Mar 29, 2016 01:27 PM

Post-Spring 16 Release Experience

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Salesforce Objects as Superheroes

Salesforce Objects as Superheroes

by Jason Atwood last modified Apr 06, 2016 01:10 PM

Taking a look at some of the standard object heroes (villains might be in another blog post, safe harbor) of Salesforce and how they relate to superheroes.

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The Pluses and Pitfalls of Virtual User Training

The Pluses and Pitfalls of Virtual User Training

by Amy Bucciferro last modified Apr 12, 2016 02:14 PM

How to make the best of training users remotely.

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Catfish Ketchup - Episode #241 of CloudFocus Weekly

Catfish Ketchup - Episode #241 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Apr 15, 2016 07:44 AM

Pluses and pitfalls of virtual training, Salesforce objects as Superheroes, Apple Encryption, World Tours and some acquisition news.

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Using Templates to Build Salesforce Communities

Using Templates to Build Salesforce Communities

by Ashley Leifer last modified Apr 19, 2016 03:43 PM

Building Salesforce communities and why utilizing a template can provide everything you need and more.

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Travel & Vacation Tips - Episode #242 of CloudFocus Weekly

Travel & Vacation Tips - Episode #242 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Apr 26, 2016 08:46 AM

Tips and advice for business travel and vacations from tools to process and lists we cover a lot of lessons learned.

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Arkus Pro Bono Day Spring 16

Arkus Pro Bono Day Spring 16

by Shannon Carabetta last modified May 04, 2016 01:10 PM

Arkus’ Spring Pro Bono Day was a successful day of collaboration and learning, with a focus on Marketing Automation and Conga Composer

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Chrome Extensions For The Win

Chrome Extensions For The Win

by Holly Ryall last modified May 10, 2016 06:56 AM

An overview of Chrome Extensions to help optimize time spent online.

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Salesforce Summer 16 Release Notes Rapid Reaction

Salesforce Summer 16 Release Notes Rapid Reaction

by Justin Edelstein last modified May 10, 2016 10:32 AM

Huge changes are about in the Summer 16 Release Notes. Here are some hot takes on the notes.

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Downtime Abbey - Episode #243 of CloudFocus Weekly

Downtime Abbey - Episode #243 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified May 16, 2016 01:27 PM

Catching up on some blogs, the NGO Connect divorce and NA14 outage.

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Lightning Features Delivered in Summer 16

Lightning Features Delivered in Summer 16

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified May 17, 2016 10:47 AM

A look into some new Lightning features released in Summer '16 that will increase sales productivity

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Summer 16 for Developers

Summer 16 for Developers

by Roger Mitchell last modified May 17, 2016 02:19 PM

Summer 16 is upon us (at least in Salesforce orgs), and here are a set of features that developers will enjoy in this latest release.

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Arkus is Proud to Pledge 1%

Arkus is Proud to Pledge 1%

by Justin Edelstein last modified May 23, 2016 01:19 PM

Arkus is proud to be a member of Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business.

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Summer 16 for Service Productivity

Summer 16 for Service Productivity

by Peter White last modified May 31, 2016 06:51 AM

A roundup of new features released in Summer '16 that are designed to pump up your service productivity and responsiveness

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Summer 16 for Financial Services

Summer 16 for Financial Services

by Jason Atwood last modified May 26, 2016 07:01 AM

A look at some of the new financial service related enhancements coming in Salesforce Summer 16 release.

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Summer 16 - Episode #244 of CloudFocus Weekly

Summer 16 - Episode #244 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified May 30, 2016 07:21 AM

A review of the World Tour NYC and a handful of Summer 16 release goodness.

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Summer 16 Treats for Marketing with Salesforce

Summer 16 Treats for Marketing with Salesforce

by Amy Bucciferro last modified Jun 07, 2016 04:00 PM

Taking the opportunity of the Summer ‘16 release to review some recent improvements to Pardot and Marketing Cloud, as well as a quick look at release features relevant for any marketer using Salesforce.

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Summer 16 Ideas Delivered

Summer 16 Ideas Delivered

by Ashley Leifer last modified Jun 21, 2016 05:09 PM

Salesforce continues their promise to deliver on Ideas from the Community for the Summer ‘16 release.

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Summer 16 Nonprofit Starter Pack Goodies

Summer 16 Nonprofit Starter Pack Goodies

by Mariel Espinal last modified Jun 23, 2016 01:29 PM

A look at Summer ‘16 Nonprofit Starter Pack related features as well as other standard release information that organizations may find helpful.

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Let's Go NGO - Episode #245 of CloudFocus Weekly

Let's Go NGO - Episode #245 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Jun 23, 2016 07:52 AM

A deep dive into the world of NGO & Salesforce, the who, what, where and some history as well as resources for the new.

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Bought & Sold - Episode #246 of CloudFocus Weekly

Bought & Sold - Episode #246 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Jul 01, 2016 06:55 AM

Recapping all of the "recent" Salesforce acquisitions and news over the last month (or so).

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Extending your Salesforce UI with Skuid

Extending your Salesforce UI with Skuid

by James Bujold last modified Jul 05, 2016 06:53 AM

When to consider using Skuid as alternative to custom development.

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What is Omni-Channel for Salesforce?

What is Omni-Channel for Salesforce?

by Holly Ryall last modified Jul 09, 2016 07:10 AM

Omni-Channel is a newer Salesforce feature released as a Beta in Summer ‘15 and GA as of the Winter ‘16 release. Let's check out all of the ways this can make your sales and support teams more efficient.

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Comparing IDEs for Salesforce Development

Comparing IDEs for Salesforce Development

by Roger Mitchell last modified Jul 13, 2016 06:05 AM

Exploring the IDEs and tooling available for Salesforce developers, especially considering recent updates from the MavensMate team about suspending development.

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Slack vs Chatter

Slack vs Chatter

by Jason Atwood last modified Jul 14, 2016 06:40 AM

A look at two collaboration tools where they overlap and some best practices for when to use them.

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S-Docs for Salesforce

S-Docs for Salesforce

by Ryan Owens last modified Jul 21, 2016 08:20 AM

Reviewing the capabilities of the Salesforce document generation tool, S-Docs.

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Form Products that Integrate with Salesforce

Form Products that Integrate with Salesforce

by Ashley Leifer last modified Jul 26, 2016 04:39 PM

Form products and Salesforce; features that are worth considering when selecting an option.

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Lightning Round - Episode #247 of CloudFocus Weekly

Lightning Round - Episode #247 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 01, 2016 06:28 AM

It is a blog-o-palooza as we cover Salesforce Forms, IDEs, and Slack vs Chatter as well as a late WWDC and MVP Chicago Summit.

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Salesforce Bootcamp Volunteer Experience

Salesforce Bootcamp Volunteer Experience

by Mariel Espinal last modified Aug 05, 2016 05:14 PM

Giving back to the community is something that is very much encouraged as a part of the Arkus culture. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Monroe College Salesforce Bootcamp & Mentoring Program.

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Who Bought Who - Episode #248 of CloudFocus Weekly

Who Bought Who - Episode #248 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 07, 2016 10:34 AM

A CRM summit for non-profits, volunteer bootcamp, Dreamforce 16 and tons of buying and selling (companies that is).

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Introducing The Nonprofit CRM Summit

Introducing The Nonprofit CRM Summit

by Justin Edelstein last modified Aug 08, 2016 08:42 AM

A quick look into a new online resource for nonprofits looking to get the most of their CRM systems

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Checking In On Summer 16

Checking In On Summer 16

by Peter White last modified Aug 16, 2016 12:44 PM

Post Salesforce Summer 16 Release Experience

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Sandboxes 101

Sandboxes 101

by Ryan Owens last modified Aug 23, 2016 02:34 PM

You have a Salesforce org and you’ve got all these things called ‘Sandboxes’ at your disposal––what are these? Let’s talk about it.

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Top 10 Reasons to go to Dreamforce 16

Top 10 Reasons to go to Dreamforce 16

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Sep 07, 2016 03:54 PM

Here is a look at the top ten reasons to go to Dreamforce 2016.

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Big Name Speakers to Look Forward to at Dreamforce 16

Big Name Speakers to Look Forward to at Dreamforce 16

by Justin Edelstein last modified Sep 13, 2016 02:00 PM

As always Dreamforce comes through with some really big name personalities to speak at their annual user and developer conference, Dreamforce 16.

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Back to Salesforce School

Back to Salesforce School

by Holly Ryall last modified Sep 29, 2016 12:33 PM

With the kids having gone back to school, it’s a great time for us Salesforce professionals and Salesforce users to put on our thinking caps and learn how we can make the most of the features in the upcoming Winter ’17 release.

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Winter 17 - The Good Stuff

Winter 17 - The Good Stuff

by Jason Atwood last modified Sep 21, 2016 04:07 PM

A look at some of my favorite Salesforce Winter 17 release features that just popped off the page.

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Apple Update - Episode #249 of CloudFocus Weekly

Apple Update - Episode #249 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Sep 22, 2016 05:58 AM

A catch up with on Sandboxes 101 and going over all the Apple Updates from last week.

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Getting Marketing Smart at Dreamforce 16

Getting Marketing Smart at Dreamforce 16

by Amy Bucciferro last modified Sep 27, 2016 12:34 PM

Attending Dreamforce? Work in marketing or with marketing tools? Here’s some tips on getting the most out of the event.

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16 Dreams of Winter 17 - Episode #250 of CloudFocus Weekly

16 Dreams of Winter 17 - Episode #250 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Sep 30, 2016 02:19 PM

It is all about Dreamforce 16 and Winter 17 for our 250th episode.

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Salesforce Administration Focus at Dreamforce 16

Salesforce Administration Focus at Dreamforce 16

by Ashley Leifer last modified Oct 01, 2016 06:40 AM

Attending Dreamforce this year and interested in all things Administration? Here’s a look at some things to consider and look out for this year.

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Arkus @ Dreamforce 16

Arkus @ Dreamforce 16

by Jason Atwood last modified Oct 05, 2016 11:09 AM

A quick guide to finding Arkus and Arkies (yes, that is what we call ourselves) at Dreamforce 16.

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Dreamforce 16 Live - Episode #251 of CloudFocus Weekly

Dreamforce 16 Live - Episode #251 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Oct 09, 2016 08:38 AM

We are live from Dreamforce 16 with impressions from announcements, sessions, and keynotes.

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First Time Around Dreamforce 16

First Time Around Dreamforce 16

by Shannon Carabetta last modified Oct 14, 2016 04:42 PM

Dreamforce ‘16, Salesforce’s annual user and developer conference, has grown into the world’s largest tech conference. Among 170,000 people, attending for the first time, I was both excited and anxious about the experience.

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Lightening The Load - Episode #252 of CloudFocus Weekly

Lightening The Load - Episode #252 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Oct 16, 2016 09:35 AM

A Dreamforce 16 recap and talk about what is new (good and bad) for Lightning in Winter 17.

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Dreamforce 16 Is Over, Now What?

Dreamforce 16 Is Over, Now What?

by Peter White last modified Oct 17, 2016 04:58 PM

Post Salesforce Dreamforce 16 Thoughts and Suggestions

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What We Are Watching - Episode #253 of CloudFocus Weekly

What We Are Watching - Episode #253 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Oct 21, 2016 06:43 AM

A special episode to talk about the things we are currently watching streaming or on TV.

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Winter 17 for Lightning

Winter 17 for Lightning

by Ryan Owens last modified Oct 24, 2016 12:31 PM

Winter 17 is here, let’s talk about some of the great features added to the Salesforce Lightning Experience.

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Getting to Know Einstein

Getting to Know Einstein

by James Bujold last modified Nov 08, 2016 10:28 AM

Get to know the new Salesforce Einstein toolset and find out how AI will fit into your company's future.

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NPSP Relaunch - Episode #254 of CloudFocus Weekly

NPSP Relaunch - Episode #254 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Nov 11, 2016 08:37 AM

The Nonprofit Success Pack is relaunched and we discuss it from history to current state.

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What's it Like to Work at Arkus

What's it Like to Work at Arkus

by James Bujold last modified Nov 18, 2016 06:39 AM

Ever wondered what it must be like to work for Arkus? Find out from someone who works here.

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Lightning Ideas

Lightning Ideas

Used in the Ideas for Salesforce Lightning post 11/21

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Top Ideas for Salesforce Lightning

Top Ideas for Salesforce Lightning

by Ryan Owens last modified Nov 22, 2016 07:18 AM

Salesforce Lightning Experience seems to get better and better with every release. Let’s take a look at some ideas on the IdeaExchange that are looking to make Lightning better.

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Top 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Salesforce in 2016

Top 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Salesforce in 2016

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Nov 29, 2016 12:48 PM

Here is a look at the top ten reasons to be grateful for Salesforce in 2016.

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Always Thankful - Episode #255 of CloudFocus Weekly

Always Thankful - Episode #255 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Nov 30, 2016 09:45 AM

On the week of Thanksgiving we go over some new blogs on Lightning and Einstein as well as a list of things we are thankful for.

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Sharing Knowledge About Being A Salesforce Sharing & Visibility Designer

Sharing Knowledge About Being A Salesforce Sharing & Visibility Designer

by Justin Edelstein last modified Dec 06, 2016 10:06 AM

Salesforce has revamped it’s certifications for technical architects. They now comprise of different levels of certification that span a wide variety of skills and specializations.

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End of Year Salesforce Administrator Checklist

End of Year Salesforce Administrator Checklist

by Amy Bucciferro last modified Dec 13, 2016 10:42 AM

Getting your Salesforce organization ready for the new year.

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Arkus Pro Bono Day December ‘16

Arkus Pro Bono Day December ‘16

by Shannon Carabetta last modified Dec 22, 2016 01:14 PM

With over twenty four clients at our NYC HQ, Arkus hosted it’s third, most well attended Pro Bono Day yet.

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Cloud Computing Predictions for 2017

Cloud Computing Predictions for 2017

by Jason Atwood last modified Dec 29, 2016 12:39 PM

For the 7th year in a row, it is time to throw all caution to the wind and make predictions for some cloudy things to happen in 2017.

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