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I’d like to welcome you to our new blog and what will be the first of many posts on topics such as company & industry news, tips & tricks for various Salesforce products and a spotlight on our employees’ growth during their time at CLOUT. This week’s post will give you a flavour of the rapid growth our company is experiencing and where we fit in in the Salesforce ecosystem.

We have been reading the recent IDC report on the “Salesforce Economy” with great excitement as it validates our decision as a company to rapidly accelerate our growth within this amazing ecosystem. The report highlights that Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners & customers will create 3.3 million jobs globally and $859 billion in worldwide revenues by 2022. As you can imagine this is music to our ears.

Three years ago, CLOUT’s founders recognised the magnitude of this opportunity across all industries. We set out our mission to be a game changer in this space by focusing on real business outcomes, enabled by the world’s leading cloud technologies from Salesforce and it’s ecosystem of partners. We got the band back together and now we have over 150 successful customers, of all shapes and sizes, achieving transformational business results from their investment in Salesforce and in our partners Kimble and Sage People.

Last year, we realised that to fuel this growth, we were going to have rethink the traditional hiring approach to ensure we source and retain the best skilled talent in the industry. The CLOUT Academy was born. This program takes great young graduates from a variety of diverse disciplines and provides world-class mentoring & training to give them a new career in cloud computing and specifically in the Salesforce economy.

Now, fully certified and experts in their respective specialities, Vicky and Ciaran for example, are busy delivering business outcomes for exciting new businesses like Cairn PLC and Scurri as fully qualified members of the CLOUT team. They are the youthful, vibrant face of the future of our industry at an incredibly exciting time. The CLOUT Academy was so successful that we have ramped up the program this year and have a great new crew of rock stars already started in the Dublin office.

Many of the team at here had the great fortune to be at Salesforce in the early years and we all witnessed spectacular growth, way beyond our expectations. But reading the IDC report, it’s clear that as phenomenal as that growth has been so far, it’s only the beginning and we truly “ain’t seen nothing yet” (apologies to Bachman Turner Overdrive). Speaking of rock music, those of you fortunate enough to have been at the sell-out Dreamforce event in San Francisco in November will have had a real first hand taste of the scale and diversity of this “Salesforce Economy” and for those that were not lucky enough to get there, the amazing sessions are available online at https://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce. The sessions cover a huge variety of both Salesforce and industry topics, with a very strong focus on social justice thrown in for good measure.

It’s an exciting for us here at CLOUT and we’re on a recruitment drive. If you’d like to climb aboard the rocket ship, you can view and apply for our available positions on our Careers page. If you’d like to talk to us about your Salesforce implementation, please get in touch using the Contact form below.

Kieran Carrick,

CEO of CLOUT

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