What happens when one incredible company purchases another?
The result: A recipe for an amazing future! Microsoft and LinkedIn already share a very important mission… “Helping people work more efficiently”. The possibilities are endless.
I am excited about the future for LinkedIn and in my opinion, what it will do is increase the value of LinkedIn. We are all speculating on how it will be used to connect other platforms together.
Calendar integration opportunities, embedding LinkedIn with Skype, increased email opportunities and the addition of a suite of sales, marketing and recruiting services to its core business products.
And not to mention the most important opportunity… CRM (Customer Relationship Manager). A CRM system is about leveraging and managing relationships. I already use LinkedIn as my CRM system. What better way than to integrate Microsofts’ systems with LinkedIn’s professional network? LinkedIn will supercharge your ability to identify and track leads. Think about how incredible it will be to easily manage your online relationships.
They didn’t sell out and they made it better and potential is huge!!!
It’s only going to get better.
The synergy between the companies and the potential of possibilities. The coming together of professional cloud and professional network.
I am looking forward to the possibility of productivity programs working with a professional social platform.
LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the way companies hire, market, and sell. LinkedIn has more than 400 million members and has offices around the globe.
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Put the two together and you have a recipe for an amazing future of possibilities.