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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM), SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ: DTLK) and Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5271-100free.
Salesforce.com, Inc. Research Reports
On July 25, 2014, Salesforce.com, Inc. (Salesforce.com) announced that the Company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the 2014 Magic Quadrant. The Company achieved this recognition for its Salesforce1 Sales Cloud solution of the July 15, 2014 Sales force automation (SFA) report for the eighth consecutive year. Commenting on the recognition, Linda Crawford, EVP and GM of Sales Cloud, salesforce.com, said, "We believe the Salesforce Sales Cloud continues to set the bar for the Sales Force Automation industry-this is our eighth consecutive year positioned in the Leaders quadrant for Gartner. We remain laser focused on customer success by empowering sales teams everywhere with the solutions they need to connect with their customers in entirely new ways and we'll continue to deliver unmatched product innovation to our customers." The full research reports on Salesforce.com are available to download free of charge at:
SolarWinds, Inc. Research Reports
On July 24, 2014, SolarWinds, Inc. (SolarWinds) reported its Q2 2014 financial results. Total revenue for Q2 2014 went up 30.9% YoY to $101.5 million. Q2 2014 net income was $13.4 million or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to Q2 2013 net income of $22.8 million or $0.30 per diluted share. Commenting on the results, Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds President and CEO, said, "I am pleased to report that we delivered strong results in the second quarter. Total revenue for the second quarter exceeded $100 million for the first time in SolarWinds' history and we believe the progress we have made across many facets of our business has led to the improvement in the level and consistency of growth we achieved in the first half of the year." The full research reports on SolarWinds are available to download free of charge at:
Riverbed Technology, Inc. Research Reports
On July 21, 2014, Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Riverbed) announced that the Company's Riverbed® SteelCentral™ performance management solutions have been deployed by Allianz in its Turkey location. According to the Company, the Riverbed® SteelCentral™ (formerly OPNET, Cascade, and NEOP) is the only performance management and control suite that combines user experience, application, and network performance management in an effort to provide the visibility needed to diagnose and cure issues before end users notice a problem. Additionally, Riverbed stated that the performance management solutions are expected to better analyze, diagnose and resolve performance issues within Allianz's corporate network, customer-facing applications, as well as web interactions with customers. Neval Bircaner, Allianz Turkey IT Governance Supervisor, said, "The SteelCentral solutions were quick to install, easy to integrate, provided the best dashboard and were fast at finding problems. Following the deployment of SteelCentral solutions, our customers have seen a significant improvement in performance." The full research reports on Riverbed are available to download free of charge at:
Datalink Corporation Research Reports
On July 24, 2014, Datalink Corporation (Datalink) reported its Q2 2014 financial results. Q2 2014 total net sales increased 7.9% YoY to $159.4 million. Q2 2014 net earnings were $3.6 million or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to Q2 2013 net earnings of $2.9 million or $0.16 per diluted share. Additionally, the Company stated that it expects its Q3 2014 revenues to be $150.0 million to $160.0 million, with GAAP net earnings between $0.11 and $0.17 per diluted share, or non-GAAP net earnings of between $0.16 and $0.22 per diluted share. Commenting on the results, Paul Lidsky, Datalink's President and CEO stated, "The second quarter of 2014 saw a partial return to a normal sales cadence as some customers completed their due diligence on newer technologies like flash storage and cloud computing that had postponed sales we originally expected to close in the first quarter. We expect more of these delayed orders to get placed in the third quarter and that is reflected in our guidance." The full research reports on Datalink are available to download free of charge at:
Textura Corporation Research Reports
On July 22, 2014, Textura Corporation (Textura) announced that the Company has been named one of Chicago's top job creators by Crain's Chicago Business magazine. According to the release, based on the Company's staff growth of 248% in the Chicago area from 2010 to 2013, it was ranked no. 14 on the Crain's Chicago Business inaugural Job Creators list. Additionally, the Company also stated that in June 2014, the Company was named to Crain's 2014 Fast Fifty list recognizing it as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area, ranking No. 8. Commenting on the rankings, Textura Chairman and CEO, Patrick Allin, said, "We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as one of the companies helping to fuel economic growth in our home state of Illinois. Our recent employment growth in Chicago and across our operations is another reflection of our success in building a thriving, fast-growing business that is helping to transform the construction industry through technology." The full research reports on Textura are available to download free of charge at:
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