Day: June 28, 2020

US visa freeze is latest reason to build remote-first – TechCrunch

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While the US tech industry relentlessly tries to do business with the rest of the world, this week it became further embroiled in national politics. High-skill immigration visas have been suspended until the end of the year by the Trump administration, precluding thousands of present and future startup employees and founders from coming to the US and building companies here.

Instead, the suspension is another accelerant to the global remote work trend that had already been a thing for many of us this decade, that has just been pushed to the mainstream because of the pandemic. For anyone trying to find great people to hire, the next funding check, or new markets, virtual solutions are often the only solutions available today.

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Tableau’s roadmap: Deeper Salesforce integration, Einstein integration, and easier visualizations

Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau, talked with Bill Detwiler about how the integration with Salesforce is going post acquisition, the product roadmap for Tableau, and how data visualizations can help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s been a year since Salesforce announced the acquisition of data visualization company Tableau. In the run up the TrailheaDX 2020 virtual event, I had a chance to speak with Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau, about what’s happened in the last 12 months and take a look at the Tableau and Salesforce Analytics product roadmap. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. You can also listen to the interview on TechRepublic’s Dynamic Developer podcast.

Bill Detwiler: So let’s start with the acquisition. It was completed, I guess, at least in the US in August, and then as we were talking right before we began recording, in the UK

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