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Apple's quiet inroads to the enterprise space

Tim Cook joined SAP CEO Bill McDermott (r) at its Sapphire conference to announce an expanded partnership. Photo: Apple
Tim Cook joined SAP CEO Bill McDermott (r) at its Sapphire conference to announce an expanded partnership. Photo: Apple

For years now, Apple has used the iPhone as its way into large businesses, who tend to be customers that shunned its computers except for corners like the design department.

The backdrop: Apple has done this steadily, over years, inking partnerships with established players, including IBM, Salesforce and SAP.

Salesforce founder Marc Benioff donates $30M to fight homelessness

Marc Benioff
Salesforce founder Marc Benioff. Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for GLAAD

Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne have donated $30 million to UC San Francisco to establish a center to study the causes of homelessness and the best means of reducing and alleviating it.

Why it matters: It's believed to be the largest private donation toward research to combat homelessness and comes as San Francisco struggles with a growing housing crisis amid skyrocketing rents.