By Brian Sommer on April 10, 2012
ERP software and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are on a collision course. Who’s ecosystem will reign supreme?
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged ecosystem, erp, force.com, netsuite, PaaS, Phil Simon, Platform as a service, salesforce.com, Service-oriented architecture, software as a service | 2 Responses
By Denis Pombriant on December 21, 2011
Because studentforce is 100% declarative any changes to the force.com platform are changes to studentforce. Got an email from Ed Schlesinger CEO of Studentforce.com, a Force.com application for the higher education market. Ed’s a big believer in the platform and his email reminded me of why the platform is so important. I quote it here complete. “So, […]
By Denis Pombriant on September 8, 2011
It’s worthwhile to consider the economic consequences of Dreamforce — the products announced as well as the cultural issues it raised. Now, I am not an economist and I encourage you to think about that and maybe not read this if that matters. Many people might look at the news coming out of San Francisco […]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts | Tagged #DF11, CRM, Dreamforce, dreamforce11, economics, force.com, google, heroku, Ruby on Rails, salesforce.com, siteforce, social customer, Social Enterprise, VRO | 1 Response
By Denis Pombriant on March 30, 2011
All the chatter about the Salesforce acquisition of Radian6 is quite interesting. A couple of postings from people I respect make good points. First Joe Payne, CEO of Eloqua: “Conspicuously absent from Salesforce’s network of role-specific “Clouds” is one that centers on the marketing function. Is the Radian6 acquisition the beginning of a Salesforce Marketing […]
By Michael Fauscette on December 12, 2010
Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference opened last Tuesday morning to the driving beat of WILL.I.AM and the showmanship of its flamboyant CEO Marc Benioff. Dreamforce is always a lively event but this year the energy level was over the top and only overshadowed a little by Benioff’s much discussed rainbow socks. I suppose you have to accept […]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Bill Clinton, BMCsoftware, chatter, CRM, database.com, df10, Dreamforce, force.com, heroku, Marc Benioff, RemedyForce, salesforce.com, SCRM, Stevie Wonder | 2 Responses
By Denis Pombriant on November 24, 2010
Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s annual user meeting and thought leadership confab, is two weeks away and the anticipation for this event is palpable. In a tough economy people are looking for the company to do some magic and lift our spirits. The company did a smart thing by turning on its new collaboration product, Chatter, for any […]
By Phil Wainewright on September 8, 2010
I’m at Salesforce.com’s Cloudforce event in London today, where there’s a lot of talk about Chatter, the vendor’s social collaboration platform. There are several announcements coinciding with the event, in particular Chatter Mobile, which takes Chatter out onto iPhone, iPad,…
By Michael Coté on April 28, 2010
Not exactly the “Java in the cloud” dream, but good looking nonetheless.
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Cloud, Cloud Computing, Development Tools, enterprise software, force.com, Google AppEngine, ibm, Java, Java Virtual Machine, Quick Analysis, salesforce.com, vmforce, VMware | 1 Response
By Phil Wainewright on April 27, 2010
Salesforce.com, creator of the archetypal proprietary cloud platform, today seized the initiative and redrew the entire PaaS landscape around open-source software stacks.
By Bob Warfield on April 27, 2010
Salesforce and VMWare have big news today with the pre-announcement of VMForce. Inevitably it will be less big than the hype that’s sure to come, but that’s no knock on the platform, which looks pretty cool. Fellow Enterprise Irregular and Salesforce VP Anshu Sharma provides an excellent look at VMForce. What is VMForce and how is it different […]