By Esteban Kolsky on December 2, 2013
If I hear one more person tell me that Salesforce1 (S1) is a client-side app, a mobile client, the culmination of Touch (remember that launch? Not many do) or something similar I will scream (like I did the past few days).
By Phil Fersht on December 2, 2013
HP and Salesforce.com have teamed up to provide Salesforce CRM on dedicated “Superpod” HP boxes in an effort to satisfy enterprise clients fearful of having their data situated in the Public Cloud. The partnership is designed to help Salesforce.com gain more traction with large global enterprises and highly regulated industries, while providing HP some Cloud street-cred after years of negative publicity and pride a much-needed fillip to its hardware and CRM services businesses.
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By Phil Fersht on September 24, 2013
With a quarter-of-a-trillion dollars a year being plowed into integrating and managing SAP and Oracle, are the SaaS upstarts truly ready to integrate multiple cloud apps at this type of scale to challenge the status quo?
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By Michael Fauscette on August 12, 2013
A Salesforce.com announcement today on product packaging got me thinking about the way cloud vendors package and sell products. Actually I guess a better way to say that would be, I’m thinking about how customers want to consume cloud apps. The way we think about apps is in general, colored by a lot of legacy […]
By Esteban Kolsky on May 2, 2013
(Event note: the traditional Salesforce marketing cycle is to announce a new model/slogan/message at a Dreamforce event, then take the next 1-2 yeas to strengthen the delivery of that message, refining it along the way in Cloudforce or Tour events like this one. This is what happened with the social enterprise, and what is happening […]
By Phil Fersht on March 11, 2013
When is comes to outsourcing, dealing with the middle-market has been somewhat akin to dealing with the mother-in-law: can be awkward to deal with, very hard to please, and always has complex demands on your patience and resources.
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By Susan Scrupski on December 15, 2010
The gala event, Dreamforce, isn’t really my gig. The Enterprise Irregulars know “up and down and sideways” everything related to Cloud-computing. One of our EIs, Anshu Sharma, was a key architect of Salesforce’s database.com offering announced last week. In short, I spare everyone my uninformed opinion on most things Cloud-computing related for which I’m certain […]