Posts Tagged 'Marc Benioff'

Talking Cloud Integration at #DF13

Here’s a quick interview I did with Matt Childs from Vidcaster on the show floor at Dreamforce 2013:

Last week I interviewed Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies to get his views on the conference and what was announced. Some of the highlights are here. The slides we reviewed are below.

Marc Benioff Speaks at Disrupt SF 2013

Michael Arrington talks business strategy with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Good discussion about technology disruption and the impact of cloud, social and mobile on the industry.

Stuck in the Post Dreamforce Cloud #DF12

Have you recovered from Dreamforce 2012? Next week I’ll be at Oracle Open World talking about cloud integration and to be honest, I’d much rather write about the Marc Benioff show than register for Larry’s World at this point. (Although, I do wonder if we’ll see the 2nd tweet from Mr. Ellison and what his position will be on all things cloud this year. Remember the @Benioff  boot out last time around? Some classic tweets.

I guess like a lot of people you could say I’m stuck in the PDC (Post Dreamforce Cloud) at this point. I’ve been spending time in the Dreamforce Chatter org reviewing sessions, watching YouTube videos and reading a plethora of blogger opinion about the conference (see links below).  Sound familiar?

To bring back some of the #DF12 energy, today I hosted a webinar focused on some of the Dreamforce data management highlights. The presentation congratulated the 2012 Informatica Cloudy Award winners and featured live demonstrations of two of the hottest topics at the Informatica booth:

You can download the slides and watch the recording here:

Denis Pombriant wrote one of the best summaries of Dreamforce I’ve seen so far here.  I also enjoyed his interview with Brent Leary from CRM Essentials.

Oracle to Join the Cloud Crowd?

Larry and the Sun Oracle Challenge

Image via Wikipedia

Yesterday I recommended that Larry Ellison read Marc Benioff’s book. It seems that he did. #Nextslide.

Here’s a summary of the Oracle Public Cloud and the Oracle Social Network – clearly ZDNET is not impressed!

And here’s how @benioff replied on Twitter. #Nextslide.

 

 

 

 

RIP Steve Jobs.  A true legend. A great loss.

Survey: Organizations Champion Cloud Technology to Gain Competitive Edge and Maintain Growth

I was on a call with an industry analyst this week who had this to say about cloud computing:

“The cloud is a big fluffy thing that moves around – same with Cloud Computing.”

He went on do define SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Thank you very much.

While Marc Benioff is now going a step further by saying that the cloud is passe and the future is the social enterprise (“I’m sorry for those of you who didn’t make it into the cloud – we’ve moved on.” ), based on this research it sounds like for most organizations the cloud is very real in 2011. Only 7% of 1,500 private and public sector organisations surveyed in the UK said that cloud technology did not form any part of their IT strategy. Also:

  • Three quarters (76 per cent) believe that moving their IT to the cloud will help to create a technology platform that powers more creative services
  • Over two thirds (73 per cent) cited enabling greater business capability as a key consideration when developing cloud strategies
“A hybrid model that combines cloud and on-premise technology offers the best of both worlds, allowing organisations to quickly benefit from cloud innovation while ensuring that data fragmentation across cloud and on-premise IT systems does not inhibit success. The first step toward doing that is to have a clear integration plan in place. “

CRM Smackdown: Oracle vs. Salesforce.com

Benioff vs. Ellison smackdownPaul Greenberg published a great review of Oracle OpenWorld today (sessions = good; keynotes = really bad).  He includes some of the main Ellison vs. Benioff sideshow highlights and provides some good details on Oracle’s CRM roadmap. CRM Market Analyst Lauren Carlson takes it step further with a summary of each vendor’s capabilities in her post: Oracle OpenWorld CRM Smackdown.  She also includes an interesting survey, which is still open for input. She poses the questions:

1) Who do you view as the leader in CRM?

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Salesforce.com
  • Microsoft
  • Other:
2) Will Oracle acquire Salesforce.com?
  • Yes
  • No
3) Who’s more full of it?
  • Benioff
  • Ellison
  • It’s a tie.

You can take the survey here. The results will be interesting.

Best of Both Worlds: Marc Benioff at Oracle OpenWorld

Here’s the presentation delivered by Marc Benioff at OpenWorld this week.

  • “We are the cloud people!”
  • “Clouds don’t come in a box!”

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