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Tags: #df13, Cloud integration, Dreamforce 2013, Internet of Customers, Jeff Kaplan, Marc Benioff, SaaS Integration, Salesforce.com, snaplogic, THINKstrategies
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.
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.
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Tags: Brent Leary, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, Denis Pombriant, Dreamforce, Informatica, Marc Benioff, Master Data Management, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, SAP AG, SAP integratin
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:
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Tags: cloud computing, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle Corporation, Oracle Public Cloud, Salesforce.com, Steve Jobs, Twitter
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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.
Paul 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?
2) Will Oracle acquire Salesforce.com?
3) Who’s more full of it?
- It’s a tie.
You can take the survey here. The results will be interesting.
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Tags: #oow, CRM, Marc Benioff, Oracle OpenWorld, Salesforce.com
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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Tags: #oow10, cloud computing, cloud in a box, Dreamforce, Marc Benioff, multitenant, OpenWorld, Oracle, SaaS, Salesforce.com
Following the tweet stream from Oracle OpenWorld today as Marc Benioff pushes the “no cloud in a box” message and warns of false clouds, I couldn’t seem to get this song out of my head. Thank’s for the laugh SNL! Now who’s going to create the Iron Man Oracle parody for Dreamforce?
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Tags: America's Cup, Cloud integration, Cloudblog, Company, IBM, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Peter Coffee, Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce.com, steve gillmor, techcrunch
Somehow I missed that salesforce.com introduced a corporate blog: The Cloud Blog. The tagline is, “An Industry View with an Attitude” and it it looks like Peter Coffee and Steve Gillmor won’t be the only bloggers. Don’t get me wrong, Peter is great (and prolific) and Steve is a TechCrunch legend, but I have never seen a blog post from Parker Harris or John Taschek. I’ve seen many articles written by Marc Benioff, but not an unfiltered blog post. This should definitely be one to follow!
Speaking of Peter Coffee, he pulled no punches in this post: “Appliance” is Abdication. I wrote about the topic a few months ago and thought “appliance reliance” was good – this is better! Some highlights from the post include:
- “Putting cloudish code in local hardware will not give you a real cloud, any more than sailing a boat in your bathtub will prepare you to compete in the America’s Cup.”
From a cloud integration perspective, this seems like a shot at shot at IBM to me. I’m just saying.
- “Market forces will require, and economies of scale will enable, the true cloud providers to maintain a pace of improvement that local resources will not be able to sustain.”
Meanwhile, the multitenancy debate rages on over on the Enterprise Irregulars site thanks to an initial post from Josh Greenbaum. I’m with Phil W. Here are my thoughts on the importance of multitenancy.
- “The same companies that promote their appliances today are the ones that tried to marginalize the entire cloud model only two or three years ago. Their goal is to minimize their own pain, not to maximize their customers’ success.”
Strong words from a great writer! Clearly the bar is set high for the other salesforce.com Cloudblog bloggers. I’m looking forward to what they have to say on this and other topics. Stay tuned…
I haven’t watched this guy since he was blown up by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, but he provided an over-the-top introduction of salesforce.com for this Marc Benioff and I just had to share it here. Thanks to @CRMFYI for posting it on his great site Salesforce Video Channel.