Marc Benioff's top 10 list

Summary:Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff kicked off the afternoon at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit by telling the audience about his company's philanthropic efforts-- 1 percent of equity, 1 percent of profits and 1 percent of employee time are set aside a non-profit.

benioff220.jpg
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff kicked off the afternoon at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit by telling the audience about his company's philanthropic efforts-- 1 percent of equity, 1 percent of profits and 1 percent of employee time are set aside a non-profit. Then he launched into his spiel about the future of software, moving from enterprise software to network services. "Corporations around the world haven't heard the message we take for granted in Silicon Valley," Benioff said. He gave his usual examples of traditional applications versus services, such as Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes versus Yahoo Small Business Email and Google.com/hosted, to illustrate his point about the benefits of the "Business Web" and on demand/software as a service model.

He then listed his top 10 tenets for the future of software: 
  • Multi-tenancy
  • 99.9 + at < 300 milliseconds per transaction
  • Scalability--1 to 10,000 users on the same instance
  • Easy meta-customization transcends versions
  • Standard Web services APIs for easy migration
  • Mashups--composite Web services apps
  • Replicated development environment as a service
  • Application exchanges and directories
  • Multi-application execution
  • Write once, run anywhere

Topics: Apps

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.