The last thing the CEO of any company needs on the morning of his company's annual conference is some monumental industry announcement to distract him and his attendees from his own company's breaking news. But, in a real test of public company executive ball juggling, that's exactly what salesforce.
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One of the more interesting questions to arise out of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel Systems is what will become of the technological marriages between Siebel and IBM that fuel some of Siebel's existing offerings. Although salesforce.
In an interview with news.com Bill Gates was asked: More developers are becoming interested in building new applications using the Web as a platform, as opposed to the PC.
Bump this up to milestone from the level of "me-too" on the scale of adoption.
Google's launch of a blog search engine legitimizes the blog search space, but raises questions about the future of blog search in Google's main engine.
Phil Wainewright is not impressed with salesforce.com's Appexchange marketplace.
Adam Bosworth, former Microsoft and BEA development guru and now a Google engineering vice president, gave a presentation at the salesforce.com user event that offered a much improved articulation of the notion of continuous improvement and innovation I wrote about my recent post on Microsoft making some of its Office interface improvements available now rather than in 12 to 18 months when the new version ships.
Steve Sinofsky, senior vice president at Microsoft for Office, responded in a Talkback to my post to BillG about making some of the interface improvements available now rather waiting until Office 12 ships in late 2006, or 2007 if it slips.Hi Dan,I hear you and we are super commited to continuous improvement.
News.com's Declan McCullagh has the disturbing details on the Rep.
At the Professional Developers Conference today, Bill Gates and company will dribble out more details about Vista, Office 12 and other products. Here's a sample of what Office 12 (Office 2006?