They call it Connected Computing, but I think it should be called .Client/Server
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff introduces Appexchange, a new service that allows developers to create, stors, share and sell applications and components that integrate with the salesforce.
I spent the morning at the salesforce.com event, but much of the discussion in the hallways was about the implications of Siebel getting acquired by Oracle.
eBay buying Skype doesn't make a lot of sense if you think of Skype as "just a VoIP company." Thinking of Skype as a CRM solution in embryo, however, yields some interesting ideas.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff didn't let Oracle's announcement of its Siebel acquisition get in the way of what he called the biggest and most exciting idea he has ever worked on.
This dramatically and quickly commoditizes platforms and infrastructure.
Never at a loss for words, salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff who woke up this morning to find out that his former boss and investor Larry Ellison was now his biggest competitor, apparently issued the following internal memo to all salesforce.
It will take a major Linux vendor pairing up with a first-tier OEM and a major enterprise or government for Linux to make inroads on the desktop.
After hearing that Oracle was acquiring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) titan Siebel Systems this morning, I shot off an email to Marc Benioff, CEO at CRM on-demand darling salesforce.com to see what he had to say.
In a deal valued at $5.8 billion, Oracle Corporation has completed the sequel to this morning's merger mania (the first part being eBay's acquisition of Skype) by acquiring Customer Relationship Management solution provider Siebel Systems.