Speaking today at the Merrill Lynch IT Services and Software conference in Las Vegas, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff didn't directly address the outage that occured earlier this week.
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Now that Salesforce has experienced two public outtages in as many months (see yesterday's coverage and then the coverage from last month), the very fair question of whether or not the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that drives that and other solutions is ready for the mission critical needs of enterprises is worth asking. After all, if Salesforce.
Wow. Yesterday, Berkman Center fellow David Isenberg publicized his request for a mashup that allows the public to create its own coverage map for the cellular services.
By way of ZDNet reader Derek Flickinger comes the low down on why just about every monitor on the market is about to become obsolete (for HD movie playback). Including many of those big screens hanging on your walls (oops).
Yesterday I posted about a salesforce.com outage that company founder and CEO Marc Benioff called "minor," lasting only about 30 minutes.
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