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[News] [Rival] Benioff Calls Microsoft "Somewhat Disgusting"

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Benioff Calls Microsoft "Somewhat Disgusting"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 09:39:49 +0000
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Few big investors more positive about tech stocks after Goldman conference

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| Marc Benioff, chief executive of cloud-
| computing company Salesforce.com, called 
| Microsoft "somewhat disgusting" for its 
| fixation with the Windows operating system, 
| and went on to spread around disdain for SAP 
| and IBM.



Salesforce.com pulls plug on Sun's flagship Unix servers

,----[ Quote ]
| The big rival to Sun's massively engineered and supported UltraSPARC boxes
| running Solaris are the lower-priced Dell boxes running Linux.
| Benioff did not say what Dell servers or operating system Salesforce.com will
| run, citing competitive reasons. It's likely, though, Salesforce.com is
| running Linux.


Marc Benioff's mantra: Anything but Microsoft

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| I think Microsoft is still a dinosaur. More than ever, it tries to hold onto
| its monopolistic position around technology that they hold, whether it's SQL
| Server, whether it's NT, whether it's Windows, whether it's Office--these are
| their cash cows they don't want slaughtered.


Google, Salesforce Expand Integration Of Cloud Computing Platforms

,----[ Quote ]
| Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs is available at no charge through
| Salesforce and Google. Applications can be published on either the Google
| section of AppExchange or on the search engine's Solutions Marketplace.


Microsoft Partners Wary Of Salesforce-Google CRM

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| Salesforce.com and Google on Monday unveiled a new offering that marries
| office productivity apps with CRM and looks like a pre-emptive strike against
| Microsoft's upcoming Dynamics CRM Live service.  


Marc Benioff taunts the awakened dinosaurs

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| Following is part of the exchange, where I asked Benioff for his thoughts on
| Microsoft. He has called Microsoft a dinosaur, incapable of innovation, and a
| monopolist.  


Salesforce says it's beating, mirroring Microsoft

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| While dismissing Microsoft's announced move into Salesforce's
| on-demand software turf, Benioff also said that his firm is akin
| to Microsoft back when that company's marquee product was the
| DOS operating system.



Google, Salesforce.com partner on Web site

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| Salesforce.com and Google launched a Web site on Tuesday that is designed
| to allow the online customer relationship management software maker to
| act as a reseller for Google's AdWords.


Salesforce get another Open Source Plug-in

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| Jasper4Salesforce delivers easy access to advanced reporting by building
| on top of the AppExchange on-demand platform to integrate the one of the
| more popular open source reporting solution into the Salesforce suite
| of applications.


JasperSoft's Market-Leading Open Source Reporting Solution Now Available On
salesforce.com's AppExchange

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| "Jasper4Salesforce provides customers with a market-leading open
| source business intelligence solution that's been proven in tens of
| thousands of deployments."


Marketing hype aside, Apex is Salesforce.com's response to open source.

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| Nick thinks it's big news, and I do, too. It's big because it offers
| customers a way to customize hosted applications, rather than running
| them "as is." The myth has been that companies don't want to customize
| software. The reality is that they emphatically do. Salesforce.com's
| traditional customer base (SMEs) did not. Its big Fortune 500
| companies definitely do.

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