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May 23, 2008

a major provider of cloud computer infrastructure

It's interesting, salesforce is finally taking a seat at the on-demand cloud computing infrastructure table.

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2008/05/22/salesforcecom-a-play-on-gulp-web-30/

MacMillan contends that the company is morphing from the leader in on-demand CRM software to “a major provider of cloud computer infrastructure.” (Which is to say, Web 3.0.) “If customers keep track with the vision, management executes and keeps good terms with other disruptive players, we think the opportunity could be many times the size of the CRM market,” he writes.

MacMillan notes that CRM still generates most of the company’s sales from sales force automation. But he notes that the company has opened up its infrastructure as a platform and hopes third parties will develop more tactical applications. “While it is a big bet, nascent and not exactly unique [Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) have similar offerings] we think CRM is gaining significant mind share within customers and from the third party developer community,” he writes.

Posted by Chris at 01:57 PM

May 19, 2008

Agile management talk

Steve Greene and I will be talking in the bay area again at http://www.ieee-scv-ems.org/meetings/mtg.htm?nav_year=2007&meetingdate=2008-06-05&part=1

June 6th, 2008


Management Forum

Topic: Extraordinary Results for an Enterprise Agile Revolution
Presented by: Steve Greene & Chris Fry

After Dinner Presentation

Topic: Globalization And Why It Works
Presented by: Kevin Walsh

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bullet Time:
bullet 6:00 PM: Registration
bullet 6:30 PM: Management Forum
bullet 7:00 PM: Dinner (See the menu if no pop-up, click here)
bullet 7:30 PM: After Dinner Presentation
bullet Place: RAMADA INN
1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale CA 94089 (See Meeting Map)
bullet Cost: (to defray expenses for dinner)
bullet $25 for IEEE members; $30 for non-members with reservations by 12:00PM 06/03/2008
bullet Special $10 rate for IEEE Student Members (with IEEE Student Member Card)
bullet $5 additional (members or not) after 12:00PM 06/03/2008
bullet Pay at the door; cash or checks only -- no credit cards

Posted by Chris at 03:48 PM

May 09, 2008

Just got back from dreamforce Europe

I just got back from dreamforce Europe. It was a lot of fun to hang out in London and see where the European market is and what the hot topics were.

One of the best things was the salesforce colored cabs:

salesforce_cabs.jpg

There was a lot of interest in mobile platforms, integration, apex code and visualforce.


Posted by Chris at 09:59 PM