A Business Application Summation:

September, 2011

September 27, 2011  8:43 AM

SAP and Oracle follow in Microsoft, Salesforce.com’s footsteps with PaaS

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Back before it was preaching the wonders of the Social Enterprise, Salesforce.com was fixated squarely on Force.com and Platform as a Service (PaaS)....

September 8, 2011  9:21 AM

Is benchmarking data the next big step for SaaS?

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal published a story about an increase in business travel expenses. It cited data showing that corporate employees were spending more on meals, entertainment and hotels,...

September 6, 2011  1:11 PM

Benioff is a rock star and other notes from Dreamforce

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Dreamforce has come and gone. So too has Labor Day. That means it's time to clean out some of the notes from last week's conference in San Francisco and to stop wearing white pants. A few thoughts... What of VMforce? To no one's surprise, one of the announcements from...

September 1, 2011  7:27 PM

Is Salesforce.com’s DRO the first step to a private option?

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At its annual Dreamforce event, Salesforce.com announced its plans to offer a Database Rights Option for customers, allowing customers to store some of their data in their own data center while still accessing Salesforce.com. I caught up with ThinkStrategies' Jeff Kaplan to discuss what it means...

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