Salesforce (CRM) hires former Oracle North American sales chief Keith Block to be its president,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Salesforce (CRM) hires former Oracle North American sales chief Keith Block to be its president, vice chairman, and sales/customer support/consulting chief, and makes him a board member. Block had a 26-year run at Oracle, which ended a year ago after an IM conversation in which he declared Oracle's Sun Microsystems unit to be "dead dead dead"  was made public (judging by sales trends, Block might've not been too far off the mark).