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As expected, Salesforce.com (CRM) kicks off its Dreamforce conference by announcing several new...

As expected, Salesforce.com (CRM) kicks off its Dreamforce conference by announcing several new products. Among them: an enterprise cloud storage platform called Chatterbox (competes with Dropbox and Box); a cloud employee performance solution called Work.com (competes with CSOD); and Marketing Cloud, a suite that ties together solutions from Buddy Media and Radian6 (competes with ORCL). Salesforce is also giving its Chatter enterprise social networking solution (competes with JIVE) a major overhaul.
Comments (3)
  • So the plan to maintain a 100X non-Gaap earnings growth rate is to simultaneously take on multiple established players in multiple new businesses, including head to head with Oracle.

     

    Because that will expand margins?
    19 Sep 2012, 11:29 AM Reply Like
  • I know you were being sarcastic, but I really don't think they're concerned with expanding margins. All the excitement they're creating around their new products is just to convince people to buy their stock.
    19 Sep 2012, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Their 'No Software' slogan is misleading at best. Before you can put up a single app, you have to pony up a hefty fee. After that, to do anything useful at the enterprise level one has to hire programmers/consultants. But if you are going to have to hire programmers, you might as well avoid the license fee and choose from several open source alternatives.
    19 Sep 2012, 07:38 PM Reply Like
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