October 13, 2009
Benioff at OpenWorld
Wish I could have attended this.
I heard a lot about this being a blow to Oracle, a threat etc. How did they get away with it?
But ask yourself: who is calling the shots on Salesforce.com being at OpenWorld? Oracle. 100%. So SFDC being at OpenWorld is 100% Oracle strategy. Of course Salesforce is going to show up there if allowed, but they are playing a known hand here.
The question is what is the Oracle strategy? A little more "Open" than anybody expected, if nothing else. Facinating.
I'd be shocked if SFDC has more than a year before the Enterprise Software DeathStar locks the 'ol gravity beam on 'em.