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Reflections on Dreamforce, ZD's Channel Summit and Verio's Partner Event

Posted by thinkstrategies in Microsoft, Oracle, Pervasive, SaaS, Salesforce.com, SAP, Software-as-a-Service, Verio. Comments Off on Reflections on Dreamforce, ZD's Channel Summit and Verio's Partner Event

23rd September

Waiting for a delayed flight to Chicago from Vegas, as I try to make my way home to Boston, is an opportune time to recap a week of travels across the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and managed services landscape.

This past week began at Salesforce.com’s annual Dreamforce user conference. It was another lovefest that attracted a record crowd of over 7000 users, partners, press and analysts, up from fewer than 5000 a year ago. The 40% growth in total attendees was eclipsed by a tripling in the number of partners showcasing their on-demand capabilities, despite a big increase in the price for booth space.

The focal point of the event was Salesforce.com’s introduction of its new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), called force.com. The company also introduced a user interface on-demand solution (IaaS), visualforce.com. (Click here, to read THINKstrategies’ whitepaper regarding the new PaaS.)

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