re: Salesforce.com's Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Interesting article. I do wonder if Oracle is the correct comparison, though. With the Sun acquisition and Oracle's dependence on its database, Oracle seems to be off on its own. I think Salesforce is a bit more like SAP in terms of the range and vision of applications supported because I don't see Salesforce being as dependent, long-term, on CRM the way that Oracle depends on the database revenue.
But I agree with the big picture idea that Salesforce is on its way to creating a full business platform in the cloud and it's something to take notice of. Dreamforce was impressive in showing a lot of products that were hinted at in last year's vision of the future.