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Does SaaS-PaaS=ASP?

In the 1990s, analysts proclaimed ASP the future of software. Application Service Providers offered software over the Internet, a revolutionary model that would take over the industry. Unfortunately, customers insist on modifying their enterprise applications, preferring to make the software

Posted in Cloud Computing, Salesforce, SAP

Chatter, SharePoint, and Collaboration

Last Tuesday at the Mountain View campus of LinkedIn, David Coleman, author of Collaboration 2.0, spoke on collaboration at the SDForum’s Web 2.0 SIG. While highlighting a few of the thousands of collaboration products on the market, Coleman praised Chatter

Posted in Collaboration, Salesforce, SharePoint

Real-Time Analytics at

Learn how Salesforce makes BI real time. Donovan Schneider, Principal Architect at, gives the inside story at the SDForum BI SIG.

Posted in Analytics, Cloud Computing, Salesforce, SVForum

Software-as-a-Service, the Pure and the Hybrid

Among CRM vendors, pursues the pure software-as-a-service strategy and Microsoft the hybrid strategy. Microsoft customers choose between licensing Dynamics CRM for on-premise installation, hosting with Microsoft, or hosting with a third-party hosting provider. lets customers host its software

Posted in Cloud Computing, Salesforce