It is five years since Salesforce acquired Heroku, making it one of the earliest bets on cloud by an incumbent software player. Salesforce won Heroku after VMware had shown maximum intent to buy the company. The occasion prompted me to look at the stock prices of Heroku’s suitors. They have moved in opposite direction. I … Continue reading Heroku, VMware, Salesforce & the cloud
Seven years is a longtime in technology — both from a technological and business perspective. Technologies become redundant, behaviors are reinvented and new ideas coming at you like bugs flying into the headlights of a car speeding through the night. And perhaps that is why I am amazed that The Crunchies (which were started as … Continue reading A Storehouse moment!
J.P. Rangaswami, chief scientist of Salesforce spoke at GigaOM Structure Europe this morning and was later hanging out in the speaker room with me and Mathew Ingram (who interviewed him.) He joked about something that I just had to blog: It took 40 years for IBM to become evil. It took 20 years for Microsoft … Continue reading Half Life of Evil