Marc is the CEO of SalesForce.com.
The quiet period was "interesting" but the IPO went quite well. They announced customer and subscriber numbers. Over 185,000 subscribers and 12,000 customers.
He thinks the SEC needs to be changed. But he's unwilling to provide any concrete advice.
The process of coming up with recommendations for the government (he's the co-chair of a government committee on technology) is apparently very interesting work. There are a lot of smart folks on the committee and there's a ton of stuff on the horizon. Security, for one, is a big deal.
(Editorial note: What's this stuff have to do with Web 2.0 anyway?)
They're talking about ego jousting now.
Ah, they're back on track and talking about web services and software as a service. Marc says it's a massive opportunity. Really, really big. It's like the client/server revolution but even better.
They're still very, very early on the technology adoption curve. That means most folks in IT don't get this stuff yet. Not even close.
There's a lot of preaching to the choir going on here.
Marc is giving a platform overview now.
Can Salesforcce.com benefit like Amazon.com from web services? Too early to tell.
More preaching about how this is the future.
Jason Freed is asking about CRM for small businesses.
He thinks that small businesses can use their stuff too. And that competition is necessary in this market.
John notes that BoingBoing has twice the readership of The Standard with only four people.
Posted by jzawodn at October 06, 2004 06:02 PM
Huh, I thought Halsey Minor was CEO. Maybe he's chairman.
Like your comment about "John notes that BoingBoing has twice the readership of The Standard with only four people". This is so true for blogs, and for that matter, many websites. We have been closely monitoring the evolution of what is being called as "nano-publishing". It seems that less the bureaucracy in the organization the more nimble it becomes. When you don't have five layers of editorial staff reviewing what you write, you can get it online in literally no time.