Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Named 2007 Agenda Setter and Top Ten Business Leader for Championing Software-as-a-Service

Benioff makes United Kingdom's silicon.com industry influencer list for the third time

SAN FRANCISCO - November 27, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff has been named a 2007 Agenda Setter and Top Ten Business Leader by silicon.com for championing Software-as-a-Service. It is the third time that Benioff has placed on the Agenda Setter list, and his second time on the Top Ten Business Leader list where he is joined by Steve Jobs of Apple, Eric Schmidt of Google, John Chambers of Cisco and Niklas Zennstrom of Skype. The full report and Top 50 list can be found at: http://www.siliconagendasetters.com.

"Marc Benioff has helped define Software-as-a-Service, which is why he deserves to be singled out," said Tony Hallett, editor of silicon.com. "It's not the first time Benioff has been featured in the Agenda Setters list, but he is up 18 places from last year's position. There was a growing feeling among our judges that on-demand is really coming of age and Benioff is seen as its torch-bearer."

"The momentum salesforce.com has created around Software-as-a-Service continues to build every year," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "The Agenda Setters list with companies such as Google, Skype, Cisco and Facebook represents companies who understand the power of the Web and share the same vision as salesforce.com. To be recognized as an Agenda Setter is an honor and a validation that the End of Software is here."

The winners were chosen by a panel of 14 judges from across the UK that included academics, analysts, consultants and silicon.com editors. The judges met last month in London to debate candidates and then each nominated 20 individuals.

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