Marc Benioff recognized for unparalleled impact on evolution of business technology
SAN FRANCISCO, US & Dublin, Ireland – January 16, 2008 – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, today announced that Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of the company, has been named one of TechRepublic’s “10 Most Influential Leaders in Business.” Recognized for his unparalleled impact on the evolution of business technology, Benioff was lauded both for championing the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) movement and for developing a full SaaS platform, Force.com. Benioff was honored in the company of industry leaders including John Chambers of Cisco, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs of Apple. “I’m excited to be recognized amongst this distinguished group of industry leaders for having the greatest impact on the evolution of business technology in 2007 with Software-as-a-Service,” said Benioff. “Recognized by TechRepublic as one of the 10 most important business technology products in 2007, our SaaS applications have seen incredible momentum over the past year, and we only see the SaaS movement gaining more steam with our newest innovation, the world’s first Platform-as-a-Service.” Being named to the TechRepublic “10 Most Influential Leaders in Business” is the latest in a series of accolades given to Marc Benioff for his outstanding vision and accomplishments. Other recent honors include: Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award; eWeek 2007 Top 100 Most Influential People in IT; Silicon.com Top 50 Agenda Setters for 2007; and being named a CRM Magazine 2007 Influential Leader. To view the complete listing of TechRepublic “10 Most Influential Leaders in Business,” visit http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=572. Ends
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Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet. The company’s Force.com PaaS enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful on-demand applications that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. Applications built on the Force.com platform, available at http://www.force.com, can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.
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