SAN FRANCISCO – October 26, 2009 – Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing (http:// www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, has announced that Dr. Steve Garnett, salesforce.com EMEA chairman, has been named by UK national newspaper The Daily Telegraph as one of the 50 most influential Britons in technology today.
The list features entrepreneurs, developers and politicians, as well as notable figures such as Tim Berners-Lee who headed the list for his contributions to the development of the internet. Dr. Garnett was selected by the Telegraph’s technology team for his pivotal position as EMEA chairman of salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company.
Taking into account recent developments as well as past achievements, the prestigious directory highlights just who holds the most influence in the technology industry. This coveted accolade was awarded to Dr. Garnett for his role as the leading proponent of cloud computing technology.
Joining salesforce.com in July 2003, Dr. Garnett brought with him a wealth of expert computing knowledge, gained from 18 years experience in senior positions at Siebel Systems and Oracle Corporation. The Telegraph attributed much of salesforce.com’s success in Europe and the rise of cloud computing to the work of Dr. Garnett.
He said: “Cloud computing is a technology that is changing the way businesses operate all over the globe. The end of software era is here and cloud computing will be the only viable option for companies wanting a low-cost, low-risk approach that is highly scalable and adapts to the needs of their business.”
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