List Includes Top Executives from Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Dell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, BEA, Red Hat, and TCS
Salesforce.com AppExchange On-Demand Platform Selected as One of the "Ten Most Influential: Enterprise Applications"
SAN FRANCISCO — August 7, 2006 — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that Computer Business Review (CBR) magazine named Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of saleforce.com, the third on their "10 Most Influential: Mover & Shakers" list. Salesforce.com's revolutionary AppExchange on-demand platform was also recognized by CBR as one of the "10 Most Influential: Enterprise Applications".
Benioff was ranked third behind Jonathan Schwartz, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems, and Matthew Szulik, president and CEO of Red Hat. Rounding out the top ten list were Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, Larry Ellison, chairman and CEO of Oracle, S Ramadorai, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mark Hurd, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Alfred Chuang, chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, Kevin Rollins, president and CEO of Dell, and Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of the IBM Software Group.
CBR recognized that, "Benioff (has) learned a thing or two about how to achieve market dominance... that is what he has achieved in the on-demand enterprise applications space, and there are no immediate threats to his empire..." In addition, CBR acknowledged that "Benioff's salesforce.com was one of the reasons that Siebel decided to sell up to Oracle..."
Salesforce.com's AppExchange was also recognized by CBR who reported, "(salesforce.com) is now positioned at the centre of a growing SaaS ecosystem. You can be sure there is a lot more innovation to come because the company is not afraid to break taboos: from embracing open source community techniques, to taking 'mash-ups' into the business environment. Its new focus on mobile applications suggests it will shake this sector up next."
"Driving change through innovation is a thrilling challenge for each and every salesforce.com employee," said Benioff. "This great acknowledgment by Computer Business Review is incredibly motivating for all of us at salesforce and I think I speak for the entire salesforce community when I say thank you for this recognition and appreciation."
The CBR editorial team selected all winners. The full text of both articles can be found at: http://www.cbronline.com/artiTcle_cbr.asp?guid=C6DD29C8-A937-4178-9408-B64116DCCB4F
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