The Platform as a Service

by Bruce Elgort

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ich glaub ich hab, zu später stund', nicht alles begriffen, aber das Video ist wirklich klasse gemacht!

Samuel Orsenne, 2007-09-25

Great video, for sure.
The interesting challenge for single location (as in force.com) platforms is the inadequate security model of todays browsers regarding JavaScript. But this is nothing a concerted effort of the browser guys couldn't fix.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2007-09-25

Did anyone else think this video was too long? That the background music was annoying? That the whole thing was.....just......well......boring?

Bob Balaban, 2007-09-25

Commercial, a well done one, a little bit over the top as most American commercials are.

Disclaimer: Have not really looked at salesforce.com.

I wager a guess that if you run your business only on that 'platform' then all might be shiny and well, but I'm pretty sure that there ARE integration challenges on the edges.

Its the same thing in Domino, in WebSphere, in fact everything that you might use as your 'platform'.

Also I'd take the everything everywhere talk with a big pinch of salt.


Martin Forisch, 2007-09-25

@Bob,

This video was shown during the second keynote of the Salesforce conference. They also called on to the stage the person who produced it who is a Salesforce employee who runs their creative department. Personally I liked the video and thought it was well done. I might also add that Salesforce marketing in general is very good.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

@Martin,

Salesforce.com integrates extremely well with many applications. That's one of things Salesforce got right from the get go - an excellent API. If you ever want to learn more about Salesforce ping me offline.

Bruce

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

agree with bruce what he sayed about integration and the very powerful API.

But they have the problem as such ASP company´s ever had if they try to bind european or asian people: data stored and overworked in america, on american servers. An absolutely No-Go for business critical data if you´re not resident of the US.

ingo harpel, 2007-09-25

Ingo,

Have you seen this?

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

Bruce,

yes, but is service system = storage system ? Do SFC handle distributed content ? So, let´s get in touch via skype.

ingo harpel, 2007-09-25

Bruce, I'm surprised to hear that it was done by a SalesForce employee. Good for him/her, it must have taken a lot of work. I figured they hired Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, since this video is a direct imitation of his Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us video.

Alan Lepofsky, 2007-09-25

I just want to know how much advertising dollars they paid Bruce to link it?

Chris Miller, 2007-09-25

Chris,

As you may not know I AM a Salesforce user/developer in my day job and also am an avid fan of the technology, the development tools and the Salesforce community that I am slowly starting to engage with. If you need to integrate Salesforce with Notes/Domino talk to me :-).

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

@Alan,

With regards to "since this video is a direct imitation of his Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us video." I would have to say "such is the essence of art".

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

Bruce, I was not complaining that they copied it. I used the work imitation, not rip off, stolen from, or anything else like that.

Alan Lepofsky, 2007-09-25

I´d be more concerned with the data being open for scrutiny by third parties, when accessible in the US. And I am not only talking carnivore here: Think about the SWIFT discussion, for example.


´nuff said.

Armin Roth, 2007-09-25

@Alan,

Thank you for your clarification.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-09-25

I watched it to the end, but I still don't understand what the video is about. If this is some kind of product, service or platform I should use, I need to know what problems it solves.

Timo Stamm, 2007-09-26

> But they have the problem as such ASP company´s ever had if they try to bind
> european or asian people: data stored and overworked in america, on american servers.
> An absolutely No-Go for business critical data if you´re not resident of the US.

that's mostly a mantra repeated over and over by consultants of various shades. the truth is, salesforce is gaining quite a bit of standing (and customers) in Europe and Asia, as they continue to build trust with some major companies and consulting firms.
disclaimer: i'm NOT a salesforce employee but i have implemented salesforce.com for various customers in Europe and UAE.

Andreas Schaefer, 2007-09-26

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