18 Nov The great cloud debate's unsatisfying but true answer
Salesforce.com wants you to adopt the cloud whole hog. Microsoft wants you to tread lightly. Why they’re both right — and wrong
Leading the “Did you see this, Dave?” articles I received by e-mail last week was this piece by the Economist that provides a very interesting debate on cloud computing. The discussion was between Stephen Elop, the president of Microsoft’s Business Division, and the never-boring Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. Ding, ding, ding!
From Stephen Elop: “Customers speak for themselves, and customers want choice. Their key requirements necessitate choice. Customers will be suspect of cloud-only solutions because they may need the ability to either migrate from or interoperate with legacy applications; they want to use existing technology investments and skill sets; and their personal assessment of risk and operational preferences may include the need for some computing capacity within their own datacentres.”
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