Cloudforce was hosted at the Javits Center in New York City on Oct. 19 (Photo : Reuters)
Windows 8 is "the end of Windows," said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at a Q&A session that Latinos Post attended after the entrepreneur's Cloudforce keynote speech in New York City.
At the cloud computing conference, Benioff reinforced that we are entering a new technology ecosystem, ushered in by wireless LTE and high bandwidth service networks that are chipping away at Microsoft's dominance in the computing space.
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Throughout his keynote speech, the CEO repeated the tagline "Business is Social," and reinforced that Saleforce is a "customer company". The proliferation of tablets smartphones, and "phablets" has expanded avenues of access to social networks and has widened points of entry to Salesforce services. The company notes that 70% of businesses have adopted social media, and that $1.3 trillion of revenue can be unlocked and added to the economy with the help of Salesforce's social media platform, which creates a more personal relationship between consumers and the business serving them.
More and more companies may adopt a bring your own device (BYOD) architecture moving forward, argued Benioff.
"Windows 8 is the gambit that Chief Information Officers will say - 'Am I going to Windows 8 or something else?"
Benioff believes that there is a tangible change in both consumer and business culture that allows each person to customize their own experience with the device of their liking. In regards to businesses, the CEO touts that any smart device can access the Salesforce cloud and link directly to company assets and information.
While Windows will likely remain dominant in the desktop space for the foreseeable future, the growing market for mobile devices has become so diverse that Microsoft's clamp on that niche of computing may not be enough to stem the bleeding of other operating systems into the consciousness of consumers. Cloudforce proudly exlaims that we are undergoing a post-PC revolution.
Windows 8 launches on Oct. 26.