More bold statements from Marc Benioff:
Benioff also took playful shots at competitors, especially software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), which he implied has missed the boat on cloud computing.
"Microsoft wants this cloud thing stopped," Benioff said. He was referring to people handing out flyers for Microsoft outside the convention center where he was speaking.
Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure, competes with VMforce, a joint product being developed by Salesforce and VMware Inc. (VMW).
… but the words are difficult to reconcile with objective assessments such as the following, from Forrester (see this page for more context-setting and a link to the full Forrester report):