"My condolences to anyone in the Bay Area next week as Dreamforce descends like a khaki-clad, expense account-fuelled barbarian horde upon ancient Rome.The Spectacle that is Dreamforce – Platformonomics
Salesforce may feel compelled this year to surpass its own superlative standards of spectacle to compensate for a mounting set of inadequacies, including slowing growth at a company (and stock) sustained by growth, confronting real competition that can actually write code, being reduced to enlisting the EU as a strategic partner and an increasingly Oracle-esque purchase experience (and pricing). In a cosmic twist of irony, Salesforce has become the Siebel of its generation, focused on defending its multiple at all costs to keep it out of Oracle’s clutches."
Monday, October 03, 2016
The Spectacle that is Dreamforce – Platformonomics
From a Salesforce reality check by Charles Fitzgerald