At a recent Cloud Computing Roundtable, Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, explained why he thinks Microsoft's entry into the business will bring validation to the cloud. Many CTOs, he says, still need to be convinced that using software as a service will save them money and move their companies toward the future.
This discussion is especially interesting in conjunction with my recent column Are netbooks quietly driving us to thin clients and cloud computing?
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