From Pot Shots To Praise: Ellison-Benioff Make Nice


Benioff: Oracle Is Just Selling Computers

Salesforce.com CEO Benioff took the gloves off again at his company's Cloudforce event on Dec. 1, 2011, saying simply he could not make heads or tails of Oracle's cloud strategy. "They have been announcing these cloud strategies for quite some time," Benioff said of Oracle. "I don't know what they're doing, honestly. I think they're just selling computers."

Benioff also hinted that Oracle would discontinue its CRM On Demand offering and shut down that unit to focus on its Fusion suite. Oracle rebuffed Benioff's claims, however, saying that Oracle CRM On Demand isn't going anywhere. And, Oracle, in fact, is still selling Oracle CRM On Demand.