Salesforce Poaches Cisco’s Collaboration Guru

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Doug Dennerline spent ten years at Cisco and was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Collaboration Software Group, making him the man in charge of WebEx and other popular offerings. He was also the one spearheading a rumored move by Cisco to make an online competitor to Microsoft Office and other Web-based collaboration suites. But today Dennerline is departing the company for CRM- and platform-as-a-service company Salesforce, where he’s becoming its head of enterprise sales in the Americas. Before heading up the SaaS wing at Cisco, he was a senior VP at the commercial and enterprise sales groups. Dennerline will become the Salesforce executive vice president of enterprise sales in the Americas, meaning that he’ll be moving further away from the kind of product strategy work he did as VP at Cisco’s Collaboration Group. Salesforce recently posted a 20% increase in revenue for its second quarter, bumping it up to $316.1 million. But in the long term, the company is still facing some competition from both Microsoft and Oracle in the CRM space despite its current dominance. It has also moved into different territory with its Force.com cloud platform for both applications and sites. For both areas, bringing in a leader in sales from Cisco who really groks cloud computing and collaborative software is a serious win for Salesforce. As for the “why” of the matter for Dennerline, there’s been no comment so far from either Salesforce or Cisco. Whether it was just a case of better opportunities and compensation or something more cultural, it’s unclear at the moment. What is clear is that Cisco is losing a real veteran in a rapidly evolving and lucrative space. Image credit: Ciscocenter_img Tags:#enterprise#news#saas Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Over 1 lakh Gorkhas excluded, claims community body

first_imgThe Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP) has claimed that more than 1 lakh people belonging to the community have been excluded from Assam’s final NRC. The list otherwise is believed to comprise mostly Bengali-speaking Hindus and Muslims.State BGP president Nityananda Upadhyay said the figure was arrived at by speaking to members of local units of the organisation across the State. The BGP is one of the stakeholders in the cases related to NRC in the Supreme Court.“We are waiting for the data to reach us in two-three days. The number of rejected Gorkha people who are bona fide Indian citizens is expected to be more than 1 lakh as on date,” he said.“The NRC has been based on the historic Assam Accord. It is time to realise that we have been identifying genuine Indian citizens based on documents, so inclusions have been done legally after multi-layered verification, but the numbers of foreigners traced after cases in the Foreigners’ Tribunals will not meet the expected lines that the government narrated. As a whole the NRC is not on expected lines,” Mr. Upadhyay said.BGP leader Nanda Kirati Dewan said Gorkhas showed patience throughout the upgrading process.“The number of exclusions has come down from the draft NRC. Of the 1 lakh Gorkhas in the reject list, about 20,000 are facing D [doubtful] voters cases, while others have been hit by surname mismatch. The BGP will engage legal and para-legal community members trained to fight Foreigners’ Tribunal cases to help those excluded,” he added.The BGP’s intervention had helped people with minor mismatch in names get included in the final NRC. But while Sahitya Akademi award winner and Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha president Durga Khatiwada and his children have been included, founding member of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee Chhabilal Upadhyay’s granddaughter Manju Devi has been left out along with her two children.last_img read more

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