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Salesforce.com: It's The Platform, Stupid

I went to Dreamforce 2011 focused on Salesforce.com's applications, especially Chatter. I left with a new appreciation for their platform and the ecosystem that they are creating.

Jive Software Announces Management Team Changes

Jive Software has just announced that Christopher Morace will become SVP of Business Development. Morace will retain product marketing oversight and responsibility, but step aside from product management duties. He will be replaced as SVP Product Management by Patrick Lin, who is leaving VMware to join Jive.

These changes to the management team are important because they suggest two things:

1. Jive is still moving quickly toward an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and, perhaps, accelerating their pace toward that goal.