News

Salesforce.com Hires Microsoft Gov Strategist

Salesforce.com announced this week that it has hired Matt Miszewski, a former general manager at Microsoft, to serve as Salesforce.com's senior vice president for the global public sector.

Miszewski previously worked at Microsoft as general manager of worldwide government. He was "the chief strategist behind Microsoft's global government practice and guides the business, technical and architectural structure of Microsoft’s offerings in the government industry," according to a Microsoft bio.

Miszewski will lead Salesforce.com's cloud computing public-sector initiatives, according to a press release posted on his blog. He reports to Salesforce.com's executive vice president of sales, Hilarie Koplow-McAdams.

Earlier in his career, Miszewski worked as the CIO for the state of Wisconsin, overseeing a $400 million IT budget. The Microsoft bio indicates that he negotiated "a Microsoft enterprise licensing agreement with terms as good or better than those for all other states except California and New York," saving $2.5 million per year.

Salesforce.com is a Microsoft rival in the hosted customer relationship management space. Microsoft stepped up the CRM competition earlier this week by launching its new Dynamics CRM 2011 Online service.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.

Featured

  • Microsoft Drops 'Solorigate' for 'Nobelium' in Ongoing SolarWinds Attack Investigations

    Microsoft this week described "three new pieces" of malware that were used in the SolarWinds Orion espionage attacks dubbed "Solorigate," although Microsoft security researches are now calling it "Nobelium."

  • Microsoft Universal Print Service Commercially Released

    Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Universal Print service is now commercially released at the "general availability" stage worldwide.

  • Restoring a Backup to Dissimilar Hardware: 3 Things To Watch Out For

    Getting a new desktop looking and feeling like the old one used to take a long time, but modern backup applications have greatly streamlined the process. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid potential issues.

  • Black Box

    Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2022 Preview

    Microsoft announced during its Ignite event that Window Server 2022 is currently availability at the preview stage.

comments powered by Disqus