Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at Dreamforce with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff discussed the evolution of computing — during the conversation, they covered everything from the network computer to the consumerization of IT to the emerging primacy of mobile, social and local.
Eric pointed out that it’s “the cloud that is allowing us to upend the old software model. High cost. Complex. Quickly out-of-date. Difficult to replace. We’ve exhausted what can be done with client-server.”
And, that “Consumer technology is now shaping enterprise software, and it’s transforming the way we live and work. Ubiquitous. Easy to use. Flexible. Constantly innovating. Built for teams.”
He said “We’ve embraced a user-first, 100% web approach with Google Apps, and it’s a big reason why “more than 40 million people now use Apps”.”
Schmidt also announced that “4 million businesses run on Apps and another 5,000 join the movement every day.”
You can watch the keynote embedded below: