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Salesforce Chatter

Salesforce, like many other companies, is jumping onto the enterprise social media bandwagon with the soon-to-be-released Chatter. Basically, Chatter introduces some of the functionality found in Facebook and Twitter into a secure enterprise system. Reactions vary (have a look at the comments on the article), including: “everyone’s on Facebook already – why bother with Chatter”, “this is great – just what I needed”, and “Elgg does this better already and its free”. Still, the best way to determine if a software has gained traction is to have someone develop it at an enterprise level. Sadly, it’s also the best way to kill the transformative functionality of new software.


  1. Personally, I am very excited about it. I believe Chatter will bring a new dimension to the product – where it is a good fit. Salesforce is not charging any more for it so if you like it, use it, it’s included. If it’s not your thing, you’re not paying any more for it and you don’t have to use it.

    I am very excited about working with this product though, it’s going to allow for a lot more creativity in Salesforce implementations I think.


    Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  2. Alan Peters wrote:

    Interesting point. I think applications into the Enterprise by a company that gets traction and makes a platform play could be very transformative.

    Here’s my two cents in Elevator Magazine:

    Alan Peters

    Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Permalink