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 To Switch to Subscription Model for Some Server Products

    New application server products coming from Microsoft in the second half of 2021 will be offered only on a subscription basis.

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Party Lights Graphic

    Microsoft Positions Itself as the Platform of Choice for 5G

    As telecom companies begin rolling out 5G services, Microsoft is touting its 5G bona fides, namely Azure support for SDN.

  • Ivanti Plans Double Acquisition of Pulse Secure and MobileIron

    In a bid to enhance its mobile endpoint security offerings, Ivanti announced on Monday "definitive agreements" to acquire MobileIron and Pulse Secure.