Marc Benioff, the well-known  as the CEO of Salesforce.com, has never been shy about explaining his views about how cloud-based software is going to replace the traditional enterprise software model .... someday. Today, he let loose with a bold prediction about Windows 8.

Windows 8 is a catalyst or "gambit" for CIOs, forcing them to say "am I going to Windows 8, or am I going to something else," Benioff said during a question-and-answer session at Salesforce.com's Cloudforce event in New York, which was webcast.

Benioff admitted, "Now, we're not completely there. Everything is not heterogenous client, everything is not LTE, everything is not cloud." But he also claims that some large businesses want to get rid of PCs in favor of employees using portable devices that they may buy and bring to work on their own, in the "bring your own device" approach. Read more