Monday, April 14, 2008

Google and Salesforce Join to Fight Microsoft - New York Times

More on the Google/Salesforce.com partnership

“Salesforce has belatedly recognized that it is important to link C.R.M. apps to productivity tools,” said Brad Wilson, general manager for Microsoft’s C.R.M. unit. “It has been core to our product since we launched five years ago. It validates our strategy.”

Google and Salesforce, two of the most important proponents of the idea of delivering software as a service over the Web, have grown increasingly close over the last several months. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend, so that makes Google my best friend,” said Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce.com.

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Salesforce for Google Apps, as the integrated product is called, will be available to Salesforce customers at no additional cost starting Monday.

Google and Salesforce Join to Fight Microsoft - New York Times

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