“We want to get a better footprint within an enterprise,” Bruce Francis, Salesforce.com’s vice president of corporate strategy, tells the Business Technology Blog.
The Web site hosting, which the company plans to announce Monday, is a continuation of that strategy.
This isn’t your run of the mill Web-site support, however. The goal is to bridge the divide that exists in many businesses between Web operations and internal information technology, says Francis. Not only are the two often run by different groups, but more importantly data doesn’t always move freely between the Web site and a business’s systems.
But the pricing model, from later in the article, seems like an outlier:
The hosting service will be available in 2009 and costs around $1,000 a month for up to 1,000,000 page views.