"A cynic could say Salesforce, which counts HP among its largest clients, is doing HP a favor — with HP’s gear given key placement by a company that pioneered cloud computing. Indeed, Ms. Whitman said that her company had 27,000 sales executives using Salesforce and would be putting 100,000 of its affiliated resellers on the system.Salesforce.com and HP Buck Common Wisdom of Cloud Computing - NYTimes.com
Even with those kinds of numbers, however, Mr. Benioff is unlikely to be making this deal just as a favor. He does seem to agree that dedicating some hardware will win clients (who could probably get just as much security with software that partitioned their data within a regular public cloud, but who said sales were always rational?)"
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Salesforce.com and HP Buck Common Wisdom of Cloud Computing - NYTimes.com
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