Google and Salesforce, together in the cloud
Google and Salesforce offer integrated apps for business users.
Looks good from the customer end -- trusted vendors working together in the cloud, delivering something useful...a peek into the future of enterprise apps.
Scoble on Google's strategy: "Brilliant. They, like the open source movement, are leveraging partnerships to pry open the Enterprise door. Now we will watch to see how Ray Ozzie defends the door to keep the competition away from [Microsoft's] cash cows."
SIA agrees: "By integrating its app suite with Salesforce.com (CRM), Google makes its apps more useful to corporate customers. It can also leverage CRM's enterprise sales and support infrastructure, while benefitting from Salesforce's 1mm-customer installed base."