Dell teams up with Salesforce on cloud tools for SMEs

Summary:The company has joined forces with Salesforce on a Software-as-a-service platform that will provide integration, analytics and tailored cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses

Dell is teaming up with on a Software-as-a-Service platform targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.

At Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dell introduced its new Cloud Business Applications. The package has the following features: integration with existing software; real-time business visibility and analytics; and comprehensive services. Dell said it will help customers design, develop and deploy the cloud applications that work best for their business.

Dell is also integrating Salesforce's CRM (customer relationship management) system and connecting the Salesforce Sales Cloud to a variety of applications including Microsoft Dynamics and Intuit QuickBooks.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Dell expands cloud solutions to cover SMBs with Salesforce on

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Topics: Cloud


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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