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Dell, Salesforce.com Join Forces To Bring SMBs Under The Cloud

Salesforce.com and Dell have joined hands to come up with a cloud-based customer relationship solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

The CRM solution will be dispensed to businesses by Salesforce.com, whereas the computer manufacturer will be offering migration for the customers via its Dell Integration Services.

The partnership between the two companies aims at bringing the enterprise-class, cloud-based services to the businesses that hitherto may not have been capable to go for such high-end services, primarily due to budget constraints.

Discussing the same, George Hu, executive VP marketing and alliance at Salesforce.com, said in a statement: “Our work with Dell opens up a whole new world for small and midsize businesses, empowering them to harness the power of cloud computing without the cost and complexity of managing infrastructure”.

He further went on to say that the collaboration between the two would bolster up the uptake of cloud-based services among the SMBs worldwide.

The duo will be offering the cloud-based CRM solution, which is being touted as an “out-of-the-box” integration solution by the companies, at a subscription fee of $9 per month per user.

The deal pronounces a win-win situation for both the tech companies, with Salesforce.com will be promoting SMBs to go for Dell computers, while Dell will recommend the enterprises to opt for Salesforce.com’s services.

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