What is Cloud Computing? You know this already.
How many types of Cloud there are? You know that too.
Hope that you’ve taken a closer look and know much more now. Now back to our new topic. SalesForce.com is a software-as-a-service provider which offers applications that cover the front-side of a business: sales, customer service, and IT help-desk. The Sales Cloud is a complete CRM web application that helps the Sales Dept. to find ALL the data that they need in one single place. Sales Cloud offers a full range of collaboration tools (chat, email, calendar, contacts) and works closely with (embedding) a big US business directory – Jigsaw (www.jigsaw.com). Cloud Platform for CRM and Cloud Infrastructure for CRM are other two cloud services provided by salesforce.com. With these applications you can customize your own CRM platform according with your business processes and procedures, connect the CRM with your existing business website and share information only with desired individuals or groups, using granular security and sharing rules from force.com. Cloud Infrastructure for CRM can help your business get the best results by connecting existing applications to the force.com CRM through a series of API interfaces.
Well, salesforce.com services are not free at all, but you may start with a 30 day free trial and after that decide with which package to go. The prices for this software-as-a-service platform are per user registered and per month, starting with only 5$.
We’ve seen three of the most powerful cloud providers at this time. Of course, they are not the only ones who run this market. If you are searching for a cloud provider that fits your needs to develop, test and run an application, it is advisable that you also take at look at the Verzion Business, Microsoft, RackSpace or Google, who have developed great services. Looking forward for your input.