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Apr 8 2008   2:50PM GMT

Overheard: Google platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

dan_farber.jpg “Google could parlay its search and advertising technology, market dominance, and its infrastructure prowess into a powerful engine that runs and monetizes thousands or millions of externally developed applications.

Salesforce.com provides a more mature example today with its Force.com platform. It allows developers to write applications, mostly CRM-oriented, in a variety of languages that can run natively on the Salesforce.com software platform and data centers.”

Dan Farber, Web 2.5: The emergence of platforms-as-a-service

I like this analogy. Hadn’t thought of Salesforce this way before.

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