Salesforce links with Amazon and Facebook

Salesforce, the software-as-a-service customer relationship management platform, has announced integration with both the Facebook platform and Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing services, reports MacWorld.

The Facebook development will allows developers on the "Force" platform to build applications which operate within Facebook. An example might be a recruiting app which allows Facebook users to recruit from among their social network.

The connection with Amazon is particularly interesting, though, as it apparently makes Amazon’s on-demand storage and computing available from within the Force platform. One of the criticisms I’ve heard of Force is that it’s data storage costs are relatively high, so giving access to Amazon’s cloud should be a welcome development.

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