Oracle and Salesforce team up on cloud computing

June 25 Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:16am EDT

June 25 (Reuters) - Inc and rival Oracle Corp said they have signed a nine-year cloud computing partnership.

Salesforce will offer its cloud products on Oracle's Java platform, operating system, storage server, and database. Oracle will integrate with its workforce management software.

Microsoft Corp said on Monday that it would support Oracle software on its cloud-based platforms, a tie-up aimed at improving the rivals' chances against nimbler Web-based computing companies chipping away at their traditional businesses.

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koconnor100 wrote:
Microsoft Corp said on Monday that it would support Oracle software on its cloud-based platforms, …
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Cloud Based , and especially any association with microsoft , means PRISM is watching.

These businesses you’re running in the cloud … you’re not trying to Compete with USA companies anywhere are you ? Because a friendly chat by a US Business to a senator and suddenly the meaning of stratigic interests gets expanded.
you should see hte number the us state department was pulling on india to try and get cigarrettes sold in that country. The government down there is literally subservient to business interests.

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