Dell's Approach to Cloud Computing for SMBs

By Laurie McCabe | Posted September 12, 2011

Cloud computing was on display in full force last week at DreamForce 2011, the industry event celebrating anything and everything that routes through the cloud. Cloud computing is one of the driving forces that makes it possible for small business to afford and access enterprise-class technology and compete on a national and global scale.

Dell is no stranger to small business or to the cloud and took the stage at DreamForce to announce its new Dell Cloud Business Applications -- a collection of built-in, integrated cloud-based applications, services and support. Laurie McCabe, a small business analyst (and frequent contributor to this website) took note and provides a detailed rundown of the initiative -- that's designed to meet the needs of companies with 50 to 500 employees -- and what its one-stop-shop approach could mean for those small businesses.


Last week at Dreamforce 2011 , Dell announced Dell Cloud Business Applications, a new integrated, single sign-on approach to business solutions aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs) with 50 to 500 employees.

In the first release, Dell Cloud Business Applications include Salesforce CRM, Boomi technology to integrate Salesforce with financial applications (either on-premise and in the cloud) that SMBs are already running, including those from Intuit, Microsoft and Sage.

Read the complete article: Dell Cloud Business Applications: One Stop Shop for SMBs?

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