Google and Salesforce.com are reportedly planning an alliance to combine their web productivity and customer relationship management systems.
The New York Times reports the two firm are still working out details of a potential partnership, which could be announced in the next few weeks.
Citing unamed sources, the NY Times said a web-based offering to customers could integrate Google online services such as e-mail and instant messaging with Salesforce’s CRM technology.
Google and Salesforce.com have not so far confirmed the reported collaboration, although as many executives already use consumer-based tools like instant messaging, the product integration would not exactly be leftfield.
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