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Rumour has it Salesforce is looking to sell itself

Rumour has it Salesforce is entertaining acquisition offers

Cloud heavyweight Salesforce may be working with financial advisors and fielding acquisition inquiries, according to Bloomberg. The biz paper added that there is no certainty any deal will materialise.

BlueMix goes live but will it boost IBM’s cloud strategy?


IBM’s platform as a service offering BlueMix, originally announced in February this year, has gone live in the company’s cloud services marketplace this week. Gary Barnett, principal software analyst at research and consultancy firm Ovum told Business Cloud News that the offering has the potential to transform the company’s software business. But its success will ultimately depend on IBM’s ability to integrate third party services, and break into new customer demographics it hasn’t always seemed comfortable catering to.