IBM sees customers of Salesforce.com as key to growing revenue at its Global Business Services consulting division.
No, it’s not buying Salesforce.com, as was rumored last year.
Big Blue has, instead, made a bid for Bluewolf, a consulting practice that specializes in helping companies integrate Salesforce.com’s CRM services into their IT systems. IBM values the market for this and other Salesforce.com-related professional services around at $111 billion annually.
Bluewolf has been working with Salesforce.com since 2001, and publishes an annual report on the market for that company’s services, “The State of Salesforce.”
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