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Salesforce.com Joins U.K. Government G-Cloud Framework

            Salesforce.com Joins U.K. Government G-Cloud Framework

U.K. public sector organisations can now procure salesforce.com's trusted
social and mobile cloud computing technologies through the G-Cloud CloudStore

Across the globe, public sector organisations innovate and transform for the
social era with salesforce.com, including the Royal Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead in the U.K., Japan Post in Japan and NASA in the U.S.

PR Newswire

LONDON, Oct. 26, 2012

LONDON, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the
enterprise cloud computing
(http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/)company, today announced it has
joined the U.K. government's G-Cloud framework. With this announcement, U.K.
public sector organisations can now procure salesforce.com's trusted cloud
computing applications and platform via the G-Cloud CloudStore to innovate and
transform for the social era.

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Comments on the News:

  o"Now with salesforce.com joining the G-Cloud framework, the U.K. public
    sector can harness the power of social and mobile cloud computing to
    innovate and transform. The U.K. government now has a tremendous
    opportunity to end the era of IT projects that run over budget and behind
    schedule. That's great news for the U.K. taxpayer," salesforce.com EMEA
    chairman Dr. Steve Garnett said.
  o"Record government deficits, failed legacy IT programs, and a lack of
    public sector innovation have created a tipping point for cloud computing.
    The G-Cloud represents the innovative path and is evidence of the
    unstoppable momentum of cloud computing in governments around the world,"
    salesforce.com executive vice president for emerging markets Vivek Kundra
    said.
  o"The G-Cloud programme presents a huge opportunity for public sector
    organisations to improve efficiencies through cloud services and provides
    the potential for further innovation. As a result we are pleased to expand
    the G-Cloud framework with salesforce.com. We are working hard to
    continually advance the framework to ensure that it develops in-line with
    the needs of the public sector and enables us to make best use of new and
    emerging technologies," director of G-Cloud Programme, and Home Office
    director of IT strategy and delivery, Denise McDonagh said.

G-Cloud Framework: Innovate and Eliminate Wasteful Spending with Cloud
Computing
The G-Cloud framework underpins a Cloud-First approach by the U.K. government
that fundamentally changes the way U.K. public sector organisations procure
and operate information technology to improve services and work more
effectively for the public. The framework and catalogued list of suppliers
simplifies the procurement process and provides easy access to approved cloud
technologies. Public sector organisations in the U.K. are looking to
revolutionise a broad range of services both in local and central government
as well as public services such as the National Health Service with cloud
computing.

Governments Around the World Transform with Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com's leading cloud computing technologies are helping government
organisations to streamline internal processes, collaborate across
departments, and engage with the public via social networking and mobile
devices. With salesforce.com, governments can deploy social and mobile cloud
computing solutions that deliver immediate value, break down barriers to
innovation, and eliminate wasteful IT spending. Government customers around
the world such as the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the U.K.,
Japan Post in Japan and NASA in the U.S. are using Salesforce to connect
citizens, civil service employees, and agencies in completely new ways.

Additional Resources

  oFollow @salesforce on Twitter.
  oLike salesforce.com on Facebook.
  oRead more about the G-Cloud Programme.
  oVisit the G-Cloud CloudStore.

About salesforce.com
Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader.
Using salesforce.com's social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can
connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on
salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform
and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and
revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work and
innovate.

  oGrow your business with the world's #1 sales app, Salesforce Sales Cloud
  oDeliver amazing customer service with the award-winning Salesforce Service
    Cloud
  oListen, engage, advertise, and measure social media marketing with the
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  oAchieve breakthrough collaboration and productivity with Salesforce
    Chatter
  oAlign, motivate and drive performance with Salesforce Work.com
  oBuild social and mobile cloud apps on the Salesforce Platform and extend
    success with the world's leading enterprise app marketplace, the
    AppExchange

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