A Strong Showing for Salesforce.com

Shares of the software outfit soared Thursday after its profits handily beat Street estimates. But a weakening economy could slow its momentum

The outsourcing of information technology management functions by businesses has been a boon for on-demand software providers such as Salesforce.com (CRM). But the likelihood of the U.S. economy slipping into recession this year could put a snag in Salesforce’s ability to keep growing as rapidly as it has been, some analysts say.

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