CRMBuyer: IBM-PeopleSoft Deal Opens Door to Linux CRM
May 21, 2004, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Middlewood)
"The dynamic duo of IBM and PeopleSoft has launched an
initiative that the two companies say will expand their existing
alliance, allowing them to focus more sharply on small and mid-size
businesses (SMBs) worldwide. The alliance calls for joint hardware
and software development of vertical applications, joint marketing
efforts, cooperative Linux development and industry-specific
solutions for resellers.
"IBM's infrastructure and service offerings are a great match
with PeopleSoft's products from both an industry and an
architecture perspective, Aberdeen Group vice president of supply
side research Chris Selland told CRM Buyer. 'The move makes a lot
of sense,' he said..."