Salesforce.com Receives Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editors' Choice Award for Fourth Consecutive Year, Named to Intelligent Enterprise Dozen
SAN FRANCISCO - February 27, 2009
Company recognized for exceptional vision, innovation and leadership
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that it has received a 2009 Editors'
Choice Award from Intelligent Enterprise. This is the fourth consecutive year salesforce.com
has received the award, which recognizes companies for exceptional vision, technology innovation
and customer leadership in attaining strategic objectives. The company was also named to the
"Intelligent Enterprise Dozen," described as the "the most influential companies for intelligent
enterprises in 2009."
"Salesforce.com is honored to be recognized once again by the panel of Intelligent Enterprise
editors and judges for delivering the benefits of cloud computing to our customers," said Marc
Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "As we mark our tenth anniversary, we are focused on
raising the bar for business solutions that are easy to deploy and manage, cost effective and that
offer a fast return on customers' investments."
"Smart enterprises will have to make the most of technology to outmaneuver the competition
and navigate the shoals of fast-changing and challenging economic conditions," said Doug Henschen,
editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. "We present our 10th Annual Intelligent Enterprise
Editors' Choice Awards to guide our readers toward innovative and influential vendors, whether
large or small, that have been leading the way toward easier and more comprehensive use of
information, deeper and timelier insight, and more flexible and efficient applications and business
In naming its Award recipients, Intelligent Enterprise states: "Clearly the standard setter
in the world of software as a service (SaaS), salesforce.com continues to refine its core offering,
providing points of integration to sync information back into the enterprise and a user interface
that non-technical types love."
Intelligent Enterprise also recognizes salesforce.com for its ground-breaking Force.com
Platform: "The company also has innovated with its Force.com "platform as a service," making it
simpler for customers and partners to deliver all kinds of enterprise apps. In short,
Salesforce.com will continue to define how SaaS and the larger cloud computing market evolve."
For more information or to view the complete list of Intelligent Enterprise Dozen companies,
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