Wantage, Oxfordshire, 09, June 2011 – Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, has announced that nearly 70 per cent of local businesses attending its recent Cloudforce 2011 Essentials event at the Williams F1 conference centre in Wantage have made the move to cloud computing and are actively using the solutions today. The results came from a survey of delegates’ views carried out at the event.

Further highlighting the growing momentum behind cloud computing, 46 per cent of companies that don’t currently utilise the cloud in their business said they were planning to invest in cloud computing within the next six months, with another 47 per cent intending to do so within a two-year period.

The rapid growth in cloud adoption rates implied by these figures reflects analyst projections of dynamic growth for cloud computing over the next few years. Analyst company, Forrester Research recently predicted that the value of cloud systems globally will hit $241 billion by 2020, up from $40 billion today.*

In total, more than 200 local business people attended the Wantage event, which gave them the opportunity to listen to customers talk about their innovative use of Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Chatter and custom app development with Force.com, as well as share ideas with customers and partners of salesforce.com and representatives from the company itself.

About Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that has transformed the way companies collaborate and communicate. Salesforce.com is leading the effort to bring Cloud 2, the next paradigm for computing, to the enterprise by offering its customers the social collaboration, mobility and openness that are the hallmark of this new world. The company’s platform and application services include:

● Salesforce Chatter, a private social network for your enterprise
● The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
● The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
● Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagement
● The Jigsaw Data Cloud, for data integrity and quality
● The Force.com platform, for custom application development
● Heroku, for building social and mobile apps in Ruby
● The AppExchange, the world’s leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications

Salesforce.com offers the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. As of April 30, 2011, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 97,700 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks.
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*Sizing The Cloud - Understanding And Quantifying The Future Of Cloud Computing – Forrester Research, April 2011