Looking to win over enterprises worried about handing major contracts to a cloud software...

|By:, SA News Editor

Looking to win over enterprises worried about handing major contracts to a cloud software vendor, Salesforce.com (CRM) is expanding its partnership with Accenture (ACN). As part of the deal, the companies will cooperate on R&D, and create "Cloud Centers of Excellence" in North America and Europe. Separately, Salesforce is introducing instant messaging capabilities for its Chatter business social networking software, which competes with JIVE's offerings. (earlier)