Microsoft aims at on-demand Dynamics
This article reports that Microsoft Australia is urging traditional systems integrators and VARs to pair up with hosting providers to take advantage of its forthcoming CRM release, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. According to Mark Corley, Microsoft senior director of CRM channel strategy, Dynamics CRM’s new multi-tenant capabilities would give its channel the ability to expand their services and IP into the burgeoning on-demand software space. "This makes it more efficient for hosters and enterprise customers to undertake deployments which support multiple divisions or customers with a single federated instance," said Mr. Corley. According to Ross Dembecki, Microsoft Business Solutions Group lead product manager, "Resellers looking for more customers in their particular niche or vertical are often limited by physical presence. Hosting allows them to have national or even regional reach."
ARNnet, 20/11/07, Online, Journalist: Nadia Cameron