Google launches business-app platform with VMware

Google is expanding the reach today of App Engine, its platform for Web applications. It’s announcing a new version called App Engine for Business, where big companies can build applications for use by their employees.

Salesforce.com and VMware team up on new platform for business apps

Two big players in enterprise technology, virtualization company VMware and sales application maker Salesforce.com, announced today that they’re working together on a new service called VMforce. With VMforce, developers can build business applications using the popular Java language, then run them on Salesforce’s Force.com platform.