I attended a 1/2 day seminar by salesforce.com held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Buckhead to get an update on their new “platform as a service” product offering…force.com. I have to say I was impressed. Here’s a quote directly from salesforce about Force.com. “With the Winter ’08 release, salesforce.com introduces Force.com, the world’s only platform as a service that lets you build any application, any database, any logic—and run it all on demand.” I was impressed by the panels of customers who are using force.com to replace legacy client/server systems with hosted web applications thus eliminating the cost of maintaining local servers. It’s always interesting to learn what salesforce.com is up to…they have to be one of the most innovative companies in the world today. As a bonus they always provide a great social at the end of their seminars…free drinks and great horderves. Hard to beat the combination of exciting new technology with free food and drink.