PaaSing Power

The post-Dreamforce momentum is still building for Force.com. ChannelWeb reports "a blitz of new software and services offerings" on the salesforce.com platform — in accounting, human resources, college applicant management,
and a surprising variety of other domains.

Not least among the targets of Force.com partners is the cobbler’s-children world of IT systems integration and project
management. Evan Campbell of Rally Software appeared with me at a Dreamforce session on enhancing enterprise governance, both in business and in technical project management: the video of our session is already on line along with many other Dreamforce session videos.

What makes a platform, in large part, is availability of a pool of adequately skilled people: it’s therefore notable that Bluewolf has announced its plans to open a Force.com training center in New York City. Access to a developer community, including the people who build the platform, is another key concern for startup ventures: I’d therefore like to share an Australian IT report on salesforce.com’s plans to expand its San
Mateo startup incubator program into the Asia-Pacific region in
addition to previously announced plans for an incubator site in Europe.

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Published
September 24, 2007
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