During last week's Salesforce.com Dreamforce user and developer conference the 1st annual Appy Awards took place to recognize some of their top client and partner achievements. They had these great statues of a hula girl (here is the Infopia team with one) and the categories where wide ranging. Some may turn their noses up at vendor given awards but i disagree- it is always great for vendors to acknowledge the clients who are doing innovative things with their products and driving their business forward. Salesforce.com is at the top of their game when it comes to listening and reacting to their clients and their client's repay them back graciously by delivering some very innovative tools to their users that drive adoption and usage of the Salesforce.com tools.
i am very proud that one of my clients who has recently integrated Factiva SalesWorks content into a custom application took home the 'Customer Innovation of the Year Award' and they were kind enough to give a shout out to Factiva during their acceptance speech. Hurray! The team has been great to work with so congrats to them!
BTW-The folks at Salesforce.com are starting to post the videos and presentations from the sessions and you can find a complete listing of those already available on their Salesforce.com official blog. With so many sessions to attend during a conference like this it is great that they are posting these up for everyone to access on demand.