Best Argument: No
Audience Favored: No (50%)
Treading water - or sinking?
Trampling everything in its path
Debate is a snapshot in time
The most interesting part of this debate was the ZDNet community's vote, which was basically split down the middle.
Another thing to keep in mind here is that this debate on Salesforce is a snapshot in time. Given that Salesforce is coming off what I'd call an incremental customer conference, the treading water argument is obvious.
Phil made his points well, as did Dennis. In the end, Phil won the argument that Salesforce is pushing the enterprise forward. However, a year from now this debate could look different. In other words, Salesforce may be at the beginning of a treading water phase, but it's too early to tell.
Phil wins by a very slim margin.