We just posted a new case study about Alcatel-Lucent using ColdFusion to power their new business to business social media tool. They used ColdFusion as part of a total solution that leveraged AIR and Flex as well as ColdFusion Builder and Flash Builder to power it.
“We often deploy ColdFusion as a middle tier between business logic and web services on the back end and the presentation layer on the front end. The ready-made hooks make things happen very quickly”
Add this to your list of resources to answer the question “Why ColdFusion?”