The morning discussions at the Office 2.0 conference centered on bringing 2.
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For those of you who haven't heard of Nicholas Carr, he's the guy who, back in 2003 (gosh, has it been that long?) published an essay in Harvard Business Review with the title IT Doesn't Matter.
Fellow ZDNet blogger Garrett Rodgers:Online word processors aren't as "handy" as one installed on your computer because if your internet goes away, so do your documents — so I will start with the most interesting piece of code I found. Google is working on a solution that will allow you to install [it's Writely Web-based word processing solution] on your local machine.
Jeff Nolan left SAP about a month ago, and I have been waiting for him to resurface. He turned up at Teqlo (formerly Abgenial Systems), which is building a development environment for assembling applications from Web services and a runtime environment for hosting and managing applications.
Om Malik (GigaOm), Rajen Sheth (Google), Mark Suster (Koral), Shel Israel (Naked Conversations), Karen Leavitt (WebEx), Ismael Ghalimi (Intalio, Office 2.0 conference host)During a panel titled "Office 2.
Andrew McAfee, an associate professor at the Harvard Business School, is studying the effects of wikis, blogs, tag and predictive markets (which he calls Enterprise 2.0) on enterprises.
Here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Cisco CEO John Chambers is on stage getting questioned by Gartner analysts Tom Bittman and David Willis. Regarding what keeps Cisco competitive, Chambers said: "We don't compete against competitors, we compete by spotting tipping points.
CDEX, Inc. has developed (though it still needs a lot of field testing) a nifty, yellow, $10,000 UV-based gun that will detect trace amounts of illegal substances on a surface such as a door handle or (presumably) your lips.
Charles Zedlewski of SAP posts about salesforce.com's Apex on his blog.
Rod Boothby has an interesting post on how the social dynamic of work is changing due to the influence of the Web and related technologies. There is something very interesting happening in the field of enterprise technology.