The final panel at the Office 2.0 conference focused on the venture capital angle, which is tightly bound with what enterprises and consumers are looking to buy.
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While I was at Symposium/ITxpo, my colleague Dan Farber was attending salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference where the company announced that its Java/SQL-esque Apex programming language would be opened up for use by customers wanting to use it (Apex) to customize their salesforce.
I couldn't resist re-running this photo taken by Dan Farber at the Office 2.0 conference, but with the above headline.
Not that today is pick on Nicholas Carr day or anything (see my last blog post). But, while clearing out my RSS reader which I haven't looked at in days (thanks to being at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo), I couldn't help but catch Carr's headline United States vs.
LucidEra CEO Ken Rudin did stints at salesforce.com, NetSuite and led Siebel's OnDemand business unit.
The morning discussions at the Office 2.0 conference centered on bringing 2.
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.