Yesterday I attended a Salesforce.com event at the tony Four Seaons in San Francisco in which CEO Marc Benioff previewed (again) the forthcoming (June 8) edition of his company's product and showcased sforce 6.
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A panel of experts came together at the Gilbane CMS conference today for an early morning conversation on the role of blogs, wikis, and RSS?in the enterprise.
The bad news is that it's not a blog when it should have been. Microsoft's Information Worker Business group vice president Jeff Raikes had?
Last year, Doug Kaye over at IT Conversations recorded an interview with MIT professor and serial entrepreneur Philip Greenspun. Greenspun's most successful venture to date (revenue-wise) was probably ArsDigita -- an open source business that flamed out after he handed the reins over to venture capitalists who, he claims, ran a perfectly good company into the ground.
Baseline Magazine (still one of my favorite sources of information about enterprise computing) has an article discussing corporations that share homegrown software using the Avalanche Corporate Technology Cooperative. According to their Web site, Avalanche's mission is to provide: A gated community that enables our members to contribute, collaborate, and legally distribute intellectual property with other members.
Gordon Moore, of Moore's Law and Intel, talked with ZDNet UK while he was in Hawaii marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of his seminal paper. What resonated with me was his take on computer interfaces: I would like a much simpler interface though don't know what it would look like.
Microsoft today disabled the tool that prevented Windows XP Service Pack 2 from automatically downloading itself onto business computers. Also today, the company released a slew of security patches, five of them critical, as part of its monthly update.
Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is set for release on April 29.
Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka is on the cutting edge of technology, both professionally and personally. Not only does he manage 2 million patients, 3,000 doctors and 150 major applications, he's got an RFID chip implanted in his arm.
When Bob Frankston isn't busy figuring out how to fix the Internet (he loves to tell you what's wrong with it), he's tinkering with bleeding edge technologies, often to see how well they interoperate. Two wireless technologies Frankston has been playing around with are EV-DO and Bluetooth.