Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for ZDNet, and sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. His PGP key is: EB6CEEA5.

Dennis Howlett

Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week. Today, apart from being a full time blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.

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Tim Bray on surviving the tough times

Tim Bray on surviving the tough times

Image via WikipediaTim Bray, director of web technologies at Sun Microsystems gave what I believe to be the most practical advice I've heard so far for those in startups looking forward. Speaking at FOWA, Tim's blunt view is that we are headed for tough times but that should not blind people to the downside.

October 11, 2008 by in Mobility

Seesmic snags Washington Post

Seesmic snags Washington Post

Just after tonight's McCain/Obama debate ended I received a Tweet message from Cathy Brooks, head of business development at Seesmic telling me the company has snagged the Washington Post as a customer.Seesmic has developed a 'white label' version of its service for the Washington Post's political blog, The Fix.

October 7, 2008 by in CXO

Zoho Marketplace: awesome

Zoho Marketplace: awesome

Awesome is not a word I use often but when I saw Zoho Marketplace, the sound of my jaw hitting the desk was audible in the next street. What better way to get its collection of services working as the hub for other services that might build from Zoho products?

September 30, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Enterprise CRM "as in real life"

Enterprise CRM "as in real life"

Last week I was told of the merging of HearMe, a leading desktop video/audio conferencing suite, and SugarCRM, an open-source CRM platform for improving relationships with customers; obviously really, that's what CRM does.Having a platform which allows customers to communicate with the providers of service is a massive improvement to after-sales and pre-sales service.

September 24, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Seesmic layoffs and a new reality?

Seesmic layoffs and a new reality?

Valleywag's somewhat unkind depiction of the layoffs at Seesmic: Seesmic's newest feature: layoffs is but the latest in an emerging trend of Silicon Valley startups reigning in their spend. Over in Denmark, a remarkable account of failure has emerged.

September 16, 2008 by in CXO

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