Egnyte, in a nutshell, is a software as a service, cloud storage application. But it's a lot more than just that.
Showcasing the new breed of startup-style vendors who are solving old problems in a fresh way or offering a glimpse into the future of enterprise applications.
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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.
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.
Loic LeMeur, CEO of Seesmic has announced the company is reducing its headcount by seven people. That may not sound like a huge number but as LeMeur says in the video announcement:...
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.
Just about every new product coming to market is being offered as a service rather than packaged software. But pricing remains something of a mystery.
Update: I hit "publish" before the article was completely finished, so I've added some images and updated some links. I can't pull the post without it leaving a trail behind it, so I may as well just own up now and say, "whoops, sorry".
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?
I have a lot of sympathy for Sridhar Vembu. CEO of AdventNet, the parent company behind Zoho.
One of my Irregular chums started a GoogleGroup thread about what you need in a job that requires you work from a home office. The same can be said for the 1-3 person startup.
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.
I recently spent time noodling around SmartTurn an on-demand inventory and warehouse management application. I also spoke at length with Jim Burleigh, CEO and Richard Yim, VP products and marketing.
I've been road testing Boingo on both my laptop and N95 the last few months. It's great.
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.
It is not often I agree with social media people. Most of the time I find they're full of it and return pointed questions with dopey answers.
Computers are strange beings. Sometimes they stop working for no apparent reason, sometimes they work so well they don't need to shutdown or stop processing, and some literally blow up in your face.