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".
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.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
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.