Earlier today, Zoho sent over an intriguing email with a whole bunch of numbers and spreadsheet demonstrating why Google in particular is not likely to be a threat to the company. It makes interesting reading.
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.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
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.
Bubble Comment is exactly that, a way to comment on a website in your own little bubble. It's hardly new in terms of allowing people to leave comments, but as I've previously written, webcams do seem to be the social tool of the modern generation.
Last week I took a peek at the unfortunately named Flypaper Pro, a product that allows the creation of high quality Flash content but without all the programming skills that are normally associated with this kind of thing. I say unfortunately named because for me, it has connotations of fly splattered bits of sticky paper hanging from various rooms when I lived in the French countryside.
Last week I was on a call with Frank Hannigan, Managing Director of YouGetItBack.com, and quite possibly the best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness.
It's not often I get excited by adoption numbers but the fact Zoho has passed the million user landmark represents an outstanding achievement and a cause for celebration. Zoli Erdos, chief hand waver and Irregular chum has all the details.
We're beefing up resources by adding in Zack Whittaker as a contributor. For those that don't know, Zack is already contributing under the iGeneration banner.
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My Irregular chums have been fiercely debating the need and merit of a sensible expense management solution that combines the best of online purchasing with accounting and the ability to re-bill (where appropriate.) It all started when there was a discussion around Concur and Rearden Commerce as two companies acquiring to flesh out their offerings and take strong positions in the market.
The other week, I started compiling a spreadsheet that shows the relative pricing for SaaS accounting style applications. It's not meant to be sophisticated but provide an indication of the range of solutions and pricing models offered in this segment of the SaaS market.
Today, MindTouch Deki announces Kilen Woods, its latest and biggest release. In conversation with co-founder Aaron Fulkerson I learned that Deki is rapidly transforming itself from being a smart wiki into what Fulkerson calls the 'connecting tissue' between applications.
I recently caught up with Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora, the billing management company that offers Z-Billing, an on-demand service. In his opinion, the business model of the future will be subscription based and this brings challenges of its own.
Over the weekend, Qik came out of private beta. Jennifer Leggio has all the technical details, along with some insights in Robert Scoble's outburst about how kyte.
According to Mike Arrington, there is a commercial play for Twitter in the works. During a conversation with Ev Williams, Twitter co-founder:MA: What is your revenue model?
As the hype (and confusion) over social networking and all things X2.0 accelerates, it seems that the PR/marketing techniques that dominated the late 1990's are back in fashion.
Larry Dignan pours lukewarm water on Microsoft's acquisition of Powerset. Talking about Google's near monopoly in the search market, Larry says:Microsoft can reinvent search, but it’s still running up a natural Google monopoly.