Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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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Controlling mobile costs with MobilityCentral

Controlling mobile costs with MobilityCentral

If there's one thing that irks most of my Irregular colleagues, it's getting hit up for long distance and roaming charges. The mobile operators offer a bewildering array of plans but it is all too easy for staffers to run up charges they didn't know about or, in extreme cases, were just too careless to control.

published April 1, 2008 by

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Swarming around in HiveLive

Swarming around in HiveLive

Does anyone need another enterprise collaboration tool for helping get closer to the customer? How about if you had a collection of tools in one space that are people centric rather than task or functionally bound?

published March 31, 2008 by

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Zoho releases invoicing service (sort of)

Zoho releases invoicing service (sort of)

Zoho has released an invoicing service as its first step into making its fast growing suite of SMB productivity services a truly useful collection of business applications. I should warn readers that this is not a production release which was originally scheduled for April 8th but a work in progress.

published March 27, 2008 by

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Can Eluma break Nielsen's 1/9/90 rule? Try it and decide

Can Eluma break Nielsen's 1/9/90 rule? Try it and decide

It's not often I see a product or service that comes directly from the consumer focusing side of the development house and then positions itself as a business productivity tool but that's exactly what Eluma is trying to do.Originally conceived as a tool to assist brand stickiness in version one, Eluma has taken the concept of creating collections of information found on the web and putting it onto the desktop for business use.

published March 26, 2008 by

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Taming Ruby on Rails with FiveRuns

Taming Ruby on Rails with FiveRuns

According to Gartner, the number of Ruby On Rails developers will grow to some 4 million by 2013. While many of these will be hobbyists, Gartner believes the largest area of growth will be inside the firewall.

published March 18, 2008 by

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Veodia ups the video ante

Veodia ups the video ante

Veodia, a two year old, venture backed narrowcast video play has taken a further step forward in helping proliferate its technology with the release of a Flash based widget that uses the MPEG-4/h.264 standard.

published March 18, 2008 by

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Wetpaint goes social

Wetpaint goes social

Wetpaint has added a slew of social networking features to its drop dead easy to use wiki. Amont the new features are:Friends Network: Wetpaint users can now connect with one another through friend invitationsCustom Member Profiles: Each site can have its own custom profile templates for members to share interests and information with the community.

published March 9, 2008 by

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FOWA charts: not one enterprise app to be seen

FOWA charts: not one enterprise app to be seen

Ryan Carson has published the top 10 web apps as voted by 3,000 of the weberati. As Ryan says:This isn't a scientific survey - it's more of a straw poll of our friends and colleagues across the industry - but we think the results are pretty conclusive.

published March 4, 2008 by

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