Seesmic's black, orange and red colors are now part of the company's history. As is its attempt to make a full Flash-based interface.
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.
Much to my surprise but relief LeWeb 2008 has sold out. That's what Loic LeMeur told me the other evening.
Zoho just can't stop churning out software. Today it is launching the Zoho CloudSQL.
We now live in a day and age where we can expect to get dozens, if not hundreds of emails a day. Most of these you'll find are replies and forwarded emails - emails which you have already responded to and are following up, or emails which have been passed onto you because you're more of a relevant person to deal with it.
I've been a little busy over the last few weeks, but it hasn't all been drinking and partying. I've been looking into JobBlogs, which has a highly innovative SaaS appliance, which blends together customer relation management and project management, with social media within business as a main selling point, into one central application.
The announcement of BizSpark didn't get a huge amount of attention and I'm not surprised. After 24 years of running Wintel based systems I flipped to Mac and have never missed anything Microsoft offered.
The global sales VP of an enterprise software company once told me that 70% of his salesforce are D-graders the company had to constantly winnow. Tip up at a trade conference and you'll see them in abundance.
Rod Boothby at Joyent (disclosure: Rod is also a fellow Irregular) sent me the above graph showing how Joyent is profiting from the downturn in the economy. The reasons are not hard to fathom.
Larry Dignan offers his view on the announcement that LinkedIn has added in a bundle of applications designed to enhance the platform. Larry is mildly dismissive, suggesting that:I wouldn’t call these applications exactly enterprise class, but could be useful in the corporate environment.
Something that I can't seem to avoid when writing a post on here are the words, "collaboration", "interoperability" and "productivity". These are, however, essential parts in the enterprise industry and a step closer to a fully fledged Enterprise 2.
Earlier today I spoke with Eric Tippetts, VP of marketing at VOICE2Insights, a Utah based company that has developed The Expense Tracker. This is a voice activated system that helps you to record expenses as you go.
The news that LinkedIn has raised another $22.7 million (total inbound investment $100 million) has me thinking.
Earlier today I had a conversation with Chris Yeh, VP enterprise marketing at PBWiki. He brings an honesty and refreshing spirit to the business of building a startup.
While I didn't have time to reflect on the top management changes at Twitter last week, I'm not surprised. Jack Dorsey and Ev Williams have swapped seats for one reason: Jack's a code jock and Ev's the biz guy.
Open-source is what keeps most of the world ticking over. We've got open-source running on super computers, stock exchanges, schools and educational instutitions.