In a piece of carefully researched critique, Guardian Unlimited writer Tim Hodgkinson does a masterful job unpacking the politics of Facebook, implying that the company's backer's real agenda is the realization of the original American dream:Here at last is the Enlightenment state longed for since the Puritans of the 17th century sailed away to North America, a world where everyone is free to express themselves as they please, according to who is watching.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
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.
In a regulatory statement made on its website, UK enterprise financials vendor CODA today announced it has been approached by Agresso in what looks like a friendly takeover:Coda plc (“CODA” or the “Company”) announces that on 18 December 2007 it received an indicative approach from Unit 4 Agresso N.V.
Now and again, someone will dream up a tag meme game. The idea is the writer says x-number of things and tags y-number of others to follow suit.
n.r.v. twit·ted, twit·ting, twitsTo taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults.
Last September I wrote about how NetSuite has been failing its customers. It isn't getting any better.
Earlier today, Newsgator announced new releases of its most popular applications: FeedDemon 2.6, NetNewsWire 3.
As I write this, the interwebs are kicking off with the news that Plaxo, Facebook, Google and Robert Scoble have joined the DataPortability.org Workgroup.
I've been itching to get something written about Scoble's antics over on Facebook when he used the Plaxo script to scrape data as a way of pointing up what he believes is an issue around openness and data ownership. Way too much has been written but one aspect that was never surfaced was the question of legality.
...as far as enterprise land is concerned. My Enterprise Irregulars colleagues have been debating the merits of some shiny new toys like Twitter, Qik and Mogulus.
Oracle's database has a reputation for being hard to install. This video might persuade you otherwise.