Just about every company seems to have a rapidly growing portfolio of social media applications today. This is fragmenting our knowledge, locking us in, reducing business utility, and holding back ROI for our organizations.
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Enterprise software giant SAP announced today it will embrace the Windows 8 platform with a range of specially designed applications for the operating system, along with a brand new product.
Applications increasingly core to business operation, necessitating app performance management to optimize not just company's revenue, but agility, innovation and brand recognition, Compuware exec says.
According to Globes, Israel's version of the Wall Street Journal, RADWare will purchasing Nortel's layer 4-7 applications switching assets:As part of the intended acquisition, Radware will take on Nortel's application delivery products, and offer them under a merged brand, Radware Alteon.
I've been using a T-Mobile G1 for a couple of weeks and one of the things that has bothered me is the lack of true, high-quality applications (except for maybe Namco's PacMan) in the Android Market.While it's not exactly fair to compare the brand, spankin' new Android Market to the 20,000-strong App Store, I can't help it.
SAP has a lot riding on this Business Suite 7 launch and it's pitching easier implementations, ROI in less than a year under certain conditions and an almost turnkey approach. First, SAP says Business Suite 7--the company's new applications suite--is about analytics as well as enterprise planning.
The Internet search giant has released its brand new browser. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reports on why Google has jumped into the browser fray. Das also explores how the company hopes Chrome will support a faster, more stable, and secure surfing environment while also creating a lucrative venue for richer ads and applications.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs says App Store users have downloaded more than 60 million software programs and confirmed that the iPhone has a kill switch so the company can nuke brand breaking software.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Jobs noted that:Apple is selling an average of $1 million a day in applications;Jobs said App Store could "crest a half a billion" in annual sales;Apple is making enough on the App Store to cover expenses (it's all about the ecosystem and moving handsets).
Installation problems, buggy applications, lack of trial versions, and a mediocre selection have dampened initial enthusiasm for Apple's brand new iPhone App Store.Not counting punishing server load when the store debuted last week, some users (like me) have encountered a series of obstacles to get apps to work at all.
The promise of remixing existing online services and data into entirely new online applications in a rapid, inexpensive manner, often referred to as mashups, has captured the software industry's imagination since the release of first major example, HousingMaps.com, in early 2005. Since then, mashups have offered the potential to finally make widespread software reuse a reality, enable SOA initiatives to achieve positive ROI, and radically drive down the cost of application development while satisfying large applications backlogs that plague organizations almost everywhere.
After six years, all doubts have been allayed. OpenCourseWare not only provides great value to intelligent people around the world, it has enhanced MIT's brand and increased applications.
SOA can show ROI from the get-go on a project basis. Progress says they do it all the time. From that, more projects beget more SOA use and methodology adoption. Project by project, more work is therefore done to free up more data as a services layer. Same with more applications, components, and logic. Before you know it, SOA blossoms from tactical to strategic, perhaps paying for itself along the way and not as a "if we build it, they will come" bet.
Dave Wolf of Cynergy announced today a new initiative by the firm to showcase some of its applications. Cynergy is one of my favorite Rich Internet Application development firms and I have always thought they do a great job of pushing the envelope and really showing the ROI for a better experience and richer applications. Unfortunately, they haven't had a chance to show off those applications to the world, but it looks like CynergyTV will change that.
One of my favorite Internet stats to check out are the mashup and open API trendlines on the front page of Programmable Web. Consistently, month after month this year and right up until present day, we've seen the mashup stats climb intriguing steadiness. And along with hundreds of available Web APIs, we've also maintained a sustained rate of approximately three brand new mashup applications being released per day. Interesting growth, but is it the start of a major trend?
Does a million plus views of a corporate marketing “viral film” at YouTube translate into a guaranteed brand touchdown?AdAge says "Better ROI from YouTube Video Than SuperBowl Spot,” referencing “Dove Evolution.
Multicore has many benefits for a surprising range of applications, with real ROI and other engaging benefits. Find out what these are, and how to communicate them.
A recent case study on ibm.com just crossedmy desk...The environment is so valuable that today DaimlerChryslerdeploys 40,000 Lotus Notes and Domino applications spread over nearly everyaspect of its operations. These range from standardized applications suchas group discussion databases and document libraries to custom-developedapplications covering complex business processes such as change management,quality control and technical specifications. For competitive reasons, DaimlerChrysler generally refrains from discussingspecific processes and return on investment figures, but executives reportthat many of the applications are "intensively used and a huge success."40,000users -- 40,000 applications. The ROI of being able to deploy oneproduct to tackle messaging, sharing, and workflow is clearly how DaimlerChryslerbenefits from Notes/Domino today. Link: ibm.com:A standardized, global system for communication and collaboration helpsDaimlerChrysler compete >
On-demand applications start delivering returns even before you settle your bill for the first month's service - rBi instead of RoI.
Chordiant this week unveiled a new suite of CRM applications designed to help companies better manage their customer service operations through retail channels. The Chordiant 5 Channel Suite, consisting of five applications and a new server, analyzes marketing and sales information from companies' branch channels, allowing them to maintain consistent customer service and brand value throughout the business. Some of the technology comes from OnDemand, acquired by Chordiant in early April. Also on Tuesday, Chordiant, of Cupertino, Calif., reported a first-quarter net loss of $8.2 million, compared with a net loss of $9.69 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose to $22.8 million, slightly below analysts' estimates but up from $13.39 million in the year-ago quarter. The company cautioned that the spending outlook for its customers, many of which are in financial services, telecommunications and consumer services, remains uncertain. --James Montgomery, Tech Update
The GRX316SP is a good vehicle for processor-intensive and screen-space-hungry applications like video editing, but an expensive luxury if you're a mainstream user.
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