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Mobi POS - Point of Sale Lite

DescriptionMobiPOS is the ideal point of sale application for restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and kiosk.This is a standalone application....

December 8, 2014 by Yee Lee

Mobi POS - Point of Sales

DescriptionMobiPOS is the ideal point of sale application for restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and kiosk.This is a standalone application....

December 8, 2014 by Yee Lee

Pentaho targets new BI suite beyond IT, to business users

Pentaho is one of the oldest, most established names in the open source enterprise applications business, often ranked with the likes of JBoss, SugarCRM and Alfresco.Now the six year old company wants to make its name more recognizable to typical business users – the sales managers and marketing vice presidents who stand to benefit the most from Business Intelligence software.

June 21, 2011 by

Internet traffic data shows the iPhone was top dog in February

AdMob released their February 2009 report (PDF link) that gathers data from ads on more than 6,000 mobile web sites and 1,000 applications around the world. This data does not show sales information, which is tough to really understand because of the way companies count sales and the way data analysis companies count smartphones. Looking at the US smartphone figures, Apple has the lions share of traffic 50% in Febuary 2009 with RIM in second with 21%, Windows Mobile in third with 13%, Palm in fourth with 7% and Android in fifth with 5%.

March 24, 2009 by

Intuit announces cloud products for Quickbooks

Last month, Intuit announced a new cloud computing strategy that would target mid-market businesses already using Quickbooks to manage their finances. Today, the company announced a suite of applications that will connect with Quickbooks to link finances with sales, warehouse and field operations.

September 11, 2008 by

Jobs: App Store is huge; iPhone has a kill switch

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).

August 10, 2008 by

Some seedy developers cutting the line at the App Store

Speaking of line cutting, some Apple developers are pretty hot about an unsavory tactic that some less scrupulous developers are using to get to the front of the line in the iPhone's App Store. Apparently, many have taken to renaming their applications (mostly games) with spaces and other symbols so that they'll be at the top of the page in the App Store's category view – conceivably bumping up sales.

July 13, 2008 by

SalesView from InsideView: feature or product?

 I've had several conversations with InsideView in an effort to understand how its recently released SalesView product fits into the scheme of enterprise applications. Described as leveraging the convergence between social media and enterprise applications, SalesView is designed to provide sales people with fine grained information about prospects.

April 21, 2008 by

Salesforce.com apps for the iPhone

At Apple’s official launch of the iPhone software development kit, Chuck Dietrich, Salesforce.com vice president of mobile, demos new business software on the device. The tools let sales representatives manage applications such as analytics and business intelligence tools on the go. The Apple event took place at company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

March 6, 2008 by

50% of Asian companies see Web 2.0 as a significant business opportunity

50% of companies from Asia view Web 2.0 Internet apps as a significant business opportunity, according to IDC. Almost 8% view these applications as a threat. 30% of companies said they needed fair or significant improvement in areas such as internal workflow and communications, networking with customers and sales and marketing. 30% of companies [...]

February 10, 2008

$450 just bought me a sweet laptop

My wife really needed a computer for basic communications and productivity applications for a business she has started. While we have a couple of aging desktops that the kids use, something portable would be far more useful, both because the business involves direct sales and because she can't stand wires.

September 26, 2007 by

Curl relaunches into the Rich Enterprise Application space

Earlier this week, Curl put out a press release that talked about their pending relaunch into the North American market at Web 2.0 Expo. Curl was one of the very early Rich Internet Application players, but they were ahead of their time so didn't see massive adoption here in the US. In Japan, however, Curl did quite well and has been providing applications to some big clients including Toyota and the bank of Tokyo. The "relaunch" means that Curl will once again bring marketing and sales resources to the North American market. It also coincides with the 5.0 release of the product.

April 14, 2007 by

Surprise! Virtualization hurts server sales after all

Virtualization vendors would like you to believe that software that allows you to run more applications on one server actually helps server sales. The argument, which I heard from a few analysts and VMware after I questioned that logic here and here, goes like this: Virtualization means you'll upgrade servers.

March 20, 2007 by

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