By Dion Hinchcliffe on September 8, 2011
I was in San Francisco last week for Dreamforce, the yearly confab for Salesforce that has had a major focus on social business the last couple of years. There’s little doubt that Marc Benioff clearly sees the very near future of business, and it’s something he calls the social enterprise. While you can read my […]
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By Denis Pombriant on April 13, 2011
ATLANTA—This might be remembered as the Convergence where Microsoft finally began to converge. More specifically, it is the convergence where accounting and CRM met in the cloud. The big news coming from Convergence is the announcement that Microsoft AX, one of the company’s three ERP systems is moving to the cloud. You could look at […]
By Michael Fauscette on January 28, 2011
I read that Facebook just started testing a new feature called “Buy With Friends”. It seems that the feature, which only works today with virtual goods inside games, let’s users get discounts on items that their friends buy. When a user makes an in-app purchase of a virtual product using Facebook Credits they are offer […]
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By R "Ray" Wang on January 4, 2011
Organizations Seek Measurable Results In Disruptive Tech, Next Gen Business, And Legacy Optimization Projects For 2011 Credits: Hugh MacLeod Enterprise leaders seek pragmatic, creative, and disruptive solutions that achieve both profitability and market differentiation. Cutting through the hype and buzz of the latest consumer tech innovations and disruptive technologies, Constellation Research expects business value to […]
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By Brian Sommer on April 25, 2010
I’m in Atlanta with the MSFT Convergence show. Here are some of the highlights of Microsoft’s Dynamics announcements. Hint: lots of news regarding Dynamics GP, some cloud news and a peek at their new phone OS.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 14, 2010
There’s been some useful and interesting discussion in the blogosphere recently about collaborative social tools and their potential to improve business performance. Especially good takes have come from Hutch Carpenter, Sameer Patel, Ross Dawson, and ZDNet’s own Dennis Howlett.
At the core of this discussion is this essential question: Can social tools reach the “hard numbers” part of a business enough to make a real difference?
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 22, 2010
Two significant and closely related trends in enterprise computing this year are the growth of Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and social computing. By most accounts, both are gaining ground fairly rapidly while still not being used for core business functions or mission critical applications in most large firms, at least not yet.
Here’s a breakdown of what Enterprise 2.0 technologies and products to watch this year.
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By David Terrar on January 30, 2010
The first thing I’ve got to say is the title of this post was supplied in a tweet from Alan Patrick (@freecloud), but it perfectly encapsulates the controversy going on in the geek world around the new Apple tablet device announced on Wednesday. Is it going to be as successful and “game changing” like the […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 21, 2010
Amazon announced today that it was opening up its Kindle reader device to 3rd party applications to be distributed later this year in the Kindle Store.
This news was just one more in a string of announcements from platform vendors large and small that they’re getting the message: The app store model that Apple has proved so successfully with the iPhone is becoming the next frontier when it comes to next-generation software distribution that creates clear value for both customers and companies alike.
What will then mean for software distribution models of the future? You can bet they will look a lot like the Apple App Store…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 20, 2010
The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the social Web as a global force in the last several years has done a great deal to highlight their potential to fundamentally alter the way we communicate and collaborate both at home and in business. However, despite the movement of social computing into our daily lives we’re all clearly on a long journey together as the technologies themselves emerge from infancy.
The state-of-the-art today when it comes to the social computing environments that surround us now — in our browsers, mobile devices, and elsewhere — underscore how much more we have left to do to make these new modes of digital conversation and discourse become mature, efficient, safe, and truly useful.
Fortunately the Web doesn’t stand still and there continues continues to be rapid research and development when it comes to the mechanics of today’s online social universe. There are many new efforts under way to refine and improve the world of social media, some of which we’ll explore here and many which are just beginning…
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