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Bill Gates on Google Apps – He’s Right and Wrong at the Same Time

I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, but this one caught my eye: Gates to Google: “Your business applications stink” | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET Blogs (Disclaimer – I’m a former Googler and have been using Google products for productivity and personal […]

Posted in: analytics, Email, enterprise, google, microsoft, office20, orgoo, plaxo, salesforce, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

Earlier this week a friend of mine updated his IM status message asking his friends for thoughts on the future of social networking as he was getting ready to speak at an event on that very topic. I think that what the Xobni guys are working on is the future of where social networking is […]

Posted in: careers, enterprise, office20, web20

More Thoughts on “Enterprise Software’s Youth Drain”

I was reading this really interesting post on GigaOm about how young people aren’t going into enterprise software anymore. My initial thoughts are that enterprise software feels like trucking or transportation – lots of revenue but limited growth opportunities. Some of the reasons that younger folks are deserting enterprise software can be chalked up to […]

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Google Apps and Cap Gemini – Learn First, Make Money Second

I was reading this post on RWW about how Google and CapGemini are going to work together to drive Google Apps adoption in the enterprise. The post lined up with a bunch of things I’ve been thinking about after reading some Office 2.0 recaps. Is it just me or does there seem to be a […]

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Note to Microsoft – Don’t Buy RIM (You’ll Kill My Favorite Device)

Is Microsoft really going to buy RIM? Should they? As a gadgeteer, I can say this – Windows Mobile is absolutely the last OS I’d want on any mobile device these days. Having briefly owned a Moto Q and a few other Windows Mobile devices, that OS has a long way to go to be […]

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More on Enterprise 2.0 – The Hidden Power of the Expense Report

I have been reading a handful of well-written and interesting posts beating the drum about how some of the great things that leading-edge consumers in the web space have come to know and love (tagging, bookmarking, AJAX-enabled interfaces, etc) will inevitably make their way to the enterprise in some form of “Enterprise 2.0” and I […]