web 2.0

  • Intel-backed Enterprise 2.0 suite is discontinued

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:39 am

    An Intel-backed suite of Enterprise 2.0 software announced with much fanfare a bit over two years ago is being put out to pasture.
  • If You Can't Beat Consumer Apps, Why Fight Them?

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 1:13 pm

    If you've ever sat in front of your computer and wished that you could see your ugly enterprise software appear in Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook or iGoogle, WorkLight might be the startup vendor for you.
  • Recession Upside for Enterprise 2.0 Upstarts

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:18 am

    Enterprise 2.0, the market of vendors that sell technologies such as blogs, wikis and social networking applications to companies, is likely to become more competitive as IT budgets get trimmed.
  • Defrag 2008, A Social Networking Conference

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 5:38 pm

    Defrag 2008 was held in Denver last week. Defrag is a social networking conference that brings together innovators, businesses and investors for a couple of days of robust dialoging on the business value of social networking tools, what is available in the market and what is coming down the pipe. The last day of the Defrag conference did a smooth transition into the Denver-Boulder Technology MeetUp, which made for an immersive, intensive, educational experience on the state of social networking.
  • A Top 25 List Worth Checking

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 1:21 pm

    Lists abound on every subject, and “top” lists certainly depend on the lister, who often has different ideas than the listee. However, PC World in September put out a list titled “25 Best Business Software Tools and Web Services” that should include at least a dozen items from everyone's Top 25 list.

  • How businesses can get more from social networking

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 10:09 am

    For all the talk of businesses embracing Web 2.0 and social software tools, most companies are still at the very early stages of adoption, says Jonathan Yarmis, an analyst at AMR Research who focuses on emerging technologies. In his latest research note on companies taking their first step into social media, he says that companies must avoid the "Kumbaya Zone" -- the place where social media is ultimately a time-waster and has little business value.
  • Twelve promising new Web sites and services

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    Last week saw the battle of the Web 2.0 conferences, with 70 startups presenting their ideas at Demo Fall 2008 in San Diego and 50 more making their pitch at TechCrunch50 in San Francisco. Some of the ideas are little more than a glimmer in a coder's eye, but others are already doing business, are in private beta, or are soon to launch. Here's a selection of our favorites.
  • Dana-Farber researchers view genetic info via a portal

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 5:03 pm

    A cancer that strikes white blood cells and eventually bone marrow, multiple myeloma can be difficult to treat. Now, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is harnessing the dual power of business intelligence and Web 2.0-based scientific search tools to gather complex, scattered data to better treat patients and work toward a cure for this formidable disease.
  • Erlanger, Ky., police mash together search, BI and mapping

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    By combining BI and two foundations of Web 2.0 -- search and mapping -- a police department in Kentucky has built a brand-new window into crime. This Web-based BI portal allows patrol officers to enter data -- or even pieces of data such as a few numbers from a license plate -- into a simple search interface and retrieve information from their own databases and those of neighboring towns.
  • Harris Corp. engineers search for parts info in Google-like format

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    By the time Leon Shivamber was hired in 2004 by Harris Corp. as vice president of supply chain and operations, the company had already shifted out of its semiconductor and printing businesses and was focused squarely on building communications systems for governmental and commercial customers. But the company still had a very divisional structure for its four businesses.
  • Can Web 2.0 save BI?

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 4:10 pm

    Welcome to BI 2.0, a world in which one of BI's original big promises is finally being met, and a broader class of everyday business users -- as opposed to statisticians or data analysts -- are tapping into innovative technologies and Web-based BI capabilities. Police officers, physicians, accountants and salespeople are mashing up and analyzing structured and unstructured data from far-flung sources in the ways that make the most contextual sense to them.
  • Better BI: Guy Carpenter & Co.

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 3:38 pm

    As a major reinsurance firm, New York-based Guy Carpenter sells policies to other insurance companies. Most of Guy Carpenter's clients are looking for added protection from those disasters that are either difficult to predict or tend to be the most damaging. It's risky business, indeed. To make the best projections, Guy Carpenter has blended BI and Web 2.0 technologies and layered the resulting application with advanced mapping capabilities.
  • Intel plots a Web 2.0 play with Facebook

    Posted July 31, 2008 - 8:50 pm

    Intel on Thursday said it would supply chips and programming tools to power Facebook servers, which Intel hopes will bring it a larger presence in the burgeoning Web 2.0 market.
  • Partnerpedia delivers social networking to the channel

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 10:05 am

    Dell's great idea, which I wrote about yesterday, is to provide a Web 2.0 social networking site to its partner channel. Delivering social networking to the business world is a phenomenon whose time has come, and it seems to be on a roll. No sooner than I thought, "there should be a vendor-neutral site for all channel partners," I discovered one, called Partnerpedia.

  • Amazon S3 systems failure downs Web 2.0 sites

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:26 am

    A systems failure at Amazon's S3 hosted storage service this morning has affected a host of Web 2.0 applications such as Twitter and SumgMug, which are dependent on it for the delivery of their applications.
  • Dell reaches out to channel with Web 2.0 site

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 10:25 am

    Web 2.0 innovations have changed forever the way we do business. My wife and I just bought a new car last month. Yes, it’s my 30 year high school reunion this summer, and I wanted to put on my cowboy-astronaut-millionaire suit and arrive in style. We were at least momentarily tempted to support the local economy and buy a Hummer (we live about ten miles from the Hummer plant), but cooler heads prevailed after driving past the gas station a few times and taking note of the rising prices.
  • Channel partners go Web 2.0

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Consumer technology almost always finds its way into the business world, especially as more young college graduates enter the workforce and bring with them all the neat whiz-bang gadgets they came to know and love in college. That's why, for example, mobile devices targeted at business are getting closer to consumer-based mobile devices.
  • New Web 2.0 services to try out now

    Posted April 25, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    The quality and usefulness of the Web-based services presented at the Web 2.0 Expo this week vary widely, and many will never see a real commercial launch. But if you have the patience and curiosity to try some intriguing free beta software, consider giving this bunch a whirl.
  • WSO2 joining open-source SOA registry field

    Posted February 11, 2008 - 5:51 pm

    WSO2 debuted its WSO2 Registry on Monday, providing registry and repository services for SOA.

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