Twitter for Business webcast from O’Reilly

Image via CrunchBase As a regular user of Twitter I often get asked by business people if I see value in using the micro-blogging service for business.  While the nuances of twitter may vary if you are in marketing, customer support, or other parts of an enterprise,  I do think its an important new channel […]

Thoughts from Dreamforce (Salesforce Developer Conference 2008)

Image by Mountjoy via Flickr Last week I was at the Salesforce developer conference, Dreamforce 2008.  Most of the significant news (linked below) to emerge from the Moscone Center was tied to the theme of ‘Cloud Computing‘.  This included announcements related to the availability of Facebook integration, the ability for customers to host their websites […]

Tim O’Reilly discusses web 2.0 and cloud computing

Image via Wikipedia Over the last few months I’ve been asked, a lot, by some smart folks on how web 2.0 and cloud computing are defined, and what their impact will be on technology as a whole.  Since both terms are used very loosely, and often times by marketers who aren’t knowledgeable in either field, […]

Quick thought: Uncertainty dominates enterprise software market

Image via Wikipedia So I figure I’d write a quick post this morning while I wait to catch my connecting flight home. This is also my first post via the iPhone WordPress application, so it’s somewhat of a test from this device. ===================== This week I was at the SSPA trade show in Las Vegas, […]

Docstock rollouts out several enhancements for document sharing web application

Image via CrunchBase Docstoc, which debuted late last year, has rolled out several interesting features for it’s cloud based document sharing platform. The new features focus on the ability to upload and manage private documents on Docstoc, something that wasn’t possible previously. Competitor Scribd has had this feature since the beginning, so Docstoc is playing […]

A solid primer on cloud computing

Image by stan via Flickr Dion Hinchliffe, over at ZDNet, has a great description of cloud computing, why it’s gathering steam, and how it may impact enterprise applications in the years to come. Enterprise cloud computing gathers steam | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com The days when organizations carefully cultivated vast data centers consisting of […]

Apple’s flawed foray into Cloud Computing acknowledged by Steve Jobs

Image via CrunchBase Ars Technica is reporting that Steve Jobs sent out an internal email that acknowledged missteps in the rollout of MobleMe: Steve Jobs: MobileMe “not up to Apple’s standards” “The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services,” Jobs says. “And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe […]

What to watch for on the Cloud

Image by akakumo via Flickr I’ve been catching up this morning with some weekend posts, and came across (another) excellent post at GigaOM. We all know that cloud computing is developing into the hottest non-iPhone topic of 2008, so here’s an excellent post from GigaOM on where the development is taking place: Inside the Cloud: […]

Amazon’s S3 was down for a long stretch yesterday

Image via CrunchBase In recent months I’ve written more and more about Cloud Computing, and have been a fan of it’s most prominent tool Amazon’s S3. Well, it looks like S3 had another major failure yesterday. I didn’t notice because I spent the day away from the internet, but according to many blog posts, the […]