Are Enterprise 2.0 Applications Prices Going to Fall? What About Market Size?

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market might continue to grow in a down market, see Awareness Report Shows Significant Rise in Enterprise Social Media - Will It Continue? This may be largely true but I still see some new genres or expansions on existing ones as I interview application suppliers for the AppGap blog. blog, wiki, social networking, etc.) He says that social networking will follow blogs and wikis and become commoditized with Sharepoint being a major reason.

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Exploring the Two Sides of Cloud Computing

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Web services guru David Chappell has published a think piece on “ cloud platforms ,&# which he defines as platforms that “let developers write applications that run in the cloud, or use services provided from the cloud, or both.&# David says there are two forms of cloud platforms: cloud infrastructure services and cloud applications services. Cloud application services include Software as a Service, search, mapping, and other application services.

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Enterprise 2.0 Vendors need to get more serious about mobile

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applications for the Enterprise. There are widget frameworks, platforms, realtime collaboration, blogging tools, social networks and more. offerings, and that is the obsession with the desktop webbrowser as the major source of interaction with the application. applications will focus heavily on mobile and will take in to consideration the considerably different use cases related to how different functions use mobile devices. application. mobile application?

Creating Order out of Chaos: Virtual Conference on Enterprise 2.0

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space are translating into enterprise applications. Dan Woods (Evolved Media), Nathaniel Palmer (Workflow Management Coalition), and Puneet Gupta (Connectbeam) will debate about whether end users actually be able to create their own mashup applications, and how IT should control and manage this new breed of applications. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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The Sharepoint Sessions – Part Two – Training Approaches

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Sharepoint is an application that needs training. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

I Know What I Did Last Summer

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Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages FastForward colleague Bill Ives provided a glimpse of his summer hours, 21st-century style, which is informal, yet highly productive.

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More on Enterprise Twittering & Dr. Vaine on Corporate Blogging

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It does not have to be a tool replacement but the tool should address some workflow to add value, even if it is a transformative application. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages I recently discovered Mary Abraham’s blog, Above & Beyond KM , as we are going to be on a panel together. She is both a lawyer and a knowledge manager. Here is a great post on Twittering Inside the Firewall.

Enterprise 2.0 for Good Times, Enterprise 2.0 for Bad Times (And Everywhere in Between)

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“Organizations that are looking to move into new technologies, normally a project that would be put on hold when budgets are tight, can still do small implementations with SAAS, including blogs, wikis and social-networking tools to lower costs.&#. Even if the economy suddenly broke into a growth surge, and money started flowing from all directions, we’ll still see growth in collaborative and cloud applications.

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Increasing Number of Brands on Twitter

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She mentions a site, Social Brand Index. well as an admirer (see More on the Twitter Market from Dion Hitchcliffe and Will the Twitter Application Market Match the FaceBook Application Market ?). Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages I asked several of the startups I interviewed for AppGap if they have a twitter feed and a number of said yes.

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Cloud Computing: Uh Oh, Now It’s Getting Serious

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Parties interested in using the test beds for their own budding cloud applications will need to go through a selection process, however. End users are increasingly looking to the network to take advantage of applications, services, and utilities, versus installing and maintaining these artifacts at their own sites. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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The Sharepoint Sessions – Part One – Dispatches from the Front Lines

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In addition, it is a development platform – not an out of the box application. Some clients use blogs, wikis and social bookmarking because they are baked in but these tools are not a starting point. Some success factors include: the need to obtain executive buy-in and sponsorship, the need to develop useful applications, the need to not call systems by the tool name, as well as the need to create community and provide training and support.

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The Sharepoint Sessions – Part Three – Sharepoint Best Practices Conference

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Tim and Marcel said that the walls are collapsing between intranets and extranets and this change is reflected in applications. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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More on Web 2.0 is Not Enterprise 2.0

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I think it is different for every application. Some applications like blogs and wiki’s already have collaboration built in, however most do not, so we need to analyze were collaboration and social computing could be beneficial to the solution that we are trying to solve.”. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages We have been discussing web 2.0 versus enterprise 2.0

New Open FAST-SharePoint Search Bits Post @ MSFT Codeplex

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As part of Microsoft, FAST is now working with the SharePoint team to help enable the growing base of 85 million Microsoft Office SharePoint Server licensees to integrate advanced search and discovery capabilities into their collaborative environments, including, of course, the SharePoint E20 applications. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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Awareness Report Shows Significant Rise in Enterprise Social Media - Will It Continue?

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It shows that social media initiatives are on are increasing and continue to evolve. Highlights include: Employers are starting to allow social media participation more freely in their organizations: The number of organizations that allow social networking for business purposes has increased dramatically to 69 percent in 2008 up from 37 percent last year. I think it is fine to do this for business social networking. applications.

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In uncertain times, Enterprise 2.0 takes the stage

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Complexity reduction, efficiency increases and fast response times have been the cornerstone of many Enterprise Social Software pitches in the last 5 years. Companies such as SAP, headquartered in Waldorf Germany, have recently issued earnings warnings , which illustrate how dramatically enterprise application spending has dipped in just a few weeks. “The promise of bringing social tools into organizations has never been about complicating worker productivity.

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The Sharepoint Sessions – Part Four – Upcoming Sharepoint Investment Areas

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Social networking and social software are on the rise and success here is about building trust. Social networking is an important first step for collaboration and finding documents. The Sharepoint social networking capability, Knowledge Network, was not implemented in last version of Sharepoint but they are planning to implement it in next version. Social networking will get more emphasis as mentioned above.

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A Certain Sentiment in the Air

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Social media (including blogs, discussion groups, private emails, etc) and mainstream press (web pages, newswires, announcements, etc) are full of quirky, subtle cues about people's attitudes and opinions. Can machines understand the feelings expressed in text?

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TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

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One more piece of evidence that " organizations will have to realize … " is the recent announcement that Microsoft is testing, and may offer the corporate market, a Facebook-like application called TownSquare , a business-user-focused social networking application. And that re-tooling will consist largely of social computing capabilities. The latest, known as "TownSquare,” is a business-user-focused social-networking tool.

Does Enterprise 2.0 Need to be ‘Governed’?

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For example, mashups are essentially the same as the composite applications that have formed the core of SOA projects for years now. I posed the question: A lot of people engaged in rapid application development, or service development via mashups and other Web 2.0 Think about how many people have created really, really bad POX applications that they claim to be rest and actually have almost no representation of the REST principles involved.

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Mashups: So Easy a Caveman Can Write Them?

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Okay, sorry to keep offending you cavemen out there; but I’m not trying to sell auto insurance… But since applications are getting easier and easier to write, it’s only a matter of time until many non-programmers will be building applications in some capacity. Can Kathy in finance now build a front-end analytical application that will call up data from several different departments to help her prepare a new quarterly budget report?

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Everybody Loves Web Oriented Architecture

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It is an architectural style… SOA is not SOAP… SOA is not WS-*… SOA does not require an ESB, registry, and XML applicance, or any other tool…. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

Supernova 2008 - Interview with Umair Haque

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phenomenon of social computing. Umair suggests, provocatively, that while we are increasingly living and working in these new interconnected conditions, we are still by and large using industrial era assumptions and logic to drive the purpose and, yes, the dynamics of creating economic and social value. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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Why and How to SaaS – Jeff Kaplan at Serena Tag

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After this check, Jeff pointed out the SaaS has been around for a while through such applications as WebEx so perhaps everyone has used some form of it. At the same time there is a record of failure of large scale on-premise applications with cost over-runs and high maintenance costs, as well as delayed schedules that make the apps obsolete when they come out. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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Cisco I-Prize Announces its Winner and a Successful Global Collaboration

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These teams were given Cisco’s collaboration portfolio of Cisco TelePresence , Cisco Unified Communications and the new Cisco WebEx® Connect application platform, to brainstorm their initial ideas, collaborate on the business plan, and virtually present their ideas to Cisco. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

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They have developed a social computing solution to allow for user input to go with travel. (I I think this is great that they are including social computing components. Microsoft - we want to make sure MS platform that has key elements that work with all components - e.g. not just tags in wikis but also in enterprise applications - we want the integration of all data - like tags (I think Microsoft and Jive both made good points here).

Fast Forward Summit Notes – Andrew McAfee

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Andrew said that we got the tool kit for "impose” during the 90s (in the form of enterprise applications) now we have the tool kit for "emerge” - this is why it is not just hype from the vendors but addressing a real need. tools are proving ways to integrate with traditional enterprise applications and a number of the enterprise applications are providing open APIs to facilitate this integration.

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Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

8apps.com - A mixture of social network and productivity applications. Longjump.com - Offers standard collaboration, but also the ability to build new applications for your team to use and even market. Family and Social Collaboration Cozi.com - Helps families organize and communicate in a web based method. Some readers might like to know that it is also a good general-purpose diagramming applications. To create favorites icons upload a picture (150KB max.),