Google recently purchased video compression provider On2 Technologies for about $106.5M. As Gartner’s Andrew Frank writes, this is a “relatively small sum in the heady world of Internet valuations, for a company that’s been steadily losing money on less than $20M in annual revenue.” However, they have an interesting technology […]
Social media tools have begun to migrate from the consumer web to the business web, sometimes facing outward, sometimes focused in. Just as public-facing applications need broad appeal, enterprise tools need to be designed for a defined organizational space to be effective (see Enterprise 2.0 is not Web 2.0 nor […]
Another insightful post by the Google Analytics team today explaining how to capture demographics data into custom variables and then segment the demographics data by visits, goals, and revenue. We have highlighted a couple of the steps below:
As I’m fairly well known for my distrust and criticism of all things Google, so it probably comes as something of a surprise that I’m REALLY looking forward to a Google Operating System … allow me to explain …First off I’m a big fan of cloud computing, there are very […]
When I talk about architecting in the cloud, I am referring to building composite applications or services from scratch with the cloud as the target deployment platform. So as you read this post think about an enterprise application or collection of services build for the cloud. In previous posts I […]
While the future of JavaOne is anybody’s guess, it’s interesting to note that Microsoft and IBM are both delivering keynotes at JavaOne this year. This is Microsoft’s first JavaOne keynote and IBM’s first in at least 2 years.
Here are several excerpts from an an article by Steve Evans about recent research regarding the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) in small and mid-sized enterprises, SMEs turning towards SaaS: New research by Really Simple Systems, a UK-based hosted CRM vendor, has revealed that small- and medium-sized enterprises […]
EtherPad is a collaborative, real-time text editor created by, among others, two ex-Google employees*. An EtherPad document is quickly set up without any need for registration. You can then share the URL of the document, and others who will visit that page will then be able to see, in real-time, […]