Industry Updates

Daily Report for July 31, 2007

Team Collaboration

  • Quantifying Web 2.0 Value … Forrester Research reports on interviews with 275 IT decision makers on the business value achieved through various Web 2.0 technologies. However, they include instant messaging as a Web 2.0 tool, which seems a bit label loose to me. Read/Write Web
  • ROI for Microsoft UC … Microsoft introduced an ROI calculator designed to show businesses where and how they can get a return on the deployment of unified communications technology. “The software maker believes in order for a business to achieve ROI from unified communications, it’s not necessary to replace legacy systems or to upgrade the entire company. Rather, it’s about understanding business processes and identifying key communications hotspots.InformationWeek
  • NetApp SnapManager for MOSS … Network Appliance released SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, offering backup, recovery, deployment and management capabilities for SharePoint. Network Appliance already offers other add-on products for SharePoint. Available August 2007. Ferret
  • iPolipo Summer 2007 Release … iPolipo released the Summer 2007 edition of its namesake calendar sharing product. New features: one click calendar sharing, calendar sharing on a web site, company branding options, and more. Available immediately. iPolipo

Mobility

  • BlackBerry 8820 at Orange UK … RIM and Orange UK announced the availability of the BlackBerry 8820, the latest BlackBerry device from RIM. For the first time in a BlackBerry, RIM added 802.11 wifi support. RIM
  • Don’t Have a Mobile Broadband Card? … Use a 3G phone instead for Internet access on the go. SearchMobileComputing

Productivity

  • Listz … Robochan offers Listz, a list management application for Mac OS X. It provides ways for capturing ideas, organizing ideas, grouping, sorting and searching through ideas. Available immediately. Robochan
  • So What? … You’ve signed up for a seminar … now schedule time afterwards to determine “so what?” Jason Womack

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