Industry Updates

News Updates (July 9, 2009)

Telstra on Telepresence … Telstra Australia introduced a telepresence interconnectivity service for organizations with Cisco Telepresence equipment. “In an Australian first, Telstra today launched Business to Business TelePresence, giving Australian organisations the ability to collaborate with each other using Telstra’s Cisco TelePresence Managed Service. Telstra Business to Business Cisco TelePresence means organisations will be able to bring other businesses together in a single, face to face, virtual meeting room, as opposed to intracompany Cisco TelePresence collaboration within the boundaries of one organisation.More

Zoho Projects 2.0 … Zoho released version 2.0 of Projects, its team collaboration service. “Zoho Projects 2.0 goes beyond the traditional ‘project management’ space and helps people work together to achieve a common goal. It’s not just about tasks, milestones and priorities. It’s about how people interact and what they need while working on something – whether it’s a local team or a distributed team, and internal team, or a customer-facing one. But every team is always working in some sort of project – whether formally defined with a Project Manager and a Gantt chart or not. And that is where Zoho Projects helps. Zoho Projects is ‘social’ because we realize that getting work done is less about the work or ‘the plan’, and more about the people that work to make that plan happen – and how they make that happen.” Available immediately. More, Press Release

What is Enterprise 2.0? … Greg shares some thoughts on the nature of Enterprise 2.0. “The social business is not about technology. And it’s not about PR. Or, more accurately, it’s about both of those things, but also much more. It’s about company culture. It’s about the way people work together. It’s about innovation — often open innovation. It’s about collaborating differently inside and outside your company. These are all things that we’re working through now at Humana.More

Google Chrome OS … Google announced the Google Chrome OS, a new operating system for netbooks initially, and for other devices later. “Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.More

MindTouch Revenue Curve … Aaron from MindTouch showed a revenue growth chart (without numbers)–it looks impressive. “In short, MindTouch has created a remarkable organic pull on our product. Upon review of our lead generation for July I see we’ve generated 1,600 leads in the first six days of this month (this does not include landing page registrations). So, how do you weather the recession? Build a great product and open source it. Focus on adoption. Then listen to your community.More

Other Items
– 30 system tools for a better Mac.
– Research In Motion is updating its support for Gmail on the BlackBerry.
– Alex reflects on the difficulties Nokia is experiencing in getting “must have” devices out there.
– Exchange 2010 offers improved support for mobile devices, making mobile messaging easier.
– Various bloggers reflect on when they are most productive during the day.

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