Tag Archives: apps

A new user’s assessment of Asana’s productivity tool

This review was a collaboration between myself, Ron Webb, and John Tesmer (@johngtesmer). One of the teams I work on recently started a test of Asana, a product touted as “…the next big step in productivity”. We were looking for tools to help us manage the work we do on a regular basis. I’ll put […]

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It takes two to design an app? Um…duh…what about integration?

At the Structure Data Conference this morning, Kleiner Perkins partner Michael Abbott encouraged people to think about apps from the perspective of engineers and designers. What strikes me about his comment is how nothing has changed from the early days in technology, where everyone agreed the end user experience needs to be managed alongside the […]

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When opposites don’t attract: The app vs The platform

The IT world is a dichotomy. On one hand we have our peers and educators telling us that to learn to code creates a foundation for entry into the world of the software business and yet in our own enterprise domain we yearn for the ability to create without code. Take a look at the […]

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5 Apps Your Employees Should Start Using Today

The following is a guest post. Countless apps are now available on the market – at least 300,000 have been developed over the past three years alone according to Source Digital Buzz.  In an increasingly mobile world, many modern workers use apps their smartphones or mobile devices for business purposes. This makes it easy for […]

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The automobile is dead, long live the auto-mobile

How many times have you stared at the features list of an Audi or BMW and played with their online configuration game trying to create the most expensive version ? Even trying to spec the sounds system and associated functions is mind-boggling I find it amusing and yet somewhat odd that the focus is on the […]

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To HTML5 or not to HTML5…that is the question

The following is a guest post by Catheryne Nicholson, Co-Founder and CEO at MommaZoo, a “village of help for school parents” startup in the Bay Area. MommaZoo provides a local parent network to discover and share help in transporting, caring, and educating kids. Between her multiple jobs and motherhood, she’s always multi-tasking. Back when she had the […]

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We must become our own CIO’s

I recently co-authored a blog post for HBR on the marketplace for privacy where we assert that there is a price to be paid for your health-related information. Technology is a key driver to participating wisely in privacy commerce, so you will need to become your own CIO to make sure you know when to […]

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From customers to rabid fans

In the age of the digitally connected customer, we’ve never had more opportunity to connected personally with customers and create ‘fans’. But where to make the big bets and how to learn to do this without breaking the current model? It takes a test market… As Brian Solis put it recently, there’s a new generation […]

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Dissecting the state of the Internet

I had a chance to follow a link this morning to a presentation called, The State of the Internet by the Founder and CEO of Business Insider, Henry Blodget. Beyond the fact that it has 138 slides, it had some very interesting things to put forward about our 20-year-old Internet. To save you some time […]

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Day 2 of TUCON 2012 even better than Day 1

The following is a writeup of TIBCO’s TUCON 2012. Follow the event at #TUCON2012. While we’re not usually so ‘TIBCO’, there was a great deal of really interesting information shared that we thought you would enjoy. Day Two of TUCON 2012 continued to be a showcase of the technology that responds to the conference theme, […]

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ERP doesn’t differentiate your business

The globalized, industrialized world is run mostly by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. That’s been the case since the 70’s, when we first computerized accounting through mainframe and other monolithic, all-or-nothing applications. Dun & Bradstreet eventually dominated a marketplace where only the wealthiest companies could afford to play. The arrival of client-server applications in the […]

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The future is an app

It took us a while to get there, and we had to get mobile first, but apps are about to explode as the best way to do business. It just makes sense to have light-weight, purpose-built functionality that’s highly specific to the various tasks within roles in the organization. We’ll look back someday in the […]

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The workplace has a brand new look

There’s a growing recognition that the next generation of workers treats email the same way us older folks now see the memo or physical email. What we still use as a mainline communication tool they see as a relic. This move toward social isn’t breaking news, but it is the leading edge of something much […]

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