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Amplify’s Social Clip Sharing Gets Twitter-like Following

Amplify’s Social Clip Sharing Gets Twitter-like Following

Amplify, a service for gathering and sharing clips from the Web, has added the ability to subscribe to the clippings of others in a fashion very similar to Twitter’s asynchronous following. Amplify is tailored to both public sharing, publishing to a group, or private collection of material; the service occupies an interesting space somewhere…

Socialtext’s New Microblogging Appliance

Socialtext’s New Microblogging Appliance

Disclosure: Socialtext is sponsor of the ReadWriteEnterprise channel.

Hot new trends are hard to resist, especially when they open up lucrative new markets. For proof positive, look no further than Socialtext, which today released a Microblogging Appliance independent of the rest of their enterprise collaboration offering.

Long an advocate of…

Hold Your Horses: Microsoft Office Web Access Not Here Yet

Hold Your Horses: Microsoft Office Web Access Not Here Yet

This morning, Microsoft announced the technical preview to Office 2010 to much fanfare. The most prominently touted aspect has been the Web access to the suite, which has been seen as Microsoft’s answer to the way Google, Zoho and others have dominated the SaaS market for office suites thus far.

But what they didn’t tell you is that the…

The Four Essential Apps for Distributed Teams

The Four Essential Apps for Distributed Teams

Distributed teams. Virtual work. Placeless offices. Whatever you want to call them, groups who work from geographically separate locations are more common than ever.

Despite how widespread this mode of coordinating work has become, there are those still wondering just what tools are absolutely crucial to making a distributed team work. Here’s a…

MyBlackBerry: RIM Social Network Launches Tomorrow

MyBlackBerry: RIM Social Network Launches Tomorrow

Tomorrow, RIM will launch MyBlackBerry, community site for device owners to rate and review apps, as well as share tips and tricks. While indy sites like BlackBerry Forums and CrackBerry have long been active spaces for discussion, this will be the first officially-sanctioned online space for BlackBerry fanatics.

In the best of all possible…

Projecturf: Simple Project Management for SMBs

Projecturf: Simple Project Management for SMBs

You’d think the potential for new project management software had been exhausted. But then, you see something new like Projecturf. The company has aimed its sights squarely at small and medium-sized business, and its feature set is particularly well-suited to development teams.

With simple, elegant design, and a pricing plan comparable to…

Spellcheck This: Microsoft Office 2010, The Movie

Spellcheck This: Microsoft Office 2010, The Movie

Yes, Microsoft has a promo video for Microsoft Office 2010, and we’re posting it. This isn’t slapped together by some corporate PR hack with iMovie (oops, did we say that?) Microsoft gave self-described YouTuber Dennis Liu of Traffik Film Works a free hand, and the results are pretty amusing.

SaaS Is Over-Promising and Under-Delivering, Survey Says

SaaS Is Over-Promising and Under-Delivering, Survey Says

According to a new survey of more than 300 enterprises by Gartner Research, software as a service has failed to impress business users across the board. Both U.S. and U.K. users polled were far from enthusiastic about their experiences with SaaS.

Most telling was that customers gave the most dismal reviews to areas where vendors are making the…

Zoho’s New Plugin Turns Microsoft Access Databases into Web Apps

Zoho’s New Plugin Turns Microsoft Access Databases into Web Apps

To everyone wishing they could use their Microsoft Office Access database to build a Web app, your savior has arrived. Zoho has introduced a plugin to migrate Access databases on to their platform. Once migrated, they can be used to build database applications through the Zoho Creator interface.

The new plugin is just one part of a larger…

Atlassian’s Crucible & Fisheye 2.0 Are Rough Around the Edges

Atlassian’s Crucible & Fisheye 2.0 Are Rough Around the Edges

This month, Atlassian launched the 2.0 versions of Crucible and FishEye, their collaborative software for coders. For those who’re unfamiliar, FishEye is a browser for source code repositories, and Crucible is a tool for peer code reviews.

Both have had a complete UI makeover that shines, but despite a strong track record from Atlassian, there…

Smibs Could Rival Both LinkedIn & Salesforce.com

Smibs Could Rival Both LinkedIn & Salesforce.com

After being in beta for a year, Smibs has launched their SaaS business software into full production mode. The initial series of applications, with more planned for the future, include a Web-based CRM called Doorbell, and the Smibs Network, a business networking service.

LinkedIn has largely wasted its potential to be anything other than personal…

Google Apps Leaves Beta, Gunning for the Enterprise

Google Apps Leaves Beta, Gunning for the Enterprise

After two years in the wild as a comprehensive suite, Google Apps has left beta. While having these hugely popular Web apps out of beta will undoubtedly have a positive effect on their use by consumers, it’s the enterprise adoption that pushed Google to make the move.

For a long time now, the beta version of Apps has been far more stable than…

Terabytes Missing From The National Archives: Would the Cloud Be Safer?

Terabytes Missing From The National Archives: Would the Cloud Be Safer?

Cloud computing might strike fear in the hearts of some, but at least your employees can’t walk off with your hard drives. Since May, the National Archives and Records Administration has offered a $50,000 reward for a missing Clinton-era hard drive.

As of Sunday, it’s been revealed that thousands of electronic devices containing sensitive and…

Risky Business: Enterprise GRC Platforms Essential, Says Forrester

Risky Business: Enterprise GRC Platforms Essential, Says Forrester

In a new report issued on the first of the month, Forrester Research has asserted the importance of enterprise platforms for governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). Pointing to big name corporate failures in the last decade, they argue that the value proposition for GRC software is clear, and they identified leaders in this growing…

Google Apps Go Social With Improved Contacts & A New API

Google Apps Go Social With Improved Contacts & A New API

With some core changes to contacts, Google Apps has dipped a toe in to the enterprise social networking waters. As of today, Apps contacts exhibits shades of Facebook and Twitter by allowing you to find and interact with all the user profiles in your Apps suite.

According to Google, these adjustments where made at the behest of enterprise Apps…

Google Fixes What It Broke: Apps Sync for Outlook Now Actually Works

Google Fixes What It Broke: Apps Sync for Outlook Now Actually Works

Earlier this month, Google attempted to make a shot across Microsoft’s bow with an Apps Sync for Outlook. Unfortunately for them, it completely fizzled when Microsoft made clear that the plugin disabled key Outlook functionality.

Google admitted as much at the time. But today, they’ve announced that the issues have been fixed. Windows Desktop…

The Gloves Come Off in The Box.net vs. SharePoint Challenge

The Gloves Come Off in The Box.net vs. SharePoint Challenge

Plenty of enterprise 2.0 companies have set their sights on replacing SharePoint. But so far, not one has shown the gumption of Box.net, the filesharing and collaboration service which has launched the Box.net vs. SharePoint challenge.

Based on the premise that “sharing should be simple” and implying that SharePoint is anything but, Box.net’s…

When it Comes to SharePoint on the Desktop, Colligo Reigns Supreme

When it Comes to SharePoint on the Desktop, Colligo Reigns Supreme

Colligo Networks has long built some of the most best-known desktop applications for Microsoft SharePoint. The Colligo Contributor software suite lends offline access and an interface that’s definitely easier to handle.

But with the 4.0 release of Contributor scheduled to ship on July 13th, they’ve expanded the suite’s capabilities with a pair of…

Get Your Mitts On GridIron Flow 1.0, A Stunning Workflow Manager

Get Your Mitts On GridIron Flow 1.0, A Stunning Workflow Manager

GridIron Software has finally brought Flow, its visual workflow manager, out of public beta.

This first stable version available for purchase ups the ante by allowing groups to collaborate on a workflow via the Share Maps feature, as well as adding direct access to Flow from within Adobe applications.

Flow was created with the help of visual…

Becoming An Open Enterprise: Five Lessons from Booz Allen Hamilton

Becoming An Open Enterprise: Five Lessons from Booz Allen Hamilton

On Tuesday, consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton won the Open Enterprise Innovation Award at the 2009 Enterprise 2.0 Conference.

The portal that garnered them the accolade, hello.bah.com, has shown impressive adoption within Booz Allen, especially for a firm that’s 90 years old. Since being rolled out in August 2008, it’s been taken up for daily…