Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vine - Microsoft's New Social Web Application

According to this article in eWeek Microsoft will launch a new Facebook/Twitter like application that is expected to blow them out of the water. Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times describes the app as,

"...a hyperlocal, personalized message and alert system. It's intended to be a dashboard that people can use to keep tabs of their family, friends, activities and major events in their community."

The app Vine is expected to be used first to alert people of schedules and changes. The idea for this came out of Microsoft's response to Hurricane Katrina, so Microsoft will be initially targeting first aid responders and local emergency officials. It shouldn't be too long though before we see this app being used in the enterprise.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Enterprise 2.0 - Efficient Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange

Oscar Berg from The Content Economy recently put up his slides from their seminar, Enterprise 2.0 - Efficient Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange. Take a couple of minutes to view them below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Managing passwords is still a challenge for the enterprise

According to, managing passwords is still a challenge for the enterprise. William Jackson writes,

the overhead required to manage passwords for a large population of users can overwhelm a help desk, and managing large numbers of passwords can be complex for end users. The problems are magnified by requirements for complex passwords that must be regularly changed. Still, passwords are not disappearing despite the proliferation of certificates, tokens and other schemes for access management, and tools for managing them are still in evidence at this week’s RSA Security Conference.

Jackson intereviews Phil Lieberman president of Lieberman Software Corp. and Bill Carey, vice president of business development for Siber Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va. for this article. Both Lieberman and Carey offer their own take on how difficult it is to manage passwords.

Visit the original article here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cloud e-mail service available

According to eWeek, Iron Mountain has begun offering a total email management service. All of the data is store don Iron Mountain's servers in their secure data centers. There is no software needed for this email service, just a monthly payment for the service. Read the full article here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sharing Information Throughout the Enterprise

The main theme of Oscar Berg's latest post in the Content Economy is that businesses must support sharing and use of knowledge. Seems straightforward right? Well this is a concept which was thought up ages ago, and was followed by many including Andrew Carnegie.

Although this practice of sharing knowledge has tested well throughout the century, still many companies don't get it. The use of social technology platforms is crucial to a company's survival. After all knowledge is key. Share it...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

StumbleUpon back to origional owners

According to the Bits Blog at the New York Times, StumbleUpon was purchased from eBay by its original owners. New plans for the site include features such as URL shorteners so that StumbleUpon users can share the links in places such as Facebook. The websie currently has 7.5 million users.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Twitter's wide web

Are you still looking for those companies on Twitter who tweet about your industry? Are you looking for your competitors? ReadWriteWeb recently did a great wrap-up of what they consider the top 7 Twitter search engines. Check them out:

Tweet Scan


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Skype coming to a Blackberry near you

eWeek is reporting that Skype will be available for free on Blackberry Curve and Bold phones starting in May.