Chatterbox: Context arrives at the Enterprise 2.0 Doorstep

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On the heels of SalesForce.com’s announcement of ChatterExchange this morning, FinancialForce releases Chatterbox – a rules based overlay on Chatter that allows businesses to associate the use of collaborative constructs with discrete business activity. For those of you not familiar with Salesforce.com’s Chatter, I covered the initial release, here. For all the benefits of Enterprise […]

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Value Add vs. Infrastructure

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Lots of strong reaction to Union Square Venture Partner Fred Wilsons comments about Twitter (his portfolio company) today. On the issue of third party applications that leverage Twitters API, Fred commented that a lot of the apps today are filling holes in twitter instead of building substantive businesses. Much of the early work on the […]

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A note to Enterprise Software Vendors, FWIW

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I don’t focus on product launches or ‘breaking news’ here on Pretzel Logic. I have a full plate on the work front. The two exceptions when I not only cover but downright celebrate product innovation are: If I see traditional application or enterprise 2.0/social software vendors having the chutzpah to even attempt performance acceleration via […]

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The Transition to Durable Relationships

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My good friend (and fellow competitive swimmer, back in the day), Dina Mehta, wrote an insightful post based on her research work around the topic of product durability. Though she refers to her findings based on the Indian market and the changing nature of durability, locally, there’s no question that this is a global phenomena. […]

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On joining the Defrag Advisory Board

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As some of you heard (many thanks for the notes), I’ve joined the Defrag Conference Advisory Board. For those of you who are not familiar with the conference, Defrag is a yearly event in Denver that’s focused on emerging tools and trends in technology and its’ impact on business. The conference is organized by Phil […]

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Innovation. Why?

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“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse."  – Henry Ford. Somewhere there’s got to be a similar line from Steve Jobs as well.  And both have successfully belted out product after product that changed the automotive, mobile and media business, forever. All without involving the customer in a […]

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Slash and Burn: Productivity and Enterprise 2.0

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This morning my favorite business journal, the Economist, has a good article on how the recession has had an impact on productivity and the differences in fall out in the United States vs. the European Union. First an extremely interesting and arguably polarizing difference in how productivity is defined. The economist says: Producing more by […]

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