Harvest & Xero are popular software as a service platforms that anyone running a small business should take a serious look at if you think your spending too much time book keeping and recording hourly time. Harvest is a web-based time tracking and invoicing application, Xero is online accounting software ideal for small to medium businesses. Nicely … Continue reading
News that well known URL shortening service, tr.im is closing down reinforces my last post about Twitter 3rd party apps.
A good article from Ferris here stating that enterprises need to consider security and compliance when bringing social networking into the business; Social Networking and the Enterprise. And a reminder my relevant articles are here; http://www.cleartext.com/downloads/IDM_NovDec_08_XMPP.pdf http://www.cleartext.com/downloads/IDM_MayJune_P5.pdf
I learned a while back that there are broadly three (or 5) types of client when it comes to technology; Early adopters Late majority Laggards. The interesting thing is that if you spot a company that fits into 1. above and you have some technology that is leading edge you should stand a good chance … Continue reading
Another XMPP based platform. From TechCrunch Exclusive: BBC leads the next wave of web experience with Hemlock.
It’s a long time since I first saw a well known anti-spam service provider pushing out a release saying “~90% of all email received was spam…” but it still makes me laugh when I see statements like this. The problem here is that if you’re an anti-spam company using your own client base to produce … Continue reading
There are some cool ideas in the thread linked below, in summary mapping Jive Clearspace spaces to XMPP pub sub nodes complete with the matching access rights. Now that would be very nice. Jivespace: XMPP Notifications ?.
You know I harp on about vendor – reseller relationships a lot because I believe if done well then resellers can materially increase the amount of business a vendor is able to close. I’m qualified to say what I think here as we are a vendor (via Cleartext’s messaging services) and a reseller (via our … Continue reading