open source

Facebook widgets, applications, and mashups

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/04/2007 - 11:42

"In Facebook, Investing in a Theory", NY Times

"Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees."

We go even further... Users of our social web applications can use many already developed widgets, applications, and content (vids, images, text) to automagically apply on facebooks. Users/members are authenicated on login. All content is RSS/XML enabled.

Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 12:10

Great news. "Open Source Is the Big Disruptor" - eWeek

"Open-source software is going to erode proprietary sales revenue by offering less-expensive or free alternatives, expanding the total market potential by meeting the demands of SMBs (small medium businesses) for affordable solutions, and creating a new business model for established and emerging service providers to provide selection, customization and management services for open-source solutions,"

"Enterprise Mashups Hurtle Toward Mainstream"

Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/24/2007 - 10:43

Enterprise Mashups Hurtle Toward Mainstream, eweek

"Many companies looking to cull data from multiple sources to help their employees do their jobs better are seeking mashups as an answer, said Anthony Bradley, a Gartner analyst, Sept. 21 at the Gartner Web Innovation Summit 2007 here.

IBM On Using Open Source Tools To Create Collaborative Sites

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/20/2006 - 16:01

This is a great endorsement from IBM on using open source collaborative tools to implement collaborative sites. We've been using them all, successfully, for the last few years to create social networks within organizations. I love it! For a small, niche consulting firm, Advancing Insights, IBM's endorsement validates what we've known and what we've been telling clients all along. "...the tools are powerful, they scale, and work better than vendor products costing tens of thousands of dollars".

Connect and Collaborate with Web 2.0

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/06/2005 - 09:14

Mary Meeker, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, "The Internet is the most underutilized advertising medium out there". Mary will be one of the speakers at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco this Oct.

Most Entrenched Business People Don't Get It.

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/22/2005 - 08:52

Yesterday in the NY Times there was an article, Steal This Book. Or at Least Download It Free about the changing nature of publishing. Author, Warren Adler, "The War of the Roses" says "The big publishing houses just don't get it".