Ratan Tata gets it

For all the buzz that Tata’s release of the Nano received last year,  the long term impact of the company’s new venture may be even greater.  The sprawling Tata empire, loosely held together by Ratan Tata, recently announced a plan to build affordable housing for India’s burgeoning middle class.  Here’s an excerpt from BusinessWeek: Tata’s Nano […]

ReadWriteWeb discusses the state of software innovation in India

Image via CrunchBase ReadWriteWeb recently ran a post about the state of India‘s innovation engine.  I’ve posted a clip here, but click through to read the whole thing: State of Innovation in India: 2009 – ReadWriteWeb That Big Wide-Open SaaS Opportunity Indian start-ups that dreamed of creating the next SAP or Oracle faced massive hurdles […]

Information Overload in call center environments

Image by scottpowerz via Flickr I recently posted an entry over at the blog for the Information Overload Research Group.  Click on the link to read the entire post: IORG Forum Blog » Blog Archive » IO in a call center environment The same successful companies that spend vast sums of money to optimize their […]

Twitter for Business webcast from O’Reilly

Image via CrunchBase As a regular user of Twitter I often get asked by business people if I see value in using the micro-blogging service for business.  While the nuances of twitter may vary if you are in marketing, customer support, or other parts of an enterprise,  I do think its an important new channel […]

Quick thought: Uncertainty dominates enterprise software market

Image via Wikipedia So I figure I’d write a quick post this morning while I wait to catch my connecting flight home. This is also my first post via the iPhone WordPress application, so it’s somewhat of a test from this device. ===================== This week I was at the SSPA trade show in Las Vegas, […]

A good post about the challenges, and fun, of being an Entrepreneur in Residence

Andrew Chen, who’s blog is a new addition to my regular feed, has a nice post about being an E-i-R and what he learned from working inside a Venture Capital firm. I spent most of 2007 affiliated with Mohr Davidow Ventures, where I started out as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and then transitioned into a consulting role […]

Is JotSpot finally ready to be unveiled by Google?

InsideGoogle is reporting that JotSpot may finally emerge from the Googleplex as a part of the Google Application Suite for enterprise customers.  It was just a few days ago that I expressed concern that JotSpot seemed to have fallen into some void at Google.  It’s good to hear that the wiki application may finally be ready […]

Grand Central invitations available

Although Google has acquired Grand Central, it looks like they are still allowing existing users to invite a few people into the beta site. So, if you are interested, please leave a comment, and I’ll send out an invitation. I’m not sure how many I have, so I’ll update this post when I run out. […]

Sad to see Performancing sold off to PayPerPost

Michael Arrington broke the news yesterday, Performancing – makers of the excellent blog posting add-in for FireFox – has been acquired by PayPerPost. PPP has been very controversial in the blogging world, as it operates a service whereby bloggers get paid by product companies to blog about their respective products. Hired guns, essentially. Many have […]

NetSuite looks to go public

This is interesting, and encouraging, news.  NetSuite – a company that started off as an online personal accounting company – is preparing for an initial public offering.  Michael Arrington has the scoop over at TechCrunch: Techcrunch » Blog Archive » NetSuite’s Going Public, Looking for $1 Billion Valuation NetSuite, the fraternal twin of SalesForce (both […]