Cisco Reaching Past the Router

December 17, 2007

A New Blueprint for Cisco:

(Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek) “Now, Ratzlaff, 47, Cisco’s director of user experience, hopes to borrow a page from his old employer. He and his dozen-or-so staffers have created a blueprint for how Cisco’s products should work together for customers. With the support of CEO John Chambers and other top brass, they are trying to impose it on the San Jose company.”


Google Apps Take a Run at Microsoft

February 22, 2007

(John Pallatto, eWeek) “After months of testing, Google is ready to see whether businesses large and small are ready to pay to use its online suite of basic business applications, including spreadsheets, e-mail, word processing, calendars and instant messaging…”

Google Apps Premier Edition Takes Aim at the Enterprise

Business 2.0 Gives us their top 25 in 2007

February 22, 2007

(Allen Stern, Center Networks) “Business 2.0 has a nice article today highlighting 25 startups that will “strike gold” in 2007. It’s a lot of clicking to view them all, so here are direct links to all 25…”

Business 2.0: 25 startups to watch in 2007 – CenterNetworks – News, Reviews, Insights and Interviews

Build a Platform or an Experience

January 22, 2007

Some interesting thoughts from Scott Karp at Pubishing 2.0

Platforms Vs. Experiences » Publishing 2.0

Apple TV or Mac Mini

January 22, 2007

(Brady Forrest, O’Reilly radar) “Last week Apple didn’t just release the iPhone. They also released Apple TV, a single use appliance that allows you to play music, watch movies and view your pictures from your home PCs or Macs. When I saw it my first thought was how this would stack up compared to the Mac Mini as a multimedia device. Both are small, both have iTunes — what are the exact trade-offs? Luckily, the Apple Blog has written up a great side-by-side comparison of the Mac Mini and the Apple TV…”

O’Reilly Radar > Apple Tv or Mac Mini

Deloitte’s Technology Predictions for 2007

January 22, 2007

( “What’s going to happen in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector in 2007? What will be the impact of convergence? Will media make good on the opportunities in the Chinese market? How will the net neutrality debate be resolved? All of these issues are discussed in Predictions 2007—three reports outlining the critical trends that will influence the global TMT market in 2007…”

TMT Trends: Predictions 2007 – Technology, Media & Telecommunications – Article – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Widgets… All the Buzz

January 22, 2007

(Scott Kirshner, New York Times) “On his Web log, Pastor Hyatt, the leader of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Ore., has woven in widgets, or mini-applications, that show a selection of book covers from his personal library, present the most recent posts from some of his favorite blogs, and serve up random quotes from the television show “Arrested Development.”“You start small, and it’s kind of like an addiction,” said Pastor Hyatt (his blog is at “TypePad has a whole section of widgets, and they’re adding more all the time,” he continued, referring to a popular blog-hosting service…”

Some Bling for Your Blog – New York Times