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Gary Edwards

'Returnees' dominate Chinese startup culture - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

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    excerpt: In China, the red-hot tech scene seems dominated by a small group of entrepreneurs who paid their dues in Silicon Valley before returning home to create successful Internet and software startups. Aside from finding fame and fortune, these "returnees" are also laying the foundation for a startup culture that will allow grassroots entrepreneurs to flourish as well.

    Returnees - Chinese nationals who studied or worked the U.S. - head up just 3 percent of all tech companies in China, yet they represent nearly 70 percent of all startups that go public in the U.S. market (still the largest measure of success in the industry), according to an internal study by Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm GSR Ventures, which deals exclusively in China. The firm also found startups created by returnees were much likelier to become financially successful and hire more employees than startups founded by Chinese entrepreneurs who never worked in the U.S.

    Part of that may be cultural: a culture Jack Jia, a partner at GSR sees changing, albeit slowly.

    he still sees a "drastic" disparity between startups founded by home-grown entrepreneurs and their returnee counterparts during pitching sessions and business plan competitions all across China. Thus, he rarely funds companies headed up by Chinese engineers without managerial-level experience at tech companies in the U.S., even though he would like to encourage the growth of Chinese entrepreneurs who have stayed at home.
    "Most have no clue what they are doing. The basic expertise, the passion and experience is often lacking," he said. "And it's not that they don't have the same talent or ability, it's just they haven't been exposed to the same things as their American counterparts."
Gary Edwards

Online Collaboration | Novell Vibe cloud service - 0 views

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    Real-time co-creation and co-editing: With Novell Vibe, people in your organization can author and edit online documents together, character by character, in real time. Teams can dramatically accelerate the completion of projects that used to take weeks. Because collaboration unfolds in a shared workspace, no one has to manually merge content from multiple contributors to create a unified, finished document.
    Enterprise social messaging: As easy to use as Facebook or Twitter, Novell Vibe consolidates direct messages, chat, blogs and wikis from within Novell Vibe into one message stream. Creating new groups and inviting members from inside or outside your organization is as simple as sending an e-mail. You can even jumpstart ad-hoc conversations in seconds to tackle projects that can't wait.
    File synchronization and management: Files on your desktop, regardless of authoring application, can be synchronized to the Novell Vibe file repository based in the cloud. As a result, users always work with the latest versions of important files on their desktops and in Novell Vibe.
    The Novell Vibe unified message stream: Direct messages, social feeds and group conversations from within Novell Vibe are unified in one intuitive interface. This eliminates the need to constantly switch between locations to see all your content. Using powerful filtering, sorting and tagging capabilities, you can determine exactly what you want to see and whom you want to follow.
    Advanced information management: Novell Vibe keeps a persistent record of all your work and conversations. Its comprehensive search function quickly locates files, messages, attachments, groups and people to save time and boost productivity.
Gary Edwards

Box.net Gets 48 million more to build enterprise platform | ZDNet - 0 views

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    In taking this next step Box are closing some acquisition doors in electing to attempt to become a core piece of enterprise infrastructure rather than be swallowed up into someone else's larger offering. It's a brave and interesting move that will see them attempting to penetrate on-premise document and project management opportunities that are currently dominated by entrenched vendors, notably Sharepoint.

    Box's collaboration and work flow tools are currently adequate but unremarkable, and while the user interfaces are well done and unintimidating, they are now attempting to enter the areas of business steeped in document versioning and email inefficiencies that have been so lucrative to Microsoft, who can't be blamed for not cannibalizing their licensing golden geese of Office, Sharepoint and Exchange yet, and probably made 48 million as you read this sentence.

    Addressing the inefficiencies of these old ways of working are at the core of the modern collaborative enterprise, and it is primarily focusing on business purpose and performance from participants that ultimately unlocks the greater efficiencies possible with 2.0 technologies. The challenge for Box will be to avoid becoming a larger document and content graveyard while providing greater business agility, and this requires some cultural shifts in their offerings to target customers.
Gary Edwards

project managementWebWorkerDaily - Online Collaboration and Remote Working News and Advice - 0 views

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    Collection of reviews for Cloud based project management systems
Gary Edwards

Crocodoc's New HTML5 Viewer Promises Better Speed and Accuracy: Online Collab... - 0 views

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    the online document service Crocodoc, which Thursday wrote about last year, is rolling out some new features that should make it easier to collaborate on and mark up highly-formatted documents, including PDFs, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents, and PNG and JPEG images.

     Crocodoc is out to replace Adobe Acrobat as the preferred way to display, view and mark up highly-formatted documents.
Gary Edwards

Battle for Cloud Services Heats Up - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    Good numbers!  Amazon reproting $25 Billion, yet IT is only spending an estimated 10% on Cloud-computing.  2013 Cloud-computing market expected to be $2.5 Trillion. (451 Group)  Amazon currently has 59% of the cloud-services market.
Gary Edwards

GMailr: An Unofficial Javascript API for GMail - ReadWriteCloud - 1 views

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    Google has pretty much given up on developing a JavaScript API for GMail. There was once a Greasemonkey script Google developed for GMail but that broke and Google shows no sign of fixing it.

    James Yu is now trying to fix that scenario with GMailr, a JavaScript API for GMail. It is made from the code he wrote for 0Boxer, an extension for GMail that turns organizing your inbox into a game. Yu is also a lead developer at Scribd.

    Yu said developing the API took him on a path fraught with frustrations and dead ends. He writes there is supported official JavaScript API for Gmail. The Greasemonkey script is broken and no one has yet released a frontend API for Gmail. He said he needed access to the various user actions in the UI as the backend APIs were not going to work as he wished. He decided to write his own library from scratch.
Gary Edwards

China building a city for cloud computing - Computerworld - 0 views

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    These big projects, whether supercomputers or sprawling software development office parks, can garner a lot of attention. But China's overall level of IT spending, while growing rapidly, is only one-fifth that of the U.S.

    According to market research firm IDC, China's IT spending, which includes hardware, packaged software and services, is forecast to total about $112 billion this year, up 15.6% from $97 billion in 2010. By comparison, U.S. IT spending is expected to reach $564 billion this year, a 5.9% increase from 2010.
Gary Edwards

Businesses Looking to Cloud Computing to Enhance Productivity: Report - Midmarket - New... - 0 views

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    "Based on the results of this survey, it's clear that SMBs see the value of cloud-based solutions and are eager to benefit from a productivity and ROI perspective," said Fonality president and CEO Dean Mansfield. "Cloud-based communications tools in particular can be leveraged by companies to drive competitive differentiation while maximizing working capital."

    Minimizing total cost of ownership is the "ultimate goal" of adopting service-based offerings, according to survey results, while mobility and UC were recognized by a strong majority of those surveyed as key technologies to increase efficiency and profitability. Most respondents saw their current communications solutions as being "good," but 78 percent also seek to improve their capabilities. There was a very high amount of interest in cloud-based solutions and an "excellent prognosis" for cloud-based AaaS (Anything as a Service), with market opportunities still emerging

    "The needs of small and mid-size businesses differ significantly from large enterprises," said Steve Taylor, editor-in-chief and publisher for Webtorials, "This study shows that SMBs have a notable disposition to leveraging cloud-based technology to enhance their operations and their communications capabilities in particular."
Gary Edwards

SohoOS - Online Small and Micro Business Management. Everything a business needs to flo... - 0 views

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    An all inclusive free business management solution

    Everything a business needs in order to flourish is now readily available with a single click.

    Managing your business was never this easy. Open your free account today
Gary Edwards

Cloud Computing- A Revolution, Not Evolution Whitepaper - 0 views

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    A Rackspace whitepaper report on the Cloud-computing and the impact it will have.  Conclussion is that Cloud-computing will be as important and pervasive as Internet connectivity.
Gary Edwards

File Transfer is Not What It Used to BE : Aberdeen Group White Paper - 1 views

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    File Transfer is Not What It Used to BE.  FTP, email attachments, FTP appliances, DropBox
Gary Edwards

CIOs view cloud computing as priority in 2011-news - Channel Pro - 0 views

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    Gartner report forecasts rapid increase of cloud services

    Published on Jan 28, 2011

    A report by Gartner this week has says that the take-up of cloud services will happen much more quickly than many expected.

    In its survey of CIOs across Europe, it says currently, three per cent of CIOs have the majority of IT running in the cloud or on SaaS technologies, but over the next four years CIOs expect this number to increase to 43 percent.
Gary Edwards

IBM Seeing Cloud Adoption Soar - 0 views

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    Adoption of cloud computing is on the rise. Recent IDC (News - Alert) research shows that worldwide spending on cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $44.2 billion by 2013.With this increased interest and adoption, businesses across the world are embracing IBM's public cloud services for easy-to-use collaboration tools to connect with colleagues, partners and suppliers quickly.
Gary Edwards

Adeptol Viewing Technology Features - 0 views

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    Quick LinksGet a TrialEnterprise On DemandEnterprise On PremiseFAQHelpContact UsWhy Adeptol?Document SupportSupport for more than 300 document types out of boxNot a Virtual PrinterMultitenant platform for high end document viewingNo SoftwaresNo need to install any additional softwares on serverNo ActiveX/PluginsNo plugins or active x or applets need to be downloaded on client side.Fully customizableAdvanced API offers full customization and UI changes.Any OS/Any Prog LanguageInstall Adeptol Server on any OS and integrate with any programming language.AwardsAdeptol products receive industry awards and accolades year after year 

    View a DemoAttend a WebcastContact AdeptolView a Success StoryNo ActiveX, No Plug-in, No Software's to download. Any OS, Any Browser, Any Programming Language. That is the Power of Adeptol.
    Adeptol can help you retain your customers and streamline your content integration efforts. Leverage Web 2.0 technologies to get a completely scalable content viewer that easily handles any type of content in virtually unlimited volume, with additional capabilities to support high-volume transaction and archive environments.
    Our enterprise-class infrastructure was built to meet the needs of the world's most demanding global enterprises. Based on AJAX technology you can easily integrate the viewer into your application with complete ease.
    Support for all Server PlatformsCan be installed on Windows   (32bit/64bit) Server and Linux   (32bit/64bit) Server. Click here to see technical specifications.Integrate with any programming languageWhether you work in .net, c#, php, cold fusion or JSP. Adeptol Viewer can be integrated easily in any programming language using the easy API set. It also comes with sample code for all languages to get you started.Compatibility with more than 99% of the browsersTested & verified for compatibility with 99% of the various browsers on different platforms. Click here to see browser compatibility report.More than 300 Document T
Gary Edwards

Sync Your Often Accessed Business Files in the Cloud With ShareFile - 0 views

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    In addition to its ability to sync to mobiles and tablets, ShareFile also lets user's work with their existing folder structure, rather then demanding everything goes into one drop folder. The two-way functionality works via an Adobe Air 2.0 app, while Sync itself is part of ShareFile's Power Tools suite that comes with desktop and mobile apps, Outlook plug-ins and other goodies
Gary Edwards

Ricoh Spends US$ 300m to Shift Focus to Managed Document Services - 0 views

  • Ricoh said the US$ 300 million would be invested in its managed document services infrastructure with a revenue target of US$ 3.3 billion by 2013.
  • Ricoh believes the shift is so profound that it is investing this amount of money in re-aligning its business.
  • Ricoh has identified shifts in the document management market that are focused on better enterprise returns based on more efficient document management.
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    Last September, Xerox launched a very expensive campaign to rebrand itself as a document management heavyweight. This week, Xerox's MFP rival, Ricoh (news, site), has just announced that it will be investing US$ 300 million over three years to "aggressively" accelerate its shift into the managed document services or outsourced document management space.

    Using its core hardware and software technologies, the shift will see Ricoh focusing not just on the provision of hardware and software, but offering entire document management services from capture to printing.

    At a press briefing held in New York, London and Tokyo earlier this week that underlined the global nature of the business shift, Ricoh said the US$ 300 million would be invested in its managed document services infrastructure with a revenue target of US$ 3.3 billion by 2013.

    Document Management Market Shift
    So, what is all this about? It seems simple enough - Ricoh has identified shifts in the document management market that are focused on better enterprise returns based on more efficient document management.



    No surprise there. However, what is surprising, is that Ricoh believes the shift is so profound that it is investing this amount of money in re-aligning its business.
Gary Edwards

Japan's NTT Communications Launches New Service to Support Hybrid Clouds - 0 views

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    The market for cloud computing services in Asia Pacific is forecast to be a thriving industry, with a 40% growth per annum. In Japan alone, the market for cloud computing services is forecast to grow to US$ 29.2 billion by 2015, according to IDC. Given the foreseen demand, local service providers are gearing toward filling in the gap.

    NTT Communications (news, site) has recently announced the launch of a new cloud-optimized service for enterprise customers. Branded as Universal One, the service aims to provide flexibility in terms of location, operations, layers and the kind of cloud service that clients want to use, including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS deployments. This will come at a starting cost of 16,800 JPY (US$ 204) monthly for the most basic service.
Gary Edwards

Cloud Computing and Mobile Devices a Hot Area for ICT in 2011 Says Frost & Sullivan - ... - 0 views

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    Increasing adoption has created a US$1.1 billion Cloud Computing market in Asia Pacific

    'With a 90% share of the market, SaaS is the dominant segment of the Cloud market in the Asia Pacific region. The APAC SaaS market expected to grow at a CAGR of 39% for the 2010-2014 period,' says Nitin.

    He continues, 'Cloud Computing is to be an important driver of growth as Singapore establishes itself as one of the Cloud hubs in Asia Pacific. The Singapore Cloud Computing market is set witness strong growth powered by CRM, Collaboration and HRM applications.'
Gary Edwards

2011 Will be the Year For Mobile in APAC - 0 views

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    APAC=Asian Pacific markets
    Meanwhile, the popularity of smartphones and tablets is expected to give rise to mobile cloud applications. In effect, going to the cloud will help smartphones and tablets overcome inherent hardware limitations, such as small storage, inadequate processing speed and power-saving requirements. Mobile security will also be a prime concern, especially for enterprise users. This will include safety and privacy applications like remote wipe and virus protection.

    Nitin says that the market for cloud computing in APAC has grown to US$ 1.1 billion this year, which is mostly comprised of SaaS deployments. He highlights the role of Singapore as a cloud computing hub in the region, given a strong broadband infrastructure and the presence of a large base of multinational companies.
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