Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Enterprise Architecture: Pay attention to these web 2.0 sites
I wonder though if folks within the enterprise start adopting open source portals and enterprise service bus products such as ServiceMix are they stuck in 1.0 land...
Web 2.0 for the most part eschews portals which puts many of the large software vendors in a dilemma since they really can't do chock-a-block eye candy Powerpoint presentations for all the folks in the enterprise who don't do their own homework. Anyway, for those that do, I figured I would construct a list of some useful web 2.0 sites that are worthy of enterprise attention.
Basecamp is a unique project collaboration tool. Projects don't fail from a lack of charts, graphs, or reports, they fail from a lack of communication and collaboration. Basecamp makes it simple to communicate and collaborate on projects.
Central Desktop is ideal for teams and businesses that operate in distributed locations or virtual office environments.
Shared public calendaring system that demostrates advanced using of AJAX.
James Governor of Redmonk fame turned me onto this site. Imagine being able to build database applications via a browser.
ESBN is a web 2.0 Copyright and DRM solution. An Electronic Standard Book Number (ESBN) is the unique identifier of electronic content and media. ESBNs are recognized worldwide by electronic publishing companies and electronic content providers. ESBNs are simple and quick to generate and serve as branded identifier or copyright for individuals or companies developing electronic content and media.
Flickr - almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world - has two main goals: 1. To help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them. 2. To enable new ways of organizing photos.
Maps are great for getting around, but online maps could be a lot better. So Google decided to make dynamic, interactive maps that are draggable — no clicking and waiting for graphics to reload each time you want to view the adjacent parts of a map.
Omnidrive is what you expect hosted storage to be - easy to use, accessible from anywhere and unrestrictive. Omnidrive will make your life easier by allowing you to store, access and stream your files from almost any web connected platform. Of course though, you shouldn't put data that contains personally identifiable information on public servers.
Low cost CRM system that makes a great replacement for Act, Goldmine and similar fat client CRM oriented products.
Pretty decent bug tracking software that is incredibly useful in outsourcing situations. We know that folks in india don't know how to code as well as us Americans, so this is highly useful.
Writely allows you to edit documents online with whomever you choose, and then publish and blog them online.
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