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Month: July 2007

SAP #9 – Mike Prosceno – SAP’s Social Media Guru – A man on a mission to change SAP’s engagement

This is a comment I was going to post on Mike Prosceno’s blog, but decided instead to post it here…… Let’s be honest Mike, 95% (my gut feel) of global businesses do not get web 2.0. Some have never even heard of it. Others think it’s all to do with consumers and not businesses. So, I use you and SAP as a case study when I try to explain to companies why they ought to join the bandwagon. I normally find a way to connect their business with web 2.0 angle. So thank you and SAP for your hard work…

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Blognation #3 – Finally launched with UK leading the pack

  I met Sam Sethi last night for a glass of wine as he felt bit sorry for me for been stuck in a hotel room on my birthday in Loud Water. One of the nice surprises was to find out that I am one year younger than Sam, which makes me feel good. When you get to our ages, 1 year matters. Good example is that the opposite sex stops aging altogether! Ah, talk to my lovely wife!  I have been trying to break the news of the launch of Blognation for so long that at the end, I missed the…

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UK Supply chains lack integration

Dave Friedlos  of Computing.co.uk recently ran an article (publication dated 21 June 2007) on UK companies lagging behind their European counterparts in terms of supply chain integration. Nothing new here! According to the article: “Lack of integrated systems and data can cause extra costs, take longer to bring new products to market, and lead to an inability to respond quickly to change” – a survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for Sterling Commerce. “We are adapting common IT systems around the world to make it easier to integrate with suppliers’ infrastructures” – Jon Higgins, IT Director of Tesco.com. “The increased complexity…

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ERP Questionnaire – Can you help?

Bojan Jovicic of Delta Sport who is currently undertaking a degree at Belgrade University is undertaking research into ERP systems. Appreciate if you can take few minutes to respond to his questionnaire here. According to Bojan, the questionnaire is anonymous, and has only 12 mandatory questions. It focus on ease of creating/modifying various UI (User Interface) elements, and level of support for web development, XML and Web services. Please leave a comment here if you wish to be contacted by Bojan. Technorati Tags: ERP Questionnaire, Bojan Jovicic

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FreeAgentCentral #1 – Freshbooks for UK?

Dennis Howlett has teamed up with three others to bring a simple yet effective web based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application to the UK market. FreeAgent is an online money management tool intended for small, UK-based service businesses of 1-3 employees. This will include most kinds of freelancers, contractors and consultants. Whether you are just getting started, or are already in business as a sole trader or limited company, VAT registered or not, FreeAgent can save you time. FreeAgent will probably not be for you if you tend to sell lots of products rather than services, hold materials and stock, or handle…

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Freshbooks #1 – Gets an API

Creating an API is no mean feat! Talk to many enterprise software vendors, and ask for a copy of their API. Some have it. Some have what they think is an API but of very little use to another. Some have never thought of having an API in the first place – what? You want to integrate with my software? Why do you want to do that for? I am certainly not going to give you the ability to wreck my software? I know this is of the old school mentality – but it is also reality for some software…

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The Top 50 Business Blogs by TimesOnline

Rhys Blakely of TimesOneline has published a working progress Top 50 business blogs. The Top 50 is split into Banking & Finance Construction & Property Consumer Goods Engineering Health Industrials Leisure Media Natural Resources Retailing Support Services Technology Telecoms Transport Utilities Among the Blogs I recognise include: Scobeleizer – by Robert Scoble, started when he was an employee of Microsoft Jonathan’s Blog – by Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, the first blogger to receive an official comment from the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. TechCrunch – by Michael Arrington, ex-boss of Sam Sethi Seth Godin – by Seth Godin, the marketing guru. I…

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