Smarter Enterprise and Next-Generation Web Services

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-07-01 Email

The 2009 Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston brought together vendors, analysts and customers looking for the best ways to take cutting edge web technologies such as social networking and Twitter-style micro-blogging and apply them to the challenges of business. While many companies recognize the value of these technologies for business use, they are hesitant to apply public services like Twitter and Facebook for sensitive business use. Many products at the conference focused on providing these types of features in a secure business friendly environment.

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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