Analyzing Gartner's 10 Strategic Technologies of 2010
Every year Gartner, Inc. identifies the 10 strategic technologies for the year ahead. For Gartner to consider a technology, a "strategic technology," it must have the "potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt."
Dreamforce Offers Glimpse Into the Future of SaaS and Social Media
Post authored by Marc Duncan of the NetDocuments Sales Team Wow, what a week and what a show. I have just returned from the Dreamoforce 09 show in San Francisco and had an amazing experience. As a member of the NetDocuments sales team I spend a lot of time "selling" the idea of SaaS, cloud computing, etc. During this day to day routine, it is easy to wonder: is this idea really catching on? On Wednesday morning during the keynote address I was assured that yes…SaaS and Cloud computing are here to stay.
Innovations in Document Management
Recently, Leonard Johnson was featured as a guest writer for John Mancini's "8 things" blog series with a post titled, "The 8 Things that Changed the History of Document Management." The blog describes eight disruptive innovations that had large impacts on the way people manage documents. The eight items are as follows: 1. The File Cabinet 2. The Server 3. The PC 4. Electronic Document Management Systems
NetDocuments Client Portal Review
NetDocuments was recently reviewed in the t3 newsletter which deals with technology for financial services professionals. It was written by David Drucker who, along with Joel Bruckenstein, administer the t3 conference and newsletter. Along with running t3, David Drucker is also a journalist, speaker, financial advisor, pit bull rescuer, biker, classic car nut, gadget geek, and bluesman. In his recent article titled, "A Sampling of Client Portals," Drucker reviewed four different products that provide client portal functionality for financial advisors. The four products reviewed were Advisorsites, Family Office Network, NetDocuments and Make It A Good Day.
NetDocuments is 16th highest rated app on Salesforce AppExchange
It has been over three years since the NetDocuments/Salesforce.com integration was developed and listed on the Salesforce AppExchange.
The Clouds are Turning Green
There are numerous benefits inherent with SaaS applications and we have discussed many of them on this blog: anywhere access, low startup costs, automatic upgrades, etc.
SaaS Business Profile Series
Kevin Dobbs from Montclair Advisors writes a very informative blog titled, "Smart SaaS." Over the past year he has been highlighting different SaaS companies in his "SaaS Business Profile" series. This week he featured NetDocuments, and interviewed its CEO Ken Duncan to get content for the article. When asked about emerging trends in the SaaS industry, Ken Duncan touched on the benefit of SaaS for SMB's:
Elevated Content Regarding SaaS Technology
This past week saw a wide variety of news, blogs and videos regarding SaaS content management and cloud computing all over the web. In this blog, we will highlight a few of them. In August, during Ilta '09, A group from ii3 consultants produced live Ilta TV broadcasts of conference events and interviews. They have now posted the recordings of the broadcasts online and made them free to the public. One of the segments was called, "Software as a Service for Law Firms," and featured Tim Hooks of Chester, Willcox & Saxbe, LLP, as well as David Clark of Jones and Waldo. They discussed emerging SaaS technologies, and how SaaS solutions have helped their firms by reducing IT costs, and enabling their lawyers to practice law more efficiently.
Ride a wave within NetDocuments
At the end of August, at Ilta '09, the NetDocuments management team announced the development of a Google Wave integration. The release of the integration will coincide with the Google development plan. This announcement has sparked the interest of many people excited about the potential of Google Wave. One of these people is the Google Wave blogger. When Google announced Google Wave, he immediatley saw the potential it offered and started his blog. One of his first posts was titled, "5 Things Wrong with Google Wave." Number four on that list was lack of integration with MS Office. However, he saw a solution to that problem when he heard about what NetDocuments was doing.