A Call for Collaboration
Remember recess in elementary? That's right, a hundred kids running at full speed in different directions, headed for unknown destinations, totally oblivious of who would be there and why? Exciting, yes. Fun, yes. Total mayhem, you bet. The Cloud Computing industry is growing at a break-neck pace, recess is out, and it's time to make some sense of the chaos. Collaboration is a broad and well trodden topic; in fact, it was Salesforce.com's theme at their event of the year, titled "Collabor8". But just because Salesforce.com can throw around phrases like "collaborative software", or taking a "collaborative approach" in their business vernacular, it doesn't make it any easier to grasp in a real sense, nor to implement in a real-life, competitive and fast-paced environment, especially if your business has nothing to do with Salesforce.com.
Stevie Wonder, Bill Clinton, and Will.I.Am, - Heroku, Chatter, and Database.com - Dreamforce 2010 was Off the Hook
Standing with a fist raised in the air, chanting "Bernard come back, Bernard come back", I felt as though I was in a positive mental attitude, MLM event, getting geared up for yet another year of break-neck sales. But no, thank goodness…I was one of the 30,000 attendees at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event in San Francisco participating in a Marc Benioff marketing stunt to combat Microsoft Dynamics guerilla marketing tactics with their "I Didn't Get Forced" campaign.
SAS 70 Type II
NetDocuments recently completed a SAS 70 Type II audit, which demonstrates independent examination of internal controls supporting the firm's client services and operations. Earlier this year NetDocuments completed the SAS 70 Type I audit and it has also completed the Truste EU Safe Harbor Certification, acknowledging that it delivers its SaaS content management service and its web site in accordance with these standards.
Research Shows Green Benefits of Cloud Computing
Does the cloud really make businesses more energy efficient? A recently released study done by Accenture and WSP Environmental Consultants boldly declares that it does. The study states, "businesses that choose to run applications in the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own IT infrastructure."
Technology Q&A With LTN Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay
I was very excited this week to discuss legal technology trends with one of the industry's most influential thought leaders, Monica Bay.
Q&A With the Granddaddy of Document Management Part II
Earlier we posted part 1 of this two-part Q&A with legal technology veteran Tom Lee where we discussed the history and future of document management and he ended by joking that I was giving him too many difficult questions. So in part II I lightened things up a bit but still managed to slip in some tough questions.
Q&A with the Granddaddy of Document Management aka Tom Lee: Part I
This week in our ongoing Q&A series, we are joined by Tom Lee of Quintec International. Quintec is a leading cloud based technology company based in the UK that is aimed primarily at the Legal, Insurance and Finance markets.