Delighting customers – a business imperative

Having been in the USA for a little over a month, there can be a lot said for the customer service I’ve come to expect and how far people will go to make sure you – the customer – are delighted with your experience.  It’s a far cry from Europe where the majority of the…

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Leveraging Social Computing, sensibly

I’ve just been reading this article from Microsoft’s Midsize Business Center (good place to go for info on how business meets IT and visa versa) and they provide a good 101 on Social computing and how you can make the most of your existing investments in IT (like SharePoint) you can start to use tools…

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Plumbb – read my blog roll

I’ve had a list of links to blogs I frequently read since I began writing posts about three years ago.  It’s a kind of recognition to those who inspire and influence me so that others can become inspired and read more too.  Now the guys from Plumbb have come up with a neat way for…

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Bit of a result: Microsoft platform is best to develop web apps on

Well I never.  Having been at the Future of Web Apps conference last year and hearing a "leading" web 2.0 company say they had no idea what Microsoft had in the form of authentication and identity APIs having reeled of options from Google, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook, (insert other web 2.0 company here).  Clue = LIVE…

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Web 2.0 Pattern Mining workshop

The Live Labs team have news of a Web 2.0 Pattern Mining workshop taking place in Zurich at the end of June.  The overview is this: Web 2.0 features are now commonplace—blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social bookmarking and the like are almost everywhere you look online. Now that these technologies are maturing, what are their…

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Social Bookmarking Plugin

Thanks to Scott who pointed out a rather tasty plugin for Live Writer that adds Social Bookmarking tags to your blog post automatically – nice.  This chap is responsible for it and the first thing I did was modify the text files that come with it to include Facebook 🙂  Here’s the text you need…

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BBC goes Web 2.0

  Interesting that the Beeb have got their Web 2.0 thinking hat on and have started adding bookmark links at the end of each news story which link to Delicious, Digg, Reddit, Facebook and StumbleUpon really easily.  Clicking through to “What are these?” gives their explanation.  They’ve included different types of Web 2.0 community sites…

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Windows Live Quick Apps – Mashup apps with source code

Steve Ballmer announced today two example apps that show off how to put the Live Services we have on offer to use.  The apps “Contoso Bicycle Club” and “Contoso University” were developed by two UK Parters, AWS and Conchango in association with Microsoft UK.  They incorporate many Live Services some of which are still in…

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Calling all web design and web developer students – event to learn about Microsoft’s web technologies

I learnt about this particular event through Mark Johnston’s blog and it’s a great opportunity for students to learn about Microsoft’s web technologies.  It’s a full day of goodness with two tracks, one for design students and the other for developers.  Judging from the agenda, I would say that if you are a pure designer…

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How to save $1,000,000 on your IT deployment and support with application virtualisation

Well, it depends a lot on your individual circumstances as a organisation but the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle have managed to do save $1,000,000.  Their IT is quite big with 500 applications across 4,500 desktops and 150 thin desktops and they have just over 7200 employees. They made their savings by being smart about…

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