We’re in a Book

I just found out this morning from a new friend of the ‘Lab, Emanuele, that our work has been mentioned in print. W00t! Specifically, Niall Cook mentions the IdeaFactory and Mix, in his book, Enterprise 2.0: How Social Software Will Change the Future of Work. Rich is mentioned by name, and his post on building… Read More

Just Add Enterprise

If you read here, you’ll know I’m not a fan of the term Enterprise 2.0, at least not when it’s used to refer to Web 2.0 practiced behind the firewall. I know why people feel the need to differentiate Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0; Web 2.0 suffers from an image problem, i.e. it’s associated with… Read More

AppsLab: Year One

A year ago was my first day at AppsLab. Paul and I huddled (virtually) to talk about plans for the team. It was exciting stuff. We had a unique opportunity to operate like a startup within the bowels of a huge corporation. We had simple plans that I used a mnemonic device to remember, the… Read More

More Fun with Numbers

Rich and Anthony deployed a few key fixes last week, nothing too bloggable. They were focused on securing private group activity and caching, which was causing some weird behavior. So, rather than blog those, my periodic Mix post this week is more metrics. As a follow up to my first Fun with Numbers post, I… Read More

Polishing Mix Groups

Rich and Anthony deployed a boat load of fixes and enhancements to Mix on Friday night. I might have mentioned before the Mix is going to be used more by internal teams, so we addressed groups with this deployment for the most part. Some of these are bug fixes that have been needed for a… Read More

OracleCommunity.net Arrives

Lost in the frenzy of last week’s travel to the Bay Area and the Marketing 2.0 Leader Summit, I neglected to mention Eddie’s brand-spanking new OracleCommunity.net, a “social network for Oracle people” hosted on Ning. I know I’m late to the party, since OraNA tells me it’s been covered here, here, here, here sort of… Read More

The Working Group January Call

Since Ning doesn’t have RSS and you may not have paid attention to the email notifications it generates, here’s a reminder. Tomorrow, January 23 is the monthly call of the Working Group, the Enterprise 2.0 support group Paul formed back in December. This month’s guest speaker, Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet, comes to us via… Read More

Acquisition Wednesday

I woke this morning to news that Oracle had agreed to acquire BEA (press release by friend of the ‘Lab Karen Tillman), Sun had agreed to acquire MySQL AB, and that Wednesday, after a struggle to remain relevant despite its “Happy Humpday” campaign had agreed to a merger of equals with Tuesday. Oh and Twitter’s… Read More

More Fixes for Mix

We’ve had some growing pains lately here at the ‘Lab. As more people use Mix, Anthony and Rich have more to fix and tweak, which forces us to balance the enhancements we want to make with bug fixes and critical changes. The people use Mix and Connect, the more they want these apps to do.… Read More

Don’t SaaS Me Bro!

I just love the acronym SaaS. The puns never end. Anyway, as Justin also reported, Phil Wainewright is coming to Oracle on January 18 to talk about you guessed it “Software as a Service”. The event is free as in beer, so register immediately if you’re going to be around Redwood Shore that day between… Read More