Appirio Announces PS Connect at Google Campfire One

Last night at Google Campfire One we demonstrated PS Connect, a new extension to our PS Enterprise product that allows service professionals to run their business directly from their Gmail inbox. We were the closing presentation for the night and you can view the video of the demo below. It's…

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I Ordered My DF09 T-Shirts

Here are my Dreamforce 09 t-shirts that I ordered from zazzle.com. Please say "Hi" if you run into me!…

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New Contest: Twilio for Salesforce with Appirio

Twilio just announced a new developer contest in conjunction with Appirio. Thanks to the (sleepless) efforts of Kyle Roche and Aslam Bari (both from Appirio), Twilio is now available for development on the Force.com platform. You can download the Force.com for Twilio classes, components and Visualforce pages at…

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Virtual File System for Google App Engine

App Engine has a number of security restrictions that it imposes on applications. One that is often cited as a major source of frustration is the inability to read/write to a local file system. It looks like the developer community may have developed a workaround. Kyle Roche sent me…

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App Engine SDK 1.2.6 Released

Some cool new features were released yesterday for App Engine. : Incoming Email - You can now enable mail as an inbound service (just like XMPP) so users can email your application at whatever@yourappid.appspotmail.com. Inbound messages are converted to HTTP requests (just like XMPP) which you can receive…

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Google Web Toolkit 2.0 M1 Announced

The first milestone build for GWT 2.0 was released a couple of days ago with an announcement on Google Groups. You can download the M1 zip here. Some of the cool new features in GWT 2.0 include: In-Browser Development Mode - now you can develop in your favorite…

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Win $5,000 from Appirio for 2 Minute "Cloud Computing" Video

I caught this off of Narinder's twitter feed early this morning: Appirio is giving away $5,000 (cash!) for videos explaining in layman's terms what "cloud computing" means. "We're seeking the best viral video that explains cloud computing to the masses - in a way that's more about fun and…

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Appirio Announces Cloudsourcing Focus

The Appirio CIO Blog has a great new post called, "Cloudsourcing: Where Cloud Computing Meets Outsourcing". Some organizational changes have been to focus on this emerging segment of the cloud market. How do CIO move their IT assets to clouds like Salesforce, Amazon, and Google? What's the roadmap look like?…

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Amazon Announces Elastic Block Store (EBS) Shared Snapshots

Amazon EBS shared snapshots allow you to back up point-in-time snapshots of your data to Amazon S3 for durable recovery. The ability to share these snapshots makes it easy for you to share this data with your co-workers or others in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community. With this feature,…

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SAP's Business ByDesign .... Redesign

SAP launched their hosted-application, Business ByDesign in late 2007 with much fanfare. SAP positioned the solution as a complete on-demand enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for the mid-market that includes software for financials, human resources, supply chain management, business analytics and compliance management. Unfortunately over the past couple of years…

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