I might get some feedback here... let me know if you need an invite..
I'm already pretty active on Twitter... but as many of my Twitter followers know I do have a 'relation' with Finland... so I need to check out Jaiku... although it's owned by Google the origin is in Finland.. But the question is now... how to find some friends without spamming them with invites?
Digital Nomads, a term used for people on move while being connected. They work where ever they like or suits their plans, connectivity is the basis for their communication with the rest of the world.
In an age where the environment is 'hot' again and 'green' is fashionable, fuel prices are on the rise, people work more from home or other locations than daily being in the office from 9 to 5.
Dell started an interesting Social Media Experiment the Digital Nomad. Described in more detail at Mashable
A couple for days ago I came across a TechCrunchIT guest blogpost 'Welcome to Web 3.0: Now Your Other Computer is a Data Center' by Mark Benioff. He is right on many points, but there is more.
As an ISV I can tell that the focus on customer value is always the most important aspect. In the past all software was developed in house, but this changed into assembly of solutions from standard components. The Software as a Service trend is only a logical extension of this trend.
There is however more, Web 2.0/3.0 allows for much better collaboration between companies that traditional Client/Server doesn't allow. Today the majority of all IT spending goes into integration between systems, because it's complex and there are many (On Premise) systems to integrate. For this reason system integration is not accessible for small and medium sized customers.
However, Software as a Service and the consolidation of cloud infrastructures is reducing the number of systems to integrate and eventually the integration will be offered as a service too. This makes system integration accessible for small companies too and thus changes the way we do business.
It's evident that the role of the ISV will change and needs to adopt their business models.
A few days a go a coworker send me a PowerPoint... with the remark: an interesting Enterprise 2.0 presentation. Yes, it's interesting, but instead of reading it's even more interesting to live it... and really I'm Charlie... except my favorite application is my Mac and Safari...