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May 11, 2012  11:06 AM

Open source CRM with “CRM gamification”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Gamification, Open source

A new open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution with built in "CRM gamification" techniques has surfaced this month in beta version release form. The 'tablet-ready' Zurmo claims to provide a means to "engage users at every level" in the pursuit...

December 22, 2011  6:50 AM

Twitter open sources Android security: Twaltruism or Twilanthropy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
altruism, Android, Open source, Security, SMS, social media, Social networking, twitter

Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems. With a view to opening the future growth of the branded "TextSecure" security software offering to the benefits of...


December 20, 2011  7:55 AM

Buzz Aldrin, MIT & open source learning

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
learning, MIT, Open source

The celebrated Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is expanding its online learning resources by pushing a significant batch of online learning software to open source status. NOTE: With an illustrious alumni list, MIT has witnessed the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu, Kofi...


June 24, 2011  3:38 PM

Acquia: “Social software is now a business imperative”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acquia, Drupal, Open source, publishing, social media

The "suits" behind Acquia, the company that provides "commercial services" for the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, has this week released its Commons 2.0 social business software solution. Every aspect of software application development appears to be getting "social media...


June 12, 2011  1:57 PM

“Cloud Coupling” [kuhp-ling] – noun: connecting one cloud to another

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, data-intensive, Hadoop, Integration, social media

I'd like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams. So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺ This term was...


June 10, 2011  8:37 AM

uberSVN: Facebook and Twitter social comms for developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, social media

There's a lot of chatter right now over a subject that seems to be called the "consumerization of IT". I leave the Z in, as I don't think this is a real word in the Queen's English. The "consumerization of IT" is in fact a neologism (or a newly coined term if you prefer), to describe the current...


April 26, 2011  8:12 AM

Poised for growth? Twidroyd & Twitter clients for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Client, Compliance, social media, twitter

Fact number #1: Android is the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world right? At least that's what the Wall Street Journal reported when citing Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, who has said that more than 300,000 Android devices are activated every...


April 14, 2011  11:04 AM

The open source USP? – flexibility, flexibility, flexibility…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, customisation, flexibility, Open source

One of the most commonly cited themes coming out of the open source software industry at the moment is the presence of more flexible customisation options compared to bigger, heftier, lumpier proprietary vendor's software. Of course, our proprietary vendors would say, "Bigger, heftier, lumpier?...


January 26, 2011  9:41 AM

CiviCRM is SourceForge ‘project of the month’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Cross Platform, Open source, Portal

Open source software development and distribution website SourceForge is both a hub, distribution network and community collaboration portal for what is estimated to be 2.7 million developers working on more than a quarter of a million projects.

But with a user base reckoned to be up to...


January 5, 2011  12:15 PM

The open (source) road to customer relationship management

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
conference, CRM, Linux, Open source

Open source customer relationship management (CRM) company Sugar CRM is taking its Linux-based product offering on the road by hosting its next "SugarCon" conference in San Francisco on the 4-6 April 2011. This year themed around the argument that "The Future of Business is Open", the company's...


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