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Top Secret: DIA embraces Web 2.0

February 23, 2007(Computerworld) -- The U.S. Department of Defense's lead intelligence agency is using wikis, blogs, RSS feeds and enterprise "mashups" to help its analysts collaborate better when sifting through data used to support military operations. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is seeing "mushrooming" use of these various Web 2.0 technologies that are becoming critical to accomplishing missions that require intelligence sharing among analysts, said Lewis Shepherd, chief of DIA's Requirements and Research Group at the Pentagon. The tools are helping DIA meet the directives set by the 9/11 Commission and other entities for intelligence agencies to "improve and deepen our collaborative work processes," he said. DIA first launched a wiki it dubbed Intellipedia in 2004 on the Defense Department's Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), a top-secret network that links all the government's intelligence agencies. …

The Age of Customization: Enterprise Web 2.0-The perfect pair of pants

The Age of Customization: Enterprise Web 2.0-The perfect pair of pants,

hree forces are aligning to make this happen. Web 2.0 – user empowerment and customization Ajax – technology techniques to bring richness and back-end interactions to the user Services – Exposed through SOA or other, services are the enterprise applications building block of tomorrow. These forces are aligned to support the next generation of..........

Yahoo Patent

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*If you haven't already in the past four months, Yahoo is a great long-term stock buy right now. *

Yahoo is prime to take back command of Web 2.0. Why? Back in 1996 when Yahoo went public for $33 million, it smartly embarked on a process to develop innovative web features. What has gotten less press is the fact that Yahoo holds the keys to its destiny hidden in the deft scripting of a couple key patents, one of which just recently issued and is the focus of our IP-Review… Yahoo received a patent that has the potential to impact business development, and the futures, of many similarly featured companies including Google, Bloglines, Netvibes, Rojo, Dapper, Pageflakes, NewsGator, LifeIO, aswellasoverabouttwentyorsoyoung, buddingweb2.0newsaggregatorsites, even one that hasn’t really launched.In 1997, Yahoo was developing a core service: user customizable web pages. What developed defines a lot about who Yahoo is. During this period, it filed an application covering this core concep…

Zimbra Bests Microsoft and Others for Intranet Journal Collaboration Product of the Year Award

Zimbra Collaboration Suite Honored in Document Management/Collaboration Category SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, today announced that it has won Intranet Journal's Product of the Year Award in the Document Management/Collaboration category. Zimbra Collaboration Suite beat Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes and Domino in a crowded field of market leaders."Zimbra was in a tight race with Microsoft SharePoint, but ultimately proved more popular with Intranet Journal voters in the Document Management category," said Tom Dunlap, managing editor of Intranet Journal. "The biggest improvement with Zimbra's latest release is the addition of Documents, which lets you create shared docs directly within Zimbra, documents than can be read and edited by others in your company."The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is an open source collaboration solution that reduces the…

Yahoo Pipes - The Internet is a Series of Them

Yahoo Pipes - The Internet is a Series of ThemYep, they should have called it Yahoo Tubes, Ted. Nonetheless, Yahoo just went live with Yahoo Pipes, a service that allows you to create your own mashups. Pipes provides a drag and drop editor that lets you find data sources, mix them up and spit them out - in short, a way to combine feeds in different ways. Examples include an NYTimes-Flickr mashup that matches NYTimes headlines to relevant images, and an aggregated news alert of Yahoo, Google, MSN, Findory, Bloglines and Technorati. The service is social, in the sense that you can have an avatar, view all the mashups from a certain user and even edit these existing mashups to create something new. The editor, in fact, is particularly slick: it’s ajaxy, rather than Flash-powered, and represents actions with modules connected by lines. Pipes is still a little geeky, admittedly, but it’s a great first step in creating a mashup tool for the masses. Let us know if you create a…

Big software firms take aim at Web 2.0

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January 29th, 2007 Big software firms take aim at Web 2.0While 2006 was a big year for Web 2.0 in the consumer space, it was barely on the radar in the enterprise world. That didn't stop volumes of press coverage, speculation, and debate about how applicable Web 2.0 technologies — from Ajax to social networking — would actually be to the business world.However those in the enterprise who wanted to go ahead, experiment, and conduct pilot projects to see how Web 2.0 concepts work for them were largely stuck with very consumer-oriented Web 2.0 applications to try out. That's because until recently, the major software makers that supply the application platforms that run the vast majority of the business world haven't had applications that specifically focused on Web 2.0 patterns and practices, things like social networking, tagging, mashups, architectures of participation, and so on. The consumerization of the enterprise was predicted to be one of the signific…