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Content tagged with Cloud posted in December 2007
SaaS Predictions for 2008
Commentary  |  12/27/2007  | 
It seems that everyone is putting up predictions for 2008, so why should I be an exception? Here is what I think will occur in the world of software as a service this New Year...
Bad News Keeps Coming For Second Life
Commentary  |  12/18/2007  | 
The bad news keeps coming for Second Life. Linden Lab, the company that develops and operates the virtual world, released October and November economic stats yesterday, which show that total user hours in-world actually declined in November, for the second-ever time in Second Life history.

Electric Sheep, A Leading Virtual-Worlds Content Company, Shears 25% Of Employees
Commentary  |  12/18/2007  | 
The Electric Sheep Company, a leading content-creation company working in Second Life and other virtual worlds, this week laid off 20 people, or 25% of its staff. Coming on the heels of the departure of AOL from Second Life, and CTO Cory Ondrejka’s departure from Linden Lab, the events invite the question: What’s going on in Second Life? Is something wrong?

Join Us Tuesday For GridTalk With The Founder Of Caledon
Commentary  |  12/17/2007  | 
Join us for a discussion with Desmond Shang, founder of the popular Caledon group, a Victorian-themed area that's proven to be one of the most popular areas of Second Life. Many residents and businesses struggle to create compelling content in Second Life -- well, Desmond has done it, and so we can all learn from him.

Second Life CTO Leaves Amid Reports Of Falling Out With CEO
Commentary  |  12/12/2007  | 
Cory Ondrejka, who was employee #4 at Linden Lab, the company that develops Second Life, either quit Tuesday, or was fired.. As with most high-level corporate departures, his going out the door was marked by a terse, vague statement by his -- former -- employers, and a great deal of discussion on blogs. The big question for the Second Life community: Will the change mean faster fixes for the stability and usability problems that plague the grid, or will Ondrejka's departure make things worse?
GridTalk On 'Entrepreneur's Guide To Second Life' Rescheduled To Friday
Commentary  |  12/11/2007  | 
Join us in Second Life Friday for our rescheduled GridTalk with Daniel Terdiman, author of the new book The Entrepreneur's Guide To Second Life, to learn about the best ways to do business in-world. Daniel's talk was supposed to happen this morning, but Second Life was down for maintenance, so we rescheduled it.

Survey Finds End Users Favor SaaS
Commentary  |  12/11/2007  | 
Datamonitor recently conducted a survey of 300 pharmaceutical and biotech firms across Europe and North America and found that the on-demand CRM delivery provided by SaaS was more popular [than conventional CRM] in the five areas of service analyzed... The more SaaS becomes a part of the enterprise application suite, the more the end users seem to like it. Here's why...
Join Us For GridTalk With The Author Of 'The Entrepreneur's Guide To Second Life'
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Join us in Second Life Tuesday for GridTalk with Daniel Terdiman, author of the new book The Entrepreneur's Guide To Second Life, to learn about the best ways to do business in-world. Daniel will pass along the wisdom of the world's best fashion designers, retailers, and other in-world business people.



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