Innovation is at the heart of software development, and it's the name of the game in the Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad competition. Held in conjunction with both the Santa Clara and Boston editions of the 2010 Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Launch Pad produced four finalists at each site -- the best of the best applications produced and submitted to the competition that year. Best of all? Entering Launch Pad was free, and open to all software developers -- large and small -- who were building, launching
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Moxie's Engagement Spaces has both a customer and employee application -- think of them as social sites, specifically built for business use. Employee Spaces includes collaboration and knowledge sharing with the hallmarks of social media: Profiles, news feeds, microblogging, and the like. Customer Spaces is essentially social customer service, deploying of customer care channels alongside social media tools. Moxie has another trait worth mentioning: Formerly, nGenera, it's not a new company. Paige Finkelman, chairperson for the Launch Pad competitions, notes: "[Moxie] goes to show that Launch Pad is not limited to start ups -- we welcome submission from any (existing or established) E2.0 vendor with a new solution, integration point, partnership, or version released or planning to launch in the calendar year of the contest."
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.