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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The winner in Boston, Baydin's Boomerang application aims to win the war against unruly email inboxes, with versions for both Outlook and Gmail currently available. Baydin describes Boomerang as "a snooze button for an email message," allowing users to keep their inbox lean without missing important messages. The company's founders note their electrical engineering background as a driving motivation behind their software: "We understand the frustration that comes with email that won't get out of the damned way so we can get back to designing circuits." In a company blog post, CEO Alex Moore wrote: "Baydin was incredibly excited to be named the winner of the Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad. … Our fellow finalists put together some amazing demos. They did a great job presenting, and all of them are working on stuff that could really have an impact. We were honored that the Enterprise 2.0 attendees selected us as the winner out of a group with this much potential."
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.