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 People's Choice winner in Santa Clara, Meetzi is an in-meeting management tool that promises to make the time you spend hunched around the conference room table more productive. The features are geared around keeping meeting on time, organized, actionable, and quantifiable -- in other words, making sure that all that time is just vanishing into the ether. True to its time-sensitive mission, the company announced its win on its blog in succinct form: "So happy!" Founder Brad Garland, in Meetzi's 90-second elevator pitch posted on the Enterprise 2.0 site, asks: "Don't you want a tool that can give you your time back?" And, apropos for the product, Garland wrapped up his pitch with a couple of seconds to spare: "See? Thanks to Meetzi, right on time."
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.