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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Doodle promises easier online scheduling of meeting and other events requiring participants via its polls-based technology. Launch Pad chairperson Paige Finkelman noted that Doodle delivers "calendar integration we hadn't seen yet." To that end, Doodle is compatible with Outlook, Google Calendar, and Lotus Notes. Doodle polls can be embedded in iCal, Live, Yahoo, and other online calendars. In addition to its browser-based functionality, Doodle supports apps for iPhone and Android. The developer's based Web-based software is free and requires no registration or downloads, though it also offers premium business and enterprise versions. When it was selected as a finalist, Doodle showed some marketing chops, too: It offered a three-for-one deal on its "Branded Doodle" premium products for customers who used a special Enterprise 2.0-themed code.
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.