Posts tagged with Software

Usable internal software systems – just a pipedream?

Usability as a criteria for judging internal software solutions is not only overlooked but often undervalued when compared to one of its big sisters, so called ‘cost reducing features’.

With the penetration of enterprise software throughout businesses all over the world, will we as end users ever experience user friendly internal software, to the levels to which we are accustomed with the latest ‘user centered’ web applications?


Opera - most HTML code isn't standards compliant

Last week, Opera released the results of a survey conducted using its MAMA (Metadata Analysis and Mining Application) search engine.

The engine, which currently indexes 3.5m web pages, is designed to track "how web pages are structured."


The Web Week in Review

It was another crazy week for the global economy and there was plenty of news to follow. Here are the tech stories that caught my eye.


Larry Ellison exudes confidence about Oracle, disses cloud computing

If there's one top tech executive who isn't all that concerned about the ongoing economic meltdown, it's Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Given his personality, that's hardly surprising.


Ways to reduce comment spam

An article on Google's Webmaster Central Blog warns comment spam can contain "disturbing" images and content, which can put off consumers and other readers.


11 must-have Firefox add-ons for web developers

There are plenty of Firefox plugins that help make the day-to-day tasks of a web developer a little bit easier.

Here are 11 of my favorites....


Chrome shine wears off

According to some, Google's new browser, Chrome, is not only a threat to Internet Explorer and Firefox, but also a threat to operating systems; including, of course, Microsoft Windows.

But what do the numbers say thus far?


Share your presentations online

So you have a PDF document that you want to share with the world. Or you have a PowerPoint presentation that you want to make easily accessible to your company's stakeholders.

You could upload these documents to the web in their original form but there's no guarantee that those downloading them will have all the software required.


Useful copywriting tools and resources

The importance of good copy cannot be understated. Whether you're writing copy for your website, an email newsletter or offline marketing materials, copy can mean the difference between a sale and a lost customer; success and failure.


10 Twitter tools

Twitter's popularity is growing and regardless of the skepticism that exists about it, marketers and businesses are taking notice.

If you're thinking about giving microblogging on Twitter a try or are already using Twitter, here are 10 Twitter tools that you can put to work.


Joost proves serial success is hard to achieve

By almost any measure, internet entrepreneurs Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström achieved more business success by the age of 40 than most entrepreneurs could hope to achieve in a lifetime.

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West Coast tech conferences - the good and the bad

Last week was an important one for technology entrepreneurs in the United States.

Two of the most anticipated technology conferences - DEMOfall08 and TechCrunch50 - were held. They were highly anticipated not only because of the drama surrounding them but because they promised high-profile product launches.