As Web 2.0 technologies continue seeping into business systems, a new generation of corporate users is starting to gain access to the collaboration capabilities they are demanding from IT, according to attendees at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco this week. But before use of the tools spreads too far, they noted, companies must strike a balance between the Web 2.0 wants of users and the needs of corporate IT.
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The use of social networking sites worldwide has grown substantially in the past year, with some sites seeing total visits increase as much as 270 percent, according to a study released Tuesday by Internet measurement company ComScore.
Tibco Software Monday introduced a tool aimed at easing the development of enterprise mashups.
Details of a new Microsoft web analytics tool, including when the beta version will be released and how the company will get its demographic data, have leaked onto the internet.
Social networking site Facebook said it has acquired Parakey, a start-up run by the founders of the Firefox Web browser project.
IBM's Rational Software unit Tuesday provided a peek into the principles that will be guiding work on its next generation of software development tools -- including the use of Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies to ease some of the traditional barriers facing software developers.
NBC Universal announced plans to make making some of its news, entertainment and sports television programming available as widgets that users can personalise and add to blogs, web sites, wikis and social networking profiles.
Google is using its first worldwide Developer Day on Friday (NZ time) to launch Google Gears, an open source technology for building web applications that can work offline.
Microsoft . has scrapped plans to have its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this October in Los Angeles in favour of a later, as-yet-unannounced date that will be "better timed with the next wave of platform technologies".
Digg, which operates a news aggregation website that lets users determine the placement of stories through voting, this week found itself at the centre of what some analysts and academics are calling a test case on who has control over user-generated content on social networking sites.
Web analytics tools, traditionally stand-alone products used to measure web site hits, are increasingly being integrated with other key tools to become the "brains" behind enterprise marketing efforts, according to a report released this week.
Adobe Systems unveiled a new version of its Flex SDK development tool set, code-named Moxie, along with plans to provide its code to the open-source community.
Red Hat announced an acquisition and new strategy that the company says are key parts of its growing effort to boost its open-source middleware and service-oriented architecture business.
IBM has overhauled its approach to business intelligence by adding analysis capabilities to its data warehouse and unveiling BI appliances for small and midsize companies.
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