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Google Paves Way Toward More Global Email

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What’s your email? Baby boomers and businesses traditionally stick with the standard firstname.lastname@ template, some get creative and spice up their domain with some flair (usually involving…Continue

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End the Debate and Collaborate

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You hear it all the time. The value of ‘collaborating’…that working with a team is more efficient and effective. But what exactly is ‘collaboration’ and how can you maximize its potential?…Continue

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Buzzfeed Gets Their Buzz From Google

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GovDev Challenge

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Comment by Richard Fong on April 20, 2010 at 11:14am
@josh thanks for the useful and insightful ramblin (and don't stop)! I agree with you that " common access to data via whatever device" is what everyone is looking for. I can this metaphor "any-to-any" publish and consume data anyway you want and/or need.
Comment by Keith Houin on April 18, 2010 at 3:47pm
I am looking atiPhones for the HQ USAFE PA office. I use mine all the time for work -- updating our website, our blog, our SM, and maintaining contacts. And with a new app I just got, I will be logging all our PC equipment by barcode.
EUCOM has already made the iPhone investment.
Additionally, I know a lot of people using iPhone downrange and finding all sorts of uses. We just need some dedicated app developers to bring us something truly useful in the field.
And I am sure with the correct add-on you can have your secure iPhone email login -- I know you can load certificates, so it is only a matter of time.
Comment by James Purser on April 17, 2010 at 10:11pm
Hi Josh,

Don't worry about rambling, I'm pretty good at that when it comes to topics I'm passionate about.

The DoD is going to be an org to watch regarding the adoption of open vs closed platforms. They have very specific requirements which devices like the iPhone and blackberry may not be able to meet (not sure if they have combat hardened iPhones in this years shiny camo). Where as taking android and chrome to a range of manufacturers allows the DoD to get exactly what they want.
Comment by James Purser on April 17, 2010 at 3:08am
A Question for the weekend, while Google Apps offers the most obvious match with Government what thoughts do you have regarding the less obvious such as Android and ChromiumOS?

Do you see them as platforms that could be utilised for developing new government services or do you think devices like the Blackberry and iPhone have already got that market sewn up?
Comment by Megan Price on April 14, 2010 at 11:05am
Originally posted in the Twitterati group by Posted by Sheryl Grant on April 14, 2010 at 10:55 am

This is a helpful development -- especially for anyone who wants to archive tweets, or look at data from a while back. I've been capturing tweets using twapperkeeper and also via RSS feed, but both ways are a little clunky when you consider how easy it should be to find this info via keyword search.

You can't really take the demo for a spin, so I can't tell how this will work for hashtags, but I imagine it will be the same.

There are lots of other blogs reporting on this today, but this was one of the first I came across via Mashable
Comment by Dan Israel on April 9, 2010 at 10:37am
@Keith - Google Wave is still in a developer preview -- it's not provided as an appliance like the Google Search Appliance. You can find some instructions here for setting up a Python Google Wave Server in your own testing environment, if that would be of interest.
Comment by Alan Pruitt on April 8, 2010 at 3:29pm
@Sterling Try creating common template waves that you can easily copy into a new wave and add contacts. I am slowly introducing GWave to my SBDC (Small Business Development Center) network with business and financial plan wave templates that encourage collaboration with fellow business analyst/counselors. I think Gina Tapani's (co-founder @ co-authored an excellent on-line resource guide:

I am spending (trying) one hour per day reading quality GWave case studies (more everyday) and looking at all of my work processes for GWave implementation. Learning/modeling now will assist me and my organization when GWave (& GBuzz) migrate to Google Apps Enterprise users.
Comment by Keith Houin on April 8, 2010 at 12:50pm
Does Google provide Googlewave for secure network like they do with Goodle search?
Comment by Sterling Whitehead on April 8, 2010 at 12:37pm
I'd like to find a way to use Google Wave for contracting. Any ideas?
Comment by Adam Arthur on April 7, 2010 at 11:53pm
Add Google Wave wave notifications and never miss an update!

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