Work Email

Email management is overwhelming. We’re constantly out of space and setting up automatic filters. It should be a game in which we get paid with points.

Jive Software is one company trying to come up with a solution for email 2.0. It’s offering a social business platform that is relevant to the way we now communicate: social.

Microsoft Outlook should be hustling to preempt Jive with its own version of social corporate email. But my gut tells me its version of a social platform looks like Gmail, a slightly more advanced version of email.

Gmail is the most advanced form of email to date offering Gchat, unlimited space, and video conferencing. A lot of startups use Gmail not only because but it’s cheaper but also because it speeds up communication. Gmail also allows for tons extra space and has a phone built in it.

If Jive can take Gmail elements and build them into a social design of feeds rather than a la carte email then it’s good to ship. Email’s future is about to get a whole lot more social.


iPad 3 To Dent PC Sales Forever?

The PC is making all kinds of tweaks to hold off the tablet boom like turning the screen and keyboards around 360.

The slight innovations remind me of a dying CD and DVD industry that’s still trying to stay alive with bundles, extra features, and supplemental flash drives.

Tablets are taking over.  They’re half of the price of a PC, incredibly powerful, and amazing on the go reading and communication devices.  All the iPad needs is more basic office software like Microsoft Office to give it the edge at the work place.

Expect the iPad 3 to put a huge dent in PC sales.   The older generation will keep the PC alive.  However, as Steve Jobs said:

But they’re going to be used by one out of X people. (link)