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OnDemand Beat

The OnDemand Beat Blog will focus on Enterprise 2.0 and 3.0 startups and technology.  As an added twist this Blog will focus not only on the startup and technology scene in the US, but will have a strong emphasis on review and discussion of Enterprise 2.0 – 3.0 startups and technology in Asia and Europe.

My interest in Enterprise 2.0 and 3.0 started a few years back when I joined a startup ASP in the Bay area called Qwest Cyber Solutions. (QCS) This startup (like many other ASP’s in the dot com boom years) was a bit ahead of the technology curve and unlike the more lean and mean Enterprise and Web 2.0 firms of today had expensive fixed overhead & personnel costs. Qwest Communications sold QCS to a competing ASP, Corio in 2002 and Corio was later purchased by IBM.

My experience with QCS led me to form a startup called Applation;  whose primary focus is the development of On Demand Data Integration solutions. We started Applation prior to the height of the current web 2.0 craze and have kept the focus on developing On Demand Solutions for the Enterprise versus consumer.

Thus like Applation, the OnDemand Beat blog will focus on the Enterprise and firms like YooPlus, Attensa, KnowNow and Worklight.

Large firms like Google, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft will also be featured in the blog as they are all either organically developing or acquiring Enterprise 2.0 and 3.0 expertise.

Please send me comments and tips on companies and technologies you would like me to review on the OnDemand Beat Blog.