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The LavaLounge Case Study: Recognize your customers, bring them together, foster evangilism, build your community and ecosystem

My previous post referred to the relaunch of the LavaLounge for nostalgic purposes. While that was an insider post to the over 50,000 customers and partners worldwide who used the Synon/Obsydian/Plex application development tools, I actually posted it to lead into this discussion about customer community, building up your ecosystem and fostering evangelism. In this […]

The LavaLounge is back!

At least most of it is. I dragged up my full copy archive of the LavaLounge and uploaded it to my website.

Ex-Synon customers, partners, employees and historians enjoy.

http://www.ramonchen.com/synon/LavaLounge (note the capital letters on LavaLounge are important, unfortunately back in the day we didn’t lowercase the jpgs and html pages and directories and it […]

Approx. 40% of Information week’s Startup 50 are Cloud or Virtualization companies

I read the April 20th, 2009 issue of Information Week which detailed The Startup 50. Funding totaled $601.8M with the complete article available here. I thought I’d do a little analysis and categorization myself to see how many “Cloud” or “Virtualization” companies were among the top 50. The results are about 40% (20 out of […]

MDM at the Movies – Back to the Future, your MDM point of “view”

When Michael J Fox gets into the DeLorean and heads back to 1955 in the first installment of the classic movie Back to the Future, he gets a rude awakening when he sees what a wimp his dad is. With the DeLorean time machine equipped with the Flux capacitor he was able to participate […]

Tweets from the RSA 2009 keynotes Cisco John Chambers

UPDATE: John Chambers’ Webcast video now available here

#RSA2009 #Cloudcomputing Chambers “Any Device, Any Content over Any combo of networks w/confidence” # #RSA2009 #Cloudcomputing Chambers “Cisco internal presentations through Webex, IP TV to 17,000 employees over the world is secure” # #RSA2009 #Cloudcomputing Chambers “Everything will be seamless, exciting to me as a network player […]

Twittergrader finally working

Just checked the Twittergrader.com site this morning after reading about the Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN race to 1M followers and not sure if it was just a glitch, or my e-mail to their support team, but it appears to be working now. Except it has a tendency to “hang” so I only give it a […]

Tweet->Hubspot->Twitter Founder->Funny Twitter Breakup Cartoon

There’s a funny graphic at the end of this post which you Tweeters out there might enjoy. But before you scroll down to it, check out the trail of how I found it …

While social network hopping this morning I happened upon a tweet mentioning Hubspot, which to many of you might not be […]

Worldwide Cloud Computing Events Calendar 2009 – By Date

Here is a calendar of Cloud/SaaS related events that I put together. Note that for some of the big events, Cloud is just a sub-theme, but I thought they were worth listing, together with some regional small meetings that I happened upon. If you have anything you want added to this list, or if you […]

Worldwide Cloud Computing Events Calendar 2009 – By Name

Here is a calendar of Cloud/SaaS related events that I put together. Note that for some of the big events, Cloud is just a sub-theme, but I thought they were worth listing, together with some regional small meetings that I happened upon. If you have anything you want added to this list, or if you […]

Worldwide Cloud Computing Events Calendar 2009 – By Geo/Continent then by Date

Here is a calendar of Cloud/SaaS related events that I put together. Note that for some of the big events, Cloud is just a sub-theme, but I thought they were worth listing, together with some regional small meetings that I happened upon. If you have anything you want added to this list, or if you […]