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Using Mashups to Create a More Efficient Government?’s Kenneth Corbin recently wrote about the National Association of State CIOs conference, where White House science and technology adviser Beth Noveck spoke to attendees about opening up government processes to collaboration in an open source model. According to Corbin, Noveck hinted about an API-driven model that could produce citizen-created mashups and applications.

Read more: Using Mashups to Create a More Efficient Government?


David Allen Company Getting Things Done with LongJump

LongJump today announced that The David Allen Company, renowned experts in personal and organizational productivity, including David Allen’s decade-long bestseller Getting Things Done and the more recent Making It All Work books as well as many public and private coaching session and seminars, has selected LongJump’s Business Applications Platform to manage its business development and resource management operations for the company.

Before we made our selection, we evaluated several vendors, including some well-known competitors to david-allenLongJump.  We felt that not only did LongJump go the extra mile to understand our unique business needs, but they also provided the most flexible application platform to address the complex business needs of an entrepreneurial company with global mindshare.  The functionality of their offering helped us realize the vision of how to optimize our business processes over time. We’re looking forward to a long and successful relationship with LongJump.
- Robert Peake, CIO of The David Allen Company

You can read the complete press release here.


Webinar: Developing and Deploying SaaS Applications with MySQL and LongJump

As many of you know, uses MySQL Enterprise Edition as our backend database. Like many, we chose it for its scalability, refined support and performance-for-value business case.

Sun Microsystem’s MySQL has invited us to present a case study for rapidly building SaaS applications. Enterprises and ISVs acknowledge the trend toward SaaS and many are looking for cost effective ways to SaaS-enable their applications, their processes and their business models to enable greater efficiency and collaboration. However, the best path to developing SaaS applications still remains uncharted.

Read more: Webinar: Developing and Deploying SaaS Applications with MySQL and LongJump


Interop Panel on PaaS, SaaS, and the Taxonomy of On-Demand Apps

If you happen to be in Vegas in the coming weeks, you may want to stop by Mandalay Bay where our very own CEO Pankaj Malviya is taking part in a discussion panel at Interop Las Vegas on May 19th @ 2:45PM. The session is being hosted by Jeffery Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director at THINKstrategies. Jeffery has also covered LongJump before in a recent article. According to organizers, the panel shall discuss:

Read more: Interop Panel on PaaS, SaaS, and the Taxonomy of On-Demand Apps


Gartner Features Report on LongJump

Gartner analysts Yefim V. Natis and Robert P. Desisto produced the first comprehensive research note on LongJump’s Business Applications Platform with some key insight for those looking to take advantage of online and on-premises based PaaS. They take an honest look at the opportunities and challenges we face with our platform, but are buoyed by our current success so far.

LongJump is starting this expansion on a promising note — even at this early stage, it is already referencing two ISV customers poised to go to production with their applications, built on LongJump BAP.

Yefim and Robert also did an excellent job summarizing how to choose the right platform for the goals of your business:

The company took this direction in response to requests from prospects, and, in doing so, responded to the reality of the multiple patterns and reasons why organizations choose cloud-style application platforms:

  • Many small and midsize user organizations and small ISVs are attracted to productivity and low cost of the cloud platform development (these prospects are served by the LongJump On-Demand service offering).
  • Many large user organizations are attracted to the productivity of the cloud application platform environment, but insist that their data must remain on-premises (these prospects will be best-served by the single-tenant version of the new LongJump BAP).
  • Many large ISVs wish to offer business applications as a service, but demand full in-house control and ownership of the underlying application platform (these prospects will be best-served by the multitenant version of the LongJump BAP).
  • Some large user organizations are looking to build private cloud services in-house (these prospects also will be best-served by the multitenant version of the LongJump BAP).

Ultimately, while we know we have a golden product on our hand and that there is a real market need, our own execution will determine our level of success. So far, however, the signs are positive.

Gartner subscribers can log in and read the complete report here.


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