David Abramowski's Blog
It seems that Apple has another winner on their hands with the new Apple
iPhone 3G. There are now millions of people connected to the Internet every
minute of every day using this device. The fast adoption has created a
tremendous opportunity for software vendors and companies to take advantage
of an extremely large ecosystem of end users. The ecosystem is alive and well
with the streamlined experience of the Apple App Store.
This integrated web application is a directory of items available for the
iPhone. Just this week Steve Jobs expressed his excitement with the more than
60 million downloads since the opening of the store a short few weeks ago.
With millions of targeted devices that span a wide range of end users and a
proven ability to distribute applications to those devices, there is a
tremendous opportunity for organizations to make a nam... (more)
Grid computing is an impressive, confident, powerful technology model,
winning high-profile admirers as it approaches full maturity. With the rise
of Amazon Web Services, and, specifically, Amazon EC2, this style of
computing is enjoying a higher profile than ever before.
The professional sector is increasingly adopting a distributed model for
hosting and deploying applications that has become almost commonplace in Web
2.0 applications. The ability to deliver different elements of applications
simultaneously over a cohesive network of servers essentially defines grid
computing, a... (more)
In today’s Oregonian, Mike Rogoway’s article “Tech entrepreneurs defy
recession“ quotes me as being able to build the first version of
MioWorks.com for $5,000. Well this is very true but may be a little
misleading so let me explain how this can be.
The team behind MioWorks is not just me. There are three other founders
that have dedicated every extra waking moment to building the application
over the past several months. Of this team two are technical mavens and two
are business guys.
So where does the $5k come into play. There are three aspects where we spent
money directl... (more)
Nearly every web application that interacts with a user is faced with the
dilemma of how to best support tablets and mobile devices. As entrepreneurs
we can no longer put off supporting these platforms as a nice to have. The
demand that is created by iPad users and the influx of Android tablets in the
marketplace is significant especially for early stage companies. Zoomstra
is no different and we are currently facing our biggest technology decision
yet. What is our best option for supporting tablets?
As a bootstrapped startup we have to make smart decisions on where we spend ... (more)
We are in the midst of the Cloud services & SaaS offering land grab. As an
ISV selling cloud services or SaaS offerings your objective is to get more
partners selling more of your products faster than ever. It’s up to you
to ramp up new partners and make them effective right out of the gate. So
you have to figure out the best way to do this, especially in these rather
chaotic times for resellers.
But there is a challenge. You see, resellers and VARs have always had a wide
variety of products in their “bags”. Yet with the channel explosion of
SaaS solutions and Cloud services... (more)