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My first week

They say dog owners eventually start to resemble their dogs. I’m starting to wonder if software development teams grow to resemble their products. They say dog owners eventually start to resemble their dogs. I’m starting to wonder if software development teams grow to resemble their products.

Huddle launches with the Charity Technology Exchange – more charities to benefit from free online collaboration

We’re really pleased this week to announce our partnership with the Charity Technology Exchange alongside names like Microsoft, Cisco and Flickr. We’ve been offering free collaboration packages to registered charities for some time now, but this partnership will hopefully allow even more UK charities to benefit from Huddle’s donation programme. Any UK registered charity can now apply for a free package quickly and easily on the CTX website

Huddle named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software

Big news. Huddle.net was named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software this month. The Gartner Magic Quadrant, for those who don’t know, is a tool designed to provide an unbiased qualitative analysis of markets’ direction, maturity and participants. It’s a serious benchmark for any enterprise buyers.

The debate continues on Huddle Workspaces

Have you used discussions on Huddle Workspaces for LinkedIn yet? You can add it them here http://bit.ly/huddle and start the debate now.

Doom & Gloom or the break-through year for SaaS, the Cloud & Social Software?

JSooooooooo, with all the talk of recession, economic crisis and the global meltdown of markets I thought it would be good to see what the world looks like from our side of the fence. And along the way share some of the things we at Huddle have been thinking about with many of the other early stage companies we know both here in the UK and further afield. So what are the recession effects on startups?

This time, we mean business

Just in case you haven’t heard: “girls don’t want to just have fun”. They want to do business as well and Huddle’s just become a part of ‘We Mean Business’ conference targeted at the female business owners. Just in case you haven’t heard: “girls don’t want to just have fun”. They want to do business as well and Huddle’s just become a part of ‘We Mean Business’ conference targeted at the female business owners.

FOTE vs FOWA or Dilbert vs Fonzie

Having two founders is better than having just one. Having two founders who I’m not afraid to let loose on an unsuspecting conference audience is even better. At FOTE 2008 (Future of Technology in Education) organised by ULCC, Alastair spoke about social collaboration for staff and students. Just a week later, Andy presented his thoughts on how to prosper outside Silicon Valley at a session at the Future of Web Apps (FOWA) put up by Carsonified.

On scalability, part II – NServiceBus and Asynchronous Services

HELP! I’m think I’m becoming an architect Caveat Lector: turns out I’m WRONG again. The following is mostly correct, but I’m not sure the Distributor will do what I want it to do. I’m examining my options, but don’t go away thinking this is gospel truth, because it’s not. Nor’s the gospel, for that matter, but that’s a longer subject.

Huddle’s BrightOne

At Huddle, we like PR people. We especially like those who send us cool intros, invite us to events and let us give them ‘pizza demos’. We really love those who want to put their pitches where their mouth is and do something for the greater good. Enter BrightOne. Frustrated, dare we say angry, that very few charities and social enterprises can afford the Max Clifford treatment, BrightOne launched an industry initiative to fix the current state of affairs.

Huddle Blog Creating a culture of Quality (part III of … more than III)

An eager mind enquires: “I’d be interested to know how you go about the all-office bug hunt, i.e. how long you tell people to spend, what the test scripts look like, etc”. O HAI GUISE. There’re several points to cover here, so you get a blog post all to yourselves – partly because it saves me having to think of a subject, but mostly because you bought me lunch. If anyone else out there wants to buy me lunch, I’ll happily write you a blog post as well – hell, I’ll go as far as oral if you take me somewhere nice. I like Thai food.
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