TeleLogic's EU Greenlight, Google's Second Search Box
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Earlier today, the European Commission approved IBM's acquisition of Swedish software development tool vendor, Telelogic.
The deal was first announced last June, and after an in-depth probe, InfoWorld is reporting that "the two companies target distinct and separate customer groups and are therefore not in direct competition with each other."
To our new Swedish colleagues, we say "Välkomnande."
For those not in the TeleLogic programming loop, their software modeling tools help developers and systems architects map out software before actually building it by helping them construct visual models in advance of its final construction. Their portfolio also helps teams manage the full lifecycle of enterprise software development.
Meanwhile, note that if one Google search box isn't enough for you, why not overindulge and have two instead?
Search Engine Land posted that there's a new search box in Googleland, and while it may seem a tad bit self-reflexive (search within a search?), the new feature can help consumers drill down into an individual site/domains' search results, which for large publishing sites (think major media, Wikipedia, IBM!) could be a big (read: ad revenue) bonus.
Check out the Search Engine Land post for the show and tell.
Meanwhile, I'm down here in Orlando -- with no opportunity for either golf or to visit the great black-eared one (Mickey, silly).
Yes, Turbo's all biz and no pleasure whatsoever on this jaunt.
However, I will be joining some fine colleagues onstage at the Rosen Centre today to talk social media before the Direct Marketing Association's B2B conference.
One of the things I hope to share with the crowd is IBM's Enterprise Adaptability collaboration services, which can help organizations use Web 2.0 collaboration and social networking tools to maximize their employees talent and performance.
Based on IBM's 2008 Global Human Capital Study, which surveyed some 400 executives in some 40 countries, there's plenty of opportunity for improving adaptability to change.
Only 14 percent of the execs surveyed believed that they were highly adaptable and had the the ability to predict future skills, locate appropriate experts, and effectively collaborate both insisde and outside the enteprise.
See more details here on this new Enterprise Adaptability service, and check out this site to learn more about IBM's social software for business, Lotus Connections.
And remember: everybody needs somebody.