Jeff Widman

Jeff Widman

Jeff Widman has successfully started and sold two companies: PageLever & BrandGlue.

Before that, Jeff interned at TechCrunch, TechStars, and for Seth Godin.

The Latest from Jeff Widman

The Static Document Model Is Dying–RIP .doc, .xls, and .ppt

My TechCrunch internship has ended, and for my final TechCrunchIT post, I wanted to connect the dots I see within the enterprise space. Thanks for the wonderful time. When Writely and Zoho Writer laun

Techrigy Hits 1 Billion Conversations–Think Google Alerts On Steroids

Last month, I e-mailed my entire family and suggested they setup Google Alerts on their name. When a week later someone created a malicious Facebook group slandering my sister (very uncool), I was rem

SEO At the Enterprise Level–A Major Flop

When I hear SEO, I think of brilliant quantitative guys shut-up in an apartment somewhere running A/B split tests and writing link-bait. Search Engine Optimization is the way companies make it easy fo

CrunchBoard Jobs: TechCrunch Remote Intern, Director of Marketing, VP Mobile Ad Sales, CTO

Update: TechCrunch is looking for 4 remote interns–5+ hours per week. While this week saw fewer new jobs on CrunchBoard, companies are still adding jobs in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Phil

When IBM Beats Facebook And Twitter: Discover Relevant People Within Your Network

When twitter recently added a “Suggested Friends” feature, I was more than a little disappointed. Unlike Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature, no explanation is provi

Intacct Innovates Boring Accounting Using The SaaS Paradigm

Intacct just launched the Winter 2009 edition of their SaaS based financial accounting system. Major highlights include a Global Consolidations product for real-time financial reports across internati

Sync Your Gmail Contacts, Calendar With iPhone & Windows Mobile

Last August, I upgraded from a simple flip phone to a HTC Touch. Immediately I began looking for a way to avoid manually entering my Gmail contacts into the phone. After several hours of fruitless sea

New Napera Beta Integrates Software Into Network Switches–Get A Free 24-port Gigabit Network Switch

Napera, a recent Seattle-based startup, is looking for 100 IT and Network Managers for a closed beta test of their new 24-port gigabit network switch. Details below. Napera is testing a relatively new

CrunchBoard Jobs: Widget Developer, SEO Specialist, Python Developer, More…

<a href="http://www.crunchboard.com/"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/logo.png" width="200" height="31" /></a>Despite the continuous stream of <a href="http://www.beta

Browser-Based File Manager Bypasses Downloading–Create, Edit & Save Microsoft Office Files Directly To The Server

IT Hit just launched the Beta version of their web-based file manager. Certainly the ability to create, edit, and save Microsoft Office Documents on the server–without downloading the file or an

Zoho Seeks To Capitalize On Closure Of Google Notebook With Easy Import

Tomorrow morning Zoho will announce new import functionality for migrating Google Notebooks into Zoho Notebook. This comes on the heels of Google’s decision to stop Google Notebook development a

IBM Announces Lotus Notes ActiveSync Support For iPhone

IBM just announced Lotus Notes ActiveSync support will be released later this year. The code is already live, and was demonstrated in a seminar earlier today at Lotusphere. This is native integration

Genius Inside Releases SaaS Version Of Enterprise Grade Project Management Software

Genius Inside just released a fully-featured SaaS version of their project management software. And by fully featured, I mean more than just advanced task tracking–like 37 Signals’ Basecam

Lotusphere 2009: IBM Attempts The Tightrope Of Open Collaboration Within Large Enterprise

I’m at Lotusphere 2009 today through Thursday. Main announcements this morning: IBM highlighted partnerships with LinkedIn, TripIt, Skype, and Salesforce.com. On the internal side, the Notes cre

CrunchBoard Jobs: Bed & Breakfast Software Engineer, CTO, Program Manager, Web Architect

<a href="http://www.crunchboard.com/"><img class="alignright" style="margin:10px;" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/logo.png" alt="" width="200" height="31" /></a>Want to wo

Is Enterprise RSS Dead? Newsgator CEO: "Who cares?"

Enterprise RSS promised to be far more than just Google Reader on steroids. It allows groups to keep abreast of private updates using push technology without cluttering up e-mail. Similarly, I use SM2

Salesforce.com Launches The Service Cloud, A Customer Service SaaS Application

These days, when I have  technical question, I reach for Google long before customer service. What if customer service could reach for Google? Salesforce.com just launched a new customer service appl

70,000% Increase In Beta Testing For Upcoming Microsoft Exchange Release

A little over three years ago, Ray Ozzie wrote his famous memo re-focusing Microsoft from software to services. We started seeing results of that memo last October, when Microsoft announced Windows Az

Another Enterprise Administrative Tool Shifts to the Cloud: Pirelli Broadband Group adopts SaaS Capacity Management System

Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband arm of the Pirelli Group, announced they adopted Neptuny’s Caplan SaaS. Capacity management has long been the domain of large enterprises; it wasn’t

LogRhythm Joins Effort to Secure Online Payments–Increases Focus On Log Security

LogRhythm just joined the Payment Card Industry Security Council (PCI) with the goal of making log info more secure. IT departments typically use logs to monitor security breaches, whether malicious e
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