Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Squarespace

NewGround’s web site, including this blog, is created within a web-based application developed and hosted by a company named Squarespace.  This service, in my mind, would best be described as a Web 2.0 Content Management System (CMS).  From a business perspective, I believe the Squarespace service offering represents a great value proposition.  For $20/month, we […]

Read the rest of this entry »

New Business Ideas

Although a bit dated, this post by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch provides a great list of seriously legitimate web-based business ideas.  Will follow up on some of these later, but I thought this was a good link from which to begin my blogging here at NewGround Technologies.

Read the rest of this entry »

Lots of Lessons

Tom Evslin discusses Yahoo’s purchase of del.icio.us and touches on several issues of interest and/ or lessons to be learned.  First, he uses this deal as an example to put down the the notion that a company must be built to generate earnings/cash flow in order to create value.  Tom says: Even if Joshua and […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Six Sigma Software

  In this post, Nicholas Carr asserts that software will have to eventually reach Bell telco levels of reliability.  I agree with this argument and believes it applies to almost all businesses.  Disciplined focus on process management is the only sure-fire way to attaining this standard of reliability (also known as five nines (99.999+%).   […]

Read the rest of this entry »

A Rant: Zone Alarm Pro Firewall No Longer Works…

And the company simply ignores the problem. I am posting this for the benefit of those who do a Google search for ” vsmon.exe memory leak “, as well as anyone else considering the purchase of the Zone Alarms Pro software firewall.  This program, vsmon.exe, is the core engine of the firewall and in any […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Firefox (aka Netscape Arises from the Dead!)

When I first tried Firefox about six months ago – out of frustration with IE’s lack of security, I was completely underwhelmed and could not understand why the developer/programmer community was so buzzed about it.  I googled for other browers and found Maxthon, which is an overlay on IE that provides lots of nifty features, […]

Read the rest of this entry »