UppSite claims its offering for turning a content-based website into a cross-platform mobile app takes just two minutes. Seeing as it's also free, it may be worth a shot.
Small and midsize businesses
A handful of options for the small and midsize business market will also be displayed, most of which have the common intent of offering cloud-based management tools.
Agiliron caters to product-based small businesses and helps keep track of sales channels and business intelligence as well as front- and back-office management.
Tabillo offers an online collaboration and file-sharing service that allows users to organize their own workspaces or create custom applications, while the SaaS-based BizSlate ERP aims to fill the gap between ERP offerings and the SMB. According a 2011 Aberdeen Group study, in which 55 percent of responding small businesses said they would consider SaaS for their ERP tools, that gap may be closing.
Other innovations to be displayed at Demo address a few of the less common issues encountered in the workplace.
Paperhater -- a website and an iPhone app -- aims to further reduce the amount of paper used in the workplace, by scanning everything from typed print to handwritten notes and multiple choice answers on surveys. The information is then forwarded to the appropriate applications, such as Outlook or Quickbooks.
For those with intensive data management tasks ahead of them, Hazelcast is an open source in-memory data grid that reorganizes some of the data management tasks that can cause latency while trying to develop cloud applications. Similarly, the Fusion-io ioMemory platform is a NAND-based virtual storage layer software that aims to reduce latency on enterprise applications that are already in use.
Finally, there's Tradesparq.com, which filters through the wide base of social media contacts surrounding businesses to help find relevant sales leads. With the aim of facilitating access to relevant contacts, Tradesparq offers the service through Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Hotmail, and Chinese social networks QQ and Sina Weibo.
Colin Neagle covers Microsoft security and network management for Network World. Keep up with his blog: Rated Critical, follow him on Twitter: @ntwrkwrldneagle. Colin's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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