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Rollbase Integration with Google Apps

SARATOGA, Calif., November 24, 2008 -- Rollbase, Inc., an innovator in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology for business users, today announced the delivery of three new capabilities integrated with the Google Apps(TM) suite of communication and collaboration products. The integration of the Rollbase platform with the products from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) enables companies of any size to reap the benefits of cloud computing (no hardware or software to download, install or maintain), and allows any Rollbase-native application to become integrated with any customer's Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs accounts.

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A Future Without Programming?

Recently, Infoworld’s Tom Kaneshige wrote an article entitled “A Future without Programming” in which new technologies, such as LongJump’s Platform as a Service solution, are enabling non-coders to build their own applications. Unfortunately, the discussion became about whether developers would still have a place in the grand scheme of software delivery as these easy-to-use tools are made available.

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Service Providers See Huge Promise in Delivering Services in the Cloud

In a recent article by Telephony Online, entitled ASP to SAAS to Clouds — Oh my!, Rich Karpinski looked at how service providers are attempting to offer cloud-based solutions as part of their menu of services to their endpoint clients.  So how hard could it be for those same service providers to deliver network-based apps, be they simple things such as e-mail and hosting or complex applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management?

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Economics of Platform-as-Service and Cloud Computing

The fundamentals of IT economics are not strong.  We have heard from dozens of IT organizations charged with building web-based business applications for their constituents that meeting all of their needs is simply not possible. This is why IT silos and rogue/situational applications occur. LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya discussed this in The Long Tail of IT.

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Am I an Enterprise?

When selecting business software and applications, it’s important to consider scale. Why is one application better than another for a given problem?  Software vendors throw around the term “enterprise” quite a bit, and while LongJump is no different, for us, the term has a real meaning. For our applications (everything from our CRM solutions to our Employee Manager) and our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), LongJump truly supports the notion of an enterprise: a business or organization that features multiple departments.

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