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Live Dashboard: Enterprise 2.0 in Boston

To allow you to follow the Enterprise 2.0 conference that’s currently being held in Boston (from June the 20th to 23rd), Netvibes unleashes a new Live Dashboard gathering all the relevant info you need in one place.

Enterprise 2.0 is the place to be for companies seeking to modernize their workflow and productivity through technology.

“Enterprise 2.0 Conference takes a strategic perspective, emphasizing the bigger picture implications of the technology and the exploration of what is at stake for organizations trying to change not only tools, but also culture and process.”

Head right now to e2conf.netvibesbusiness.com and take advantage of all the comprehensive information we’ve gathered for you on the Boston conference, including:

  • social networks monitoring (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • blogs
  • pictures
  • agenda
  • exhibitors and sponsors profiles
  • and more…

Like with every Live Dashboard, Netvibes will give you access to the advanced tools only available with our professional Dashboards: SmartTagging (to tag feelings to articles), Advanced Research in Real-Time (to cross-search different sources inside the Dashboard) and Bookmarklet (to easily add content from other sites).

And if you’re in Boston, pay us a visit: Netvibes is located in booth 220. Come and say hello, we’d be happy to setup a demo for you!

Enjoy the conference!

Partners

Sage releases Sage Enterprise WebTop, powered by Netvibes

We are very pleased to announce the outcome of our partnership with Sage, the world’s third accounting software publisher. As announced a few months ago, the English company is now launching its Sage Enterprise WebTop tool, powered by Netvibes technology.

Sage Enterprise WebTop turns your browser, your shared information and tags into relevant data that allows your company to listen, learn and act in real time.

In addition, it makes all the date from your Sage ERP X3 available to you and your partners via any Internet-connected computer. Sage Enterprise WebTop is the perfect tool for an easy and flexible team work.

Watch a video presentation of all Sage Enterprise WebTop capabilities:

Get the best from your teams by optimizing their time, share knowledge about your products and get the most accurate data from your Sage ERP X3 with Sage Enterprise WebTop and Netvibes.

General

The Reality of Real-Time Web Services

To all our users, thank you for your quick feedback about our new idle mode. I wanted to take a brief moment to discuss a little bit about why we created this feature, a workaround for those that don’t want it, and what our commitment is to you and all our users.

The real-time Web is a balancing act. Everyone remembers Twitter’s early days with frequent service interruptions. Speed often comes at an expense, obviously, in server costs, but also in terms of reliability. In the not too distant past, traditional websites only had to serve one page per pageview. Today, real-time Web services and live updates can mean continually serving hundreds or thousands of updates for each pageview.

Our challenge:What makes Netvibes so great is that we ping all your feeds and services for updates minute by minute, so you can see a live river of content. We aggregate multiple real-time Web services, from Twitter to Facebook, and more than 1,000,000 different newsfeeds – all constantly updated automatically for our users. This represents about 10,000,000 new items to collect, every day.

Our solution: idle mode. We wanted to create a solution that would be transparent (so our users are aware) and invisible (so as not to cause annoyance). In our first iteration last week, idle mode would kick in after 20 min of inactivity and required users to click to reconnect. Thanks to your feedback, we quickly realized that this was interrupting the user experience – we heard ya!

Our dev team immediately worked around the clock to make it more unobtrusive. Now users can restore their session simply by moving their mouse. Moreover, we continue to count and update your feeds in the background–you can still see the number of new articles climb, even when in idle mode.

This is a critical issue of fairness for all users. Without idle mode, our inactive or “away” users would inadvertently slow down the network for active users. We feel this is the best and fairest solution for maintaining speed and reliability all our users.

Why did Netvibes implement idle mode?

  1. Speed. Less load means greater speed and reliability for users that are active. By implementing idle mode for users that are inactive for 20 min or more, we can save nearly 2/3 of our server load – which means more resources are liberated for our active users.
  2. Sustainability. Less load means fewer watts being burned by our servers.
  3. Economics. We are committed to keeping Netvibes.com free and ad free. We do this in by generating revenue from our business Dashboard Intelligence products. And we do this by being efficient with our bandwidth and distributing it fairly to active users who need it most.

Workaround?
We realize that there is an elite population of Netvibes users who need idle mode turned off. This includes professionals and organizations who want to monitor feeds all day on dedicated second monitors. These types of users would benefit from the Netvibes VIP service. Netvibes VIP members can disable idle mode and they also benefit from personalized project support and guaranteed service agreements – for only €29,90/year, which is just $0.10/day.

Let’s be perfectly clear: This is by no means an attempt to brick our service and force users to become Netvibes VIPs (especially at 10 cents a day!). This is an issue of fairness, speed, sustainability and economics to continue to provide our free users with an ad free service and to empower professional users who want customized support to get what they need. By so doing, we hope to meet the needs of all our different types of users.

Again, thank you for all your patience, understanding and honest feedback.

Freddy Mini
CEO Netvibes

General

Roland Garros 2011: the Live Dashboard your boss don't want you to see

Like every year, at the same period, productivity in thousands of businesses in France will drop significantly. The reason? Roland Garros, one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments where the best tennis players from around the world come to compete.

And like every year, you’ll be torn between watching the matches and make any progress in wrapping up this urgent report your boss wanted 48 hours ago.

Don’t try and deny it, we know.

And we know that during the competition, you’ll be constantly staring at dozens of web pages, searching for the latest results, while elusively trying to hide your lack of motivation behind an Excel spreadsheet.

Fortunately, Netvibes is here to help. To make sure you won’t miss a single bit of this sports event, while keeping your computer desktop clean and tidy, we’ve set up a live Dashboard that will cover everything you need to know: Twitter and social networks monitoring, press releases, player profiles, scores, videos and much more. And all this in real time of course.

The only thing we can’t provide is an alibi generator to help you explain your loss of productivity to your boss.

All in all, a great showcase of all the tools we provide with our Dashboards to allow you to “listen, learn and act” in real-time: SmartTagging, SmartFilters and our new Bookmarklet.

Visit rolandgarros2011.netvibesbusiness.com now to discover this new live Dashboard!

General

A step towards a greener Netvibes

EDIT : Your various feedback has been taken into account and we have decided to push a new transparent idle mode 🙂

After implementing SmartTagging and Real-Time Advanced Search, Netvibes continues to seek new ways of improving your daily Dashboard experience.

Constantly listening to your suggestions, we have implemented a couple of new features and polished the interface.

Idle Mode

To give our servers some rest and limit their energy consumption, we’ve implemented a new “Idle Mode”. After a while, if you’re not doing anything on your Dashboard, it will automatically switch to an idle mode, while remaining available as soon as you’re ready to get back to work.

Multi-Select
Following a regular request from our users, we’ve added a “Multi-Select” feature to our Dashboards. From now on, you won’t have to select all the relevant elements one by one. Simply check the “Multi-Select” box, select the appropriate time period and that’s it!

Interface Polishing
In addition to these new features, we’ve also provided our Dashboards with a few cosmetic improvements: a smaller Facebook “Like” button, Reader View enhancements, better placement for “action” and “views” buttons, and many other things. All in all, improvements aimed at making the interface more discreet while leaving more space for content.

Log in to Dashboard right now to discover all those new things. And as usual, feel free to send us your feedback.

Dashboard Intelligence

Introducing Advanced Real-Time Search and SmartFilters

In our last blog post, we showed you how the SmartTag bookmarklet allowed you to use SmartTagging with more flexibility, anywhere, anytime and synchronously between all your devices, including your mobile.

Available in Netvibes’ Dashboard Intelligence, SmartTagging is the perfect tool to reveal trends hiding in the real-time flow of informations.

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Dashboard Intelligence

Now you can SmartTag anytime, anywhere, on the Web and on the go!

Last year, we introduced SmartTagging to our Premium Dashboard as a way to help people and organizations self-organize and extract deep knowledge from real-time content. It’s more than just tagging — it records user sentiment and uses it to extract real meaning. (Check out a quick video about SmartTagging here.)

Obviously, the more you SmartTag, the more live trends, sentiments and expert opinions you can uncover. That’s why we’re created two new ways to SmartTag anytime, anywhere: on the Web with the new SmartTag Bookmarklet and on your mobile device with Netvibes Mobile.

The best part is that no matter where you SmartTag, it’s all synced in real-time to your Netvibes Dashboard. Read on for more.

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Dashboard Intelligence

Dashboard Live: CeBIT 2011

The 2011 edition of CeBIT, the largest international gathering dedicated to information technologies, will take place between today and the 5th of March in Hanover (Germany). This B2B-oriented event represents an opportunity for many manufacturers to make major announcements regarding their new products.

To make sure you won’t miss a thing, Netvibes is setting up a new Live Dashboard dedicated to the event.

  • News Feeds About the Expo
  • Event Schedule
  • Video Coverage
  • Press Releases
  • Mentions on Social Networks
  • List of Exhibitors and Speakers
  • Podcasts
  • And much, much more…

Whether you’re an enthusiast or a professional, Netvibes provides you with the necessary tools to “listen, learn and act” throughout the 2011 edition of CeBIT.

To follow the event in real-time and make sure you don’t miss anything, please go to cebit2011.netvibesbusiness.com right now and enjoy the show without leaving your home or office.

General

Live dashboarding in 2011

Following two previous successful experiments (LeWeb 2010 [link] and the CES [link]), in 2011 Netvibes is gearing up with Live Dashboarding. To follow the most important events and conferences of the year in real-time, we are going to set up dedicated dashboards over the coming months.

Netvibes’ Live Dashboarding allows you to follow specific events in real-time through all available media sources, including:

  • news watch through the main information sites
  • events schedule
  • videos (live, media coverage, etc.)
  • mentions on various social networks
  • exhibitors panel
  • and many other sources…

Mark your agenda for the forthcoming Live Dashboards:

  • Mobile World Congress 2011 (02/14)
  • Cebit 2011 (03/01)
  • Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011 (03/28)

Stay tuned for more info! Follow us on Twitter and Facebbok.

Dashboard Intelligence

CES 2011: Live Dashboard Analytics

Once again, Netvibes demonstrated its Dashboard Intelligence know-how with the setup of a Live Dashboard to cover the 2011 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held in Las Vegas last week. Our dashboard was without a doubt the place to be if you wanted to easily gather news feeds, schedules, social networks mentions, videos and basically everything about this big event.

And like we did with LeWeb 2010, using our SmartTagging tool we are now able to transform this chaos of information into tangible trends.

As you can see, General Sentiment (i.e. for all keywords) was very positive among people who used our SmartTagging tool, almost half of them leaning towards a “cool” sentiment.

With SmartTagging we can also focus on sentiments regarding a specific keyword, for instance Android phones…

…or 3D with no glasses, who seemed to be a very popular item among taggers.

We can also bring up a chart that shows the ten things people found “cool” during the whole event.

And that’s not all… What did they think about 3D? What things did they tag with sentiments like “I want one!”, “Deja vu” or “No thanks”… The possibilities are limitless, thank to our Dashboard Intelligence and SmartTagging tools.

SmartTagging can help you and your organization get the best of specific events (like this one) or allow your company to transform everyday work actions into key trends, reports and alerts, trigger business processes and enable real-time decision making within organizations.

Want to receive all the data from the event ? Contact us and request the Excel file!