Bill Stewart sent us a message the other day about his new startup called Eseri. Essentially, what they’ve done is take all of the best open source desktop applications and are providing them as a hosted service. When I first heard about this, I thought… how does this compare to Google Apps? Here is the answer straight from Bill:
1. A real desktop in the cloud, with a full and familiar interface, folders, files, all the usual desktop elements, that performs like it is running locally even though it is securely and safely stored in our data centre. You can run the Internet desktop window side by side with anything else on your local machine!
2. An unprecedentedly powerful suite of software to accelerate your organization’s productivity, at no additional cost or effort on your part, on every user’s desktop: CRM, Document Management, Web conferencing, Timesheet, Project Management, Graphics, Wiki, Blackberry sync, and much more.
3. The ability to create a new team member’s desktop with one click, which they can start using in minutes, no matter where they are, no matter what machine and operating system they have locally, bringing them into your organization where they can collaborate securely with the rest of your team. All multi-user applications have secure single-sign-on – no multiple logins needed to access CRM or document management. If you wish you can archive any desktop with one click to reduce costs. And then bring it back later if you wish with one click.
Eseri is offering a sweet deal for startups where you get access to this hosted desktop environment for free for 3 months. If you’re interested, make sure to contact Bill directly: wstewart [-at-] eseri [-.-] com
By Aydin Mirzaee