Canvas is a company that is all about democratizing the creation of process-specific applications. Canvas delivers a whole host of customizable applications for both smartphones and tablets in a way that allows businesses to replace paper-based systems with digital ones. Canvas’ approach is similar to that taken by another early-stage startup, Podio, which was acquired all too soon by Citrix and has since pretty much languished in obscurity. Canvas intends to plot another course and gain real traction in this oft-promised but seldom delivered-upon area.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.