There have been some interesting discussions recently over whether email (well email applications anyway) have any relevance still.

The enterprise camp says a resounding yes – seeing the email app as the centre of an aggregation of disparate uses – PIM, contacts, email etc.

The tech crowd say no – seeing email as old school, replaced by something,,, Gmail perhaps.

Now into the fray news that Mozilla is spinning off a unit that will solely develop a next generation email and communications initiative.

The mozilla bunch are pretty visionary and it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with….

Ben Kepes

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.

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