This week a lot of people were discussing what the definition of Enterprise2.0 (or Enterprise Karmic Koala as Ron Tolido puts it) should be, criticism grows on Apple and the iPhone and a whitepaper (PDF) by Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle on Web squared.
Social collaboration tools
- Visible Banking: the Social Media Directory
- How to Extend Your Customer Experience Through Social Media
- Pfizer will recruit patients through online community
- Why social networking tools will go enterprise: All your employees are using them
- Why isn’t my SharePoint Environment Social??? – SharePoint Joel’s SharePoint Land
As we prepare our environments for SharePoint 2010 to take advantage of
new features and solutions, there is still much more we can do to so we
can take advantage of the social features today. You may have read the
heated debate around whether SharePoint 2007 is social software or if
it’s true enterprise 2.0 or read the various whitepapers that drill
into the feature sets. Have you stepped back and looked at your
environment and asked… Did we turn on those knobs and switches?
- Annoyed at ‘Enterprise 2.0′
- A Defining Moment
- Enterprise 2.0 is Not an Application
Enterprise 2.0 should be a structure that allows great flexibility in
the choice and use of applications throughout an organization,
supporting the applications with APIs to allow data to be taken from
and deposited into central data stores. Enterprise 2.0 currently
“fails” because we are attempting 1.0 deployments of 2.0 applications.
- Enterprise 2.0: Skip the Pilot
Get out your pitchforks, I’m about to commit Enterprise 2.0 heresy.
There’s an orthodoxy in Enterprise 2.0 circles about how you’re
supposed to run an implementation. The orthodoxy goes something like
this: Start with small-scale pilots, define your business objectives,
watch the pilots closely, evaluate their success, make a go/no-go
decision. (A good recent articulation of this view is in Chris
McGrath’s post on 8 Tips for a Successful Social Intranet Pilot.) As
far as I can tell it’s what everyone thinks. In fact, it’s what I used
to think. Unfortunately, it’s dead wrong. The orthodoxy is wrong for a
very simple reason: Size matters. By constraining the size of your
pilot, you significantly alter the way your company can and will use
- Enterprise Karmic Koala
When on holidays, I try to be unaware of technology as much as possible
(people that happen to know my e-mail out-of-office messages will
recognise this). Only natural. But not as easy as it seems. Two years
ago, when we drove back through the French Lorraine region, we ended up
in an ultra-modern fuel station that had literally crashed due to a
software error. A guy in a yellow emergency vest was nervously
searching for a Windows start-up disk while all of his screens just
showed that all too familiar sandglass. And last year, when we cruised
through lovely California we could not even imagine how to do it
without TripAdvisor, Google Maps and a bunch of other on-line
travelling tools. This year, after returning from Spain and the Alsace,
I decided to buy a new bicycle. I found a not too expensive Gitane
mountain bike – completely made in France, quite an unexpected pleasure
– only to find out later that the model is called ‘Fitz Roy 2.0’.
- BlackBerry Users Work An Extra 15 Hours Per Week
- Who’s Winning the Smartphone Wars?
- Numbers we track in our online/offline life
- Social Network Penetration by Age and Gender
- 25+ Great HTML 5 Resources to Get You Started
- 50 Useful New jQuery Techniques and Tutorials
- Flex + Force.com: A Powerful Combination for Building Great, Data-Driven Web Applications
- Why is HTML Suddenly Interesting?
- Has IE6 Finally Reached the End of the Line?
Is Apple losing it?
- Facebook developer slams Apple censors
The man behind Facebook’s iPhone app has called for Apple to scrap its
policy of reviewing and rejecting apps submitted to the App Store.
- The Google Voice app scandal: is Apple losing control over the iPhone?
- Facebook App Developer To Apple: Tear Down This App Store Wall
- You Deleted Your Cookies? Think Again | Epicenter | Wired.com
More than half of the internet’s top websites use a little known
capability of Adobe’s Flash plug-in to track users and store
information about them, but only four of them mention the so-called
Flash Cookies in their privacy policies, UC Berkeley researchers
- Does the GPL Matter? In a Word, Yes
Given that I’ve used the “Does x matter?” conceit myself, I understand
completely that John Edwards’ “Does the GPL matter?” headline is merely
a rhetorical device. Nor does it escape me that its sensationalism is
designed, either by Edwards or his editor, to attract the very
attention it’s receiving.
- Microsoft Brings Twitter And Facebook To The Emerging World With OneApp
- Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On (PDF)
- A Glimpse at Web 3.0: 13 Semantic Web Applications Reviewed
Web 2.0 was all about getting people to connect with one another and
establishing a presence for them on the web. Now that you have gotten
the chance to get to know each other through the web, it’s time for our
computers to socialize. The aim of the next iteration of the web, Web
3.0, is that computers will be able to understand the content and the
information they contain. Rather than the data just being a document,
it will be put within context helping the computer to relate pieces of
information and present them to you accordingly. Therefore, you will no
longer have to sift through a pile of search results, some of which are
irrelevant, to get the information your want.
- Multitouch interface for Firefox is stunning (Video)
- Newspaper replaces writers with search algorithm
- Goodbye Virtual Reality, Hello Augmented Reality
If you haven’t yet heard about Augmented Reality or Web Squared, allow
me to make a quick introduction. This is the next iteration of the Web
and also desktop and mobile applications and is indicative of the
future hybrid Web and device experience. And no, it’s not called Web
3.0. Augmented Reality joins the likes of the Semantic Web,
Geo-Location, Artificial Intelligence, among many other emerging
technologies in what the father of Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly, refers to as
- BBC uses Google Gears to test location-based mobile
- Mashups in Action: Stories from the Global Mashup Developer Community
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