Lotusphere: Looking for the Business In Social Business

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Vinnie Mirchandani, in his patented ‘what’s really happening’ style of analysis pens an insightful post on his impressions of Lotusphere 2011. “Doug did not use the word “Grand Challenges”  but he might as well have because in IBM’s vision a “social business” rethinks traditional CRM, HRM, PLM, SCM – almost every area of business where […]

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Will Enterprise 2.0 software take its cue from Portals?

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I just saw something go by by my tweet stream that brought back some old memories (thanks @rpolom) – the 2009 Gartner report on the horizontal Portal Vendor landscape. Here’s the Magic Quadrant: Around 2001, I led a strategy and execution planning engagement for a then F500 Hi tech firm looking to recast how its […]

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The E 2.0 Service ‘Appliance’: Hinchcliffe and Co., Asuret and Socialtext get into bed

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This morning brings a new relationship in the Enterprise 2.0 Services arena: Hinchcliffe and Co, an enterprise ‘web 2.0’ consulting and education provider, Asuret, an enterprise risk mitigation software and services provider and Socialtext, a social software provider join forces to deliver the first stack of services and software to take organizations through planning and […]

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2009 is the year of Enterprise 2.0? Hold your horses…

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Last week was a big news week for Enterprise 2.0. It all started with this report from Oliver Young of Forrester Research stating that nearly one in two businesses will make use of Enterprise 2.0 technologies in 2009. The Forrester Report was followed up with a post by Dion Hinchcliffe on ZDNet (“The Year of […]

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Enterprise 2.0 culture barriers: Brick wall or Hurdles?

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Over on the Enterprise 2.0 Blog, Venkatesh Rao of the Xerox Innovation Group makes a compelling case that “there is no such thing as culture change”. He goes on to list five ways to get out of the culture change argument, summarized below: Culture change naturally takes place because “nay-sayers retire or die out and […]

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ET Article: “Indian IT service cos yet to outbid MNCs” – Baffling

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The Economic Times has a story today about how Indian Offshore companies are finding it difficult to outbid global competitors such as Accenture due to a lack of domain expertise. Says the article: “Multinational companies have presence in multiple geographies, economies of scale, in-depth understanding of client’s business and a global view for many industries […]

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Note to SI’s on Enterprise 2.0 – Go ahead. Be a Tiger.

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Good to see IT powerhouses paying attention to Enterprise 2.0. In this post, consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu talks about how “enterprises are looking at how they can harness the hierarchy-flattening, information-sharing, team building power of social networks.” They go on to list out a number of social mechanisms such as Syndication, Mashups, Social Networking […]

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