Oracle OpenWorld: Fifteen Minutes with Mark Hurd.

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I spent fifteen minutes with Oracle’s President, Mark Hurd, along with Sudhir Chowdhary from the Financial Express yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.  These were the big take aways from our conversation: 1. Collaboration Moving Front and Center Oracle seems to have rationalized its’ investments in the areas of content and collaboration technology and has come […]

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Dreamforce 2011: Collaboration Hardwired into Context.

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Almost two and a half years ago in March of 2009, I suggested the following: “Don’t confuse Enterprise 2.0 with social computing concepts”. Ignoring the dated terminology for a second, my premise was that social in the enterprise doesn’t mean throwing all sorts of features at the end user in an attempt to get them […]

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Device Ubiquity at Work and Play: Are We Ready?

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Device ubiquity across home and work is the new item on the CIO’s to do list. Interesting stat in The Telegraph about how employees are more productive if they use their own gadgets: According to a YouGov survey, businesses who let employees use their own technology see productivity increases of up to 30 per cent. […]

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2010 Prediction on Telcos and Enterprise 2.0. Check.

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About this time last year, I threw out a prediction that in 2010 Telcos will get into the Enterprise 2.0 business by bundling social software solutions for the SMB space. In December of 2009, I said: Telcos will start looking at picking up affordable SaaS Enterprise 2.0 suites. Why? As mindshare starts to get split […]

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[Event] What is the Future Of Work?

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Next week the GigaOM network hosts yet another addition of its clandestine famous Bunker Sessions. This event brings together a select group of industry thought leaders to discuss the business ramifications of a given emerging technology topic. The setting resembles a town hall format, inviting everyone to participate and share experiences. This time around the […]

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The Business Case for SaaS in 3 Slides

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Not the IT case, the Business Case – for sales reps, product managers, marketers, support and service teams considering and debating the virtues of a SaaS enabled business platform. Obviously it won’t make up for an allegedly ill-conceived product and Google Buzz is getting a lot of heat for being excessively social without consent. That […]

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Taming the Supply Chain beast, Enterprise 2.0 style.

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At the Enterprise 2.0 conference last month, I met with a few interesting companies that I wasn’t familiar with, prior to the event. I thought I was “plugged in”. Clearly, not enough. The next few posts uncover how some of these companies hope to move the needle on Enterprise 2.0 enablement. First up: Supply Chain […]

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