Community, the Asset

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Software used to ship on CDs and came with static how-to manuals. As someone whose led over 50 RFP exercises, the documentation piece was always one that led to some tenuous conversations on how much the vendor was willing to hand hold, once the check was signed. Fast forward to the 21st century where we’re […]

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“Succeeding Unignorably”

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For context, I suggest you start by reading this post by Professor Andrew McAfee, called ‘Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context“. Professor McAfee pulled together some great posts (as well as my Dreamforce 11 wrap up post) that support a central work-centric collaboration theme, encapsulated by this: Succeeding ‘unignorably’ here means generating tangible business value for the […]

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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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Seriously, Don’t Read My Blog.

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Seriously. Nothing trumps practitioner speak. Mirror in hand, I feel like pundits, gurus, thought leaders, consultants can step aside this week. Two spectacular posts that I’d like to draw your attention to that I consider must reads. Of course, if we engage on Twitter or Google+, or you follow the #e20 or #socbiz hash tags, […]

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PwC Quarterly Forecast Brings More Legitimacy to 21st Century Collaboration

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PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers just released its quarterly forecast that’s 68 pages of collaboration goodness. The report is edited and produced by Bo Barker, Vinod Baya and Alan Morrison. The document covers three broad themes as summarized in the opening: ————————————— The collaboration paradox: More social information helps the workforce find what it’s looking for. First we […]

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Beware the “Confusing, Headache-inducing” Software I Just Sold You

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This is what we needs to be banished from enterprise software, forever. I’m not naive enough to think that some level of on boarding and systems training isn’t needed. But if out of the box technology can lead to “confusion, headaches and sluggish performance”, thats just not acceptable in 2011. And this certainly isn’t just […]

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[Personal Update] Constellation Research

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Just a personal update to tell you that I’ve decided to relinquish my membership with Constellation Research Group, Inc. Late last year, Oliver Marks and I became members of Constellation with the intention of complementing consulting on enterprise social and collaboration business, with wider research. Given my focus on longer form planning and follow through […]

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