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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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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Why Exception Handling Should be the Rule

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In the world of work, we encounter three primary tasks: First, there are many processes that are, in fact, repeatable in the enterprise. Some examples: how we process orders, how we assemble products, how we deliver products to end customers. Second, project work where the overall steps are repeatable but the ingredients are not. Examples: […]

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