Ha! The Case for Business Analytics in 5 minutes by L. Vaughan Spencer

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Good ole Brit humor. Hat Tip: Oliver Marks. Via The Economist.

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Displacement Politics

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Switching cost, in a consumer sense, is defined as: “The negative costs that a consumer incurs as a result of changing suppliers, brands or products. Although most prevalent switching costs are monetary in nature, there are also psychological, effort- and time-based switching costs.” Also prevalent in the enterprise, it’s the cost of moving from an […]

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Jive , Alfresco and SolutionSet turn Content into a Social Object

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Over a year ago I wrote about Why ECM is critical to your Enterprise 2.0 Execution Plan. I wrote then about the pitfalls of closed content management processes: If you’re a large organization using enterprise content management systems (ECM), chances are that its powering images, documents and records management, and web content. These systems enforce […]

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Social Software: Midlife Crisis vs. Kid in a Suit

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This morning I was reading some stuff from SAP StreamWork that provided a rundown of integration partners that its chosen to work with: Doodle, MindMeister, CS Odessa, Evernote, Altassian. And others such as Google Apps and Scribd. I wonder if ~80% of the Fortune 500, SAPs customer base, will get these relationships. I said to […]

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Know your Nucleus

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Every organization has a nucleus. The single core competency around which the ecosystem revolves. Often tied to an organizations mission statement, this is the one area of the organization that everyone rallies around, that is the first line item in the ops review, and where the beefiest budgets exist. The spotlight shines here. Some examples…. […]

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2011 Enterprise 2.0 Virtual Conference (Feb 16th)

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This week brings yet another virtual conference on the latest and greatest in enterprise 2.0 and social business concepts and technology. And I’m thrilled to be speaking. The team at TechWeb (United Business Media) have put together s solid agenda that centers on making the business objective at one end and lessons learned at the […]

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Beam me up to THIS planet, Scotty

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Thanks to Ross Mayfield I stumbled on this HBR article on “How Social Networking Has Changed Business”. The central point is how work has changed thanks to social networking. Fascinating view points. And, incomprehensible parallels between consumer social networks and enterprise social networks, no matter how you look at it. I suggest you read it […]

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