Enterprise 2.0 Prepares for Relevancy

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The flagship Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts ended last week. I’m going to pen two posts to cover my thoughts on the achievements and challenges in the Enterprise 2.0 sector based on observations at the conference. This post covers the big (positive) shifts and the conference itself. A quick disclaimer first: I’m on the […]

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RIM’s BBM – The iPhones Achilles’ Heel?

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I almost missed 2 very important social events when I was in Bombay earlier this year. One of these with my childhood pals that I don’t get to meet unless I’m visiting. Boy would that have sucked. Why? Because I don’t carry a Blackberry. And by extension, don’t use BBM – RIMs Instant Messaging Service […]

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The International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 – Milan

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Next month I travel to Milan to speak at the 3rd International Forum on Enterprise 2.0.  A premier event on next generation enterprises and the processes and technologies that will power them, this event attracts business and technology executives across Europe and respected thinkers, advisors and practitioners that play a role driving business performance at […]

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My Favorite videos from SAP SAPPHIRE 2010

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These are my favorite videos from SAP SAPPHIRE 2010. Mobile: Vishal Sikka on the Sybase acquisition You got the sense that one of the most important objectives of this Sapphire Event was to instill confidence in the market about SAPs continued prominent role in the business software. That comes, in big part, from clarity in […]

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SAPPHIRE 2010: SAP embraces People, By Design

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That’s a quote from Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP on the keynote stage. A message from SAP’s leadership to over 50,000 customers, employees and partners worldwide. As I travelled back to Palo Alto last night from SAPPHIRE 2010, the central theme came clear to me: SAPs re-focus centers on leveraging people and relationships to redesign […]

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Open Opportunities for the People Powered Enterprise

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I read, with great interest, an interview with Jeff Clavier of SoftTechVC in Network World. Jeff’s had notable successes in the consumer world (Mint, MyBlogLog, and Userplane). I’ve never interacted with Jeff (other than recommending a Dim Sum Restaurant on Twitter) but I’ve always had respect for him – unlike many others, he’s adequately self […]

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Why Customer Acquisition Stinks

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It’s fascinating how we consider New Product Development /Research to be investments (by implication, a return can be had on these) on one hand, but we allocate marketing and customer acquisition as an expense. In plain English that translates to: We’re ok with considering what we design, build and sell, an asset that will yield […]

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