Move over Enterprise 2.0, it’s now Social Business Design

22. September 2009

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September 21st, 2009  by Dennis Howlett

Given the relatively friendly pounding I took over my Enterprise 2.0 – what a crock post, it’s gratifying to see that it has stirred some interesting interpretations and thoughts on the topic. That’s always good and especially pleasing when one considers that most blog posts are the equivalent of digital fish wrap: something that’s readily disposable and as forgettable as yesterday’s news. But all frivolity aside, this is a serious business, one that is consuming a lot of cycles and will be chewing up much consulting time as different firms make plays in this space. I’d hate to think user companies are wasting their money along the way when there are so many important things driving IT’s attention. The good  news is that at last, a few well intentioned people have moved the conversation forward to something I can understand, even though I remain far from convinced. Read the rest of this entry »


Enterprise 2.0: what a crock (“alter Hut”)

22. September 2009

by Dennis Howlett (allerdings schon vom 26/8)

I’ve been following the so-called Enterprise 2.0 meme for some time and you know what? It’s a crock. Forget Dion Hinchcliffe’s pretty failure pictures or Mike Krigsman’s guest post of failure. Examine the basics and look back at history.

Some years back I was a hack attending an IDC (I think) conference where Western Digital presented their use of forums as a way of getting customer feedback on what they were offering plus improvements they could make. At the time it was deemed a success. No-one bothered calling it Enterprise 2.0 or anything close. It was part of doing business. Fast forward to the present. We’re regaled with reasons to ‘do’ the E2.0 thing. But what has changed out there in enterprisey land?

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How Much Are You Worth to Facebook?

21. September 2009

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“Facebook and others have tapped into the power of viral loops to build massive audiences in record time. Now they’re using these growth engines to create the future of online advertising.”

Recommended article by ADAM L. PENENBERG, Fast Company.com


How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business

15. September 2009

September 6th, 2009  by Dion Hinchcliffe @ 9:01 am

These days in the halls of IT departments around the world there is a growing realization that the next wave of outsourcing, things like cloud computing and crowdsourcing, are going to require responses that will forever change the trajectory of their current relationship with the business, or finally cause them to be relegated as a primarily administrative, keep-the-lights-on function.

IT is going to either have to get more strategic to the business or get out of the way.

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Inside Procter & Gamble’s New Values-Based Strategy

15. September 2009

14. September 2009, 18:18:29 | Rosabeth Moss Kanter

On the anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ fall, the question remains: What, if anything, has changed in the mentality of the financial community? While Wall Street wallows in tales of the fallen, a different, more promising approach to capitalism is rising.

Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer products company, has just announced a stunning new business strategy to jump-start growth. It begins in a startling, almost counterintuitive way — with company values and sense of purpose. Invoke the heart and care about human needs, the strategy seems to say, and the money will follow.

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Betting on the Real-Time Web

13. September 2009

thumb_46tweetexplosionNo one knows how the microblogging site and similar online social networks will make money, but investors see a new Web revolution.

Interessanter Artikel aus der Business Week. BWAugust 6_2009 Betting on the Real-time Web