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June 30 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to Implement a Best in Class Intranet 2.0 Site

The days of static, outdated content on your Intranet are over. There are a myriad of vendors that provide solutions but only a handful that are next generation. While Sharepoint leads the pack, the tool is locked into an outdated platform which limits its Web 2.0 features. Companies like Jive, MindTouch and ThoughtFarmer don’t have legacy software to maintain and thus have been built to incorporate more Web 2.0 features. The trick for these ...
June 27 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

If Two Google Waves Collide What Happens?

So I finally watched the Google Wave video and came away quite impressed. The concept is essentially the mash up of email, wiki’s and instant messaging into one real-time application. It should replace consumer email as the de-facto standard in a few years but it will take much more to crack the enterprise. The Google team used enterprise examples throughout the presentation, but it’s not ready for the enterprise and here’s why. First and ...
June 19 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Government Dashboards as Transparency Strategy

I was surprised to find America’s new CIO Vivek Kundra pushing the concept of dashboards. First, although ostensibly a goal for any politician, the subject of transparency and projects usually is met with good lip service but no follow through. Kundra’s initiative is a big idea and one that should be implemented. He’s a little behind the Collaborative Networking times however as the initiative should combine dashboards with collaboration. In ...
June 15 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Mapping 2.0 – For the Enterprise?

  I recently read an Economist Article discussing how the latest generations of maps are helping to pinpoint geo-related business and social issues.  They go into some detail around some of the issues the new maps are illustrating, but leave out the details.  In my own experience, law enforcement is using maps to help with identifying hot crime areas and to manage patrol operations.  The maps helped them decide where to place patrols ...
June 15 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Collaborative Networks and Enterprise Chat

I was having an interesting discussion with Hal Wendel CEO of Fididel when the subject of Collaborative Networks came up. Hal has focused his company on helping Auto Dealers sell more cars by engaging the customer on their own websites. A discussion ensued where we talked about the various problems inherent in larger companies where chat may help. After throwing around some ideas, it became clear the opportunity is with engaging internal and ...
June 12 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Sharepoint, Confluence, MindTouch who is best?

Chris Woodill who writes a Diary of an IT Innovator created a comparison matrix that I found enlightening. Since he’s personally implemented both technologies it was interesting to see the differences between the two technologies side by side. Personally and in my experience, at its core Sharepoint is more of a document management system with bolt on applications that make the entire system difficult to use and not seamless. Confluence is very good ...
June 12 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Future of Open Source Companies

I just read a great article on the Economist titled “Born Free” which discusses how Open Source companies are still growing despite the recession. “Budgets are tight and we think that is good for open source,” said Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s boss. I have to agree, the low price point of the typical open source solution combined with most if not all of the functionality makes open source compelling. The issue still remains however of the ...
June 6 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How Collaborative Networks will Replace Social Networks in the Enterprise

by Mark Fidelman:Most of us have delved into the world of social networking. Those that haven't are missing an opportunity to connect with the people you care about from around the world. For me the opportunity started with a company called Zero Degrees (later purchased by IAC) where a dear friend of mine named Jas Dhillon opened my eyes to the world of one on one social and business connections. In those early days I made it my mission to introduce ...
June 6 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Why Seek Omega?

alt : The term Seeking Omega was coined by Jas Dhillon to describe the quest for an investment return on a business or social objective. I wrote an article about it on Seeking Alpha to give Carol Bartz some advice on how Yahoo could regain their former glory. Alas, no response from Carol but it gave me some motivation to continue writing about the concept using this blog as a vehicle. I probably won't always stay on topic, but my goal is to ...