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September 29 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Top 11 Google Wave Robots for the Enterprise

  Most of us are anticipating the release of Google Wave Beta to the 100,000 or so non-developers on September 30th.  I’ve highlighted my concerns on Google Wave in the enterprise, yet I am still very interested in the extensions being built on top of the Wave platform that have potential enterprise utilization. Of the 66 Robots that I reviewed, some looked promising but I also spotted some questionable Robots that didn’t appear to add ...
September 26 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

It’s Not Social: Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Networks Explained

  MindTouch is producing a series of educational videos aimed at explaining Enterprise 2.0 concepts.  Below is the first ThoughtBoard video that details how Collaborative Networks are different than social business applications.  Aaron initially posted an article on the subject at Ostatic.  Here he articulates the concept in a video.  He did it in one take. Amazing.   Technorati Tags: collaborative ...
September 23 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Google Can’t Save Your Local Newspaper – But This Business Model Can

Newspapers are Dead.  Ok, not quite dead but on life support.  According to Silicon Alley Insider so far this year: 105 newspapers have been shuttered. 10,000 newspaper jobs have been lost. Print ad sales fell 30% in Q1 '09. 23 of the top 25 newspapers reported circulation declines between 7% and 20%   Therefore when I read Can Google Save Your Local Newspaper by Robert Cringely at CIO Magazine, I was surprised by his ...
September 20 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Where are Asia’s Open Source Companies?

Image by ♥ China ♥ guccio via Flickr   Asia produces some of the brightest minds in software programming and science yet does not appear to have originated any sustainable open source companies.  By definition I mean companies based in Asia that originate or control open source software.   My friends joke that all of Asia is open source, but that is a topic for another day.   NOTE: Some of the giant US ...
September 17 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Secret of Enterprise 2.0 Implementation Success

Low Expectations.  And no I am not crazy. I have met very few companies who have a well thought out plan for implementing new systems.  I emphasize systems because they include people, process and technology.  Most companies have a team of people responsible for implementing new technology.   They may design a plan for how the technology will be rolled out to the company, but it never occurs to them to have a people plan.  ...
September 13 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Still Some Ripples in Google Wave Beta

Image by marketingfacts via Flickr As part of a MeetUp this week, Gina Trapani founder of LifeHacker gave us an update on the status of Google Wave.   Since another 100,000 people are to be given access to the Beta in a few weeks I was extremely interested in the update.    Here’s my take: Despite Google’s recent announcement on Wave, I do not believe Wave is ready for it’s 100,000 customer preview on September ...
September 7 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to Stop Not Invented Here Syndrome in the Enterprise

I’ve witnessed a number of not invented here (NIH) situations but none stands out more than one I participated in while working at A.T. Kearney.    It was the early 2000’s and we were introducing reverse auction internet technology into the F500.  There was tremendous resistance to our solution because it severed the cozy relationship between the purchasing officer and their vendor/golf buddy.       ...
September 5 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Enterprise 2.0 the Week in Review

It’s been a wild week and I thought I’d cover some of the highlights of the ongoing Enterprise 2.0 debate.  The Anti-Enterprise 2.0 crowd:   Dennis Howlett kicked off the larger debate 2 weeks ago by writing his infamous Enterprise 2.0: what a crock post.  I don’t believe he really is an Anti-Enterprise 2.0’er but appears to be challenging the pro crowd.  Those in the Middle  Bertrand Duperrin’s post on ...
September 4 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Is this Formula the Secret of Enterprise Open Source Success?

I recently published an article about Enterprise open source strategy and how using a best in class formula will help open source companies obtain better revenue results.  So far we have interviewed 16 leading open source executives (with many more planned) and found a best in class success formula emerge.  The entire formula and ensuing discussion can be found using the link in the first paragraph.  But in short here it is: What we ...