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January 25 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Why did it take until 1946 for the first computer to be invented?  All of the elements were in place by 1918.  It’s not because there weren’t companies capable of creating the computer.   In fact in the late 1800’s over 1000 electrical apparatus companies were formed to build electric devices.   6 elements of knowledge need to create the computer binary arithmetic (Chinese scholar and philosopher Shao Yong in the ...
January 19 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Hutch Carpenter on the Innovation X Factor

An idea can create cities, billion dollar companies and new futures.  But most great ideas never get off the ground because the  right talent and resources are not assembled to act on them.   Despite the common wisdom, most of the truly great ideas I have seen in the past 20 years have not come out of R&D.  They have come from salespeople (talking to customers), journalists, designers, business analysts and even ...
January 18 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Will Zoho Conquer the SMB 2.0 Market?

Online presentations, spreadsheets, word processing, CRM, project management, recruiting, invoicing, human resource tools -- WOW!  Zoho has it all.  Naturally then I wanted to discuss the future of Zoho with Raju Vegesna (Chief Evangelist) as it relates to Enterprise 2.0.  It turns out not much - but not for reasons you’d expect. If Enterprise 2.0 is about bringing web 2.0 technologies into the enterprise, then Zoho believes SMB 2.0 is ...
January 13 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Larry Hawes and 6 Burning Questions Surrounding Enterprise 2.0 Right Now

In our first discussion with Larry, he outlined how companies can overcome barriers to Enterprise 2.0 implementation and adoption.  In our next discussion we cover a range of topics and a prediction.  But first a short quiz.  Do you think Larry believes; A.   Enterprise 2.0 is redefining Enterprise Software and will become as common place as email.  B. Enterprise 2.0 is overhyped and he prescribes to the Dennis Howlett ...
January 6 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The 2010 Enterprise 2.0 All-Star Blogger Roster

Now that the holiday hangover has worn off and the bills are coming due, I want to turn your attention to the individuals that are most influencing the Enterprise 2.0 space.  Those of you that are early adopters or just starting to research Enterprise 2.0 can short cut the search for quality information by following and reading from these all-stars. How and why were these people chosen?  By a combination of influence and focus on Enterprise 2.0.  ...
January 3 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Watch the New Year Saboteurs

At the beginning of every new year, executives and managers are given new budgets to spend and initiatives to carry out.  Getting your team to buy into the initiatives is challenging especially when they go against the corporate grain.  I experienced this as a young executive at a manufacturing organization.  Over the past decade, the 100+ sales team witnessed numerous initiatives that started in marketing, sales or R&D then simply ...