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February 24 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Machiavellian Guide to Enterprise 2.0

This is not a blue print for how to be a ruthless employee, rather some sound, in-your-face examples from the best of the Enterprise 2.0 crowd.   This article is for internal champions  who have aspirations of of getting ahead and making a name for themselves in their company. In January 1503, Machiavelli began to work on a project influenced by Cesare Borgia.  Machiavelli was responsible for building a better military by studying ...
February 22 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Google Buzz is Going after FourSquare and Gowalla! (Pics)

Further evidence that Buzz is going into the geo-targeting business.  For the first time, I was asked to make a recommendation about a location I was visiting.  I’d Buzz’d from here in the past but this was the first time I’d been asked directly.  Next step towards killing FourSquare and Gowalla are to add social gaming and advertising.  We all know Google is going to be advertising on Buzz.  It appears the first ...
February 17 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Google Buzz Guide for the Enterprise (with Buzz Matrix)

There’s been a lot of noise over Google Buzz this past week.  I haven’t seen an article about Buzz’s impact on the Enterprise so allow me to chime in. First, the impact of Buzz has been tremendous.  Compare Google Wave search results with that of Buzz: Buzz (B) and Wave (A) As you can see below, Buzz (in red) has overtaken Wave in most countries.   <Click to enlarge> On the Gmail blog, Google revealed that ...
February 16 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Lord of the Flies – The Company

The story is set in a company you’re all familiar with.  There are no adults in control just big people that believe they are adults.  It started well, a revolutionary product that changed how people went about their work.  But not all that starts well ends well. Two dominant boy-men control the company.  We’ll call them Alpha and Iota. Remember the kid who always smelled like a rodent and chewed Band-Aids in study hall? ...
February 13 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to hold a Professional Focus Group that Produces Quantifiable Results

As part of our recent enterprise level research for a yet-to-be named ground breaking product, we conducted a focus group this week that featured a few of the industry’s top experts.  The amount of preparation time involved prior to the day long event far exceeded the actual event and in hindsight could have been shortened.  That’s where the following suggestions for managing a focus group come in. Conduct an Industry Survey Prior to ...
February 11 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Open Source Alternatives – An Enterprise Decision Makers Guide

The Open Source vs. Proprietary competitive landscape is constantly changing and current information is hard to come by.  We decided to create this matrix for those looking for an open source alternative to proprietary solutions. So to try and help, we have looked at search data from Google which produced some surprising results. Our Methodology to Determine Popularity  We used a number of tools from Google to determine popularity of the ...