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April 29 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Yammer – What You Need to Know

My boss walked in and just started laughing. Not a condescending laugh, but a contagious chuckle at my expense. In a company of 5000 people, I had emailed all of them in search of a team or individual that had handled a similar challenge as the one I was facing at a large retailer.  It was out of frustration that I launched the missive pleading for help on an initiative I knew had been done before by scores of our consultants.  But the ...
April 27 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Mr. CIO Check your Premises

When a new CIO steps into office he is given three envelopes in the event he runs into trouble. Inside the 1st envelope a note reads “play it safe”. If that doesn’t work than he opens the 2nd envelope which reads “blame the business unit”.  If neither works than he opens up the 3rd envelope which reads "prepare 3 envelopes". We all have certain preconceptions we bring with us into a new company or project.  Maybe it’s ...
April 17 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The 14 Key Events that led to a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Revolution

The last quartile of the 20th century was marked by a rise in software development by companies, individuals and hobbyist groups.    Key among software development methodologies was a controversial yet innovative idea about giving away your software code for others to use and improve upon it.   Those new to the free and open source community may not appreciate how radical and dangerous the idea of giving away your source code ...
April 13 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The 10 Best, Must Have iPad Apps for Business

  The iPad’s digital coattails are long and there are no shortage of people riding them.  The most persistent appear to be rotating around its axis as if trying to acquire a suntan by means of the occasional ray.  Their status being elevated by merely being in proximity to one. Is it all hype? Or does Apple have another big winner on its hands?  Judging by my friends’ responses, version one is a fantastic first try, but wait ...
April 7 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Separated from Your Parade

You’ve seen it all in your career, your certain of it.  It’s not often that you’re surprised by events or actions taken by Executives or Boards of Directors.  Certainly not when you’ve always been a top performer.  But there’s always those outliers.  Outliers like when you accepted a new job at a new company.  A huge promotion in theory.   But the new company had new rules with new views on business.  ...
April 6 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Best Google Wave Gadgets, Extensions and Robots for the Enterprise

In large part Google Wave has been ignored by the enterprise due to many factors (I’ve listed them below).  As you’ve probably read, Wave started as a huge splash but has been reduced to a ripple as of late due to the lack of a “killer app”. Yet there are some enterprise-worthy applications for Wave that merit checking out.  Also, there is a new, noteworthy app for Wave on the horizon that is due to be launched at Google I/O this ...
April 2 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Must Read Enterprise 2.0 Articles – A Guide

Whenever there are a series of thought provoking articles on Enterprise 2.0 – those that actually teach you something, I like to share them with you.  March saw a series of valuable Enterprise 2.0 articles and whitepapers.  Here they are:   <Click to enlarge> The list of articles with links Article Author ...