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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 ...
August 22 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Importance of Psychological Currency in Enterprise 2.0 (Part I)

There are so many things floating around about Enterprise 2.0 lately that touch on the 50,000 ft view, but not many that dive into the details.  Before we see mass adoption in the Enterprise like we have seen with social media outside the Enterprise, some key psychological characteristics need to be properly converted.  I recall the early days of social networking while I was an advisor and investor to ZeroDegrees (acquired by IAC) and my ...
August 5 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Intranet Collaborative Networks – Adaptive Enterprise 2.0

The bigger a company the slower product cycles become. As a result, companies tend to become less innovative and less adaptive when consumer interests change. Feedback loops for continuance assessment are less frequent due to geographic constraints and locating the right expert at the right time. When things change, you need a collaborative intranet that can quickly change with your business needs. Current Intranets like SharePoint give you a ...
August 2 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Corporate Silos are Affecting your Sales

Image by Pro-Zak via Flickr That's what makes them dangerous. When someone describes a corporate situation as a disconnected entity ("a bunch of corporate divisions that don’t coordinate activities, plus a lack of communication, and no accountability, why are sales down?"); it's time to reexamine how companies are structured today. Part of the reason that your company is missing opportunities to sell is because the enterprise ...
July 25 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

This Enterprise Use Case Makes Sense to Me

Image by svacher via Flickr Whenever I flush out an idea for a new software product or solution I always look for a use case to focus my thinking.  I recently ran across a blog post by Mike Gotta of Collaborative Thinking on corporate identities.  Mike builds a fictitious scenario around a call center employee named Mary that is proactively trying to help the company by maintaining a best practices wiki.  Her attempts to join other ...
July 17 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

What would Einstein’s Intranet look like?

Image via Wikipedia   If you are a marketing executive or like to think of yourself as one (as I attempt to do on occasion), the I recommend the blog Branding Strategy Insider.  Today, when reading about his latest post, I came across the following which prompted the creation of this article: When asked what single event was most helpful to him in developing the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein is reported to have answered: ...
July 16 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

SharePoint 2010: Will it Improve Productivity in the Enterprise?

  Today I watched the SharePoint 2010 demo and was pleasantly surprised by the functionality and potential to help increase productivity within the corporation.  The SharePoint team seems to be messaging similarly to Aaron Fulkerson and his views on Collaborative Networks, rapid application development, and data connectivity.  There are some very good new features and updates to SharePoint that I’ll cover below.  The Good ...
July 14 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Dynamic Signals in the Enterprise

Image via CrunchBase I recently read an innovative article on Dynamic Signals by David Armano. There's a bigger issue here that David has touched on. How do we discern the signals and add context around them to decode them properly? The signals are large and small messages emanating from individuals. David introduced the concept, but didn’t go a step further and develop a business reason for decoding them and applying them to solve business ...
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 ...