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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 ...
December 30 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Larry Hawes and the Challenges of Implementing Enterprise 2.0 in Today’s Corporations

Many of our readers have asked us confidentially about strategies to gain Enterprise 2.0 acceptance in the corporation.  While every company is different (refer to Moore’s Crossing the Chasm), there are some that more difficult than others.   I asked Larry Hawes of Gilbane to help us respond to the requests by answering a few of our questions.  He agreed.   As more and more companies are exploring Enterprise 2.0 ...