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August 24 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Importance of Psychological Currency: Connecting Mind To Enterprise (Part 2)

  Thinking about how people work in today’s enterprise reminds me of the movie Being John Malkovich.  You know what I’m talking about – it’s like the low-ceiling offices on floor 7½ of the Mertin Flemmer building in New York City.  The ceiling is all of 4 1/2 feet high, and they have to emergency-stop the elevator to get to the floor.  It was used by companies that wanted to cut corners; “low overhead, my boy - we pass ...
August 14 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Now See SharePoint in Plain English – Video

Found this recently posted video on SharePoint in Plain English: It’s worth a look.  We are also in the process of building a common craft style video and I’ll post it here soon.  The benefits of these types of videos are that they clear away the hype and showcase the technology in laymen’s terms.  No need to think too hard.  ...
August 7 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

When Enterprise 2.0 Intranet Strategies Collide

Intranet 2.0 is a new term coined recently to describe the Intranet as an Enterprise 2.0 tool.  On the one hand we still have a lot of first generation intranets that are not much more than electronic billboards. Many of them are run by one guy in IT, which means you need approval just to update a punctuation mark.  As a result, the intranet is rarely used except for an occasional look at the expense report policy. I developed the ...
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 ...
June 30 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to Implement a Best in Class Intranet 2.0 Site

The days of static, outdated content on your Intranet are over. There are a myriad of vendors that provide solutions but only a handful that are next generation. While Sharepoint leads the pack, the tool is locked into an outdated platform which limits its Web 2.0 features. Companies like Jive, MindTouch and ThoughtFarmer don’t have legacy software to maintain and thus have been built to incorporate more Web 2.0 features. The trick for these ...