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July 19 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Review: Adobe Acrobat Collaboration

Image via CrunchBase   Just tried using the ‘collaboration’ feature in Adobe Reader I have a free version and not the commercial. It took me a while to find it because it was hidden under the File Menu.   If you want to read on please do, but I can summarize this review with just a short sentence.  It was a disaster.  The product is not user friendly nor intuitive and Buzzword doesn’t work with PDF files! Here’s ...
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 12 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Future of Open Source Companies

I just read a great article on the Economist titled “Born Free” which discusses how Open Source companies are still growing despite the recession. “Budgets are tight and we think that is good for open source,” said Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s boss. I have to agree, the low price point of the typical open source solution combined with most if not all of the functionality makes open source compelling. The issue still remains however of the ...