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April 6 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Sell Used Music on Redigi: A Threat to Apple’s iTunes?

I remember a time when the only way to buy music was to drive down to the local music store and purchase a cassette tape.  You had to buy the whole album then.  Yes, I’m serious. When the tape got old or the music fell out of favor I threw it away, listed in the classifieds (if I had a complete collection of used music) or traded it with my friends.  Back then, music quality deteriorated with every press of the play button so selling or ...
July 8 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

ThinkPassenger Private Full Service Enterprise 2.0 Communities

ThinkPassenger’s red velvet rope approach is unique in the industry.  It requires corporations to shed the megaphone approach to customer messaging and to connect with their customers  one on one.  They make it exclusive, fun and rewarding to both company and participant. It’s typically full service, private and very exclusive.  Think “privileged”.  It begins with private invitations that are extended to the corporation’s customers.  ...
December 11 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

SharePoint 2010 vs. MindTouch the Battle of the Platforms

My first exposure to SharePoint was in 2003. I worked at A.T. Kearney and one of our clients was using it to manage their documents.   One’s first experience with SharePoint inevitably influences future views. It shapes your perceptions of the tool. If your experience was positive then you generally view SharePoint as a powerful addition to your business.  If it was negative, then it’s viewed as a nuisance and rarely used.  The ...
December 10 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Jive Software vs. MindTouch a Guide for Decision Makers

I’m frequently asked what the difference is between MindTouch and Jive Software.   The short answer is that Jive is a social business construct where MindTouch is more of a business application platform.  Jive solves very specific business needs while MindTouch can solve a variety of business needs but typically needs customization for complex applications.  Before I go any farther, let me state the obvious.  I’ve only met ...
December 2 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

What is Asana.com and Will it Change the Way We Work? Part I

   Asana, is a workplace productivity startup co-founded by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook.  After paying just $9000 for the Asana.com URL in June 2009, the company has raised $9m in venture funding to expand their business.  The founders are predicting we’ll be working in a much more transparent and efficient way if they have anything to do with it.   Earlier this week, former Facebook alum and now ...
October 20 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

SharePoint 2010 Conference Review – Dashboards, Social and User Configuration

7000+ people showed up for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas yesterday.  The conference was overbooked and many more people wanted to attend but couldn’t.  Why all this demand for what amounts to be a large product pitch?  Because the enterprise collaboration space is white hot right now with many companies looking to leverage collaboration suites to reduce their costs and increase worker productivity.   There are ...
September 29 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Top 11 Google Wave Robots for the Enterprise

  Most of us are anticipating the release of Google Wave Beta to the 100,000 or so non-developers on September 30th.  I’ve highlighted my concerns on Google Wave in the enterprise, yet I am still very interested in the extensions being built on top of the Wave platform that have potential enterprise utilization. Of the 66 Robots that I reviewed, some looked promising but I also spotted some questionable Robots that didn’t appear to add ...
September 5 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Enterprise 2.0 the Week in Review

It’s been a wild week and I thought I’d cover some of the highlights of the ongoing Enterprise 2.0 debate.  The Anti-Enterprise 2.0 crowd:   Dennis Howlett kicked off the larger debate 2 weeks ago by writing his infamous Enterprise 2.0: what a crock post.  I don’t believe he really is an Anti-Enterprise 2.0’er but appears to be challenging the pro crowd.  Those in the Middle  Bertrand Duperrin’s post on ...
August 15 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

10 Enterprise 2.0 Sites that Everyone Should Keep an Eye On.

It's very difficult to keep up with news media, blogs and your Twitter followers.  Too many posts, too little time, too much noise. Some Enterprise 2.0 blogs matter to me more than others.  Some are merely fun, some educational, and some provincial.  Others are just visionary and thought provoking . So here is the list (not in any particular order).  Feel free to tell them I sent you.  Future Changes – Always thought ...
July 26 2009Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Is Shareflow the Google Wave of the Enterprise?

ZenBe has released a new product called Shareflow, which appears to be messaging similarly to Google Wave.  The concept is sound, and the Shareflow product ran smoothly in my tests.  It appears to be a more robust cc:betty – certainly a better interface.  Zenbe frames the problem and their solution well with this diagram below:     It’s a Google Wave light that is more Instant Messaging meets structured Wiki.  ...