Reuters is reporting a big shake up at Salesforce tonight pst, with President and chief strategy officer Steve Cakebread resigning along with two other senior executives. (Cakebread is still listed as chief financial officer on the Salesforce website executive leadership page).
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Box.net, the online file hosting and sharing service that allows users to store, access and share files remotely, is moving further into the collaboration space.
My son Alexander showed me the above fascinating four part informal HD video tour of the international space station over the weekend, and it really made me think about the similarities between the enterprise business world and this collaborative environment.The 15 nation ISS partnership has various connected modules orbiting above you as you read this and sees 15 sunrises and sunsets a day at 17,210 miles per hour...
There's a solid, wide focused article by Tim Weber on the BBC News website's Davos coverage which articulates well the challenge many companies have in understanding and engaging with the internet on the most basic strategic level.
Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary explains why your email may not have got through......The Obama administration is making the White House feel more like a modern corporation every day: the email servers were down for a couple of hours Monday.
Best Buy, the retail box store and internet source for electronics, televisions, DVD players, home & car audio, computers, cameras, music, movies, software, games etc is at the cutting edge of modern online technologies and facilitating their use by as many purchase prospects as possible.The embedded video above has various internal talking heads extolling the virtues of 'Best Buy Remix' http://remix.
Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and other insightful books, is also a prolific blogger who is well worth reading. He has posted the fascinating graphic above, attributed to Jessica Hagy - no accompanying text except the title 'Lonely, scared & Bitter' and the chart.
There are fascinating parallels with the vision and pragmatic realities of rolling out effective corporate collaboration initiatives and the new US leadership's arrival at the White House this week.The White House has a substantial culture and bureaucracy peculiar to it regardless of its current inhabitants, much as leadership in the corporate C suite changes but the underlying infrastructure and culture has greater longevity and legacy quirkiness.
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIESSUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government...Government should be collaborative.
Following on from my post yesterday about the incoming Obama administration's challenges in maintaining momentum in the face of legal restraints and obligations, here's an intriguing big media use of collaborative publishing.To some extent the transparency announced by the new administration will be influenced by external sources: the Washington Post today launches WhoRunsGov.