Image: Shorpy.comAt the close of a momentous day in American - and international - politics, it is not hard to actually feel the strong sense that one epoch has ended and another one has begun.
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Over the next six months Stowe Boyd and I will be collaborating together on a broad study of the state of Enterprise 2.0, called 'Open Enterprise 2009'.
You may have seen the drama this week around a social media ad agency representative whose negative Twitter message about Memphis, Tennessee was read and responded to by one of his client FedEx's employees.James Andrews, '@keyinfluencer' on Twitter, was flying into Fedex global headquarters in Memphis to present on digital media to the worldwide communications group at FedEx (150+) people on behalf of his employer ad agency Ketchum.
The Linked Content Economy: Thomson Reuters Open Calais Toolkit to Create More Intelligent Applications
Thomson Reuters today announce Calais 4.0, 'a web service that uses natural language processing technology to semantically tag text that is input to the service.
Image: E.M. Ward, "The South Sea Bubble" (1846) Tate Gallery UKDavid Freeman, who has positive views about disordered individual work practices in his book 'A Perfect Mess', wrote an interesting piece I refer back to a lot in Inc magazine September '06 'What's Next: The Idiocy of Crowds'....
The images above, taken from Satyam's website, are now worthy of the fail blog.The shock waves rippling through the markets following Satyam's chairman and co-founder Ramalinga Raju's admissions of accounting fraud are world news, being dubbed 'India's Enron'.
A conversation with Léo Apotheker, co-CEO and a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and Andrew Mcafee of the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School on PBS's Charlie Rose show.This TV appearance is a fascinating indication of how much more seriously Enterprise 2.
Sony, putting aside the human toll of massive restructuring, is a fascinating example of the carnage happening in the business world today, and the stifling of innovation in large companies. Today's multinational conglomerate had humble origins in post WWII Japan: Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in a bombed-out building in Tokyo, and was joined by his colleague Akio Morita a year later.
The video above by Manu Sporny of Digital Bazaar provides a clear and simple overview of the semantic web for 'newbies', explaining the limitations of the internet in its current incarnation and the potential of next generation intelligent agent machines to help us find information.While the greater semantic web shows great promise, it is going to be an immensely complex process linking up all content on the entire internet as it continues to grow - effectively tagging everything online.
In my previous post I discussed how historically railways were the supply chain backbone of the US economy (as was the case with many other nations) 120 years ago.Globally the internet is remarkably similar today: although we tend to think of it as a "network of networks" consisting of millions of private, public, business, government and academic networks, once you go global the fundamental plumbing pipes are surprisingly fat and few.