There was a fairly major example of how external social networks can spin out of control last week: Virgin Atlantic (which despite its name is a major international airline that flies all over the world) have a FaceBook presence, with 6,944 members as I write this.Last week Virgin got a lot of publicity for firing '13 flight attendants for criticising the airline's flight safety standards and describing its passengers as "chavs" on a social networking website'.
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Oliver Marks provides seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on effective planning of business strategy, tactics, technology decisions, roll out and enduring use models that make best use of modern collaborative and social networking tools to achieve their business goals. He is technology agnostic and focused on helping end users obtain maximum value with forward thinking business strategies and associated technology investments and integrations.
As winter draws in throughout the northern hemisphere, the silver lining of the recession we are descending into for the collaboration tools industry is the huge use case justifications for strapped companies of all sizes to take advantage of their products.In an era which is going to see some enterprises in suffering industry sectors fighting for survival, the inevitable mergers and acquisitions are also going to create migraine inducing legacy systems integration issues.
Every so often you come across a web application that is a game changer: the utility of browser plugin reframeit is a hugely powerful adjunct to your use of the entire web.The video above demonstrates marking up the transcript of a political speech with associated facts and links using reframeit that will be associated with specific areas of that content for as long as you want them to be.
I attended a regional 'Lotus Collaboration Summit' yesterday - a very helpful road show style event IBM put on to help flesh out the state of the Lotus universe and give partners a chance to demo their products to the customers in attendance.
At the Web 3.0 conference in Santa Clara October 16th and 17th we dived into some fascinating glimpses of the future.
I've just attended the one day, highly-focused executive 'Cloud Summit' conference. The Cloud—used to describe everything from internet-based computing utilities to Software as a Service — was examined and its future impact explored within the highly appropriate venue of the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum.
I just finished reading an advance US manuscript of 'The Secrets of CEOs - 150 Global Chief Executives lift the lid on business, life and leadership' by Steve Tappin, who is a managing partner in the global CEO & board practice of Heidrick & Struggles, and Andrew Cave, a leading English financial journalist.The book has a definite English slant despite being very much about the global economy, and provides fascinating insight through extensive interviews of the large enterprise CEO lifestyle.
I'm fascinated by '30's depression era attempts to foster business innovation, not least because of the financial challenges that seem likely to dominate our coming years. Surprisingly I've found The Rotary International Club is in many ways a precursor to the looser social media movement which has been a feature of Web 2.
Jennifer Leggio asked the question 'Did Oracle burst the enterprise 2.0 startup bubble?
The large IT vendors have really latched onto the collaboration buzz created by enterprise 2.0 and are rolling out their offerings for the 2009 budgeting season in large enterprises.