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.
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
Oliver Marks leads the Global Digital Enterprise Team at HP, having previously provided 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. These are Oliver's views and not those of his employer HP.
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.
A couple of thoughts on the large scale Oracle OpenWorld Conference, which has a downtown San Francisco street closed, over 40,000 people in attendance and 1,700+ sessions.The logistics of catering to this number of people is huge, and so is the associated airlift.
Although Oracle's Beehive (the successor to 'Oracle Collaboration Suite' launched on May the 8th of this year it officially launched at Oracle OpenWorld today. At a price of $120 per user seat this is not a system for most small or medium sized businesses but rather a secure solution that can be integrated with existing enterprise infrastructure.
Since Dr Sukh Grewal was kind enough to speak at the Office 2.0 conference earlier this month there has been much discussion of the mature large scale GE collaboration environment 'supportcentral'.