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.
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.
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'.
One of the amazing things about the age we live in is the speed at which information propagates, whether correct or not. Matthew Brown of Forrester Research touched on this recently on September 11th (an infamous date of course, which seven years ago had everyone clamoring for information to find out what had really happened).
With the global financial contagion continuing to spread today, forcing the 'invisible hand of the market' to roll up multiple titans of industry into single defensive units against the credit crunch, the frothier end of the tech scene parties on.The fall tech conference season is in full swing, with Interop and Web 2.
In another sign of the continuing maturity of Enterprise 2.0 technologies, open source social enterprise collaboration vendor MindTouch and open source data integration framework company SnapLogic announce a new partnership today.
The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash.This is clearly a very bad economic situation and will continue to have a major impact on international business in the coming months if not years.
The Microblogging world just got more complicated with Yammer winning the Pop Idol/American Idol style knock out ‘TechCrunch 50” competition, in which “52 of the best startups launched their products in front of the industry's most influential venture capitalists, corporations, fellow entrepreneurs, and press”, along with a substantial audience and live feeds of sessions on ustream.tv for those not in the building.
Video of Dr Sukh Grewal talking about GE's 'Support Central' environment at last week's Office 2.0 Conference.
David Allen discussed his 'getting things done' methodology with conference creator Ismael Ghalimi during the opening keynote session at the Office 2.0 conference at the St Regis Hotel, San Francisco.