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Corporate Portishead mashups wouldn't be dumb

Corporate Portishead mashups wouldn't be dumb

You hear a lot about mashups in Web 2.0 -- where one data source is combined with another to produce a new application where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts -- but the musical version of the term is far more apposite to corporate uses of 2.0 techniques than anything which relies on Google Maps APIs.

July 9, 2006 by in Google

Start-to-meta: the meta metric

Start-to-meta: the meta metric

Seeing this week's Crate Tetris public art piece on the Wooster Collective Web site, installed next to a Melbourne highway as a sequel to Crate Man in Richmond, put me in mind of an old article written for infamous computer game site Old Man Murray.

July 4, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

The seven Eskimo rules of designing icebergs

The seven Eskimo rules of designing icebergs

Blogs consisting solely of bullet points seem to be popular these days, if Guy Kawasaki's rather lazy blog is anything to go by. This morning, Microsoft's Don Dodge detailed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins' list of seven rules for software startups, as told by KP partner Ajit Nazre at a recent conference.

June 18, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

The volunteer army of Web 2.0

The volunteer army of Web 2.0

On the odd occasion where I have seen the results of surveys of knowledge workers where they are asked to rank the barriers to the adoption of knowledge management inside their organisation, one word keeps popping up at the top of the list again and again: culture.

June 14, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Web 2.0 inside and/or outside?

Web 2.0 inside and/or outside?

A recent thread of conversation across a couple of 2.0 blogs has been the subject of whether Web 2.0 is suited not only for implementation inside a corporate firewall, but by companies with a view to improving their relations with their customers.

June 7, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

KM, meet Web 2.0

KM, meet Web 2.0

Many Web 2.0 technologies and functions fall under the umbrella of KM: wikis for collaboration; tagging and "folksonomy", which is known to the fuddy-duddies as taxonomy; and blogging, which behind the firewall would otherwise be known as intranet publishing.

May 30, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Welcome to Reality Check

Welcome to Reality Check

G'day. My name is Paul Montgomery. I'm the latest addition to the ranks of ZDNet Australia bloggers, and the first one to not also be paid to write news stories for them.

May 25, 2006 by in CXO

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