Latest from Oliver Marks
Morning on cloud planet
Cloud thinking is everywhere this spring with diminishing fear factor and business advantages being seriously considered. As this new era of enterprise technology gains momentum, fluffy conceptualizing needs to be replaced with more pragmatic thinking if challenger momentum is to gain weight and heft
It's the people, stupid
There's plenty of great online and mobile technology available across a wide range of price points for small & medium businesses right up to global enterprises, but none of them will be of much use without successfully motivating your prospective participants to start interacting through these channels
'Open Enterprise 2009' Winners One Year On
Stowe Boyd and I awarded the 'Open Enterprise 2009' award to Booz Allan Hamilton for their 'Hello' environment at the Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference a year ago, and I caught up with Megan Murray of the BAH team one year on to see how their environment was progressing at this year's Boston event.
Understanding the Business Value of Unstructured Environments
Following on from the core issues I discussed in 'Understanding Enterprise 2.0 Tolerances & Scale' last November, this is a post about another recurring theme during consulting conversations: the different values, needs and understanding of structured and unstructured information and data.
Sorry, the Help Desk Doesn't Cover That.
Dion Hinchcliffe has another good post up, this time on Cloud vs open source: there's a third dimension I'd like to expand on, and that's user support.After all the strategic planning is done, the plumbing hooked up and sawdust swept up, the doors of new environments are opened up for the users.
The Semantic Enterprise
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.