Dennis Howlett who is now going to be writing a blog for ZDNet summing up Google Group discussions on Enterprise Irregular musings, recently penned a great post on Facebook. Here is a video of Dennis and Loic LeMeur who runs leWeb3 discussing the benefits of Facebook for business professionals.
Archive for June, 2007
Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 28, 2007
Another winner by Stephen Collins. This comes to us courtesy of IBM’s Ian Hughes who picked it up from IBM’s internal blogs. Info on how to post the slideshow on your blog is on slideshare. This presentation was originally given at Webjam 3 earlier this month in Sydney.
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Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 27, 2007
At the risk of alienating (confusing?) all my friends on Facebook and in the blogosphere… I’m taking a public moment to wish Ross Perot a Happy Birthday. If it were not for him, I would not have enjoyed the 20+ excellent years I have had in the technology business. I joined EDS as a young writer in 1986. Perot meant a great deal to the early employees of EDS. I will always have a place in my heart for him and his first management team.
Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 27, 2007
I imagine we’ll be seeing more of this, but after the lovefest from the e2.0 conference, I was disappointed to read this post in SearchSMB by Jeff Kelly who covered Dennis Moore speaking earlier this month at the IDC IT Forum & Expo in Boston:
So how do you foster a work environment that stresses access to real-time information, knowledge sharing and employee collaboration? You guessed it: Web 2.0.
Blogs, RSS and wikis are the equivalent today of the PC and voicemail 20 years ago, Moore said, and are the tools that will enable information workers to do their jobs more efficiently than ever before.
Surprising then, or is it, that of the 50 to 60 attendees listening to Moore’s presentation, exactly zero raised a hand when Moore asked how many currently worked at a company that uses any Web 2.0 technologies.
Even more flabbergasting, only half said they even had a reasonable grasp of what Web 2.0 means! And this is a room full of IT pros! Moore even had to explain what RSS was, and by the looks on some of the faces in the crowd, it was clear that it was news to them.
Dennis mentions in the talk that a lot of the enterprise 2.0 tools are coming in circumventing the IT department and that explains why the statistics out in the market don’t jibe with what IT is experiencing. I had a similar experience last month when I attended one of our customer events. I was chatting with a woman who is running a fairly significant project for a large financial services company on a wiki. She said all the work, and all the contributing collaborators have been getting this done, “under the radar” of the IT department… she actually dipped in to tell me this as if “they” might overhear our conversation, (but IT wasn’t present at this conference). We were at the cocktail party and I wanted to know more, but we had to break to go back into our dinner.
I am really interested in exploring this area more with our clients. We are hosting a large, live webcast in the next few weeks where I’ll have the opportunity to answer questions directly from our customers about their adoption experiences with blogging, wikis, and other enterprise 2.0 initiatives. I may do some live polling on the audience, as well.
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Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 19, 2007
So, in case you haven’t heard– well of course you heard!– the debate went off as planned and on time. I understand there were a few hiccups with the streaming video in different parts of the world, although some visitors had no problem at all. The video is available here:
I’m not going to blog about it now. There has been a tremendous amount of coverage on the debate, and I have a few opinions on it I need to think about as I absorb some of the conversations I’m picking up at this conference. I won’t be doing a lot of blogging here at the conference either. I’m talking to a lot of people, listening to a lot of user stories, and will be checking out a variety of vendor products. There are a several people blogging and writing here at the conference. My inbox on Enterprise 2.0 stories has never been so full. I plan to use these stories to write post-conference.
So… off to the demo pavilion.
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Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 18, 2007
The debate is scheduled to go on this morning. We only have one update: we will not be uploading the videopodcast immediately as previously planned. Live streaming will still be available at http://www.veodia.com/Enterprise2. We will have more details later this morning. Enjoy the debate!
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Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 14, 2007
Charlie Wood, an Enterprise Irregular brother, set up this fantastic little Google calendar of all the sessions going on at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. If you use gmail and Google calendar, you can set up your private conference schedule with a few clicks. I had to share. Check it out.
Way to go, Charlie. Thanks a bunch.
Posted by Susan Scrupski on June 11, 2007
I love my WordPress blog, but there are certain things you cannot do if you host your blog on WordPress. Like ZoHo Polls, for instance. I wanted to get a poll out about the Davenport/McAfee debate, but couldn’t get the poll to show up on my blog. So, I asked my BSG web 2.0 (can I say geek with affection?) buddy Brian to help me out… the conversation went like this:
3:42 PM bmagierski: ok, got it to work on my wordpress blog using the RunPHP plugin that i Have installed … wordpress strips out iframes by default it seems, so I tricked it by sticking the iframe into php code
however, i don’t think i can install the RunPHP editor in your hosted blog
3:43 PM me: good job, zorg! (i have no idea what you just said)
bmagierski: i found a couple of other tricks that I’m testing
do you want me to post the poll on my blog too?
me: yes, the idea will be to get as many bloggers to post the poll as possible
3:45 PM bmagierski: Ok, but i’m still trying to get it to work on your blog!
me: keep the faith, young jedi knight!
In the end, Brian discovered WordPress won’t allow something-or-other so I can’t post the poll on my blog. You can see it all explained here from WordPress. If you don’t host your blog on WordPress, please consider hosting the poll on your blog. I’m curious to see who will win the popular vote.
You can see the poll on Brian’s site and this is the code to post it on your site:
<iframe frameborder=’0′ src=’http://polls.zoho.com/external/scrupp/davenport-v-mcafee-enterprise-2-0-hype-or-reality’ width=’260′ height=’210′></iframe>