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Posted by Susan Scrupski on May 10, 2007

tebbo mashup slide

The Brits throw that word around a lot. But, David Tebbutt proves his authentic brilliance in this slide presentation on new technologies. The more I coach new users on adopting enterprise 2.0 tools, I realize it all begins with education. Fantastic visual presentations like this in our body of knowledge makes it so much easier. (Plus, I generally learn something from these presentations!) There are comments on David’s blog to turn this presentation into a YouTube video which could be more easily distributed around the web. I’m all for that. I hope he chooses to do it– for the good of the glorious cause, of course.

Side note: David also did a fairly entertaining podcast with Maggie Fox on her Social Media Today podcasting series. I’ve been catching up on her weekly podcasts on my trips to the gym. David’s interview had me cracking up on the treadmill. I highly recommend downloading all the Social Media Today podcasts. Maggie chooses at least one member of the Social Media Collective to interview every week. The podcasts come out on Wednesdays.

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2007WebTrend Map

Posted by Susan Scrupski on May 8, 2007

I swiped this from Nick Morris who didn’t quite get it either, but, hey– it’s pretty cool… You can find it at Architecture and Governance Magazine.

2007WebTrend map

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Email this to your favorite Enterprise 1.0 friends and family

Posted by Susan Scrupski on April 26, 2007

As they won’t be seeing it any other way…

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There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don’t know where to start.


Courtesy Common Craft.

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Just Do it. (Go Digital)

Posted by Susan Scrupski on March 28, 2007

Thanks to my new friend Brian, I found out that Nike has dumped (WSJ – requires registration) its longstanding Advertising agency relationship in search of a partner with more digital expertise. This may be the seminal event/wake-up call that will rattle the cages for marketers everywhere.

Interactive Agencies are the game changers in the new marketing economy. Young, digital zealots pumped up on Red Bull, what’s not to love?

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Mokita: The truth that everyone knows, but no-one talks about.

Posted by Susan Scrupski on February 28, 2007

One of my favorite words, mokita. They say it’s from New Guinea. For those of us in the e2.0 echo chamber who’ve been tracking the developments in this sector, the mokita on e2.0 is that IT and “the movement” are somewhat at odds with eachother. Jeff Nolan put it out on the table this week and threw down a gauntlet with this post. It was promptly responded to by Mike Gotta.

Chris Anderson (the Long Tail) posted his remarks on speaking at a recent CIO conference:

CIOs, it turns out, are mostly business people who have been given the thankless job of keeping the lights on, IT wise. And the best way to ensure that they stay on is to change as little as possible.

That puts many CIOs in the position of not being the technology innovator in their company, but rather the dead weight keeping the real technology innovators–employees who want to use the tools increasingly available on the wide-open Web to help them do their jobs better–from taking matters into their own hands.

In fairness, the CIOs have a pretty tough job. Nobody thanks them when the network works and the data is backed up, but they get fired when things go wrong. No surprise that they’re so risk-adverse and conservative. The pesky users keep trying to, you know, do new things. This causes unpredictable outcomes. Which must be avoided.

The consequence of this is that many CIOs are now just one step above Building Maintenance. They have the unpleasant job of mopping up data spills when they happen, along with enforcing draconian data retention policies sent down from the legal department. They respond to trouble tickets and disable user permissions. They practice saying “No”, not “What if…” And they block the ports used by the most popular services, from Skype to Second Life, which always reminds me of the old joke about the English shopkeeper who, when asked what happened to a certain product, answered “We don’t stock it anymore. It kept selling out.”

Chris goes on to talk about the Gen-Yers who will populate the business community in the near future. The comments from readers are as interesting as Chris’ original post.

Meanwhile, we’ve been discussing these issues in the groups. In defense of IT, Thomas Otter had a good comment for me:

I’m with Mike on this one.
Why is it that the original posterchild for enterprise 2.0 is
DresdnerKleinwort and the driver was the CIO?
Casting this as “battle” with IT is simply wrong. Some CIO’s and IT
departments get this. Others don’t. At least in my experience, it is
often the IT department that is likely to be using WIKIS and the like first.
If I look here at SAP the developer wiki use is far richer and deeper than
that of sales marketing accounts etc.
I’d suggest rereading Andrew McAfee’s Mastering the Three Worlds of
Information Technology.
There is more innovation going on in the average IT department than most of
us imagine. Check out what the guys are Colgate are up

What I know for sure is… this revolution we’re starting may not be bloody, but it’s about to get loud.

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