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Social Bookmarking: Pushing Collaboration to the Edge

Shamus McGillicuddy in on social bookmarking which could be valuable to businesses that are trying to encourage innovation through loosely coupled collaboration:

“Although social bookmarking has enjoyed success on the Web, business adoption of the technology has been slow to take hold, largely due to the fact no vendors have come forward with an enterprise product.”

Constant Innovation As Strategic Agenda

The strategic objective for successful enterprises is constant innovation. But how turn your knowledge workers into innovation creators? Rod Boothby’s presentation on the need to create an environment for a constant stream of innovation with a new class of Web 2.0 applications.

This paper discusses new approaches to managing for constant innovation and new tools for fostering innovation, such as enterprise blogs, Wikis, and Web Office Technology.

Make the Most of Your Off-Site

Bob Frisch and Logan Chandler in HBS Working Knowledge:

“Strategy frameworks are plentiful: SWOT analysis, McKinsey’s 7-S model, the Boston Consulting Group’s growth-share matrix, Porter’s five-forces model, and Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard, to name only a few. Like the “You Are Here” map in a mall, a framework tells you precisely where you are in a strategy conversation and supplies a ready answer to that frequently asked question: “Where are we going with this?” Frameworks also help organize potentially limitless discussions about big issues like growth or innovation into manageable categories and focus the conversation on the objectives.”

Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?

Bryan Alexander in EDUCAUSEreview with a discussion of Web 2.0 in the context of teaching and learning:

“Many people “including, or perhaps especially, supporters” critique the Web 2.0 moniker for definitional reasons. Few can agree on even the general outlines of Web 2.0. It is about no single new development. Moreover, the term is often applied to a heterogeneous mix of relatively familiar and also very emergent technologies. The former may appear as very much Web 1.0, and the latter may be seen as too evanescent to be relied on for serious informatics work. Indeed, one leading exponent of this movement deems continuous improvement to be a hallmark of such projects, which makes pinning down their identities even more difficult. Yet we can survey the ground traversed by Web 2.0 projects and discussions in order to reveal a diverse set of digital strategies with powerful implications for higher education. Ultimately, the label Web 2.0 is far less important than the concepts, projects, and practices included in its scope.”

A VC’s View of Web 2.0

An interesting interview with Ray Lane of Kleiner Perkins about Web 2.0 in BusinessWeekonline:

“Does that mean that ultimately big companies, such as existing software companies, will get most of this business?

Not necessarily. I see a lot of software companies today saying, “We’re going to change our business from a product company to a service company and put our software online.” But there are problems with that.

No. 1, the software company typically does not have the DNA to be a service company. It is a software company because the smartest guys in the company are developing new code, and that’s what they want to do, as opposed to what is the boring task of serving a customer. does that. They’re not a perfect company, but they were developed with an intent from the start to be a service company.

Also, product management is different. The sales force is different. Every function of the company needs to be changed if you’re serious about being a service company. It’s a two- or three-year transition at minimum. It’s not a flip of the switch.”

Web 3.0: The Psychological Experience of Using the Internet is Undergoing Slow but Constant Change

Yehuda Berlinger in Web2.0Journal:

“The psychological experience of using the Internet is undergoing slow but constant change. Up until now, using the Web has involved going out to Web sites. However, this is changing. Understanding this transformation, and plotting its direction, can provide us with a new understanding of where our Web technology is going. This destination can be called “Web 3.0.” “

Knowledge Management 2.0 – A Structured (Blogging) Approach to Knowledge Management

Manish Dhingra focused on “how to build a quick solution to inculcate Knowledge Sharing in an organization, using the raw power and versatility, structured blogging (SB) gives you.” Here is his PPT presentation.

Luis Suarez, KM Specialist from IBM comments about Knowledge Management 2.0 – A Structured (Blogging) Approach to Knowledge Management:

“… you would be able to go through an interesting read of how weblogging could become a quite interesting option to look at while building a robust, and very powerful, Knowledge Management System and almost at no costs, as opposed to what has happened so far where lots of different companies have spent millions of $$$ in order to build systems that hardly anybody uses for whatever the reason (Too complex, too cumbersome, too restricting, too limited, you name it).”