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Important technologies for 2008 - Collaboration Tools - Social Networks

CIO Insight, "Collaboration tools which allow employees to brainstorm, plan, analyze, share work and make decisions together are among the most important technologies of 2008.

"Collaboration: Unlocking the Power of Teams" from CIO Insight, By Allan Alter

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Keeping up with rapidly changing times.

The open-source software movement developed because people had an "itch to scratch". One that "off-the-shelf" software did not support or was too costly to use. In the open source community people want to contribute, learn and share their knowledge and experience. They want to participate in a rich learning environment. They want to be able to get their work done and make a difference. We know from experience that these ideas work in a business environment.

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Social Networks, Communities, & Rich Learning Environments

The following two posts are about advertising and new business models. My interests in them is about how we learn new things, share ideas, social information management (SIM) and flow in a workplace social network or community. In other words, how do we create a rich learning environment? One that helps employees and stakeholders sort through the clutter?

Note: I'm grateful for smart people like Mr. Hagel and Ms. Dyson. They help me clarify ideas that I simply don't have the time or skill to write about.

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Enterprise COBOL Applications Meet Web 2.0 - Social Software

JP Rangaswami, on his blog, confused of calcutta, has an insightful discussion, "Musing about enterprise information and flow. ...doesn't everyone in the blogosphere know about ping servers, search engines, aggregators, ad servers, data miners, ad servers and text scrapers? What's so instructive about spam blogs? And surely everybody knows about social bookmarking, about linking, and about making comments?

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Marketing 1.0 to 2.0 considerations

I'm trying to find a theme that connects the following posts. One theme might be on the transition from marketing 1.0 to marketing 2.0? Hint! Hint! Take the time to read the comments on them - they are fantastic.

" Is Marketing A Discipline In Crisis?" by Tom Guarriello, thetruetalk blog. These are Tom's thoughts about goog "having serious difficulty figuring out a workable ad model for social networking sites", and his first day at the BRITE Conference.

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Managing open innovation - tapping external talent

Is Your Corporate IT Age Showing?

From CW, "Are You Obsolete? How to stay relevant in the world of Web 2.0, Wii and other wonders. According to a growing chorus of IT leaders, consultants and bloggers, IT needs to shift into a new role. It should continue its traditional responsibilities, such as governance, security and control of costs and return on investment.

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Expertly filtering the wisdom of crowds

filtering ideasMost of these social software technologies, at least the ones we set up, use tags (think tag clouds), folksonomies, taxonomies, , voting, reviews, recommendations, and search. This makes it quick and easy for experts as well as cross-collaboration teams to quickly and easily filter through ideas.

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