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IBM On Using Open Source Tools To Create Collaborative Sites

This is a great endorsement from IBM on using open source collaborative tools to implement collaborative sites. We've been using them all, successfully, for the last few years to create social networks within organizations. I love it! For a small, niche consulting firm, Advancing Insights, IBM's endorsement validates what we've known and what we've been telling clients all along. "...the tools are powerful, they scale, and work better than vendor products costing tens of thousands of dollars".

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Delivering new business value with social software

Mr. Hinchcliffe writes about the use of Web 2.0, social software in the enterprise and how organizatins can apply it as a light weight solution to some of the vexing customer relationship problems.

 "With IT budgets slack, delivering business value is paramount" Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

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Crowdsourcing

"The Rise of Crowdsourcing" -

By Jeff Howe, Wired

"Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D."

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Web 2.0 = people

For the last several months I've been busy implementing social web applications in organizations. The tools we use are based almost exclusively on open source software. Funny, right now on cnbc, the "Hot Topic" is about web 2.0 and social networks. Everyone it seems is defining web 2.0 and social networks.

One of our mantra's is about...

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Chris Anderson (the longtail) interview about his upcoming book

Inside organizations, we have the longtail of ideas and information that needs to be connected to people, places, and things. The longtail, or maybe the edge, is where some of the best ideas originate to improve performance.  I haven't read a book in some time but Chris's new book about the longtail will certainly be one that motivates me enough to buy it and read it.

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Future Trends - Map of the Decade - 2005

One of my regular reads comes out with this handy annual trend-watching tool. Most of the trends are connected to the net and imply a great deal of social networking software.  If you're a manager you really need to be asking yourself, what am I doing today to participate in these trends that are already unfolding?

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Making Meaning in the Organization

If you know our site, you know our mantra is "ideas are everywhere". With this in mind, making meaning constantly evolves. We use our own tools to connect, engage, and share ideas and information.  So everybody - meaning scales - is tied into the concentric circles (individual, team, group, department, division, organization, and outside)  of emergent thinking to make meaning. Through this connectedness of meaning the organization performs better and leaves little doubt about what needs to be done.

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Doorways to Innovation

Free business development ideas on innovation and open collaboration. We strongly believe greats ideas are everywhere - even outside the company walls. Both, innovation and open collaboration, are great processes that demand a framework, say, a social network system or a community application approach.

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