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Web 2.0 and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)

Web 2.0 at work!

social web applicationsErin Bradley - Search Views, has a story, "Cameraphone, Social Networking Nab Subway Flasher " that demostrates a good point about one of the many social network systems available today. As we all know, the cost of technology is always dropping and soon these multipurpose cameraphones will be in the hands of everyone.
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Why Can't Business Learn From Open Source And Blogging?

I was almost in tears after reading Paul Graham's essay on open source software communities and blogging and what business can learn from them. I've been active with oss projects for the last several years. Paul captures the essence of the movement better than anyone and offers several great ideas on applying them to business.

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Enterprise Blogging for Cooperative Strategies

In Seth's post The magic word, I think the confusion he talks about is pervasive and applies to many of us outside of marketing. In the following posts, both Seth and John write about mutually shared goals inside and outside of the organization and how to achieve them.

The magic word from Seth,

No, it's not please.

It's ego.

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The Changing Nature of Brands

Assigning order to a chaotic process with enterprise social software. People in businesses should be using it to relate ideas, stories and information to each other as well as customers, suppliers, partners, et al. over the net. Enterprise social software will help them spot new business opportunities before the competition does, create a meeting place, be open to radical opportunities, break down silos, support experimentation, and enable managers to represent customers vis-à-vis their own organizations.

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Social Network Software

Advancing Insights provides - social network software - digital publishing tools and services to businesses. Business managers and project teams use them as tools to improve innovation, productivity, and customer service. These tools are a class of social network software.

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Employee plots to Corporate Scenarios

To be clear in a complex world, the rational linear communicator is forced to either ridiculously oversimplify a situation or disappear into mumbo-jumbo bizspeak.

The reason org charts change so quickly is that linear representations of reality are at best temporary-and at worst, pure nonsense. Reality in the information age is nonlinear. Actually, reality has always been nonlinear but things used to move slowly enough that we could pretend like we lived in a linear and predictable world.

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What's keeping you up at night?

As with many of my posts, this one will bounce around, but the general idea is that ideas are everywhere and that communications should flow up and down and in and out  and out and in as oppsed to them flowing down from the top and spewed out by marketing and pr.

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