There are six externalities that bring about change. They are regulation, capital markets, competition, technology, globalization and customers. When any of these external contexts changes radically and the company is either unable or unwilling to change, it often results in failure.
What we've learned from the open-source movement is that people (employees, customers, suppliers, etc) want to contribute to endeavors of mutual benefit. Business development managers need to get their heads around these ideas and new technologies sooner than later.
Generation 'C' - C is for Content
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.
A tribute to one of Silicon Valley's most influential and forgotten researchers at Xerox PARC event From SiliconValleyWatcher.com by Tom Foremski. Tom has started a series on one the the valley's early icons: Doug Engelbart. You might know him as the inventor of the mouse. How about Moore's law, and timesharing in which many users can share one computer? Paradoxically, it was timesharing that sparked the pc revolution.
Perfect is in the eyes of the beholder. Even though Seth is talking about a billboard in Grand Central, many of businesses with websites will be stumbling and chocking on "perfect" Greasemonky scripts.
If you don't read Dave Pollard, you should. I really admire his exhaustive work on trying to make the world a better place. So Dave, I have a little extra time and software that I want to contribute to one of your ideas.
Portals, knowledge management, content management, idea management, enterprise blogging, bookmarks, tagging, del.icio.us, yak, yak, yak. Anyway, I found a blog site, "Portals and KM" that has a list of knowledge management sites if anyone is interested. Bill Ives, the owner of the site is also publishing a book "Business Blogs: A Practical Guide" that can be ordered via email - no e-comm. I have not read the book.