"The Python in the Garden" (pdf) by Philip Evans from Boston Consult Group, May 4, 2007
Social Media Tools
"Social Networking Demos Spread Out ", from eMarketer.
As a percentage of all visits to the Web by US adult Internet users, 6% are made to social networking sites, which puts it above the percentage of visits made to news-gathering sites but below those to online shopping sites. The bottom line is that social networking has broader appeal than just MySpace and Facebook.
From CW, "Enterprise mashups meet SOA"
If ya been reading our blog you'll remember that we blogged about these ideas before - the mashup, the api, in the enterprise. If your new, check out the CW piece.
Take two services, add a connector, and call the right customer in the morning.
From an article in Computer World...
The U.S. military should embrace user-driven Web services such as wikis, video-sharing sites and social networking sites as its focus grows to include providing more security and reconstruction help, a defense analyst recommended today.
In the workplace, leveraging information in new ways improves decision making, customer service, and how people get work done. Business managers, team leaders, and customer facing employees will be amazed with the power and flexibility of social networking software.
From O'Reilly Media, "Web 2.0, Principals and Practices " is an exceprt of their latest on web 2.0 and how it applies to the enterprise.
"Web 2.0 is a set of economic, social, and technology trends that collectively form the basis for the next generation of the lnternet - a more mature, distinctive medium characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects.
"Connecting the Corporate Dots: Social Networks Reveal How Employees and Companies Operate" from Wharton.
From Wharton, "Unilever';s Michael Polk: It';s All about Dislocating Ideas "
"...definition straight from the dictionary: Innovation: a new idea or method; a change in something established. "It's not invention.... It's innovation""
Unilever is one company that has bought in to the enterprise 2.0 ideas.