community software applications

Integrating Open Source - Web 2.0 - Applications For Business

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 06:45

Great piece about today's software development process and some of the cool web 2.0 applications.. These applications, such as social networking, community software, ajax, predications markets - use application programming interfaces (API's) so they can exchange data back and forth. This is becoming the year of the open application program interface - API or the Hook.

P&G Connect and Develop Innovation Model

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/24/2006 - 14:10

business development ideasThe connect and develop innovation model is one we whole-heartedly embrace since it blends ideas from inside and outside of the organization. We call them mashups. We've been helping business managers and team members establish those models for the last four years using what we learned working with open source software communities and using website services..

How Online Social Networks Benefit Organizations

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 15:30

For any employee, manager, founder, et al, I strongly suggest that you read what Ms. Kimball and Mr. Rheingold have to say about social networks and try to figure out (call us) how to get started using one in your orgainzation. I think it is great that Mr. Rheingold back in 2000 was championing social networks in organizations. The funny thing is, it took a bunch of kids on myspace to bust social networks wide open. From what I can remember, the same scenario played out with the adoption of instant messaging.

New Marketing via Social Software

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/14/2005 - 13:11

As any business person knows, connecting your offerings with buyers/customers - marketing - is how you stay in business. Seth Godin writes in a post, Bureaucracy = Death...

Seth...I don't care if you're in radio, packaged goods, organized religion or an online merchant. If you're not saying yes to change, you're slowly losing whatever race you happen to be in.

Blue Ocean Strategy

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 11:37

Funny! I received an email from a prospect, he runs business development for a US Corp., that suggested my site looks like a big blue ocean and was wondering if we had any connection to the authors of "Blue Ocean Strategy". My answer is no we don't.

Enterprise Blogging and Services

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.