community software applications
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.
The 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..
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.
Here are a couple of ideas to solve the problem.
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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.
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.