History can help us answer this question. If you are old enough to remember a world before PCs, then you have an unfair advantage. (Nice feeling for a change, huh?) You have seen history repeat twice and are likely to see it happen again. The answer is The Dominant IT Company defines the landscape for Enterprise IT. Everyone else follows.Social Media Tools drupal website application development Open Source CMS open innovation xml innovation change participation the long tail lock-down IT TCO security business use cases compliance complexity legacy applications
Most social network platforms we set-up and run are for business organizations. Organizations that want to connect people, ideas and information - mashups - so they can improve decision making and performance amongst employees, customers, suppliers, etc. But some of the ideas Mr. Young writes about, scaling self-expression, reach of distribution, and decentralizing the ecosystem apply to what we enable inside businesses.open innovation idea management Social Media Tools community software management drupal website application development web design website development enterprise mashups employees privacy meaning customers scale self-expression user management new mdeia communitcations social productivity social media
"The more I listen and learn, the more I'm convinced that members of the
By Jeff Howe, Wired
"Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D."Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development wisdom of crowds connecting communities people corporate social networks crowdsourcing longtail cost barriers amateurs
For the last several months I've been busy implementing social web applications in organizations. The tools we use are based almost exclusively on open source software. Funny, right now on cnbc, the "Hot Topic" is about web 2.0 and social networks. Everyone it seems is defining web 2.0 and social networks.
One of our mantra's is about...Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS sharing connecting people orchestrating resources corporate social networks contributing mutual benefit
Inside organizations, we have the longtail of ideas and information that needs to be connected to people, places, and things. The longtail, or maybe the edge, is where some of the best ideas originate to improve performance. I haven't read a book in some time but Chris's new book about the longtail will certainly be one that motivates me enough to buy it and read it.Social Media Tools drupal website application development Open Source CMS sharing enterprise mashups employees xml connecting marketing imagination marketing practices people brands performance the long tail targeting niches