Posts Categorized: Technology

Crowd-milking

The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items. It goes against traditional wisdom of focusing on items that can be sold many times, as you may be missing… Read more »

ESN as knowledge bridges

An effective suite of enterprise social tools can help organizations share knowledge, collaborate, and cooperate – connecting the work being done with the identification of new opportunities and ideas. In an age when everything is getting connected, it only makes sense to have platforms in place that enable faster feedback loops inside the organization in… Read more »

21C Monopoly

The robber barons of the 21st century are the platform owners. They have combined the power of network effects with a 20th century corporate capitalist, winner takes all approach. Amazon is choking the book publishing industry, Google is dominating advertising, and telecommunications companies are using their control of the pipes to directly compete with service… Read more »

Peering deeply into collaboration

Dion Hinchcliffe recently took a look at the evolution of workplace collaboration technologies and the move toward data-driven control by organizational leadership. But, as Constellation analyst Alan Lepovsky recently observed to me and I’ve had CIOs tell me on several occasions, the real play is the ability to peer deeply using machine learning into this… Read more »

A beacon of light

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott When Christopher Mackay and I started talking about my new website design we first discussed what my business means. I mentioned that clarity was important to my clients and that often I engage them… Read more »

Site Redesign

If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design. I have not put much effort into the design and visual art is definitely not one of my skills. For the most part I have just used templates or very simple layouts. Here are some of the iterations through time.

Enterprise social technologies

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Most large organizations have something like  Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. But how can you tell if these tools are right for the job? How can these tools support a… Read more »