Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” said the organizer of a 2008 cloud conference in his closing remarks. Cloud computing has significantly advanced since 2008. What do we mean by the production of services ?

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

billion of worker productivity is lost to playing Angry Birds. today that workers already do a number of things that are not considered productive – like going to the bathroom or talking to colleagues without any actual loss in productivity. The fact someone is spending time playing a game or browsing doesn’t mean a productivity loss,” Mr Dawson said. “It’s The fallacy that humans can be consistently productive at knowledge work for 8 hours is not helpful.

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Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

That is, over the past five years there has only been a 3% deviation in employee engagement between 2008 and 2012 flipping between 57% and 60% – on the global roll-up number. (in engagement managing organization teams aon hewitt business results Disengagement gallup productivity

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers.


Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Here it goes: As you would be able to see from the above screen shot, for week #52 I received 14 emails during the course of that week, to make up for a total amount of 929, coming from 1167 in 2009 and 1647 in 2008, as seen in previous reports.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

You could probably think of it as a redefining moment of my own Social strategy, pretty much like I did in February 2008, when I redefined my own use of email by living “ A World Without Email ” ever since.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

So in the last 4 weeks, and what I have got this week so far, I have received an average of 9 emails per day, compared to 15 received last year over the same period of time , or compared to the 33 I received in 2008 , when I was first getting things started.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Verizon, 2008) And while satellite internet did not revolutionize internet access, the spread of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies created an essentially mobile internet, with Wi-Max, a long-range broadband wireless internet standard, poised to greatly extend that in the future. Gardner, 2008) The combination of ubiquitous broadband and the portable operating system will result in the widespread popularity of what is currently being called ‘cloud computing’.

Communication Nation: Visio Conference 2008

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. 12 February 2008 Visio Conference 2008 Index card , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is time again to buy a new set, but instead of buying the cheapest set at the local office store, I decided to get the recommendations of my network – since many are also frequent users of this product.

Communication Nation named as top productivity blog

Dave Gray

Communication Nation has been named one of the top 50 productivity blogs of the year by Evan Carmichael. Woo-hoo

Innovation on the Edge

John Hagel

In our first column for Business Week here , JSB and I explained why the edge matters in terms of innovation: Edges are powerful sources of business innovation because they are places of potential and friction, where traditional products and practices are no longer adequate to address unmet needs or unexploited potential.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.


Ah, movie production…how I both love and loathe you.

Adaptive Path

The production was filled with many of the joys, trials and tribulations of most shoots I’ve been on (thus, the love/hate), and I thought I’d share a few of my favorite reminders and learnings. The director sets the tone of the production experience with their first words and interactions with the crew. Do a quick run-through of the entire performance at the onset of production to establish the big picture in everyone’s mind.

Learnlets » Being more productive

Clark Quinn

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond. The developer who says, “This product is final. Keynoted Learning Technologies 2008 in London. Co-sponsored Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation 2008 , a week-long, all-online event. Looking back, I see lots of smoke but little fire. Next year, I intend to start making the world a better place, and that’s going to take more oomph, focus, and work with others.

Learnlets » Game Development Tools

Clark Quinn

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. during 2008. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D Unfortunately, you can ask all you want, you will still be doing a lot of work with LMS products this year.

The 2008 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM just released the 2008 Global CEO Study. The Enterprise of the Future is the key theme of the 2008 CEO Study. Over three quarters of CEOs see the rise of increasingly informed and collaborative customers as a chance to differentiate their products and services. The best companies are leveraging the rise of better informed and collaborative customers to identify new markets, new business relationships, and new products and services.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Typical Long Tail Carried further, when distribution, storage and production get lower, it becomes viable to sell relatively less popular products. Thus, markets in Long Tail situations shift towards larger volumes of increasingly broader products with smaller volumes at the top.

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Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production in a Digital Age

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

John Seely Brown describes what schools should be like: architectural studios. Work in the open, take feedback from others.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It by Kevin Wheeler on March 10, 2010 How different is what you do today from five years ago? The evidence shows that increases in productivity significantly lag the investment in tools and process improvements. Suddenly productivity began to climb and averaged 2.6

About Full Circle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I founded Full Circle in 1997 to allow me to to tap both my and my network’s breadth of skills, knowledge and interest in a productive and creative way. I’ll appreciate your response Thanks Kariuki # laura miranda on 24 Jan 2008 at 3:35 pm Hi, I do business independently. Khalid on 20 Apr 2008 at 10:00 am I am doing three kinds of consulting projects in politics, business and love. tools, apps and practices on 01 Sep 2008 at 4:26 am [.]

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Coordinated and execute all print and video production. Share and Enjoy: 33 responses so far 33 Responses to “About Nancy White&# # Cynthia Chatfield on 10 Mar 2008 at 8:05 am Please send me an email when you’re gearing up for your next Facilitating Online Interaction Workshop. My path to facilitating online « Bron’s Spot on 03 Aug 2008 at 1:20 am [.]

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's the end of 2008, and while most people are predicting what will happen in 2009 , I look back at those who predicted 2008. As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). Ultimately, time is one of our most valuable resources, and I am hopeful that in 2008 it will be easier to learn, as well as to create and locate high-quality learning content.

Unbundling Dell's Businesses

John Hagel

Product innovation and commercialization businesses – developing, introducing and accelerating the adoption of innovative new products and services. Customer relationship businesses – building deep relationships with a target set of customers, getting to know them very well and using that knowledge to become increasingly helpful in sourcing the products and services that are most relevant and useful to them. Dell made the news recently.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. Getting email notification via email is sooo 2008. Customers want exactly the products and services THEY need to be more successful.

It’s Not Filter Failure, But Thought For Food

Luis Suarez

Expo in New York, back in 2008, there has been an ongoing , everlasting , but rather passionate discussion from both sides of the story pondering whether it’s really all about facing and dealing with information overload or whether it’s just purely filter failure.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

15 37% On-Boarding process / Corporate Information 11 27% Online Reference / Glossary 10 24% Product Information / Training 9 22% Other 8 20% Supporting Meetings, Conference Rooms, Phone Numbers, Facilitation Assignment, agenda, etc. Even Thomas Davenport, author of Thinking for a Living, has blasted these tools: blogs have detracted from productivity, not increased it. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications.

Signposts for the Week Ending September 5, 2008

Adaptive Path

Kicker Studio: Creating Products, Not Experiences. 2008 UX Week P odcasts on Boxes and Arrows. Miss UX Week 2008? Here are our signposts for the week. Saffer continues to keep the conversation lively. Web: Startups deliver to Chinese masses. Beanbag chairs for everyone. 300 volunteers needed by Mythbusters. To try and recreate Archimedes solar death ray. 4chan + Google’s Chrome comic. Remembering that comics are supposed to be funny.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

“It’s the most productive learning technology I’ve ever used.&# Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. Receiving Tweets struck me as a great way to invite more trivia and continuous interrupts into my crowded life. I don’t care what Tim O’Reilly had for breakfast or Dave Snowden thinks of his hotel room. I didn’t want to know.

Obliterate or strategically use business travel? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 24 2008 Obliterate or strategically use business travel? We get out of our cocoon and I think that can be very productive.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And what a wonderful and productive, chocolately surprise that can be. Share and Enjoy: 11 responses so far 11 Responses to “Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators&# # Maru del Campo on 26 Sep 2008 at 1:16 pm Hi again Nancy!

Future of the Book?

Clark Quinn

production: the right choice of presentation of the information. The interesting thing is that with the internet (and on-demand printing), the production costs have essentially hit zero. Last nite was the NextNow event on the future of the book/publishing/? Jay Cross really helped by adding significant data around and input to the discussion; a very public thanks. He’s also blogged it, with video.Â

Learning out loud

Clark Quinn

In an article I was reading, they mentioned how Patagonia was tracking the environmental footprint of some of their products. The point they made, however, was that doing this was part of their ongoing experimentation/research that they were publicizing to get others to join in towards making this a more sustainable world (my inference). The phrase they used that intrigued me was the quote that they were “learning out loud&#.

Innovating by Conversation

Clark Quinn

If we accept the increasing rate of change and growing speed of execution, innovation in products and services will be critical to maintain competitive advantage. Innovation is an increasingly important element in organizational survival, I'll suggest. Whether it's completing in 'red ocean’ markets, or exploring ' blue ocean ‘ opportunities, the ability to continually generate new ideas will be a necessary component of organizational strategy.

Harold Jarche » Your market is laughing; at you

Harold Jarche

Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

He is suggesting the production of a given effect involves spending more money in one context, where in the other the production fo the same effect, it is implied, does not mean the spending of more money. The discussion of 'necessary and sufficient conditions' is well understood in philosophy, and as a result, I sometimes make the mistake of assuming it is commonly understood in the wider community. This post redresses this by sketching the concept and why it is important.

Communication Nation: Bob Horn on visual language

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. 11 February 2008 Bob Horn on visual language Index card , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.