The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? In a recent talk , John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead - Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. Turns out he’s no longer at the company.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

It described some recent research we’ve been working on, in collaboration with McKinsey, on the broad question what makes a company ‘good at IT?’ We limited ourselves to publicly-traded companies so that we could make use of our second data source: their annual reports.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

Will tablets take over enterprise work? More than half of large companies say yes

Ross Dawson

Morgan Stanley has just released the results of a survey showing that 51% of CIOs of large organizations expect to be buying tablets for their staff within a year, with another 16% expecting to support staff using their own tablets on the company’s network.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

how eventually change took place for the better, how content is no longer king explaining what some of its main challenges are at the moment and how building trust worthy, lasting connections, personal business relationships is the way to go, specially since your people are your company.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. 7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) - Donald Clark Plan B , June 11, 2011. Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology - Euen Semple , June 27, 2011. Connecting with Communities of Practice - Harold Jarche , June 2, 2011. Resolving the Trust Paradox - John Hagel , June 27, 2011. Making the most of Informal Learning - Jane Hart , June 16, 2011. PKM Updated - Harold Jarche , June 7, 2011.

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Why Steve Jobs’ resignation is a (relative) non-event as Apple becomes a living company

Ross Dawson

However things are very different today, when a far more mature Jobs, who has also now had experience guiding NEXT and Pixar, has been able to build a company that is far, far more than an execution arm for his vision. Is Apple now a ‘living company’ that truly transcends its founder and any individual in it? Apple in the top few most valuable companies in the world, even without Jobs.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem. Authoring Tool Companies => you must immediately talk to your product roadmap and how you will be able to deliver HTML 5 content.

I Have Seen the Future of Retail…

Andy McAfee

A March 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times by Alena Semuels highlighted that the retail industry has been automating rapidly. … and it looks like this: This is the main checkout area at the Walgreens at the corner of North Avenue and Wells St. in Chicago.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

As the pace of change in the business environment accelerates, the divergence in performance between companies is increasing. Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough.

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MacIT 2011, Lessons Learned

Adaptive Path

I had the privilege of attending the Macworld Expo MacIT 2011 conference, held here in San Francisco this weekend at the Moscone center. In all of that time, the light fixtures and water pipes in the building sat happily where they were, doing their jobs and meeting the needs of the company as nicely as the day they’d been installed.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. Today, towards the end of 2011, it still feels scrambled and unsolved.

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Adaptive Path

Largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the cross-channel experience, and it's becoming increasingly useful to gain insight in order to orchestrate service touchpoints over time and space. Experience maps have been becoming more prominent over the past few years.

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How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models

Ross Dawson

While crowdsourcing is clearly a fantastic way for organizations large and small to get access to unparalleled resources and scale their operations, it is also increasingly central to many companies’ business models.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

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Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Zeitgeist 2011. Companies will function on social networks and gaming platforms, professionals will work for many clients, and many of today’s companies will be supplanted by networks of experts. ZEITGEIST:2011.

Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 21 January 2011 Ask not what your company can do for you,? Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,? Business or Pleasure? -

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

You could post to a mailing list or UseNet if you had permission to share your company’s work, you could publish an article, you could give a talk at a conference. I forked yesterday for the first time. I’m pretty thrilled. Not about the few lines of code that I posted.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given. In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it.

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Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Although Boston, Austin and Silicon Valley are home to both companies and personalities considered to be heavyweights in the Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, Let’s start first with the companies.

Broadband vs. Internet

Doc Searls

Most of us aren’t aware of this, but there is a concerted effort by telephone and cable company operators to re-frame the Internet as something they alone should provide, and to subordinate it both to the preservation of television and to the new “apps economy” that has arisen on smartphones. This comes on the heels of a deal Verizon made with three cable companies. Is there a difference between the Internet and Broadband?

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How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Your students or employers are paying for the flight, and even if some company is paying for it, they're writing it off as tax deductions.

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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I did the kick-off presentation and workshop at a strategy planning session of a major online media company. The intent was to provide some different perspectives on trends in digital media as input to their deliberations.

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How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, there will be a group of knowledge workers, on every company out there, who would try to find any means of not wanting to do their jobs and, instead, do something else.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Similarly, I could purchase a house for $500k that was a great value pre-2008 and is suddenly a terrible value in 2011. Companies such as Pearson and McGraw-Hill are aware that content value is approaching zero. These companies are betting on integration of services as a value point.

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

The remainder of this post digs into posts, pictures, presentations, and what-not from my 2011. I downloaded the 2011 photos to a USB stick and put them in an electronic picture frame. I asked Working Smarter Daily to display my most prominent posts on Internet Time Blog for 2011.

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The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

The companies there, in other words, will go from having very little information technology (as is the case now) directly to embracing Cloud computing without ever going through the intermediary steps of mainframe-, mini-, client-server-, or PC-based computing. When I talk to former students who starting and running companies, they find the idea of owning a lot of servers and applications somewhere between distasteful and ridiculous.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously.

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Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% of time spent online dominate Internet usage, with more than twice the next category games, at 9.8% of time spent.

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done. tools, approaches, and philosophies to the very large company where she works (disclosures at end of post). tools today are typically not integrated with the rest of a company’s applications.

My Scariest Graph

Andy McAfee

Recessions force companies to take a hard look at themselves and learn what they can do without. Everyone has their own candidate for ‘scariest graph of recent economic news.’ ’ Here’s mine.

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How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

Even without having to use your company’s resources.

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Knowledge workers are not getting hired, because social computing tools are helping solve most of the companies’ problems / issues without having to spend extra money on hiring new resources.

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics. Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

Ross Dawson

One of Twitter’s revenue models is charging companies significant amounts for access to the full Twitter firehose, but the ‘Spritzer’ feed of 2% of the firehose is available for free. *