The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage. Overall, the 2018 survey found that while the business world had begun to adopt AI, few companies had in place the foundational building blocks that would help them to generate value from AI at scale.

Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

Thus the LibraryCloud Harvard has adopted is a good distance from the initial vision of a single API for accessing multiple libraries. I think it’s impressive that Harvard Library has taken this step toward adopting a platform architecture, and it’s cool beyond cool that this architecture is further opening up Harvard Library’s metadata riches to any developer or site that wants to use it.

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The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject. Overall, the business world is beginning to adopt AI. Telecom, high-tech and financial services firms lead the way in AI adoption. AI is seemingly everywhere.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system. One of the reasons organizations adopt an LCMS is to increase efficiency by streamlining processes, which often requires reimagining — and even removing — some of the existing processes.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.

IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

Well, nothing more than plenty of wonderful conversation after conversation around perhaps what I feel has been the main theme throughout the event: Social Business Adoption! Indeed, if there would be a highlight of what I learned, what I participated in, spoke about, talked about with fellow colleagues, customers and business partners, I could surely summarise it with a single key word: Adoption!

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards? If their environment doesnt adapt, they adopt their environment: slash and burn them into a subsidiary, a third, fourth or fifth leg. Employees arent used to adopting. Business or Pleasure? -

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used. I’ve found his 5 Factors most useful not near the completion of a program of work, but from the very start to consider onboarding and adoption just as much as a part of the experience as everyday use.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies. At the same time, it has allowed me to witness how over the course of time those waves of adopters are getting narrower and narrower.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 Adoption Council within your own org. Adoption Council – invited by Susan Scrupski - but the internal version is equally important). adoption council collaboration Culture enterprise 2.0

Adoption Ideas

Tony Karrer

Embrace Chaos This reminds me a bit of the adoption trick of letting everyone know how chaotic things are going to be when the new system rolls out. Make it half a solution or a partial solution or a flexible solution so that it can be adopted in ways that work for the individuals who have to do it. Great article from Harvard Business.org - (via Big Dog, Little Dog ).

Kew Gardens adopts Web principles for real-world wayfinding

David Weinberger

In a paper Natasha Waterson and Mike Saunders describe how Kew Botanical Gardens in England are adopting mobile technology to help visitors become “delightfully lost.” ” From the abstract: In October 2010, Kew Gardens commissioned an in-depth study of visitors’ motivations and information needs around its 300-acre site, with the express aim that it should guide the development of new mobile apps.

Social business adoption in the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

What does becoming a social business actually entail? A practitioner in the trenches shares his top strategies and techniques for driving engagement with social tools. Collaboration Enterprise Software Enterprise 2.0

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics

Luis Suarez

Adoption: Does It Have To Be So Hard? and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. Think of it, if social / open business adoption would have been really easy most of us would have gotten pretty much bored right from the start and would have moved elsewhere already.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0

Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

Adaptive Path

As someone who has followed the web and technology landscape for the last 15 years, I have noticed that the companies which have proven dominant are those that demonstrate what I would call a network mindset. By which I mean, they grok the emergent properties of network effects, and use that to establish a dominant position that is remarkably hard to replicate.

Adopting social media in 'difficult' businesses

Dion Hinchcliffe

Regulated industries often have a difficult time adopting social media beyond simple outbound marketing. Fortunately, engaging with the marketplace and getting into the more interesting and valuable scenarios, such as Social CRM, is getting easier as solutions and frameworks for dealing with the legal and compliance issues emerge. I examine the recent discussions from a major financial services conference and summarize potential solutions

eLearning 2.0 Adoption - Early Adopters

Tony Karrer

Interesting post Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited that discusses adoption of these techniques. Adoption of Web 2.0 One of the more interesting points in the post cited above: adoption will be driven by having a group of early adopters. and eLearning 2.0 This relates to several of my posts about eLearning 2.0: and eLearning 2.0 Revisited Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

This particular item in the adaptation framework is all about enabling your early adopters to become the change (leading) agents within your organisation to help transform not only how your business operates through the extensive use of enterprise social networking tools, but also to inspire that personal transformation journey every single knowledge worker might need to embark on, once your firm decides to go social.

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

adoption? There is a dilemma that exists in the 90-9-1 phenomenon. Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 Thus, helping us reverse the order where, now, 90% of the population are active creators versus 1%? Or, do Enterprise 2.0 tools need to become so simplistic, easy to use and of course generally available to an organization before a culture can be considered connected, flat and more collaborative?

Episcoplian Rector prohibited from adopting Muslim rituals for Lent

David Weinberger

According to an article at St. Louis Today by Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Steve Lawlor, a part-time rector at an Episcopal church took up elements of Islamic ritual for Lent. On Wednesday, the first day of Lent, he began performing salah five times a day, by facing east, toward Mecca, and praying to Allah. He also started studying the Quran and following Islamic dietary restrictions by abstaining from alcohol, pork and fish.

3 Tips for Helping Your Employees Adopt a New LMS

TOPYX LMS

eLearning systems are significant financial investments, and employers can protect their eLearning investment by helping employees adopt a new LMS. Eighty-five percent of companies use a learning management system, but not all these organizations are happy with their LMS. Companies are not particularly satisfied with their systems, and a significant number of organizations are looking to switch platforms,” stated LMS Trends 2015.¹.

Social business adoption in the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

What does becoming a social business actually entail? A practitioner in the trenches shares his top strategies and techniques for driving engagement with social tools. Social Enterprise

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

how not to adopt an lcms

Xyleme

Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process.

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Luis Suarez

The good fun continues on Wednesday, June 18th, as well, where I will have the pleasure of hosting a one day masterclass around Social Business Adoption & Enablement under the heading “ From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement ”. What if instead of “driving” adoption within your organisation, you could inspire and facilitate adaptation instead? My goodness!

Technology Adoption Issues

Tony Karrer

I'm sure we can all relate to this

Banning Phrases - Adoption by Corporations

Tony Karrer

I'm not dealing with this We're having lunch The working day is over Somebody else has the documents I think I was off sick at the time It's lunch time This got me to thinking that something similar maybe should be adopted by other organizations. I heard (on the radio this morning) about a mayor in a Russian city who banned various phrases for city employees. The mayor explains his rationale as: City officials should help improve people's lives and solve their problems, not make excuses.

Tools For New Thoughts: A Special Webinar For "Early Adopters" Of My Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come From is an idea book about the history of ideas, but I have always thought of it as a book that would have real practical value as well. So laced through the seven chapters on the different patterns of innovation, in between all the stories of world-changing creativity, there are a number of passages that talk about useful tools or strategies for bringing some of these insights into your own life. Yet there’s much more to be said about this topic.

Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

Nancy White just posted Second Wave Adoption where she discusses various aspects of helping adoption of Web 2.0 This is definitely an interesting question and something I've written about before: eLearning Technology: Adoption of Web 2.0 Adoption in the Enterprise - It's Personal These posts may be worth reading, but the basic gist is that adoption starts from the personal utility - actually its the perceived usefulness (PU), but that's roughly the personal utility.

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. They seek fellow business partners and suppliers to do business with, or adapt themselves to new business opportunities so they can adopt the benefits of it They adopted their own business model once , and will tune and tweak it in a continuous fashion, with small steps at a time. Business or Pleasure? -

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. I was particularly intrigued by The burdens of the past , a report which focuses on the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. . This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited

Tony Karrer

I have (and I believe that it's common) a natural tendency when looking at new technologies to swing back-and-forth between believing they are the best thing since sliced bread, trying something with the tool, running into barriers to adoption, feeling like they'll never get adopted. and eLearning 2.0 , I got asked about adoption. Banking adoption on value to the department, value to the enterprise, value to the group, those are all hard sells.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. or, what if the boss is an asshole but understands enough about human nature - is enough of a narcissist - to adopt the rule so he looks good but then applies it selectively?

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership #socbiz-adoption adaptation-framework

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Adopt vs adapt Adopt versus adapt is the central theme in Integration. For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Trouble always is, whoever is leading in business, expects to be leading in IT too - which leads to painfully ugly IT solutions every now and then In order to be able to adopt or adapt, there must be something in place. Business or Pleasure? -

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0 to successfully roll out across an organization, perhaps we should link the org structure to the technology adoption life-cycle developed by Joe Bohlen, George Beal and Everett Rogers at Iowa State College. According to the technology adoption life-cycle, that’s up to 13.5%

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization. Ask them what the challenges were to adoption and now that they’ve had have some time to make it a habit, whether or not there were any benefits and more importantly what their social media routine is.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership #socbiz-adoption adaptation-framework

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , they need a cross-functional team (the Enterprise 2.0 adoption council collaboration formal informal learnerprise social thomas malone I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest. The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like.

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!

Luis Suarez

From Adoption to Adaptation, From Enablement into Engagement: Pretty much the very same kind of workshop in terms of covering the Social Business Adaptation Framework as the one referenced above, but in this case with IBM Connections as the Enterprise Social Networking platform to use as a practical, hands-on example of getting things started with your own Enterprise Social Networking platform.