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Flexuosity untangled

Dave Snowden

I’ve used Innovators~Early adopters~Early majority~Late majority~ Laggards with the various percentages over the years although I normally combine the first two and change the percentages a bit, based on that prior DataSciences work. If a new product everyone now wants to be seen with one.

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? An integrated and seamless ability to have some sense of security in the audience can increase the level of disclosure which in turn can foster a higher level of collaboration that can benefit the community writ large.


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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than 80 different federal occupations, employing over 130,000 workers, are likely be significantly transformed, including 30,000 in the Treasury Department, 16,000 in Defense, and 5,000 in Transportation, as well as a variety of occupations in independent agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Publishing Office. Top AI challenges include bias, security, transparency, employee knowledge, and federal budget and procurement processes.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Quite a bit of that hype has now turned into disappointment, - perhaps outright disillusionment, - as people realize that blockchain is still in its early phases of adoption, and much remains to be done if it’s to successfully transition from early adopters to mainstream markets. Pilots will go into production.

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. . I nstead of having to buy computing resources up front, users now had the flexibility of only paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. .

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. Perceptual algorithms for functions such as image labeling, and 3D object recognition, while common at AI conferences, are still only a few years into development as products.”.

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En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He writes about his experiences buying a cappuccino at a coffee house in New York City. Both products were announced last year by the San Francisco-based startup Square. And your smartphones will serve as beacons that will alert a retailer when you walk into its store so that it can recommend products, show you reviews, or direct you to aisle five, where that beanbag chair you didn't buy last week still beckons - and you can now have it for 10% off.” .

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OER Lebanon - "Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of open educational resources reach every school and university in Lebanon and to foster equal access to quality education through the adoption of OER." He writes: "In the new context of inclusive access models, arguments about 'reducing the cost of college' and providing students with 'day one access' are increasingly ineffective at persuading faculty to adopt OER because publishers have completely co-opted these messages."

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

If I buy a bread, do I have relationship with the baker? If its any good, Ill go back and buy some more. If its very good, Ill go back, buy some more, and praise them whenever I can - until they mess up There is, in short, my relationship with a vendor: none. There is no relationship if theres not a darn good product in the first place. I stand corrected: there might be a relationship, albeit it cumbersome, via bad, to nagging, without a good product.

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Social Trojan Horse versus Troj enterprise

Martijn Linssen

Any other post "lives" only a day or so but this one has been getting ReTweets for 10 days straight in a row Other blog posts come along, tweets and comments ping-pong, and then Spiro Spiliadis makes a very insightful comment about a situation where adoption meets adaption. and got the vision of an old-fashioned enterprise hauling in Social media like theyre used to haul in apps: buy m, customise m, give the users a bit of training and off they go! Business or Pleasure? -

Evolve, Dammit!

Martijn Linssen

You think telecommuting would be the dream job – then realize your home is designed for distracted comfort rather than productive work. military adopted ancient models when it structured decision making as a distributed function, within established rules and roles. Thankfully, this was before Facebook – so her secret is safe (until someone decides to buy a scanner). Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Evolve, Dammit!

Twitter's accidental path to monetisation

Martijn Linssen

There's only one Twitter, so The Laws are kind of shakey there Btw, I looked up saffron and it appears world production is 200 tons, whereas vanilla is 10,500 tons (pepper is 355,000 tons) - that indeed redefines scarcity there Once the VIP model hits us, people can choose between using Twitter more and better, or just buying their way in. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Others will never do that for reasons of security, lack of the ability to customize, limited feature sets, or the risk of relying on a wildcard like Mark Zuckerberg.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. Unrealistic predictions are then made about the near term impact and rate of adoption of the new innovation, because the innovation in question is quite complex in nature, but the predictions assumes that it is on the simpler end of the spectrum. .

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.” End users benefit from free, personalised consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.” “And

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

What's important is the absolute $ spend, the breadth of product range on which its spent, and how much results in free-on-upgrade enhancements vs new products. A $10m software company can spend 20%, 50% on R&D but its not going to move its product forward as fast as a company 10, 100 times as big. However, as you point out, it is important to consider how a software company's R&D spend is "spread across more products and more verticals."

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s not simply the money, but it''s the background, the expectations, the culture, and the values that money can buy." or you can buy the season for $29.99 or maybe you can buy an open access, public domain work for who knows how much. This is Tony Bates reporting that adoption by faculty and instructors remains a major challenge. Peter Suber and the aforementioned Steven Harnad have come to argue that institutions need to adopt mandatory open archiving policies.

the new normal of remote work

Harold Jarche

Collaboration & Productivity. It’s also interesting to see a corporate perspective on the Zoom video collaboration platform, which had recently received severe criticism for its security features. Zoom’s ease of use revolutionized usage for corporates and buy side firms with firms like OpenExchange providing interoperability to major banks such as Citi to allow for much greater video usage into previously approved platforms.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Knowledge is like buying a car - drive it off the lot and it''s out of date.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. The mass production of standardized products is a defining hallmark of the 20th century industrial economy, bringing high productivity and low costs to a wide variety of products, - from household appliances to cars. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Onshore Manufacturing

John Hagel

The engineers and designers at Harley-Davidson and Haas are constantly altering the companies’ products in ways that are not easily imitated by lower-priced foreign competitors. Third, these companies “eschew layoffs, but in exchange for job security they require their workers to help squeeze out labor costs through automation and other efficiencies.” The high levels of productivity enable these companies to compete against low wage rate suppliers from China.

What's Coming Out of the Wall?

Andy McAfee

I agree with you that businesses who adopt Cloud Computing cannot flourish without a healthy IT organization. It sells a tremendous array of products and services, for every industry, need, or activity. It is also ever expanding: if you make two trips at just 1 hour interval, new products will have already been stocked and available for sale, in addition to the old ones and on new shelves constantly being added.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." The only people who really need predictive analytics are advertisers (their task will be to advise companies to create products people want, rather than to influence people to want the products they create). Or perhaps will buy a bicycle.

Reflections on Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It's wildly popular with startups, exactly fits the way small businesses like to buy things, and has the potential to completely upend IT as we know it. Not at all, any more than the Web proved important only to its early adopters. As we learned in manufacturing over the last thirty years, you cannot achieve world-class productivity and quality unless you leverage engineering disciplines and real-time information and considerably simplify your processes and architectures.

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Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

If, seeing those challenges, we FONeros still thought it was possible to preserve most papers in something like their current form, we’d adopt Plan A too. To put it differently, traditional newspapers still enjoy returns to scale on the production side that make it unbelievably expensive to compete on the same news. So what you (well I) regularly feel with the internet is that you get a less valuable product but since you get it for free, you are required to accept less.

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

It begins, Want to address ongoing concerns about the buying, selling and consolidation of people’s personal information without their knowledge or consent? In response, the Obama administration in February proposed a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights , which it’s pressing Congress to adopt. ” Notably, consumers might be shocked at how little their data buys them, while continuing to distrust what advertisers are doing with their data.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1) 3) What new problems are likely to arise by adopting it? I think the larger and more bureaucratic the organization, the slower it is able to adapt, adopt and change. Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1) 3) What new problems are likely to arise by adopting it?

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Taylor and eventually adopted by OERu which preserved the openness of resources and courses, but kept closed access to assessments and credentials. It may be useful to some people, but it isn''t the end product, and we certainly do not want people to memorize it. Many students would skip the course entirely, and proceed straight to obtaining credentials, as they do when they buy a degree from a degree mill.

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Dave Snowden

Hence value functions (utility, production etc) and fitness functions (and thus fixed fitness landscapes ) are incorrect representations. Key dates: 1966 first experiments, 1970 patents granted 1982 MCI adopt, but AT&T breakup in 1984 allows emergence as they hold back development. Interesting list of 30 types of information shared in product development (not time to type it but shows variety). Now creating a security invariant.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Probably the most notable of the specialized computers, the iPod, has become one of the most popular consumer products of all time. Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009. Dignan, 2008) Microsoft needs to virtualize Windows, to create versions tailored to different devices, simplifying the operating system providing a similar user experience across a wide range of products.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. " Meebo announces new features and partners : "First off, they have introduced a developer API for their Meebo Rooms product. Meebo has said that this API will " further accelerate the widespread adoption of Meebo rooms."

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The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After a few months, however, I became concerned because adoption of the license wasn’t great. Early in 1999 I reached out to Eric Raymond, Tim O’Reilly, and others for help thinking through how to solve the adoption problem. Adoption was much better with the new license. RedHat published the documentation for their products under the OPL up until 2010. Muvaffak Gozaydin The courses at can be adopted by any university in the world.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To become a nurse is, for example, to adopt as a personal code the ethical norms and values that define that particular profession. Security applications are common. To support physical security, facial and object recognition technology is being used in schools and institutions. For digital security, analytics applications that help filter unwanted messages (whether sent by humans or bots) are generally available and widely used.

Doc Searls Weblog · Time to write our own rules

Doc Searls

They should not tell my friends what I buy on other sites–or let companies use my name to endorse their products–without my explicit permission.&# I’d like to give a copy to Facebook (assuming they agree to not disclose it) and maybe to Amazon, so they can recommend products I might want to purchase (again keeping it to themselves). Someone will discover the online, digital, globally relevant equivalent of the Social Security number.