Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Back to the topic : there is a clear, direct and fairly linear relation between the initial cost of a product, and the additional cost(s) involved servicing it. In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free innovation is a tightly constrained subset of commons-based peer production , - also known as open, collaborative innovation. How can individuals justify developing a product or service which is freely made available to anyone while no one pays for their labor?

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The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. I blogged earlier about distributed creation and production in such diverse domains as music (remix), extreme sports and even illegal drugs, not to mention open source software and electronics devices. People are also becoming more involved in the production and creation of the items that are most meaningful to them.

Flexuous flight

Dave Snowden

Overall this framework is as important to the field of naturalising sense-making as Cynefin and it is also fractal in nature, it can apply to whole markets, individual product/service strategies, or the wider movement of ideas or tropes in society as a whole.

More Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ source ] "We should pause and ask the question," says David Wiley, "is more open always better?" I don't keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. So no, more open is not always better. He writes: But open is not the star of the show.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Those local subsidiaries tended to have control over sales, manufacturing and other business functions, while the parent company continued to perform such tasks as R&D, finance and product management.

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. Very few faculty have adopted the idea of teaching and learning - they’re rewarded for their research. Everything happens in a single product. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. Some companies will choose to become service providers themselves, by selling their business services, - which they previously used only internally, - to the general market, thus developing new revenue sources.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Both studies strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across its product lines, that IBM should work closely with the open Linux community as a partner in its development, and that we should establish an organization to coordinate Linux activities across the company. I used this opportunity to explain IBM's decision to embrace Linux across all its products and services. days, the community concept behind open source was mystifying to many.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Standards and open source software are necessary to help cloud computing achieve the kind of market success enjoyed by the Web, e-mail and other widely used Internet-based services. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

[eim][semtechbiz] Enterprise Linked Data

David Weinberger

David Wood of 3RoundStones.com is talking about Callimachus , an open source project that is also available through his company. So, they decided to grab data from the linked open data data cloud and assemble the pages automatically. Then two negative examples: David says that Microsoft adopted RDF in the late 90s. Then he does a product pitch for Callimachus Enterperise: a content management system for enterprises

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. Some companies will choose to become service providers themselves, by selling their business services, - which they previously used only internally, - to the general market, thus developing new revenue sources.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What needs to be done: invest in a range of educational capacities rather than adopting a single monolithic solution; this creates system flexibility and the capacity to apply specific solutions to specific contexts.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. The natural tendency to rush to adopt new technologies should be resisted until a true understanding is reached as to their short and long term effects. We should be wary of relying on commercial products that can have unanticipated and adverse effects on civil rights and social justice.”.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Geoffrey Moore’s analogy of “ crossing the chasm ” is that any new technology is quickly adopted by innovators and early adopters, but there is a chasm to cross in order to get the more pragmatic majority to adopt the new technology. For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? My consulting work is mostly bridging the chasm: I am an early adopter myself, and use this experience to work with the early pragmatic majority.

How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities

Trends in the Living Networks

Mass production will almost always be more efficient. Designs will be a great source of value, but the 3D printer movement has been heavily associated with ‘open source’ already. I have no doubt that open source models will continue to be prominent in 3D printing. But we can imagine that within the next few years we will start to see consumer-ready machines that focus on products and materials that are relatively cost-effective.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. These are intangible products that can be exchanged, as indeed people can and do trade favors to build relationships.” – Verna Allee. Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes. A socially networked business that enables open conversations around work can make better and faster decisions. These are the early adopters.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. The more data sources a trusted ecosystem has access to, the higher the probability of detecting fraud and identity theft.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. First there was the open source movement (Moodle and Sakai). Another trend - maybe not the way it should be, but it’s where the data point: open source peaked in 2013 at about 34% and since then it has begun to drop.

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GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%. Writes James, “It restricts the number of supply chain partners a publisher can share consent with to just 12 vendors, sources with knowledge of the product tell AdExchanger.” One big upside for IAB Europe is that its Framework contains open source code and an SDK.

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. . Beyond the productivity improvements of the past several decades, digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt and fundamentally transform the FS industry. Having been implemented in open source software, Bitcoin’s sophisticated protocols are widely available, which has helped bring it increasing usage and prominence. .

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Pulse Camp Recap

Adaptive Path

The initiative is adopting an environment of open design, open source development and open standards. Rarely do projects of this scale come along that adopt even one of these principles. There may be scenarios where a product of this focus would need to be stripped down to its bare essentials in order to support WAP-enabled phones in areas of limited connectivity.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

New Look L&D It is becoming increasingly clear that L&D departments need to adopt new ways of working and new approaches to learning if they are to position themselves to lead rather than follow. It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. The more data sources a trusted ecosystem has access to, the higher the probability of detecting fraud and identity theft.

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Non-consumers – lack ability or the wealth for current service / products. The second best target group is the Overshot Customer (specialist displacement for mainstream) who is willing to accept a more specialized product/service than the broader offering of the incumbent, or one who is looking for something cheaper and “good enough” (low end). For instance, open source software has made it easy for anyone to set up a website, and services like PayPal have made e-commerce simple.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Discussion of Microsoft vis-a-vis Facebook, whether people use Sharepoint, its relation to open source, etc.) Brian Behlendorf, Apache Software Foundation Peer Production and Public Policy Talking about trying to encourage government and the private sector to work together to solve some of the big problems of the world. Obama's open government initiative memo - order to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative.

[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. Generative practices come from: Open Source. Generative practices with products include building products that help others, or that are generate when used. Also, consider enabling co-creating by opening up some APIs. Community Sourced Capital : a kickstarter within your community), matchmaking, upcycling (take stuff we throw away and turn it into value.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources. Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more.

[liveblog][act-tiac] The nation's front door

David Weinberger

USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. The earliest adopters are likely to be the millennials, and they’re not the ones who need the services generally. The platform software is open source. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov.

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Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . BuJo was designed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer. Diagnosed with learning disabilities early in life, he was forced to figure out alternate ways to be focused and productive. As Beth described it earlier, “it is actually a methodology best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.”.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Learning without Barriers | Main | Experimenting with Virtual Worlds in the Real Marketplace » December 10, 2006 Business, Innovation and Survival Perhaps the fatalism inherent in my Latin and Eastern European Jewish roots trumps the optimistic, "can-do-anything" spirit of my Anglo-Saxon adopted country. It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Learning without Barriers | Main | Experimenting with Virtual Worlds in the Real Marketplace » December 10, 2006 Business, Innovation and Survival Perhaps the fatalism inherent in my Latin and Eastern European Jewish roots trumps the optimistic, "can-do-anything" spirit of my Anglo-Saxon adopted country. It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Major LMS companies such as WebCT, Blackboard, Angel, Saba and Desire2Learn all adopted standards originally developed by IMS. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The challenge for organizations is to use smart delivery, to replace classes with technology, to embrace open source, and perhaps to adopt a software-as-a-service model. People have become the primary means of production; it’s time to give the people functions in organizations equal standing with finance, sales, and production. At Online Educa Berlin last month, I hosted a small discussion on Learning in Times of Economic Meltdown.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 marketing vs. customer support vs. product development)? The key question for community participants is: Of the total attention I allocate to this particular source, what is the productivity of that attention in terms of value received for effort and time invested?

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. So while the session focused on organizational adoption, it likely was the case that you should look for targeted adoption opportunities. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.