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. Because the product is more expensive. " Business or Pleasure? -

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.

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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.

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. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences. Digital Product Management .

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 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. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

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.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Key here is the all-important role of open standards. In the early 1990s, - frustrated with the complexity of developing network-based applications, - the wider commercial marketplace embraced these open Internet, e-mail and Web 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.

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.

[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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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. Open Source. …

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.

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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. Very few organizations are truly open. These are the early adopters.

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).

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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%. One big upside for IAB Europe is that its Framework contains open source code and an SDK.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Non-consumers – lack ability or the wealth for current service / products. Usually, the products/services for the Non-consumer market are relatively simple and affordable and make it easier for the customers to do something that they could not do before, or was much too difficult or costly.

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.

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. Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more.

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.

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.

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.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service. But anticipating major changes, as well as adapting your products and services to the new market realities, while absolutely necessary, is not sufficient.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service. But anticipating major changes, as well as adapting your products and services to the new market realities, while absolutely necessary, is not sufficient.

[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.

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)?

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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. At Online Educa Berlin last month, I hosted a small discussion on Learning in Times of Economic Meltdown.

[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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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

Asking Questions Openly: And, finally, one of my favourite business practices and use cases that I keep advocating for in terms of helping knowledge workers transition from the good old mantra of ‘ knowledge is power ’ to ‘ knowledge shared is power ’.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

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).

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.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? Jive When I visited Jives products page and their solutions page, all I got in Firefox was a blank page. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

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