The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

But that’s where the problem lies, what I call the untold costs of social networking.

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The costs of celebrity

Doc Searls

On the way back from a concert in Brooklyn yesterday we shared the subway with a well-known filmmaker. He’s one of those people who look ordinary enough to blend in with the rest of us, which is lucky for him. Still, he’s not anonymous. We know his name. We’ve seen his movies.

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The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy


With Learning & Development rapidly evolving from a cost center focused on formal learning to a strategic function tasked with the continuous development of an employee throughout their tenure with a company, the need to be high impact has never been greater. What is opportunity cost?

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The Costs of the Cloud: Double-Check Me on This, Would You?

Andy McAfee

For the past few months, I’ve been working with Google and Analysis Group on a project to understand the comparative costs of cloud vs. on-premise computing.

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LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

They are early stage, so low-cost would be good. What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us? I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service.

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Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


High maintenance costs: Standish goes on to report that annual maintenance cost can run as high as 40% of total project cost with high risk of overrun due to lack of experience and best practice approach.

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The cost of codification

Harold Jarche

At the highest level of abstraction (you have a conversation with yourself) the cost of codification is very low as you have a 100% shared context (hopefully). On the other hand if you want to share your knowledge with everyone then the cost of codification will approach infinity.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment System’s - The High Cost of Choice


Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? 1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share?

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Is the problem with.

Steve Denning

Yet in another sense, the process is taking so long and the social and political costs of that delay are so high that it is appropriate to accelerate the process of re-creation and point out those who are, for various reasons, trying to slow the process down.

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How Feminists Are Costing Dems Gen Y

Nine Shift

And Feminists are playing a huge role in costing Democrats the majority of Gen Y. The Democratic Party is losing Gen Y. It began with Madeline Albright telling Gen Y women there's a special hell for them if they don't vote for Mrs. Clinton. Here's the latest.

The True Cost of Automobiles

Nine Shift

The true cost of driving automobiles is staggering. Forget the fuzzy social costs, air quality, lung cancer and all that. Just look at the hard numbers costs, both to each of us as individuals, and to government.

Story of the Week: Low Cost or Free Higher Ed Inevitable

Nine Shift

But here's the kicker: low cost or free higher ed is inevitable, and not just in California and New York. We told you the Bernie Sanders revolution was over - - and he won. Here's proof.

Driving Less: Boomers Don't Understand Cost of Driving

Nine Shift

Baby Boomers simply do not understand the cost of operating a car. Boomers have a big huge mathematical myth that costs them about $1 trillion a year. Gen Y understands the cost of operating a car, which is one reason they are driving less and switching to trains, zip cars, and bikes.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

Zero switching cost

Jay Cross

When my Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche switched from Delicious to Diigo, I figured I should probably do the same. After all, saving one’s tags is a cornerstone in Harold’s Personal Knowledge Management scheme of approaching the world. He has probably researched this a lot more than I ever will. Diigo has made it drop-dead simple to swap your tags from Delicious into their app. They even make it easy to update Delicious and Diigo in parallel.

#Movistar – The Cost of Lying to Your Customers

Luis Suarez

Today is, officially, my first day at work for 2015 after the Christmas holidays. I am writing officially on purpose, because after 61 days I am still waiting for Movistar (That Queen Between that always wants to get paid , but fails to deliver on customer service big time!)

Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. Also, my guess is that looking at License costs is probably a bad idea here since quite often there are services, hosting, etc. costs that can exceed license costs. So, help on effective all-in low cost LMS solutions would be good.

Pareto Paring - Achieving Strategic Cost Reduction

John Hagel

As revenues erode, cost cutting becomes a top priority for all firms. There is the great leveler – everyone is mandated to take the same percent out of their cost base. Most can see that this makes no sense – all costs are not equal and some parts of the business are much less productive than others. Unfortunately, this tends to be the most common approach to cost reduction. So, what does this have to do with cost cutting?

5 cool holiday gifts for $25 or less | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Here are five terrific items — all costing no more than $25 and all available online. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H.

Open source for learning costs less

Harold Jarche

Open source is simply transferring an up front and usually meagre licence fee for a long term highly specialized labour cost, which in many cases ends up creating situations where organizations are completely hamstrung by their IT department/gurus. One example is a Moodle installation that had a total cost of ownership at 3-10% of the compared proprietary system. An OS learning management system may not meet all your needs, but it won’t be because it costs too much.

Order of Magnitude Quiz: The cost of street lights

David Weinberger

Facing a budget shortfall, the town of Andover, MA, has decided to turn off 600 streetlights, leaving 900 on. How much do you think that will save Andover per year, according to the article in the Boston Globe ? This is an Order of Magnitude Quiz, which means you win if your answer is correct within an order of magnitude. It also means, however, that there’s nothing to win. Click here for the answer.

Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs?

Mark Oehlert

We've all sat in meetings thinking "Geez, this little confab is costing the organization plenty".well well now we can quantify that amount in an onscreen ticker. Actually there are two, one by Tony Hirst and one from Effective Meetings (there are probably others and I'd love to see them).

Harold Jarche » Costs of open source and proprietary LCMS/LMS

Harold Jarche

Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 is ready

Jane Hart

Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability […].

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. All that is required is to put numbers against each of the value and cost items in the table below, where appropriate using a back-of-the-envelope calculation to support them. COSTS. Costs of resources and staff time. Integration costs. Bandwidth Costs. Cost of market research.

Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 is ready

Jane Hart

Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability […]. Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Social learning

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Definitive iPhone eCard | Main | Day 2: Welcome to Day 2 of Marks "Clear the Tabs" Blog-a-thon" » July 14, 2008 Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs? Weve all sat in meetings thinking "Geez, this little confab is costing the organization plenty" well now we can quantify that amount in an onscreen ticker.

2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning

Jane Hart

It includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as […]. Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Social learning

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Internet Time Blog » Société illuminates the new environment for learning

Jay Cross

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs? What are the key implications of significant reductions in the costs of predictions?

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Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world

Ross Dawson

Increased cost performance of mobile phones. Increased cost performance of tablets/ e-readers. Changes in newsprint and print production costs. Fixed bandwidth availability and costs. Mobile bandwidth availability and costs.

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"Costs Soar For National Guard Training" (CBS News)

Mark Oehlert

Revamping the Army National Guard training program so soldiers can spend more time at home will cost at least $128 million this year, and officials say they need nearly double that amount next year to properly train and equip their forces, The Associated Press has learned ( link ).

networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

Network transparency and the ability to connect to anybody, decrease transactional costs. “ So, a key criticism is that the [Coase] theorem is almost always inapplicable in economic reality, because real-world transaction costs are rarely low enough to allow for efficient bargaining.”

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Some of these contextual entities relate to input costs such as the materials needed to build a house, while others relate to intangibles such as the appeal of a particular neighbourhood. For each physical book that I purchase, I have to pay for input costs (paper, printing, shipping).

The extraordinary personal value of the web: $140 billion is the tip of the iceberg

Ross Dawson

We may quibble about the cost of bandwidth and online services, and in some cases we should, but the reality is the value we get from connectivity and web-based services is massive. We will always have free or low-cost online services, however that hides the extraordinary value they give us.

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A way to see what you get

Doc Searls

According to The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies , a paper by Aleecia M. McDonald and Lorrie Faith Cranor of Carnegie Mellon University, “national opportunity cost for just the time to read policies is on the order of $781 billion.”

Why Can’t We Reform The Health System?

Steve Denning

Almost as frightening as its cost is how poorly it performs. They stringently evaluated new development and weighed the cost of new investment against potential gains. Health Innovation Leadership Radical Management costs customers health innovation.

Even If Grandma Embraces Her Robot, Should We Fear It?

Andy McAfee

Her piece includes no numbers about the costs of elder care. reports , for example, that a semi-private nursing home room in Massachusetts costs more than $120k per year, and a 44 hour per week home health aide almost $60k.

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The new layer of the economy enabled by M2M payments in the Internet of Things

Ross Dawson

In another domain, sensors could use agent models to find and pay for the lowest cost bandwidth given particular urgency for data. The cost of the fixed cost component of payments. The reality is that the fixed component of payments has no relation to the true underlying cost of making the payment, it is a legacy of ancient systems and entrenched, self-reinforcing business models. less than one cent) fixed costs are possible.

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