Firewall Problems and Solutions

Clark Quinn

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. Are you finding issues with firewalls these days? Anyone having issues with Windows Media and firewalls? Do Flash players cause any problems with firewalls?

Friends, trust and firewalls

Harold Jarche

Tear down the firewalls : article on freedom of information and expression by @birgittaj at artsforum Canada. Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this week. jayshep -&# Timesheets are an admission that your clients don’t trust you, and that you don’t trust your clients.&# – via @jeffrey_brandt.

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Firewall Problems and Solutions

Tony Karrer

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. Are you finding issues with firewalls these days? Anyone having issues with Windows Media and firewalls? Do Flash players cause any problems with firewalls?

Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall

Tony Karrer

I did suggest that they would either use a Wiki behind the firewall or use a password protected Wiki - because that's where the work product goes. If it's captured in a system inside the corporate firewall, it won't go outside. Stephen Downes commented on my recent post - Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and said - I am opposed to the trend coming from the corporate learning side of the house to treat PLEs as work tools.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages.

Realizing social business: Enterprise 2.0 success stories

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social business is proving to be a strategic win inside the enterprise firewall. Dion Hinchcliffe highlights some success stories from the trenches

Realizing social business: Enterprise 2.0 success stories

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social business is proving to be a strategic win inside the enterprise firewall. Dion Hinchcliffe highlights some success stories from the trenches

Connecting with Communities of Practice

Harold Jarche

This often has to be done behind the firewall to protect competitive secrets. This means working outside the firewall on the wide open Web. Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? One way to look at this problem is to see what kind of work needs to get done in the organization.

Go dark for SOPA – The SOPA Eclipse

David Weinberger

Here’s Rebecca MacKinnon’s op-ed on SOPA and its Senate version, which together would constitute a Great Firewall of America, as she says Jimmy Wales has proposed that Wikipedia might black out its English-language pages for a short period to register opposition to the SOPA law that would allow the US government to shut down access to sites that provide access to material that infringes copyright.

Tools of your trade

Euen Semple

From the senior execs I worked with who winged at me about what IT wouldn't let them do, to that sinking feeling when trying to send a client a presentation and they say "your file doesn't work" or they can't work out how to get it through their organisation's firewall. Sadly I still encounter too many people who still feel that technology is being done to them.

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UN’s Internet Governance Forum censors a mild mention of censorship

David Weinberger

A poster for the book — Access Controlled — contained the sentence: “The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous ‘Great Firewall of China’ is one of the first national Internet filtering systems.&#. Holy cow!

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. Harold recently posted this model: Workers collaborate in Project Teams to get the job done. People cooperate in External Networks to meet a shared goal.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Current firewall, event sharing, and attack detection approaches are simply not feasible as long-run solutions for cybersecurity, and we need to adopt an inherently more robust approach. I recently participated in a Treasury Identity Forum organized by the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

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Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

To anyone that is contemplating a ban on Facebook or any other social media site inside your organization’s firewall. Late last year I was at a dinner with a Board I won’t mention by name. There were roughly 50 people at the event. Tables were pre-assigned and I found myself sitting across from a chap in his mid-50′s whose professional job was an accountant. He worked at a rather large firm as a partner. And no, I won’t insert any accountant jokes at this time.

Performance Support

Clark Quinn

Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. Great post by Jay Cross that uses the history of performance support to set up the need for what Jay calls Learnscapes. I've been a long-time believer in EPSS and ePerformance.

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Berkman Buzz + accepting applications

David Weinberger

Ethan Zuckerman asks how many jump the Great Firewall. The weekly Berkman Buzz , as compiled by Seth Young: * Charles Nesson responds to Joseph Reagle’s talk on “Good Faith Collaboration.&#. OpenNet Initiative on demand for less Net censorship in China. Facebook and privacy, again — and Harry Lewis isn’t surprised. Future of the Internet Topics and Links of the Week. * Dan Gillmor explains why he’s not buying many Kindle books.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

Note that the firewall tends to cross the middle of the diagram, and by blocking access you’re effectively cutting off a portion of the corporate brain! In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary.

A bit more detail

Clark Quinn

Those communities span both internal to the organization (if it is big enough), but also across the firewall out to other practitioners that are in other organizations. In the Coherent Organization model that we (the ITA ) came up with, it talks about how work teams are fed by and feed up to communities as they too feed up to and are fed from social networks. And while this is all good, it may not be completely clear. So I tried to take a pass at representing it another way.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Whether businesses are still blocking the use of social networks behind the firewall empowering inadvertently their knowledge workers to make that assumption (and rightly so!) deployments have / will fail to deliver, which doesn’t sound too welcoming for those knowledge workers who see the many benefits for themselves with regards to Social, yet, it hasn’t struck a chord when they enter the firewall. .

digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

But they are not allowed to contribute to the external networks outside the firewall. Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. He includes a handy CC-licensed worksheet to go with it. Oscar’s original work on this subject was part of my inspiration while working on a way to describe the required facets on an enterprise social network (ESN).

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Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others? Good comparisons of these?

New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn. or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Is this already being done all the time? If not, why not?

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

. The illusion of control is coming back, and it’s coming back with a vengeance , apparently, according to this article from Henry Mintzberg , who has been noticing, how, lately, most organisations seem to have put more tight-in controls within, and outside, the firewall in order to control what seems to be uncontrollable anymore (if it ever was!),

Organizational Knowledge Mastery?

Clark Quinn

And yes, the experiments can be outside the firewall, trying new things with customers and visitors and reading reactions, but that’s still in the realms of the understood or expected. I was pointed to a report from MIT Sloan Management talking about how big data was critical to shorten ‘time to insight’ And I think that’s a ‘good thing’ in the sense that knowing what’s happening faster is clearly going to be part of agility.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

It’d be the first time that I share publicly (Even outside of the firewall) what I will be measured upon in terms of my overall performance at the end of the year, what we call at IBM our Personal Business Commitment, but in that exercise of openness and transparency I am hoping it will help folks out there get a bit of clarity in terms of where my main focus areas will be.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of copying or moving the data across, the agreed upon queries are sent to the institution owning the data, executed behind the firewalls of the data owners, and only the encrypted results are shared. . The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

Structured, goal-oriented collaboration is typical of what happens inside the firewall in a controlled access environment. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of copying or moving the data across, the agreed upon queries are sent to the institution owning the data, executed behind the firewalls of the data owners, and only the encrypted results are shared. In the Fall of 1995, IBM made the decision to embrace the Internet and make it the centerpiece of its strategic directions. As the general manager of the newly formed IBM Internet Division , I spent a lot of time thinking how to best articulate the promise of the Internet.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

When micro-blogging is brought to fruition inside the organization, safely tucked within the corporate firewalls, the connection can be extremely powerful. From a technology perspective, an organisation will have to decide whether to host the micro-blogging platform within its own firewall, or utilise the service of a hosted provider. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Customer Learning, a largely unexploited marketing strategy

Jay Cross

We used to think of companies as being like castles, cut off from the world by firewall moats. Google’s course on power searching is a brilliant marketing move. As retailer Sy Syms used to say, “The best customer is an educated customer.” ” Google is teaching people to use more of its services. Simultaneously, Google is building customer loyalty. Co-learning builds trust.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution. For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email.

Preparing for change

Harold Jarche

Tweet One of the reasons (not the only one) behind our Net Work Literacy programme is to prepare people for a digital economy, much of which is blocked by organizational firewalls. It is difficult to be a connected and networked person when you can only communicate with people inside your organization. As I wrote in Net Work Skills : Imagine if we limited our conversations to only those in the same office. We would miss out on so many learning opportunities.

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Disclosures

Tony Karrer

Editorial Firewall Before I mention these relationships, with any and all companies that I work with in a consulting capacity and who I will discuss in my blog, I include in my contract what I call an editorial firewall clause.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

During all of this time I have been thinking hard about what I would want to do, whether I would want to automate part of my digital external footprint, or just disappear into thin air with that new focus area of behind the firewall interactions. I guess you could call it an attempt to redefine your own online digital footprint and personal brand, when things at work take a radical shift towards behind the firewall interactions.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of copying or moving the data across, the agreed upon queries are sent to the institution owning the data, executed behind the firewalls of the data owners, and only the encrypted results are shared. 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.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

There was a time when a business decided to embark on that fascinating and truly empowering Social Business journey that the conversation would usually start with something along these lines: “ Yes, I want to have a Facebook for the Enterprise (running behind the firewall) and I want it yesterday! Lucky enough, businesses, in general, have finally understood as well that they don’t need to have an exact copy to mimic Facebook’s behaviours behind the firewall.

PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

These barriers include social media policies, firewalls, inefficient work practices, defining people by their job, and many others, too numerous to name. My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform.

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More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes Work PLEs internet futures and social relations Jay Cross - Nonsense from Stephen Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall Stephen Downes Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion Jay Cross - Semantics & the first place Personal Work and Learning Environments PLEs are power tools Be the Node The Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments Stephen Downes PLEase Stop Corporations aren't Allowed to be Personal This has made me wonder.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Later that decade, Linux was also widely used in a variety of Internet applications, including web servers and firewall systems. . A year ago, McKinsey Quarterly published a special edition, Management: The next 50 year, to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

As an example, the deck I put together some time last year on this topic, and which I am hoping to share it out there, outside of the firewall, pretty soon, once I go through a final update and a bit of sanitation, has been downloaded over 3,000 times! You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. ( Note: You see?

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

When micro-blogging is brought to fruition inside the organization, safely tucked within the corporate firewalls, the connection can be extremely powerful. From a technology perspective, an organisation will have to decide whether to host the micro-blogging platform within its own firewall, or utilise the service of a hosted provider. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford.

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

And serendipity, as you all know, works in various mysterious and magic ways, so after having looked both inside and outside of the firewall, I am now pleased to announce I have got a new job. This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past. The soul-searching period is finished and dealt with. It is, at long last, official and I am now ready to announce it to the world!