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

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).

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.

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. And because it’s happening inside the firewall, the vast majority of knowledge workers don’t notice.

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!)

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

Just one ESN within your firewall and the magic would happen just like that! Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) of unlearning a few things in the space of knowledge sharing and collaboration tools.

WebEx 130

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.

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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.

The Coherent Organization

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 firewall itself is becoming porous; customers and partners are increasingly privy to what was previously considered insider-only information. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work.

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. .

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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!), that is, the workforce. Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. Somewhere along the way we seem to have completely forgotten about the initial value add proposition from Social Business and Social Software tools ( Connect, Collaborate, Learn and Share ) and instead we all, collectively, decided to turn it into one of the most massive surveillance operations in our entire history, whether at work or for personal use. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . It’s probably one of the main reasons as to why we keep talking on a rather regular basis about Management vs. Leadership, when they might be one and the same depending on the context and the task at play ; why we keep using Community Management (and Community Manager(s) ) vs. Community Facilitation when all we are doing is either facilitating or stewarding online communities ; why we keep witnessing (some times in the first person) teams being killed left and right; why we continue to talk about hierarchy vs. networks as opposed to thinking that hierarchy is an integral part of wirearchy , after all; why we keep investing in control when it’s been rather well documented that trust is cheaper , way cheaper ; and so on and so forth. . Not long ago Carmen Medina once tweeted : ’[…] the worst human instinct is the desire to control others ’ and somehow I suspect we may have made it even much worse upon ourselves with all of these emerging (social) media tools where, if anything, we have become masters in showcasing our various different dysfunctional behaviours that, obviously, need to be controlled somewhat, before we may mess up even further, acknowledging, without realising much about it, that, when doing so, we won’t have to, necessarily, be either responsible, nor accountable, for what comes across from our own different devices. It’s not our job to worry about that. Therefore, the imperative need to be controlled. Instead. our main worry, at the moment , seems to be ‘ I need to make myself present out there [*wave* *wave* *wave*] , hopefully, noticeable enough I get my own 15 minutes of fame in that media pedestal, regardless ’. No wonder the powers that be would want to curb those inevitable urges a fair bit and try to re-control things back into place. If only for their own sanity, before they start questioning what’s really going on. If anything. It’s probably one of the main reasons, if you look into it a bit deeper, as to why (social) analytics, in whatever form or shape ( big data, small data, or just simply data ), has surpassed, in terms of attention and commitment from the business , the Social Business transformation journey. Carmen herself put it in much better words than I could have ever in a different unrelated tweet to the one above: . Controlling behavior is what you do when you can’t think of any better solution. — Carmen A. Medina (@milouness). July 3, 2016. The struggle for control is real. Very real, I would probably state it’s an integral part of our human nature, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we just can’t fight the urge to control things AND, specially, people, and look out for potential better solutions, specially, when they have clearly demonstrated that they work really well. You see? Control has always been an illusion and whether people would care to admit or not, we just can’t control folks because we may want to. We just can’t. It’s that simple, yet so complex at the same time. In fact, I would dare to state it’s way more demanding (think in terms of €€€) and resource intensive to control than to trust (your) people. Trusting your people is always cheaper , as my good friend Lee Bryant once wrote and I couldn’t have agreed more with that statement, even more so if we are ever so keen on transitioning into social networks and communities as the new operating model. This may well be a bit too obvious, but both networks and communities don’t respond well to control. They never had, they never will. Quite the opposite. It’s a whole lot more about how you inspire to provide the right conditions in facilitating the conversations to flourish naturally , to help enable people to network, connect, collaborate, learn and share what they are doing for work and in that context learn through plenty of hands-on how to work smarter, not necessarily harder. So instead of spending time in front of your Digital Dashboard watching over what people are doing, or saying, in whatever the digital platform and try to make some sense of that firehose of data, better think about how you, too, could dive in and be also part of the conversations. Most of the times, it’s far more effective to relinquish control and trust your people to do the right thing to only realise, after a while, you will be getting it back twofold in terms of value add, instead. Remember the good old mantra of leading by example ? . It would be a good time now to put it into practice, by all means, before it’s all too late and your knowledge (Web 2.0) workers revert back to making extensive use of one of the most harmful and damaging siloed tools within the business world that has ever existed, i.e. corporate email. Where will your organisation knowledge go after it dies in their own Inboxes? To put it in other words, think about it, after all, when was the last time you embarked on designing for loss of control ? Perhaps it’s a good time today to start thinking about it, and figure out how you could make it happen, in case you may not have, just yet, because as my good friend JP Rangaswami wrote nearly 8 years ago : . ‘ It’s about relationship and covenant and caring and respect as the motivators to do something, rather than command-and-control and more-stick-than-carrot. ‘ He then pretty much nailed it with this other short, but rather thought-provoking sentence: ’ Collaboration is not an option, it’s an imperative. ’ In this day and age, at long last, we may well need, then, to start putting our actions behind our words, if we would want to make that happen, because, somehow, (open) collaboration and control don’t seem to work well together and if control is really coming back again we ought to re-think again what we are doing with the so-called Social Business transformation journey? Are we doomed yet? Hopefully, not! Please do tell me we aren’t going back again to Henri Fayol ’s ‘ Planning, Organising, Commanding, Coordinating, and Controlling ’. Please do tell me we may all have learned something, after all, over the course of the last 100 years…. Control? No, thanks! We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

They’re worried about secrets slipping over Chinese walls and firewalls. In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning).

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.”

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.

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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.

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.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

This is the 6th post in a series of postings on how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

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.

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?

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

‘ Indeed, except that room is no longer just the physical meeting room per se, but also the social networking tools put in place out there, whether inside or outside of the firewall. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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.

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.

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?