Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations


Posts with a enterprise theme

Amidst the Microhoo ballyhoo, an idea for improving enterprise tools

The heat and noise generated by MIcrosoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo could power a city, but among the various reactions and strained metaphors are some important points for the future of the Web. Plus, I think there is a potentially innovative enterprise angle that has not been discussed so far.

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On being espresso, not cappuccino, in 2008

A belated welcome to 2008, which is looking like a very interesting year in both senses of the word. At Headshift, we intend to become more boring and more sexy at the same time – watch this space!

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Sharepoint, Confluence and Newsgator: towards the social stack

Microsoft has announced a partnership with two innovative Enterprise 2.0 products – Confluence and Newsgator (both are Headshift partners)- to extend its Sharepoint system in the direction of becoming a social computing platform for the enterprise. We believe this will be the nudge that many IT departments need to embrace a meaningful social tools strategy.

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CIOs and the future of IT management

How is the IT function changing and what is the future role of the CIO?

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Social tools for Internal Communications

Participants at a recent Melcrum European seminar on social tools for internal communications came up with some useful insights into the use cases for social software and the barriers and chellanges for deployment

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(Non) Adoption of social computing in organisations: busyness or laziness?

Too much focus on very simple ROI measures can be a problem for the adoption of social tools. Olivier argues that we must resist the temptation to turn evolving methodologies into recipes for “best practice”

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What other conferences can learn from Reboot

Maybe I am getting jaded, but I am more and more conscious of a gulf in quality between events like Reboot and LIFT on the European circuit and UK business-focused conferences. Herewith, some observations on what we could do better.

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Pew Research: What are we doing for the other 41% of people we want to reach?

The latest Pew report suggests 41% of people are not engaging with Web 2.0. Good thing? Bad thing? Not sure … but we certainly need a better way of getting second wave adopters on the bus in enterprise 2.0 projects.

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Blogging 4 Business redux

Notes from the Headshift/SixApart session at the Blogging for Business conference in London on April 4, 2007

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Bottom-up and inside out – the future of enterprise IT?

Software as a Service is a potentially transformational delivery model that could put functionality and control in the hands of lines of business rather than just IT, and it will play a key role in the future of what people are calling Enterprise 2.0 – but how and when will that happen?

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