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 software theme

(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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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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SNA tools: what are we measuring?

SNA tools have a certain allure, since they sound logical; but the problem is the data we have to feed them. Email and Document stores are not enough to produce a real picture of organisational networks. We need first to create the myriad of weak signals that can allow online social networks to develop before we can hope to derive actionable intelligence.

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What form will Enterprise 2.0 take?

Demand is growing for Social Software and Enterprise 2.0 tools, and the value proposition is clearly very strong compared to traditional enterprise systems. But how do you go about delivering this value in corporate networks that are more used to fixed systems than iterative, evolving social tools? What sort of new approaches should we be thinking about to make the most of the fluid nature of Enterprise 2.0 tools?

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Weaving a social web from organisational data

Corporate systems do a good job at storing data but a bad job of letting people make sense of it. Social software lets people aggregate and share information they need, creating a social interface onto corporate data and systems. Enterprise doesn’t have to mean clunky and expensive.

We will be sharing some recent case studies and ideas about ambient knowledge at ETECH in San Diego and the Blogs & Social Media Forum in London.

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Locative social software

Today I’ll be mostly thinking about location-based media and communications, it appears

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The barbarians at the gates: blogs, social software & PR

Presentation from a talk to the UK Chartered Institute of PR Northern Conference

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PledgeBank and other MySociety vignettes

mySociety builds websites “that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives,” serving as demo of the possible to teach the public and voluntary sectors how to use the internet to “improve lives.”

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Socialtext raise series B finance to scale their social software tool

congratulations to socialtext on their funding

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Les blogs sont arrivee!

Some links to coverage of the Les Blogs conference, plus my presentation available as a PDF download

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