RIM PlayBook - Four Models are Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, RIM announced four upcoming editions of the RIM PlayBook, to be available in the second half of 2011: " RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Becoming a Social Business Client Panel

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. IBM is using new business model to be more connected and collaborative and this is providing greater efficiency. They needed to have all the stakeholders at the design phase.

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Deb Lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Organization and Designing the Collaborative Enterprise

Portals and KM

I recently spoke with Deb Lavoy, Director of Product Marketing for Digital and Social Media at OpenText , about enterprise design in the 21 st century.  She began by noting that we are moving from a mechanistic model for organizations to a more human model. Third, there is compounding collaboration which is designed is to “ensure that whatever our endeavor, we are leveraging, to the greatest extent possible, the work that has been done already.”

My Favorite Tweets for July 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @deb_lavoy : design and delivery matter equally RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth's Blog: Defining quality [link]. RT @robpatrob : More on Lloyds Coffee Shop a model for social learning and trust buildingt [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

Each of these phases has to be designed in the beginning, but with space for emergent outcomes. Think of this model as a framework for holding the flow of an extraordinary event in the life of an organization. Pay attention to these three stages up front, in the design process.

My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values

Portals and KM

We would applaud this at Darwin Ecosystem as that is one of our design goals. Sid added that you need the consumer model of simplicity to increase usage. Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values.

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A vision with legs – that grows

Learning Alliances

Photo: WhiteHorse.com "The Future of In-Aisle Mobile, A Framework for Consumer-Centered Innovation" This post gathers the #chifoo Twitter feed from a presentation by Will Reese ( @willreese ) at CHIFOO on July 13, 2011. Share: business models Technology

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Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?


In the passion economy, value is created through superior design “ Like I said, a highly recommended read to help differentiate what’s at stake over here. This is not to say that all present industrial organizations are doomed but our models to describe the world around us are.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

A great model has been developed by Jane Hart: how to use social media in e-learningtrajectories: We believe you may also use this model to think about how to use social media in face-to-face learning trajectories. (1) Jane Hart warns us that you should use the first model with caution.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Those involved in building community or other social spaces benefit by understanding how such roles can be supported through better media design. identity, social connectivity, publics, and privacy), and how those affordances are leveraged by people as part of their social life (boyd, 2011).

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

Happy Corner, where the tailors studied by Jean Lave (2011) worked in the 1970′s, was a remarkable community of practice. For that it helps to have formal models of some sort, so we can make sense of, and further enable, learning at individual, community and environmental levels.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The word “medium&# can mean a “material used by an artist or designer to create a work “, or it can mean “the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data.&#.

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Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Links for this week (weekly) Links for this week (weekly) Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization Jun 14 2011 Share Tweet Summary : If communities have a real value for organizations, there are still few certainties about their positioning and management.

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Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery” Real

Alchemy of Change

Sure, good design enables some degree of both simplicity and flexibility – but in Friend Discovery, flexibility reigns. As far as federation is concerned, I really like the model that Automattic has built with WordPress.

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

I am attending Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. The split domain hybrid model means that some of workforce is in the cloud and some stays on premise for regulatory or other purposes.

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Systems Thinking Is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #2Remember Your Failure In The Cave

Evolving Web

Unfortunately, for us, we build these models at such a rate that we rarely have them disproved. This limits systems thinking to what Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Model calls the complicated domain. (I

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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest


I actually copied the same model I have been cultivating and nurturing with my Twitter Lists for over the last few months.

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So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hoping this awareness help you to try to stretch and integrate opposite preferences in your design. The report also looks into reliability and validity for 13 models. I went looking for a learning style test for an online course.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


And the list goes on and on and on … Effective Social Software education is all about adopting successfully new models of conducting work, where openness, clarity, transparency, publicy , trust, etc.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote


Here is the embedded Slideshare deck from Phillip, so you can have a look into it and watch through the slides: Designing Collaboration: Building Systems that Really Work – Philipp Schäfer. Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.

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My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2


Design: Yes, good, … oh wait!, great design still sells big time! v2 is much slicker, rounded , feels lighter, rather elegant, smart even (Bought the white model, which probably add up a bit of glamour to it altogether, who knows!)

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Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: However resulting “stream glut”, interoperability, and security-related issues will threaten benefits unless better user experience design, filtering, standardization, permission models, and back-end analytics are applied. . Activity streams will also need to respect the permission models associated with the event being signaled from a publisher.

The centre of attention

Viv Mcwaters

The model was first used by the Rand Corporation in the 1960s to describe radio networks. I have blatantly co-opted the model to describe different styles of facilitation.

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Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1

Collaborative Thinking

How organizations can actually encourage its employees to participate more actively and become more emotionally attached to the company and its mission has led strategists to look at consumer SNS providers and deploy similar technologies designed for use within the enterprise. A SNS designed with certain personal support affordances helps employees creates the social infrastructure they need to better self-direct their career progression. Abstract.

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Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

Last week I attended Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. Dan said that they have functional excellence models that give specifics for improvements.

What does ‘edges of work’ mean?

Viv Mcwaters

It’s a useful model because it helps categorise practices and the wave metaphor is dynamic and can be taken further to include undercurrents, rips and even whitewater! A long time ago I learnt of a very useful tool called the wave analysis*.

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Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

2011, October 15). Instead, it should be examined as one of many different types of communication models and how media affects interpersonal and societal relationships. 2011, October 15). 2011). For instance, the authors include a model that maps the four contradictions to epistemic actions (actions that uncover information). This can help not only researchers but also designers and managers of online community spaces (e.g., 2011).

Transition gives us the best of ingredients for networking

Social Reporter

I think it’s a model that People Powered Change should look at for inspiration. Transition has also given us a download of the set of cards , beautifully designed by Marina Vons-Gupta.

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5 Things video games teach us better than reality

The Bumble Bee

For example in terms of effective learning: This "acquire, test, master" model is still intrinsic to game design. To read The seduction secrets of video game designers.

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(Intranets2011) "Strategies for Creating a Social Workplace with Your Intranet" - James Dellow, Headshift / Dachis Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

The social workplace - it's emergent, you can see work as it happens, it's designed. James pointed to Dion's model, at Social intranets: Enterprises grapple with internal change.

Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

Pull : In a pull model, rather than trying to force or otherwise persuade areas in the company to participate in the effort, project teams focus on those areas willing to work constructively on specific pilots. The difference between a bottom-up and viral approach (to me at least) is that bottom-up is a designed intent. Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives.

IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part Two

Portals and KM

The old behaviorist view modeled, in part after machines, was a simple stimulus response.  This use is designed to both increase proper patient healthcare and reduce the cost of care by reducing unnecessary tests and procedures. This is the second part of my interview with IBM’s Mike Rhodin, SVP, Software Solutions, about their moves in the software space. We continued our discussion by covering IBM's smarter commerce initiative.

Big Lottery funds £1.89 million of citizen journalism. Is that what communities most need?

Social Reporter

It looks as if the model for the Media Trust programme – announced by them here – is in line with their other work in getting support from professional journalists and media networks to give voice to community groups and nonprofit organisations. I can see a role for both the community reporter/hyperlocal model, and that of the Media Trust … in theory. It’s a professional model. I think it could be a good complement to the Media Trust model.

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KM World Session Notes: KM for the Future

Portals and KM

I have been covering most of my notes from the 2011 KM World  on the Darwin blog. Tomorrow I wil porivde a complete listign wiht links of my Km World 2011 notes. I Patrick said that Dave seems to imply the KM is staking claims in other areas such as HR, IT and organizational design. Value networks priced the need flexibility to come beyond the tangible to model role based collaboration.    Patrick said we are moving beyond metrics to modeling.

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About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Interestingly enough, that's like reading about myself, when I started as an irrigation engineer, morphed into an organisational advisor and I'm currently a specialist in the design and facilitation of learning processes. One of my interest areas is the professionalisation process of professionals. How do you become a master, an expert, a thought leader? What are the best ways to learn individually and collectively?

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SpringCM Moves Beyond Content Management

Portals and KM

It is designed so the average business user can create process aligned content management use cases. To facilitate the use of the case management approach, SpringCM has implemented a checklist model.  SpringCM Cloud provides an robust enterprise content management platform.

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Check Out Our Entry for Management Innovation eXchange M-Prize Hack

Portals and KM

There are two types of entries: an instructive case study (a Story ) or an experimental design (a Hack ).  values (including transparency, collaboration, meritocracy, openness, community and self-determination) can help overcome the design limits of Management 1.0—and In contrast, the Awareness Engine™ uses content visualizations modeled on human thought to uncover the unexpected in the Web or the enterprise for better informed management decisions. 

Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Second, task-oriented experience will drive modular design. Third, the consumerization of IT will promote a freemium model. Fourth, a range of different revenue models will emerge. With the advent of the Freemium sales model and taking a percentage of the transaction, they predict that that the two worlds will become one.

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The Divine Right of Capital: A Little Rebellion

Alchemy of Change

CEOs : pioneer true models of economic democracy, rewriting corporate bylaws, testing state statutes to protect stakeholders rather than buckling to takeover raiders. As I mentioned in my original post , I just finished reading The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly.

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Jackbe Offers Real-Time Intelligence

Portals and KM

  Rather than using predetermined, static data models, real-time mashups can be created on the fly to explore new sources as they arise. is not designed to replace traditional BI reports and dashboards, but make better use of them.

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Is Physical and Virtual Regressive Software Marketing on the Rise?

Portals and KM

A combination of iPad prizes and models appears to doubledown on your mistake.   I would suggest that these are generally designed with a focus on SEO and link bait, as much as with serious content.    We are appealing to these tools with material that is alluring in the same way that mascots and models attempt to attract people.

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#Change11- Half way point reflections

Jenny Connected

That very same group has now approached me to work with them on designing a course on MOOC principles. Well it’s time to take stock a bit – not the ideal time – with Xmas looming and everything that entails and needs thinking about – mostly food. Every year I cannot believe how much food is consumed. But how much of Change MOOC have I consumed and what are my tentative and first reflections at this point.

From Social Insights to Social Business Innovation: MIT Enterprise Forum

Portals and KM

New and powerful business models are emerging – models based on social innovation.”. Nathaniel said you can design initiatives for measurability. Last night I went to an interesting event sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum. It was part of their Innovation Series:  From Social Insights to Social Business Innovation.  I have the pleasure of attending an earlier event for startups where my Darwin Ecosystem partner Thierry Hubert presented our story.

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