Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology


A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

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Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

Forrester has release their report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011 , by Alan Weintraub with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. 1 There is also an expansion in the types of content: documents, scanned images, web content, rich media, email, corporate records, blogs, wikis, e-forms, audio, and video.

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Trending Sources

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. This data can take many shapes and forms and covers past, present and future. We will see a transition form static business process and to more collaborative processes that evolve using real time analytics.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

To illustrate, let’s talk about a partnership, a simple form of network that connects just two entities. These are all valid forms of respect that are vital to society, but they’re not the kind of respect that ensures the health of a network. Trust makes networks work.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

Through this radical connectedness, cells became amazing collaborators, coordinating and combining themselves into the remarkable array of biological forms we see all around us – our eyes and hands, tigers and armadillos, bamboo and mosquitos — everything we think of as alive.

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Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Inequality and Abuse of Power and Wealth as the Issue of 2011: A recent OECD report put the US at the bottom of the heap of affluent nations in social justice (poverty, health, education and income/wealth inequality). Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt.

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

form a core team); to stimulate network members to take up certain role more often based on talent, preferences; to switch roles within the network for example to start rotation for a wider variety of ideas; to us 'a role analysis' occasionally to reflect on the process in the network.

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My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Collective Intelligence and Social Networks

Portals and KM

Most often Web based collective intelligence takes the form of external connections through such tasks as crowd sourcing.  It generates interesting data in an unstructured form.

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My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Academic Keynote Panel

Portals and KM

Alex added that one strategy is to move the risk to the individual in the form of informed consent, perhaps with some benefit for accepting the risk. The MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, The MIT Center For Digital Business, SIM Boston and MIT ILP, are hosting the eight annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today. The event is sold out with over 900 people registered. Here are my notes from the session: Academic Keynote Panel: ?MIT’s

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E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

My emphasis is on how social structures form within the enterprise, how people cultivate their social resources, and strategies they might employ to mobilize their networks.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

Whatever form it takes, I believe this group of brave people holding the center is what makes it feel safer for the rest of us to begin asking hard questions – and that… that, is the real purpose of these protests. The Occupy Movement means different things to different people.

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Social Media at Work


Last week, upon my return from my last business trip, I was hoping to be able to resume my regular blogging activities and share with you folks some of the interesting conversations I have been engaging with and other interesting resources worth while sharing across.

My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: CIO Keynote Panel

Portals and KM

Also, he likes the idea expressed earlier of doing the interview before you read the resume so you form an independent impression. Here are my notes from session of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium session: CIO Keynote Panel -?The The Evolving CIO Role in Cloud and Mobile Computing Environment. Participants included: Moderator: David Kingston ,?Managing Managing Director, Corporate Executive Board, panel: Anthony D. Christie ,?CIO

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), where people come together to build relationships with other site members, form communities, share information, and collaborate. photos), tend to bring people together enabling ties to form (Engeström, 2005). 2011, October 15). 2011, October 15).

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

Portals and KM

  You need a combination of guided workflow and free form. Another question: Some people need to simply have the forms filled in and others are hungry for more data. Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values.

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)


Very relevant to start thinking how we are going to re-purpose what we know is not going to disappear any time soon, and, instead, get the most out of it in a new form / shape reflecting our current needs, not those from 10 or 20 years ago!

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2011 MAKE Nominations Open Until May 31

Portals and KM

Nominations close on May 31, 2011.   You can complete the nomination form by visiting the Teleos website - [link] - and clicking on 'MAKE' in the left-hand navigation box and then clicking on 'MAKE Nominations' I suggest you nominate more organizations to enrich the event. They are now accepting nominations for the 14th annual Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. I have written about them before, including last year’s MAKE winners.

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Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

Etienne Wenger, Beverly Trayner, Maarten de Laat (2011) – Value Creation Framework. Knowledge capital can take different forms (see p.20 A key focus of BEtreat was to discuss Etienne Wenger et al.’s s most recent work on value creation in communities of practice.

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Such a community is formed by so-called 'carriers' of a particular vision of reality. This is a column Sibrenne Wagenaar and I have written for the management site. I thought it might be worthwhile to translate it. The translation is mine (with a start by Google translate).

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory. This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

If you choose to, you will have the option of sharing it with merchants as you shop, but you will expect to be compensated for it in the form of lower prices or special services.

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Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon

Evolving Web

At work, Raymond’s job is to make sure that expense forms are filled out properly. So, what if we came up with a submission process that checked expense forms as they were written and gave people Raymond as an expert that could help them when they ran into troubles with the form?

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Traackr Enhances Its Web Influencer Monitoring Tool

Portals and KM

They also automatically rank order the keywords in priority form niche at the top to broad at the bottom. I have been using Traackr for several months. For those who want to better understand the thought leaders in a field, Traackr provides a comprehensive, yet very easy to use, tool set.

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Social Media: NAB Break Up Letter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

All banks are the same, it’s too hard, too many forms, and expensive exit fees. There’s actually nothing in it for the client – they still have to fill in the forms etc.

Flip My Switch: Standard Work or Soul Crushing Exactness

Evolving Web

I’ve worked for companies that have gone through ugly ISO 900x processes that have left people with forms to complete to fill out more forms. In Lean there is a concept known as “standard work”.

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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. Jean Lave, Apprenticeship in critical ethnographic practice (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011) [link]. 2011 Mar; 31(2): 122-7.

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Digital Habitats

Sharing Information – blogs, Twitter (and related tools), delicious, Digg, Flickr, YouTube (and all content sharing sites) – the focus is on publication in some form or another, then connecting people to that content. (Cross posted on FullCirc and NWWCoP ).

What Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 Can Bring to HR Processes

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Compensation and benefits: Now updated forms are shared more effectively. Last week I had the pleasure of doing a webinar with the enterprise 2.0 software firm, Bitrix. We covered  “The Business Value of Social Media and Enterprise 2.0” with an emphasis on HR process because of the audience.    I want to share with you a bit of my thoughts from that session.

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Intranet Innovation Awards - for 2011 - Now Open

Michael Sampson - Currents

Step Two Designs has opened the doors for entries to the 2011 Intranet Innovation Awards for this year: " Now in their fifth year, the global Intranet Innovation Awards uncover great ideas for the benefit of the whole intranet community. This year’s Awards are now open for entries, with submissions closing on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Visit the entry page for full details on the awards process, including the submission form. ".

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Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality


Back in 2001, when I was first exposed to social software tools, there were a number of different guidelines I decided to put in place and abide for myself; mainly, stating there would be three different subjects that I wouldn’t touch much *ever* in any online Web form.

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It’s Time to Try Social Technologies by Kevin Jones


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The Social Enterprise and The Circular Economy


In this way, today’s goods become tomorrow’s resources, forming a circular cycle&#.

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Chrysler tweet: an issue of process

Community Guy

Over the weekend, I had several people from big brands ask me what I thought about the Chrysler tweet debacle, and whether I thought the right actions were taken.

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Is Twitter Text, Speech, or Something New?

Portals and KM

It clarified the reason for this question as we treated these two forms of expression quite differently. One of those forces — and, indeed, one of those futures — is the hybrid linguistic form that we are shaping online even as it shapes us… A paradigm we might call “Twitter. I would add that the paradigm we call “awareness” is the perfect complement to this new hybrid form of communication.

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Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Mayor Giuliani of New York circa 2011, Premier Anna Bligh during Queensland’s natural disasters. A new left-wing government was formed a week later and immediately set about removing Central Bank governor Davíð Oddsson and his aides from the bank through changes in law.

The State of the Blogosphere 2011

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Brian Solis recently posted on the results from Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2011 survey. As Brian writes, “Over the years, blogs have formed the foundation of social media, democratizing the ability to publish thoughtful commentary, build a noteworthy community and equalize influence along the way.”. The 2011 reports finds that the vast majority of bloggers have been doing it for over two years and close to half for over four years.

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

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More recently, they are focusing a significant portion of their efforts on social business as I wrote about in my coverage of Lotusphere 2011. Two acquisitions in this space are PureEdge for secure XML forms and Lombardi for department level business process management software. 

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

InMaps forms the clusters and then it’s up to you to name them based on what you think they are. I just mapped all my LinkedIn connections onto a visual graph through a new web service called InMaps.

Collaboration Roadmap (2011) - Technology Agnostic / Indifferent / Neutral

Michael Sampson - Currents

Groups can self-form for the purpose of learning and capability development. When I wrote SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration in 2009, the focus was on talking about the key business and human-factors disciplines essential to collaboration success. Chapter 2 in SharePoint Roadmap looked at the technology of SharePoint 2007, and critiqued it against the Seven Pillars , a way of looking at the requirements of teams from collaboration technology.

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