The Untold Costs of Social Networking


But that’s where the problem lies, what I call the untold costs of social networking.

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New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4

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The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!


million a year in cost savings and productivity gain.

The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yeah, I buy the line about gaining greater maturity with the platform over time, and that you should do your due diligence and all that, BUT 9x original cost is far too high, in my opinion. In response to my post about making SharePoint not look like SharePoint , Mike asked where the figure I quoted came from. He said: " I would also like to see you cite your source for the statistic you quoted.

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Saving travel cost by Net-Mapping before you go

Net-Map Toolbox

Saving cost and reducing travel are a big thing at the World Bank at the moment – as in many organizations.

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Online Community Feature Overload and the Cost of Spreading Your Activity Too Thin

Managing Communities

But, in the thirst to be “more,” it can be easy to forget the cost that you may incur. [.]. photo credit: LOLren As people endeavor to add more features and sections to their forums and communities – more than “just” discussion threads – there is a great opportunity for additional value for all parties involved. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

The Postdigital Enterprise Needs to Shift Attention from the Cost Side to the Value Side

Portals and KM

As they write, if you focus on the cost side there is only so much you can squeeze out.  When done right it did also result in cost savings or increased revenue or both. As customers harness the tools of the Web to gain more information about products and vendors, they are putting increasing pressure on these vendors to deliver more value at lower cost. These are not my words of wisdom but ones I have long agreed with.

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The Cost of Seeking Invulnerability to Pain

How to Save the World

chart of fears, from this earlier post.

The Cost of the Privilege of Post-Moderation is Patience and Understanding

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. How Should I Participate

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Online only services: 1/46th of the cost?


Picture taken at NDI10 - National Digital Inclusion Conference 2010 , on 10 March 2010 - prior to the General Election but already post the reassertion of the current political and financial imperative for public services to 'do more with less'.

Cutting Travel Costs

Michael Sampson - Currents

But when travel is required, there's a set of common sense ideas you can follow to reduce your costs: - plan ahead, and don't buy a fully-flexible airfare. - Many of the routine meetings we hold today can be replaced / enhanced with new ways of meeting, without having to travel to get there. pay for hotel accommodation in advance, if you have fixed dates. rent a car, rather than relying on cabs. Or take the train. stay at a less expensive hotel, instead of one of the big chains.

Social media cost of inaction: COI

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve been speaking for a couple of years now on “The COI – Cost of Inaction&# …it’s always a good fallback when companies won’t accept the ROI – Return on Investment. COI Cost of Inaction with Social Media.

COI: Cost of Inaction United Breaks Guitars

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What ensued online was comprehensively a brand trashing and demonstrated what happens if you don’t pay attention to social media – even just monitoring it – it can cost your company $180,000,000. Is there any way Carroll’s song could have cost United $180 million?

#Movistar – The Cost of Lying to Your Customers


Today is, officially, my first day at work for 2015 after the Christmas holidays. I am writing officially on purpose, because after 61 days I am still waiting for Movistar (That Queen Between that always wants to get paid , but fails to deliver on customer service big time!)

How Much Is This Meeting Costing?

Michael Sampson - Currents

And doing so is costly. Bring TIM is a fun way for everyone to remember that meetings have a cost. Meetings can be very effective if you run them right.

The hidden cost of overzealous workflow systems

Governance in a Networked World

Unfortunately many of these workflow systems make light of the human cost of using them, especially if the need falls just 1% outside the tight scope of what they were designed for. I can't help but think what they would think if we charged our time spent in using these systems back to the same accounts that show the cost saving! We often hear stories of how computing systems are making our lives easier by orchestrating our workflows.

Book math -- does e-publishing cost less?

Endless Knots

For a printed book with a cover price of $26, the publisher gets 50% of gross revenues, or $13, out of which a whole lot of costs have to be covered: The publisher pays about $3.25 Marketing costs average around $1 but may go higher or lower depending on the title. Most of these costs will decline on a per-unit basis as a book sells more copies. to $5.54, before paying overhead costs or writing off unearned advances.

Offshoring: The Management Layers and Physical Communication Costs Are Significant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vodafone New Zealand has taken another look at its IT offshoring strategy , and concluded that it's more effective and cost efficient to hire the IT staff in New Zealand: " Vodafone NZ is embarking on a campaign to fill 100 IT department vacancies, following a decision to move its offshore operation in India back in house. New Zealand’s a lot smaller and the scale doesn’t necessarily support the additional cost.” ".

Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash. This is clearly a very bad economic situation and will continue to have a

The real costs of car use


Here’s a delightful 4 minute video from Mexico explaining how induced demand and misdirected subsidies make the use of cars so much more of a problem than is duly recognised. Note the presence of the British Embassy in the credits at the end.

Barriers of Social Software Adoption within the Enterprise: It Will Cost You More than You Think!


In my last blog post I hinted I will be putting together another entry where I would reflect on something that has been in my mind for a good number of months, if not years altogether.

The Admittedly High Cost of Social Media

Online Social Networking

Once time is factored into the cost of using social media — as it ought to be — not only isn’t it free to use, it’s expensive to use. The High Cost of Using Digital Media. It is costly, and so are website development and search engine optimization.

conferences & the cost of organising

Engineers without Fears

Doing it at cost. I know of several events that are run on a cost-recovery basis but how can we make this as interesting as possible? It used to be really tricky & expensive to find people. Finding speakers. Finding venues. Finding attendees. You needed contacts & experience & these were high barriers to entry. It's still hard to put on an event but the economics have changed.

The Cost of Doing Business with Email - The EQC Privacy Breach and What To Do About It

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Earthquake Commission in New Zealand has been in the news over the past few days, due to a privacy breach where an EQC staffer mistakenly sent a spreadsheet by email to the wrong recipient. Ian Simpson, the CEO of EQC wrote yesterday : " Today I confirmed the scale of the privacy breach on Friday was larger than first thought.

The financial cost of child poverty: government responds in the worst possible way


The Child Poverty Action Group has today published figures on the financial costs of this accelerating social crisis, noting a total cost to the UK of £29 billion per year. No surprise that the topic of child poverty keeps cropping up.

Interview with Cirrus Insight on User Adoption – for Salesforce

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s costing you money. I had a discussion recently with Joshua from Cirrus Insight on applying the strategies in my User Adoption Strategies book to Salesforce implementations. Salesforce adoption is one of the biggest issues facing orgs today.

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About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives


Recently, HootSuite, a prominent social media dashboard, introduced a new “Freemium” pricing structure, which offers basic Web services at different price points. Their once entirely free service is now being offered in distinct bundled packages - the basic features will stay free, but more advanced features will require a monthly fee. Sometime this month, they will be asking you to select a plan.

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Green Chameleon » Forgetting

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Forgetting KerrieAnne Christian has picked up an interesting story from the US Government Audit Office about cost overruns in the refurbishment of the warheads for Trident missiles. If only we could count the cost of forgetfulness more often.

Bring Back the Corporate Knowledge Managers - as Collaboration Connectors

Michael Sampson - Currents

On one side of the scale is the cost to the individual of participating — the time required, the hassle involved if the system is cumbersome, and so on. Progressive companies, searching for better ways to spread tacit know-how, need to find ways to tip the scales by decreasing the cost or increasing the return. This was noted as one reason why shared calendaring didn't take off quickly - the unevenness of the cost/benefit.

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300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

At a cost of $45 million per year. In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above).

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300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

At a cost of $45 million per year. In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above).

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Blog>> Taxonomy Development Infographic

Green Chameleon

We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand. Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend. This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

Universities evolved in in another era and remain stacked with inefficiencies (cost, structural, learning inefficiencies). The real generic threat to the University is anything that undermines large classes and/or drives down the cost of learning.

Community Building Isn’t About Influencers

Managing Communities

There is some overlap, sure, but if you focus on “influencers&# at the cost [.]. photo credit: jurvetson I’ve been hearing the word influencer a lot lately. People (companies) want other people, with big audiences, to talk about their stuff. There is nothing wrong with that. Just don’t confuse your pursuit of influencers with community building. Managing the Community Thinking

User Adoption Strategies (2nd Edition): Now Available as Digital Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

The digital book is US$19, compared to the previous price of US$49 for the printed book (with the majority of the difference the cost of postage). My book on user adoption strategies is finally available as a digital book.

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Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Given growing energy costs and recession concerns, decision-makers are likely to "dust off" prior programs aimed at streamlining travel budgets. Some strategists may be encouraged to leverage business interest in travel-related cost reduction as justification to pursue standardization efforts (e.g., Faced with rising fuel costs, airlines increased business- and first-class fares by 12.4

Washington DC the End of October? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 11:10 am under events Every time I contemplate getting on an airplane, I’m thinking “how do I maximize the carbon, cost and time of this plane ride. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 10 2008 Washington DC the End of October?

ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

Jenny Connected

Cost clearly continues to be an issue – in terms of time and money, even though Matt Jenner tried to focus on the benefits of MOOCs, saying it’s not about the money. and then there is the cost of the tutor’s time, especially if running a MOOC is additional to a tutor’s normal workload.

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Green Chameleon » Easy Pickings

Green Chameleon

The idea of going after low hanging fruit is to get low-cost buy-in and support for your KM initiative.

Green Chameleon » Faith

Green Chameleon

It’s my first time in the new Terminal 3 , built at a cost of more than US$1 billion. blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Faith I’m at Singapore’s Changi Airport, waiting for my flight to Hong Kong.