Cooperation Flows

I've posted before of the shift toward conversations and relationships within the enterprise and how new value and productivity would come from flow based collaboration apps. I believe the enterprise is: Being redefined around people – not tasks or processes Improving productivity by unlocking people's conversations and relationships – not focusing on transactions Delivering new […]

Not all Graphs are the same

Chris Dixon, CEO of Hunch, recently presented at a GoogleTechTalk at the Google New York office. Chris talked about the value of Graphs … as in social, communications, intention, taste graphs … the evolution toward Graph Wars … and strategic choices important to developing graphs.   I was particularly interested in his question: "How are Communication […]

Games @ Work

I wanted to refresh my thinking on the Guiding Principles of Game Design @ Work from my earlier post.    The Guiding Principles for Games @ Work were focused on making it easy for collaboration leaders and business users to: 1. Define clear boundaries, shared problem(s) and a community of collaborative business users   2. […]

Trust Deficits in Social Networks

"Social networks have something of a trust deficit, which will either limit or make “more expensive” its ability to offer new services.  The product teams at social networks have proven their ability to offer compelling services in exchange for personal information, but our research shows that people place a relatively low value on their social […]

Evolution of the Enterprise Applications Industry

John Mancini, the President of AIIM International, provides his perspective on the evolution of enterprise IT in one slide: Personally, I like the way John describes the shift from managing "a web page" to managing "a conversation" as we see systems of engagement emerge in the enterprise… but… While the balance of the slide is […]

The “Future State” of Work – Changes & Skills for next 10 years

GigaOm has an upcoming conference Net:Work that will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a new culture of work and key tools and technologies for collaboration. They put forward a report from Gartner that outlines 10 changes over the next 10 years that will impact how we work and collaborate in the future. It is […]

Relevance-Aware Activity Streams

  Liz Gannes of GigaOm does a nice job summarizing a recent interview of Twitter CEO Ev Williams. Williams provided a few significant insight into how he thinks Twitter (and by extension real-time activity stream apps)  is different from email and search.   "Blogging (Williams was previously the founder of Blogger) and Tweeting can be different […]