Monthly Archives: January 2008

Social networking for the enterprise

Well – have just returned from Lotusphere in Orlando which is IBM’s conference for customers and partners for its collaboration software. I must admit I was a little apprehensive about the content – when I worked for IBM Lotus was … Continue reading

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Fight bigotry with Facebook

Back from Orlando – in body if not in mind… Just saw this article about fighting anti-semitism with Facebook. It’s great to hear a positive story around this as usually Facebook is blamed for encouraging hate groups…

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No posts for a while, as am at Lotusphere 2008. Have never been much of a ‘Lotus’ person when I was at IBM but it’s where all their collaborative products such as Portal, Quickr and Connections have ended up so … Continue reading

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Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web 4.0, Web 5.0 – where will it end?

Ok – so here’s why I really really dislike the term “Web 2.0”. As well as the common problems of a phrase used to describe a new paradigm in computing (such as the problems around terms such as SOA), “Web … Continue reading

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What does Web 2.0 (and SOA for that matter) really mean?

Whenever a new buzzword comes along in IT there’s usually a prolonged gnashing of teeth around what the term “actually means”. It happened with SOA and it happened/is happening with Web 2.0. These debates tend to follow a pattern – … Continue reading

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Next generation video conferencing

Wow. This clip below from Cisco is truly unbelievable. I have never really given Cisco a huge amount of credit for developing interesting products (switches & routers??) – but this clip below showing their Star Trek like video conferencing solution … Continue reading

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Virtual training – does this make Second Life useful?

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with Second Life. It’s not as easy to show how businesses can really derive value from it in the same way as you can with blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 stuff. … Continue reading

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Medicine 2.0

I was reading an editorial in the recent Junior Doctor magazine (my fiance is a doctor…) and was struck by the similarities of how the web is changing medicine and how it is changing business. The editorial noted the tendency … Continue reading

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