Author Archives: Jon Mell

I must be getting old…

Over Christmas my 4 (and 3/4) year old niece started playing with my parents’ ten year old sound system (it’s not as bad as the picture… 😉 ). “I want it to play Moves Like Jagger”, she declared, and started … Continue reading

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UK Connections User Group Keynote – what should I say?

I was honoured to be asked to present at the first UK Connections User Group. I know first hand that there is a fantastic and passionate community around IBM Connections and am very happy to be supporting this event. I … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #5 Timewasting

It’s curious that I come across concerns about adoption and timewasting in equal measure. People seem equally worried that people won’t use social tools at all, or, they will use them too much. What if people spend all their time … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #4 Adoption

This myth I have the most fun with. People spend a lot of time worrying that people won’t use a social platform. A lot of the worry comes down to whether or not they will want to spend time sharing … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #3 Crowds

As well as trying to find a Facebook for the enterprise and worrying about generational divides, another myth that seems far too common is that you need lots of people for social tools to be a success. This often comes … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #2 Generation Y

Previously I looked at the myth that enterprise social software is like Facebook. Another myth that keeps coming up in customer discussions is that organisations need to adopt social tools because young people coming into the organisation will refuse to … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #1 Facebook

In recent months I’ve been travelling a lot for IBM’s Get Social Do Business roadshows across UK, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. One of the common themes has been the myths around social software – a view that it is just … Continue reading

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My day without email

IBM – like most organisations, has an email quota. When we go over it, you can still receive email, but you can’t send anything until you get your mail box back under your quota limit. Or in my case ask … Continue reading

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Social collaboration vs face to face time

There is an episode in The West Wing where wheelchair-bound President Bartlett bemoans the fact he can’t be physically present for crucial negotiations. “Decisions are made in the room!” he cries. I was reminded of this on Friday – and … Continue reading

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Poor communication from DimDim

So my views on DimDim are not about the deal itself, but how it was communicated to clients. I received this email: Dear Customer: Dimdim has been acquired by salesforce.com. Your free Dimdim account will remain active until March 15, … Continue reading

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