Can social software “work” in Germany?

Or France, or Japan, or Brazil? Or, indeed, anywhere that is not an “Anglo/Saxon” culture? Now, wait, wait — before you flame on! (or worse), hear me out. It’s hard to talk about the issue I want to raise here without raising some emotional reactions as well — often rather heated ones. That’s understandable, but […]

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Microblogging as a Corporate Tool

The discussions about micro blogging services have reached another peak these days with Yammer winning the beauty contest at TechCrunch50. Despite all reservations regarding Yammer not being very innovative this incident at least turned on the light on looking at micro blogging services as Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Identi.ca or as well Yammer (see full list […]

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Perturbation needed for innovations

I just stumbled upon an interesting research paper of the Harvard Business School (via Collaborative Thinking of Mike Gotta) that discusses the “struggle of balancing the conflicting demands of efficiency and innovation”. While it’s clear that efficiency (in the means of constant or better business results at less or at least constant expenses) and innovations […]

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Pre-conference interview – building a Web 2.0 knowledge base at Deutsche Bank

There’s an english summary of the latest pre-conference-interview up at my site (“Pre-Conference interview: dbWiki – building a Web 2.0 corporate knowledge base“). Joachim Niemeier talked to Dr. Matthias Büger, Vice President, Group Technology and Operations and Jamil Ouaj, GTO Communications of Deutsche Bank AG. One thing I analyzed is the understanding and rationale that’s […]

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Changing organisations via Enterprise 2.0 – Festo

Short notice that I blogged an english summary (and personal analysis) of the third pre-conference interview Joachim Niemeier did with Arne Schümann of Festo. It’s here at my personal site: “Changing organisations via Enterprise 2.0 – Festo“, while you can find the german language fulltext of the interview here at the Enterprise 2.0 Forum site: […]

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Wrap-Up: Interview of Joachim Niemeier with Prof. Dr. Michael Koch, Universität der Bundeswehr, München

As a warm-up dance for the Enterprise 2.0 FORUM on Sept. 18th in Cologne, Joachim Niemeier, the moderator of the E2.0 FORUM, conducted some interviews with our speakers. Below you’ll find a English translation with the key content of the interview with Prof. Dr Michael Koch of the Universität der Bundeswehr, München, who is teaching […]

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