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Openness better than information hiding

The new spy scandal of Renault shows impressively that it doesn’t help, if a company tries to secure research and development plans. You can’t ever be sure that not some of your employees are selling some insights to your competitor. Then it’s probably better changing to an open discussion from the beginning. The competitors will […]

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E20 Adoption team

Many Enterprise 2.0 projects are implemented by communications or IT department. It was often simply done, because E20 is very close to their field of work and mostly the projects are initiated and driven by one of these departments. A lot of times not even bad, but other departments like HR for example are not […]

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To install an internal blog isn’t always easy

Using blogs within a company can be a useful tool. Looking for a best practice example for a seminar I had some discussions around this topic. I recognized that it’s not easy to start and run a successful good blog. One example out of my projects shows that it can fail easily. A business manager […]

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Does Social E-mail helps to enable Enterprise 2.0

E-mail is still be used from everybody. Young people are moved to chats and social networks, but nevertheless they have e-mail. So people are familiar with it and it’s available in every company. Why not add social media moving it to social e-mail. There some tools availble which support this approach. I found these two […]

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Too much secrets

A lot of information and knowledge are available in companies, government departments or other organisations. Many of these are handled with security to avoid that they appear outside of the companies and organisations, but nowadays it’s really difficult to make sure that it not happens. The publishing of more than 250.000 US State Department documents […]

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Some “old fashioned” Interfaces needed

Wednesday I did a presentation at the Twittwoch in Cologne and presented our Social Messaging (Micro blogging and sharing) study. I showed some of the features and explained why we chose them. The input options of the solutions was one of these examples. I mentioned options like sending an e-mail or sms to create status […]

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IT Knowledge needed

We are discussing many topics talking about Enterprise 2.0 adoption, but IT was brushed a little bit under the carpet on the actual debates. I agree that other topics like motivation, strategy, communication or culture are very important, but the functionality of the used solution must work properly as well to run successful E20 projects. […]

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Rate the content

A well know way to rate content is the “I like” function on Facebook. It’s easy to understand and used by a lot of people. Generally the people rate that they like things people describe and sometimes the quality of the content. I guess pictures are a good example to show the problem with such […]

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How to do tagging?

While I was working on the analysis of our social messaging provider study, I had to think about tagging. It sounds as it’s easy to implement tagging at an Enterprise 2.0 system, but it isn’t, if you really start thinking about it. Tagging is generally a good solution to classify content. It’s some kind of […]

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Should Enterprise 2.0 address hierarchy?

Enterprise 2.0 culture is open, democratic, collaborative and addresses a flat hierarchy, but the reality in companies is mostly different nowadays. Generally the culture is hierarchical and based on control. Most of the decision needs an (or more) approval and communication is a management topic. At the beginning of an Enterprise 2.0 project you need […]

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