Trends & Observations

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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E20 and the diverse reality of its adoption

With the Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT only one week ahead I really need to publish my thoughts and perceptions about the status quo of Enterprise 2.0 in Europe and our ideas towards what we want to achieve with this upcoming conference. You might already have read the recent interviews (at Isabel Ayel’s blog or Wissensauslese) about […]

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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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Oscar Berg on transparency

Oscar Berg, Senior Management Consultant at Acando in Sweden, will be holding a presentation at this year’s Enterprsie 2.0 SUMMIT. He is going to talk about transparency and the challenges that come along with it for the organization. 1.) Oscar, could you please give us three tags that describe what to expect from your talk? […]

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Culture starts with the difference between the sales and IT guy

As the Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT is a European conference, we certainly need to discuss the multi-cultural challenges of introducing E 2.0 in international companies. Last year, Craig Hepburn from the UK hosted the panel consisting of E 2.0 experts from all over Europe: Bertrand Duperrin/France, Mark Masterson/Germany, Emanuele Quintarelli/Italy and Dr. Frank Schoenefeld/Germany. Here is […]

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