Tag: Information Age

Feb 03 2012

Social & Mobile Business conference could have been more, er, social

On Tuesday, I attended an Information Age conference on Social and Mobile Business, held at the swanky Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London. [Update (17 February 2012): Peter Swaby’s review of the event, and links to presentations.] Business-like… It featured some excellent speakers – I particularly enjoyed Jonathan Brayshaw‘s talk on creating …

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Apr 22 2010

Overcoming fear of the social media unknown

I have done some social media surgeries for small businesses, helped consultancy clients, and talked to groups about social media for business-to-business (B2B) use – mainly in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but also last week to people in the facilities management world (Martin Brown and I led a fringe event at the …

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Feb 15 2010

IT departments need “calculated approach” to Web 2.0

According to an Information Age article, corporate IT departments will struggle to successfully deploy Web 2.0 until they develop a more “calculated approach”, says Gartner. It predicts that over 70% of IT-led social media initiatives in the enterprise over the next two years will fail, while organisations that allow business, rather than IT, to lead …

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Dec 18 2009

Let’s be positive on social media: issue guidelines not bans

According to a November Information Age story (linked in a recent e-newsletter), over half of UK organisations are restricting employee access to social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube due to the threat of litigation. Research among lawyers in the 2009 Litigation Trends survey conducted by US law firm Fulbright & Jaworski asked how …

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Feb 19 2009

Value your Web 2.0 guerillas

On a train journey to Manchester today, I read Information Age‘s Effective IT 2009 report and focused on its section on communications and collaboration, including an article, Social understanding, mulling over the slow adoption of Web 2.0 technologies within enterprises. This article underlines that social computing can create new dynamics of information and knowledge transfer …

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