Tag: wikis

Oct 05 2009

How 69% of companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

Sometimes, the guidance of an influential organisation can be critical in promoting the adoption of news tools, technologies and techniques. I wonder if this will happen following the publication in the latest McKinsey Quarterly of an article, How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0: McKinsey Global Survey Results (registration (free) required to view full article), …

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Sep 22 2009

Asite community: the first 100 days

[This is an expanded version of a post from my AEC technology blog ExtranetEvolution.com] Earlier this summer, I wrote about London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite‘s revamped website and its new social media features (see also ‘Extranet’ vendors getting social?). Three months later, I had a quick look to see how the Asite community has …

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Sep 18 2009

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At Be2camp2008 in London, The Guardian‘s Charles Arthur spoke passionately about Free Our Data, talking about the Ordnance Survey approach to mapping and its crowdsourced alternative, OpenStreetMap. My enthusiasm for OSM has since been heightened further by talks by John McKerrell at Be2camp North and by Brian Prangle at last month’s Be2camp Brum, and I …

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Sep 02 2009

Wikipedia and PR

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Before a recent holiday break in Derbyshire, I was working in London, using the members’ room of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations as a base between meetings. There I happened upon a long-time friend Liam FitzPatrick, who I got to know about 20 years ago when we were both engaged in PR activities relating …

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Jul 28 2009

Top 10 Web 2.0 adoption issues for AEC organisations

In a fascinating post yesterday, Ten top issues in adopting enterprise social computing, ZDNet’s Enterprise Web 2.0 blogger Dion Hinchcliffe has been reviewing some of the reasons why businesses have yet to fully embrace social media. This followed a recent report that showed a positive correlation between social media engagement and corporate financial performance, but …

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Jun 22 2009

Asite launches online community

About a year ago, at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference, Tony Ryan, CEO of UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite, said the company would shortly be launching a whole new website concept, building on web 2.0 (“Sales and Marketing 2.0,” he called it). I mentioned it soon after in my ExtranetEvolution blog, but didn’t anticipate …

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Jun 18 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 8 – (e)mail

This is the eighth in a series inspired by my friend Ross Sturley’s Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters and on his Chart Lane website). Number eight: “Cut mail” In Going postal, Ross turns his attention on the monetary and environmental waste …

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Jun 12 2009

HSS’s faltering embrace of Web 2.0

Being a blogger in the architecture, engineering and construction market means I get occasional emails from companies (or their PR/marketing agencies) wanting me to publicise their latest products and services. If I was simply in the business of regurgitating other people’s content, this wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m not, and it can be a …

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Jun 07 2009

Public Relations and the Social Web

Trying to read complete books while you are also trying to build up your own business can be a difficult balancing exercise. I bought Rob Brown‘s Public Relations and the Social Web: How to use social media and web 2.o in communications almost as soon as it was published and immediately started reading it. However, …

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Jun 01 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 7 – corporate entertainment

This is the seventh in a series expanding on my friend Ross Sturleys’ Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (as presented in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters and in his Chart Lane website). Number seven: “Cut corporate entertainment” The latest target for Ross’s cost-cutting zeal is ‘golf days’ (see …

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