(How)Are you(social) networking ?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 – 2:03 pm
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Despite the fact that since 2006 most has been said on how to get in social networking, there’s still a huge bunch of people I meet who aren’t really comfortable with what they really need to do there, not to say, do they really need to be there… LinkedIn has 23 million members (5 in Europe), Xing has 6, Viadeo has 5; Facebook – still fun oriented but smoothly moving to business focus - has 110 millions though most of them are still teenagers. With 6,7 billion people living on our planet, 60% of them being active, nearly 3 billion urbans, 1,4 billion accessing the Internet, we’re still in a very early phase of the social networking adoption. If you haven’t done before, it’s time to really think about, since corporations are making the move themselves, introducing social networking and blogs inside the walls – so it’s not any ...

How will social networking impact corporations?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 – 10:32 am
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Among web 2.0 technologies, social networking is the most pervasive and will have the deepest impact as it touches the very spirit or core of the way we work. Through some discussions we had earlier this summer with Martin Silman, who took responsibility for some of the thought leadership activities in AT&T, we both agreed this subject needed to be visited, to foresee some of the most important effects. And get prepared ... The first result of the ongoing research is a collaborative paper that highlights 9 predictions and 10 associated challenges: Predictions 1. Corporations will change the way they communicate 2. Corporations will change their vision 3. Corporations will change their organization 4. Collective intelligence and customer experience will lead innovation 5. Networking will be key to employee excellence 6. Employee mobility will increase 7. Corporations will adapt their motivation and career path systems 8. IT/telecoms applications will mutate 9. Corporate adoption will happen at different speeds Challenges for the corporations 1. Adopt new ROI concept 2. Security 3. Intellectual property 4. Adoption 5. Storage 6. Interoperability 7. Speed: ...

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