Edge Book

I am thinking of writing a book about Edge Architecture. This is my proposed table of Contents: Introduction Overview User vs enterprise Consumer to enterprise Web in business           Inside            Outside Intro to drivers           Consistent drivers           New drivers Complexity Architecture   Environment Social Participation Collaboration   Business Efficiency vs effectiveness Longtail          …

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A Crisis in the CIO’s office?

  At the Gartner conference the fact that there is little growth in IT budgets and IT must demonstrate value to the business was called out.  Kenneth McGee identified 9 actions that CIO’s must carry out in the next three years in order to:   “continually show members of the entire enterprise that they deliver…

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Gartner Gets Web 2.0 In the Enterprise

 Gartner really seems to get how Web 2.0 techniques will be used by the enterprise and, surprise surprise, seems to be one of the only ones do does so. As I have blogged before most Web 2.0 watchers such as Dion Hinchcliffe, Andrew Mcafeee, Nicholas Carr et al think that web 2.0 techniques will be…

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Internet Business Research

I found an interesting set of whitepapers at http://elab.vanderbilt.edu/research%5Fpapers%2Ehtm on business models on the internet. Alas they dont really cover the newer Ad based models but interesting all the same.

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FAST and Stragegy Workshops

I have been thinking a lot more over the whole area of strategy and Strategic Workshops and came across the FAST concept from John Hagel. This is very similar to the workshops I hold with Focus being the first half day on vision, culture and buisness models, Accelerate and Strenghten being the second half day…

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Presentation 2.0 in Florida

I have just got back from what feels like a world tour presenting Edge in London, Oslo, Miami and Ft Lauderdale. It was fun and I learnt a lot but got rather bored with doing powerpoints so on my last engagement to the South Florida Architecture User group I tried to do a Presentation 2.0:…

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Enterprise 2.0: Beyond the enterprise

So after a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that Dion has really missed the point, along with Andrew McAfee and Nick Carr, about the use of Web 2.0 techniques in the enterprise. What they are describing is just another variation on Knowledge Management which has been analyzed to death and the…

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Push Vs Pull

This is such a good paper that even though I have blogged about it before I have to bring it up again, especially as I found another one on the same topic which I totally agree with. Here’s a quote: The New Economy has changed all of this. With the evolution of computer and communications…

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Customer Lifecycle, Consumer Lifecycle

Thinking more about the whole area of consumer lifecycle I have been doing some research and come across the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_lifetime_value http://www.whartonsp.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0131428950&rl=1 http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~saharon/papers/ltv.pdf http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=1436&t=marketing I think that CLV can be split into Customer retention and Customer attention, Customer attention data is the really important part and actually is more important than BI. There will be…

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Strategic Planning

Investigating further into the whole strategic planning area I found a couple of good wikipedia articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_management http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_planning Looks like I wasnt too far off.

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