What’s happening behind the firewall? The emerging role of social software in IBM Gabriela Avram Brian O’Donovan Liam Bannon Interaction Design Centre Centre of Advanced Studies University of Limerick IBM Ireland
“ Enterprise social software will be the biggest new workplace technology success story of this decade. 30% of enterprises will openly sponsor internal…social sharing spaces to help employees find others with similar interest, skills, backgrounds and experiences. “
Gartner, “ Predicts 2007 – Big Changes Ahead in the High Performance Workplace”, Dec 5, 2006
Several global companies are known to have adopted Enterprise 2.0 tools: Sun, Google, Deloitte, KPMG
IBM/Lotus has a long history of building and using collaboration tools
Fighting e-mail: Progress Report - End of Week 3 (Whoooaaahhh!!!)
Well, today is the end of the third week and still going strong.
My team is stopping blogging…
not writing any more entries to a blog might be a sad thing for the interested readers (tolerable), but actively deleting it might be actively destroying created knowledge without need... (not acceptable) (comment from a reader)
Today I was on a prep call with a potential client from a large bank….
All of a sudden the client says, "Do you blog?" I said yes. And she said, "I thought your name sounded familiar, I read your blog!" She knows me...we have a bond!
1. Sometimes, I'll post a bookmark which I think is of general interest - I have to admit I don't do this often, I'm still wedded to "traditional" bookmarks in my browser.
2. I subscribe to the RSS feed to discover what is hot and new.
3. I have the dogear plugin installed in Firefox. When I search W3, I get dogear results at the top of the results page. THIS IS THE KEY for me - I almost always find what I want within seconds, usually via the dogear results.”
“ After thinking about it for about 5 minutes, I decided to go the extra mile and configure my iMac to connect to the IBM network and install the necessary software. I did a Dogear search on "mac remote access" using the Dogear Firefox plugin. Several links came up which led me to the Mac Fans community. That led me exactly to the two pages that I needed: FAQ for Mac users and IBM Downloads for Mac Users. I LOVE DOGEAR!! ”
"Why do we need walls and ceilings to do a meeting?" "We’ve had meetings under water and up in the air. Meetings are where you want them to be."
“ So last night I logged on for 30mins or so and got a little more adventurous in the exploring department. I cruised over to a large art gallery to check out what virtual art looked like - it looks just like .bmps stuck to walls.”
“ It’s not weird for a brand to expose themselves in a 3D space, and it’s not weird for people to socialize in 3D using a variety of mediums (audio, et al). What’s weird is the unfocused environments and the poor technologies of virtual worlds that are used to engage in very basic, primitive behavior: conversation .”
“ I might try to have an organizational get-together in SL for my team. One of the things I'm grappling with is how to make it "better than" a simple presentation to folks that could be done in 2-D, or even better than a real world meeting! “