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Open Networks Online 2.0

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Open Networks Online 2.0

  1. 1. Open Networks Online 2.0 collaborate|2007 28 June 2007 Simon Berry, Brian Rich and Paul Henderson ruralnet|uk
  2. 2. Open Networks Online 2.0 <ul><li>What is Web 2.0 and why it’s important </li></ul><ul><li>How and why it has influenced our strategy for the delivery of online services </li></ul><ul><li>Progress to date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website services (no ID/PW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>xPRESS Digest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inforurale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extranet services (with ID/PW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experts Online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>net:gain sales database </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Content Production Networks Online CMS 2.0 The new model 3rd Parties
  4. 4. October 2006 - ruralnet|2006 website - the jigsaw web presence Blog <ul><li>NOL </li></ul><ul><li>EoL </li></ul><ul><li>xPRESS </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>Flickr YouTube Blog with embedded 3rd Party services
  5. 5. xPRESS Digest 2.0 1. Scan news from over 80 RSS feeds
  6. 6. 2. Choose item
  7. 7. 3. Go to news source
  8. 8. 4. Post using Firefox/ScribeFire
  9. 9. 5. Appears on website instantly
  10. 10. 6. Automatically generate xPRESS email
  11. 11. xPRESS Digest 2.0 - tools <ul><li>Bloglines - RSS and mailing list aggregation </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox with Scribe Fire Addon </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress blog with search </li></ul><ul><li>List server </li></ul><ul><li>php/mysql programming to produce email </li></ul>
  12. 12. xPRESS Digest to March 2007 <ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>xPRESS email </li></ul><ul><li>Blog with RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Sources not shared consistently </li></ul><ul><li>Need to go and get items </li></ul><ul><li>Sources in various formats (eg email, RSS etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste tedious and time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting not totally reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Double copying and pasting (to maintain blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Blog editor often very slow </li></ul><ul><li>Search relies on Google (ie not realtime) </li></ul><ul><li>Time taken per day: ~3hrs </li></ul>Find news items Copy and paste into email Format Send test email Check and correct Send to subscribers Copy and paste individual items into blog
  13. 13. xPRESS Digest 2.0 <ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>xPRESS email </li></ul><ul><li>Blog with RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated search </li></ul><ul><li>More accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator used to consolidate sources - everyone uses the same sources - news comes to us </li></ul><ul><li>Plugin used to move selected text to blog </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum level of formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Email version generated directly from blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blog running on dedicated server (fast) with integrated search </li></ul><ul><li>Time taken per day: ~1.5hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Saving per year: ~£11,000 </li></ul>Review incoming news items In RSS Aggregator Highlight items and move to blog Insert link and tags Email constructed automatically Click to send Auto-published to blog
  14. 14. Inforurale - the old way <ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Shared bookmarks database </li></ul><ul><li>Slow search </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Production goes through a single person </li></ul><ul><li>Batch updating with alert email done by hand </li></ul><ul><li>Slow search </li></ul><ul><li>Database cumbersome and difficult to re-engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to share </li></ul><ul><li>Time taken per year: ~90hrs </li></ul>New web resource found Send to Info Manager Logon to office database and add record Database published to the web Copy and paste url
  15. 15. Inforurale 2.0 <ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Shared bookmarks database </li></ul><ul><li>Fast search </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Widget possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Production can be done by anyone with a browser </li></ul><ul><li>Updating done as and when and users/websites can subscribe to the RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Fast search </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share </li></ul><ul><li>Time taken per year: ~40hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Saving per year: ~£1,600 </li></ul>New web resource found Sucked into Blog With search facility Add to del.icio.us
  16. 16. Experts Online 2.0
  17. 17. Scroll down
  18. 18. Meet the Experts
  19. 19. Alerts (+ xPRESS headlines)
  20. 20. Resources
  21. 21. Questions
  22. 22. Login to see answer
  23. 23. Single Signon
  24. 24. See the full answer
  25. 25. Ask a question
  26. 26. Other services
  27. 27. Other Opportunities with Web 2.0 <ul><li>This is all pretty straight forward but it gets a lot more complicated when you want to integrate different services from different sources BEHIND an ID and a password. </li></ul><ul><li>This requires the user to login many times </li></ul>
  28. 28. net:gain centre administration <ul><li>net:gain centres use on-line database to manage bookings </li></ul><ul><li>separate login required for Experts Online </li></ul><ul><li>new net:gain sales database under development </li></ul>
  29. 29. workshop bookings database Login once…
  30. 30. Experts Online Login twice …
  31. 31. Net:gain Sales Database Login three times?
  32. 32. Networks Online S-S-O Signon just once.
  33. 33. Signed into Experts Online
  34. 34. Signed into Sales Database
  35. 35. Networks Online S-S-O <ul><li>Sign on once </li></ul><ul><li>Access all services after signing on </li></ul><ul><li>Technique can be extended to work with trusted third parties. </li></ul>

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