Is Facebook at the Peak of its Hype


The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented. Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip of … Continue reading

Is Web 2.0 Dead or Is It Thriving


If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing signals, let us look … Continue reading

Collaboration Culture or Enterprise 2.0 – Which comes first


If you scan the internet looking for possible benefits of Enterprise 2.0, what you will find can broadly be classified as the following: Increasing collective enterprise intelligence, Better collaboration among distributed workforce, More effective knowledge management, and Building enterprise reputation and better talent retention You will also find that, there is a consensus among thought … Continue reading

LinkedIn and Crowd Sourcing


Does crowd sourcing work? Here is a small but cute example which I came across. It is a discussion thread on LinkedIn group on Web 2.0. Jeanine Willoughby started the thread by posting the question “How do I convince my company to relax a little on content ‘moderation’?” about 15 days back on 18th February, … Continue reading

How to Architect For Web 2.0 – 3 Postulates and 10 Must Dos


Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are 3 different ways of looking at web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing such systems are that the whole … Continue reading

Why Web 2.0 does not work inside Enterprise


I am writing this post with the hope that you will prove me wrong – you will point out all the fallacies in my argument. These are the collections of views that I have come across, on why web 2.0 concepts and tools are not much of use inside an enterprise. Incompatibility – Structured approach … Continue reading

How to Setup MediaWiki for Enterprise?


[MediaWiki is an open source wiki which runs Wikipedia – anybody can download it and use it] We managed to setup MediaWiki for our Enterprise 2.0 initiative. We had to take care of some basic security needs. Our platform was: Windows Server 2003, Apache, and MySQL. Let me document what we did. (I need to … Continue reading

Enterprise 2.0 – Departure from Traditional Thinking


If you have not read this paper by Andrew McAfee on Enterprise 2.0 then it would be a good idea to glance through it. You can also look at this post by Dion Hinchcliffe. For the last couple of weeks I was exploring how to give our Enterprise 2.0 initiative a fillip. This included exploring … Continue reading