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How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

The latest McKinsey quarterly report provides results of a survey of 1,700 executives from around the world who were asked about the value that they/their companies had realised from their Web 2.0 deployments. 69% of respondents report that their companies have gained measurable business benefits, which includes more innovative products and services, more effective marketing, better access to knowledge, lower cost of doing business, and higher revenues. The survey also found that the most successful companies integrated Web 2.0 technologies…

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Web 2.0 in Local Government

Web 2.0 in Local Government

How and why should local authorities and Government be planning to exploit the collaborative features of Web 2.0? This article was originally published in IT Adviser late last year. Web 2 in Local Government Publish at Scribd or explore others: Europe Government web2.0 collaboration Feel free to share…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software

Gartner has just published its latest ‘Magic Quadrant’ report for Social Software. If nothing else, it gives you a list of all the key vendors in this space, though you may personally disagree with where they are placed in the various quadrants. For example, Microsoft is considered to have more completeness of vision and greater ability to execute than Google. Maybe Gartner analysts haven’t been speaking to anyone struggling to implement MOSS 2007! The definition of the market they are…

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Digital Inclusion Reports and Consultation

Digital Inclusion Reports and Consultation

A number or reports and one consultation document on the topic of Digital Inclusion were published on Friday 24th October 2008 by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG). There is also a  discussion forum to discuss the main themes of the Digital Inclusion Action Plan. Links are on the CLG website but replicated here for convenience: Digital Inclusion Research Digital Inclusion Resources Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation Delivering Digital Inclusion Annex: Public Sector Use of…

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Social Media and Knowledge Management Links for 2008-08-02

Social Media and Knowledge Management Links for 2008-08-02

Links for 2008-08-02 Top 100 Brands in Social Media Social media uptake is driven by an audience of early adopters. This group are primarily technology enthusiasts with a natural inclination to sharing information and insight. Google, Yahoo!, Apple and Microsoft take the top four spots respectively. UK Government Committee Report on harmful content on Internet (PDF) House of Commons’ Culture Media and Sport Committee calls on social media sites like MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube to implement stricter policies, impose more…

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Browsing websites costs billions in lost productivity

Browsing websites costs billions in lost productivity

I worry that some people believe this sort of rubbish. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) the average UK worker spends ninety minutes a week misusing corporate internet connections. The CBI said that workers are spending roughly an hour and a half out of their week visiting web sites that have no relation to their work whatsoever. Cumulatively, it said, this costs UK businesses some £10.6bn in lost productivity over the course of a year. The CBI polled…

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