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Activity Streams Meet the World of Manufacturing

Activity Streams Meet the World of Manufacturing

 Guest Blogger These days, activity streams seem to be popping up everywhere in enterprise tech as vendors rush to add social features to their software. Twitter and Facebook-like streams are even starting to gain traction in manufacturing software. Two of the most prominent examples of vendors incorporating activity stream data into their manufacturing user interface (UI) are cloud enterprise resource planning vendors: Kenandy and NetSuite. Incorporating activity stream data into manufacturing software UIs has important  implications for collaboration manufacturing environments….

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Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

I presented the Knowledge Hub at yesterday’s (21st May) OpenTech event. The following is a synopsis of the project; the slides are available for download from Slideshare and include notes. Previous blog posts on this topic: http://steve-dale.net/2011/04/06/introduction-to-the-knowledge-hub/ http://steve-dale.net/2009/09/21/knowledge-hub-part-1/ http://steve-dale.net/2010/07/06/knowledge-hub-part-2/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/01/31/the-knowledge-hub-and-user-experience-ux-3/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/03/10/knowledge-hub-4-social-graph-and-activity-stream/ The Knowledge Hub (KHub) is a “Web 2” social media development that builds on the LG Improvement and Development Community of Practice initiative (www.communities.idea.gov.uk)  which, with over 85,000 registered users, is already the most advanced online practitioner group in…

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Introduction to the Knowledge Hub

Introduction to the Knowledge Hub

As we approach the first (Beta) release of the Knowledge Hub, a project that has consumed my very existence as lead consultant for these past 2 years, I thought I would share a presentation I put together for the Knowledge Hub Conference that was held on 1st March 2011 (yes, a month ago, but still relevant).  My previous blogs on this topic… Knowledge Hub 4 – Social Graph and Activity Stream Knowledge Hub 3 – User Experience Knowledge Hub 2…

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McKinsey Report on Web2.0 in the Enterprise

McKinsey Report on Web2.0 in the Enterprise

New research from McKinsey & Co. ‘The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday‘ says that Web 2.0 technologies will be used to intensively connect what goes on inside a company with the external world, namely customers, business partners and suppliers. McKinsey calls this new kind of company the networked enterprise, which for business is probably a much more appropriate term than social networking, and it says companies employing this approach use management practices that lead to…

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Online Information 2010 – countdown

Online Information 2010 – countdown

I’m privileged to be chairing this year’s Online Information Conference, which starts this Tuesday, 30th November and runs until 2nd December. The conference is linked with the Online Information Exhibition, with over 200 international exhibitors and more than 9,000 attendees from over 40 countries across the globe. The exhibition covers 6 different subject areas: Content Resources, ePublishing Solutions, Library Management, Content Management, Search Solutions and Social Media. It’s hard to believe that 12 months have elapsed since the previous conference….

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Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

The Online Information Conference is scheduled to run from 30th November to 2nd December. This is my first year as Conference Chairman, so mixed feeelings at present of anticipation and trepidation! The following is a pre-conference interview I gave to Knowledgespeak. 1. Can you briefly talk about the Online Information? Also, can you share with us any interesting events / trends for the 2010 Conference? Online Information is the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry, providing an annual…

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Thriving as a 21st Century Information Professional

Thriving as a 21st Century Information Professional

I will be addressing the Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange (NetIKX) members at their meeting on Wednesday 29th September about the challenges and opportunities facing information professionals in today’s information rich, time poor environment. To some extent this is going back to my roots, having been more closely involved in the dark arts of knowledge management (and specifically on-line communities) these past few years. However, information management and knowledge management are two sides of the same coin, and I’ve…

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