October, 2009

Five reasons why Turkey is one of the hottest Internet markets in the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I gave the opening keynote at IPZ2009 Interactive Marketing Summit in Istanbul. Here are my slides for my keynote on the Future of Interactive Marketing. It was a fantastic event, the fourth annual IPZ conference organized by Günseli Özen Ocako?lu

Analyzing and Improving Conversion : spf13.com

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Image by LollyKnit via Flickr. Conversion is one of those core metrics that every business depends on and strives to improve. Improving your conversion rate (while maintaining a consistent traffic level) is the single most

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Collaboration between Business and IT Leads to Innovation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I wanted to follow up my post on the Top 5 Reasons Why Agile Development Spurs Innovation with a little more detail. We used to think of product development as one fundamental question; Build vs. Buy. Once a product was

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Fountainhead: Infrastructure 2.0 ? A Virtual Analogy

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Is OS virtualization an end in itself? Is it both necessary and sufficient for all things Cloud and IaaS? Is it the panacea IT Operations has been looking for? From where I see it, abstracting the OS is certainly a great start, but it's

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Knowledge Management of the Personal-Flavored Variety, Part 1

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

[photo credit: "Knowledge Management," originally uploaded by F. Montino ]. Today's Boston KM Forum Meeting at Bentley University focused on "Personal Knowledge Management," and I was fortunate to attend three interesting and divergent sessions.

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I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.: Paul Farmer -- The Need for "Systems Thinking" in Health Care (Video

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54% US Companies Ban Social Media. and That's Fine : spf13.com

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According to a study commissioned by Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing company, 54 percent of U.S. companies say they've banned workers from using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and

Bloomberg Buys BusinessWeek - and its Innovative Digital Team.

Social, Agile and Transformation

There have been many articles this week on Bloomberg's acquisition of BusinessWeek. Linked below are a couple of my favorite quotes; a small testament to an innovative digital team that has launched a unique social media

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Fountainhead: Differing Target Uses for IT Automation Types

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One of the most oft-repeated themes at this year's VMworld was that of "automation." " Everybody claimed they had it, but on closer investigation it had any number of poorly-defined meanings. A specific angle I want to address

Knowledge Management of the Personal-Flavored Variety, Part 1

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

[photo credit: "Knowledge Management," originally uploaded by F. Montino ]. Today's Boston KM Forum Meeting at Bentley University focused on "Personal Knowledge Management," and I was fortunate to attend three interesting and divergent sessions.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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Seb's Open Research: The Fate of the Incompetent Teacher in the YouTube Era. It's only when the tide goes out that you can see who has been swimming naked

The Big Shift in economic structure and why knowledge flows are becoming a fundamentally important business driver

Trends in the Living Networks

A couple of years ago Deloitte tempted John Hagel away from independent consulting to co-chair a new think-tank, now called the Deloitte Center for the Edge. I have been a long-time fan of John’s work, and find many parallels with my own path and research.

Everything is Amazing and Nobody's Happy

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Image via Wikipedia This isn’t new, Louis C.K. ranted this on Conan’s show in 2008. I came across it recently and felt like sharing. I don’t really know much about Louis C.K., this is really the first thing I’ve seen of him, but I think he makes some excellent points. Happiness is learning to appreciate what you have. We live in an amazing time exceeding the dreams of our grandparents

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Twitter outage - and Why Consistent Performance on Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Keeping social networks up and running is no easy task. Today's casualty, Twitter is down again. I suspect that their engineers are in the "war room" thinking about what the root cause is and resolving it quickly. Perhaps it's

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

- Open Cities

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Open Cities and Social Media. In 1940 the French declared Paris an “open” city so the invading Nazi Army would not destroy it while capturing it.

Knowledge Management of the Personal-Flavored Variety, Part 1

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

[photo credit: "Knowledge Management," originally uploaded by F. Montino ]. Today's Boston KM Forum Meeting at Bentley University focused on "Personal Knowledge Management," and I was fortunate to attend three interesting and divergent sessions.

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The "cure" for autism, and the fight over it. Psychology Today. From John Elder Robison

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The immense value of expertise location will help drive enterprise social media

Trends in the Living Networks

I have been interested in the field of expertise location for over a decade, from back when knowledge managers were building 'corporate yellow pages' and other tools to find the best expertise in the organization.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Conclusion of the Blog-a-thon

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Today marks the last post of my blog-a-thon. It has been a learning and growing experience. I have blogged more time in the past 4 weeks as I did the prior 52. It was challenging and rewarding. I feel I have developed as a blogger and having 3 posts a week has brought the blog to the front of my mind. Not only did I write many articles, but I’ve started a bunch more and have ideas for even more than that

Ten Reasons Software Developers Need the Cloud - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Developers need cloud development environments? Bottom line, developers need more than one development environment, and they need cost effective, agile ways to manage their development environments

- Great Recession? Opportunity!

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Tech Trends on the Upswing. In my previous blog entry , I discussed some of the “downswing” trends in IT in local government. This column will be about trends on the upswing – gaining prominence and resources – in cities and counties.

Augmented reality shows the path of the sun through the year

Trends in the Living Networks

Now here is a new spin on augmented reality apps: just out on the iPhone is Sun Seeker, from Graham Dawson, the creator of the best-selling Oz Weather and Climate Eye. See Graham's blog for a detailed description of the augmented reality Sun Seeker app.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Business Today: Interview on how business can use social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I was interviewed on the Business Today program on the Australia Network, ABC TV's international network which broadcasts across Asia. The interview can also be viewed along with other material in Business Today's archives.

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ABC TV Interview: How business can create value with Twitter

Trends in the Living Networks

ABC TV ran a segment a few days ago on how companies are using Twitter to create value, including an excerpt from an interview with me on how businesses can use Twitter effectively. This should be a topic of particular interest to small and mid-sized companies.

Social Media Strategy Framework in French - Plan Stratégique des médias sociaux

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing our series of translations of Social Media Strategy Framework , today we are launching the French edition. See the original post for the full overview of the Social Media Strategy Framework in English and other translations. Click on image to download pdf.

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Social Media Strategy Framework in Portuguese - Modelo Estratégico dos Meios de Comunicação Social

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing our series of translations of Social Media Strategy Framework , today we are launching the Portuguese edition. See the original post for the full overview of the Social Media Strategy Framework in English. Click on image to download pdf.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Augmented reality and ID tagging might be the killer apps for video glasses

Trends in the Living Networks

Since 2006 I have owned and written about video glasses , including in my Six Trends that are transforming Online and Future of Media Lifecycle framework. Despite my predictions, we still don't see many people around wearing video glasses.

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Social Media Strategy Framework in Japanese - ?????????????

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing our series of translations of Social Media Strategy Framework , today is Japanese. See the original post for the full overview of the Social Media Strategy Framework in English and list of translations. Click on image to download pdf. Please share this with any Japanese speakers.

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Take Time to Help Others

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While it may not seem intuitive taking time out to selflessly help others will help you more than them. This week I haven’t had much time to blog largely because this week many opportunities arose to help others and I took them. Some at work, some outside of work. Helping others will endear them to you. Not only will you ultimately benefit more than what you’ve invested in helping others, but you will also make a real difference in the lives of those whom you work with

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Windows 7 launch notes : spf13.com

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I was fortunate to be able to attend the Microsoft Launch Developer Preview meeting in NYC. Microsoft is holding these all over the country to prepare IT and developers for the upcoming launch. Overall it was a good meeting

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.