Chief Strategy Officer at the Dachis Group, Dion focuses on the topics of Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Social Business, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), open business models, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, On Web Strategy, Dachis Group Collaboratory, InformationWeek, ebizQ, and Musings and Ruminations on Building Great Systems. He co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O'Reilly and the just-published Social Business By Design (Spring, 2012) from Wiley.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 6, 2014
A seemingly esoteric question actually turns out to be vital for dealing effectively with the trend toward silos of communication everywhere, from social networks to online communities.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 3, 2014
Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year’s watchlist shows that there’s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 2, 2014
Over the last few years, there has been an enormous amount of industry discussion about how the digital world is changing the way we work. To any reasonable observer, the ways that we communicate, interact, and collaborate with each other are all in the midst of profound change. At least the why seems fairly clear. […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 26, 2014
While it’s typically the latest cutting-edge technologies like 3D printers and wearable tech that gets the most attention and buzz these days, it’s actually the newer IT workhorses of the enterprise that get the job done. Video conferencing, unified communications, and smart mobile devices, while not nearly as exciting as the newest advances, have steadily […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 19, 2014
Most corporate leaders are well aware that technology is increasingly setting the agenda when it comes to how business gets done. How should today’s CIO revisit the way they guide their organization?
By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 4, 2014
As we’ve watched digital networks reshape just about every aspect of business these days, I’ve found that we’ve struggled to come up with the right words and ways to describe a very different way of working. From vast app stores and pervasive streams of big data to enterprise social networks and customer engagement, the rules […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 8, 2014
Even though spending on social media marketing is at an all-time high and continues to grow, there’s a good reason that the overall portion of the marketing budget dedicated to social channels remains comparatively small. Frankly, this is a bit surprising. It’s been nearly 10 years after social media arrived on the scene and today social media […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 3, 2013
Few would argue that software has crawled into virtually every nook and cranny of modern life, leading to more than a few prognostigators to claim that it’s now eating the world. As it matures, the growth sectors of the software industry have long moved away from broad horizontal functions like productivity or document management and […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on November 12, 2013
A short but pithy piece over the weekend by Dave Winer titled “Why the Web 2.0 model is obsolete” got me thinking about where we’ve ended up with social media after nearly ten years. Blogs, wikis, and other tools of easily shared self-expression from the early days have given away in recent years to a […]
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on November 6, 2013
From telephone and e-mail in the 20th century to unified communication and enterprise social networks in the 21st, businesses have long applied the latest technology in the hopes of improving efficiency and productivity. When this happens successfully, the investment turns in sufficient business impact to justify the cost. When it doesn’t, businesses eventually try something […]