By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 18, 2011
It was just over a decade ago that businesses were still wondering why it was necessary to have a Web site. Now it’s a foregone conclusion that they are one of the most important touchpoints for any organization to possess….
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on August 5, 2010
For most of the history of the Web, it’s been about pages and links. This simple yet profoundly powerful structure has led to many of the most important capabilities of the Internet including search, analytics, network effects, and many other…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 22, 2010
I have been writing about and working with open supply chains for some years now, specifically how businesses are increasingly opening up their borders to much more dynamic, scalable, and valuable supply chain and partnership scenarios. Up until recently, the story of advancement when it came to supply chains has been one of technological improvement. Most recently, large enterprise suites and hand-crafted proprietary solutions have started to give way to SaaS and cloud approaches to supply chain management, which will be state of the art much sooner rather than later.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 28, 2010
Can social tools and community-based approaches truly help our government function better and operate more efficiently? Will open access to government data create important new opportunities for citizens and increase transparency? As we’ll see, these two questions are currently top-of-mind in many public sector policy discussions this year. The questions also herald underlying forces at work in the government landscape in many countries around the world, including the United states.
Here are some of the initiatives that are taking place this year and what’s happening with Government 2.0 as 2010 begins to heat up.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 23, 2010
As organizations take a close hard look at cloud computing and how it can help them with their businesses, some are coming away unimpressed by the maturity or with concerns about risk, control, and privacy. Yet others are beginning to…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 9, 2010
Earlier this afternoon Google Buzz went live after a comprehensive launch event streamed live over YouTube. Buzz is a brand-new social tool that helps users to share updates, links, photos, videos, and more with the online world at large. Aimed at consumers and eventually enterprises, Buzz is Google’s most serious Social Web play yet. Find out why with my detailed breakdown and analysis.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 5, 2010
There’s been some useful discussion recently about using the app store model for distributing enterprise software and services within organizations. Up until now, most IT needs in the majority of businesses have been met largely through one-size-fits-all delivery of solutions…
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged App Store, Business, Enterprise architecture, Enterprise Computing, Industry Trends, infotech, mashups, Open APIs, Open Business Models, open supply chains, SaaS, smbs, SOA, strategy, Web services, Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) | 18 Responses
By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 2, 2010
Ray Wang began an excellent discussion last month that highlighted the major shifts and disruptive forces that the modern CIO faces today. It’s a given with most executives these days that the business landscape is quite a different one than it was just two short years ago. As part of this, many long-held assumptions and [...]
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 20, 2010
The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the social Web as a global force in the last several years has done a great deal to highlight their potential to fundamentally alter the way we communicate and collaborate both at home and in business. However, despite the movement of social computing into our daily lives we’re all clearly on a long journey together as the technologies themselves emerge from infancy.
The state-of-the-art today when it comes to the social computing environments that surround us now — in our browsers, mobile devices, and elsewhere — underscore how much more we have left to do to make these new modes of digital conversation and discourse become mature, efficient, safe, and truly useful.
Fortunately the Web doesn’t stand still and there continues continues to be rapid research and development when it comes to the mechanics of today’s online social universe. There are many new efforts under way to refine and improve the world of social media, some of which we’ll explore here and many which are just beginning…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 2, 2009
I’ve been bullish for several years now on the potential of using open APIs as a new channel to the online business world, in particular using them to scale up new business relationships quickly and cost-effectively. Internet technology has made this possible for for a decade or more, but it’s taken a while for awareness [...]
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