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Dr. Andrew McAfee @ Lotusphere 2011

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This is Dr. Andrew McAfee, who initially used the term „Enterprise 2.0“ and wrote a book about it. So if you have not seen the keynotes at Lotusphere – you should see the first 16 minutes of this video from the Technical Keynote.

There are other videos available -> here.

Top Ten Wireless Predictions 2011

Juniper Research predicts the wireless future for 2011:

1. Surging Mobile Data Traffic Will Continue to Test 3G Network Capacity
As we predicted at the end of last year, 2010 was the year in which the surge in mobile data traffic, driven by the consumer smartphone boom, began to place the 3G networks under severe strain. A number of network operators have responded by introducing tiered data pricing – a trend which will undoubtedly increase – but as smartphone adoption continues apace, network capacity will be sorely tested in 2011. Tiered pricing (and the use of WiFi as capacity relief) may serve to alleviate the problem to a certain extent, but until we see mass deployments of LTE networks (and, equally important, devices that are LTE-capable), then operators face a nervous period of attempting to manage the transition.

2. Augmented Reality to Enhance Mobile Games and Retail
Augmented Reality, or AR, has largely been used in local search and reference applications thus far, but is now attracting the attention of the retail industry. Given its potential to geotag products or locations with brand/campaign-specific information, as we near the end of 2010 a raft of major retailers and brands (including eBay, H&M and Carlsberg) are releasing apps with an AR element. With Apple opening its accelerometer and gyroscope APIs to mobile Safari developers, there is also an opportunity for AR-enabled web-based apps. Also expect to see an increasing number of AR-based games – THQ Wireless’ forthcoming Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner likely to be the first of many such titles.

3. Cloud-Based Operating Systems are Launched
So far mobile operating systems have followed their PC-based cousins, the structure for which was formulated when the web was in its infancy. Consequently, with the web having taken-off, for some time now industry figures have been talking about the potential for applications to run from a “cloud”. Google announced the start of new project, the Chrome cloud OS in 2009; and the latest is that it will be launched in early 2011. With network reach and reliability reaching a point where cloud-based solutions can be considered viable, and remote servers already being used to allow the mobile internet and email, we believe 2011 will see the launch of the first cloud OS for mobile.

4. Mobile Banking will become a “must-have” when opening a new account
Banks in developed countries will harness the power of the app and the smartphone to provide their customers with a much improved and personalised service experience. The sign-up process will be a simple box to tick in account opening processes (where it isn’t already) from banks that are keen to make life easier for customers by proving the ability to manage their money on the move in what might otherwise be dead time.

5. Mobile Devices Begin to Replace Credit Cards
2011 looks like the year when, in some countries at least, using your phone as a credit card for lower value purchases will become a reality. Google recently announced that NFC (Near Field Communication) technology will be supported in the next release of Android – 2.3 or “Gingerbread”; a natural step, given it already offers several mobile commerce apps and services including shopping, coupons and products search. Also, Nokia’s C7 handset has an NFC chip included, which will be activated in 2011, and rumours of Apple’s next iPhone including NFC refuse to die down. A word of caution: it won’t all happen at once as stores need to deploy contactless readers, and more problematically, it is dependent on user preference; however, as with Bluetooth and cameras, we will see NFC in new devices whether we want it or not.

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What if Peter Drucker Taught Enterprise 2.0 Strategy?

Very good presentation by Mark Fidelman. Worth to spent the time and think about enabling people to collaborate.

A world without e-mail, Part 2

After yesterdays posting about visions for a social workplace I stumbeld upon Kevin Rose´s tips to get rid of the email problem:

#5: Add a http://three.sentenc.es/ email signature and keep them short.

„Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead.

three.sentenc.es is a personal policy that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be three sentences or less. It’s that simple.“

Example signature:
Q: Why is this email three sentences or less?
A: http://three.sentenc.es

#4: Type „Sent from iPhone“ under your short responses. People don’t expect long responses when you’re on your phone. Don’t forget to mispell a few words.

This all looks graet +1!!
Sent from iPhone.

#3: Create a ‚VIP‘ filter. Add your boss, investors, and close friends. Flag them red and throw them in a separate folder. This is the first place I check every morning.

#2: (Gmail only) Keep the spam out. If you’re giving your address to a potentially shady website, tack on +spam to the end, example: yourname+spam@gmail.com. You can then filter those emails into a spam folder you check periodically. (ProTip: the +spam is a variable that can be anything you want, eg. yourname+football@gmail.com etc., make as many as you like)

#1: (Apple Mail or similar program) Setup an email bankruptcy filter. This is a little bit of a dick move, but if you’re getting hundreds of new emails a day, it just might work.

Step 1: Create a filter that auto-responds to all unopened emails > 14 days old w/the following message:

Your email (below) is now 14 days old and has not been opened. To minimize email buildup your email has now been placed in the archive. Should you still require a response simply respond back and you’ll automatically be added to the priority queue. Thank you.

Step 2: Setup another filter that looks for the text „Your email (below)“, this will catch the email responses back to you from those still requiring your response. Filter these into a special folder you check and respond to daily.

Reminds me of an article I wrote back in 2004. After returning from vacation the CEO deleted all the unread mails in his inbox and stated: „who really needs a response to his mail calls me or will write a letter“.

Enterprise 2.0 als Turbolader

Das Netz ist ein äußerst willkommener Beschleuniger dessen, was gute Menschen schon immer wollten.

Grossunternehmen sind die letzten bolschewistischen Organisationen, weil sie es geschafft haben, sich fast umweltresistent sich abzuschotten.

Thomas Sattelberger, Personalvorstand Deutsche Telekom AG.

Prof. Peter Kruse und Thomas Sattelberger diskutieren über Macht, das Enterprise 2.0, die vernetzte Welt und Großunternehmen als letzte Spezies bolschewistischer Organisationenen.

Hochinteressant, wie Enterprise 2.0 auf Human Ressources trifft. Weiter diskutiert wird dann aber leider hinter verschlossenen Türen.