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Facebook

I’m still not sure about Facebook, as a business tool – seems to be a bit of a time consumer so far, but I can see it’s appeal for kids.  Taking a look at Grahams profile gave me a few ideas so at least I have a little content there now...

Twitter

I have always written a weekly highlight report, but now I’m finding that Twitter is a nice complement, its very easy and natural to provide these short twitter updates and having a client always available on my laptop, desktop and Blackberry means there’s a low threshold to overcome.  If you...

Architecture as a service

I might be stretching a point a little (well actually quite a lot) with the title,  but just like Software as a Service gets rid of all the redundant effort that goes on in every enterprise delivering software,  so Architecture as a Service is doing the same thing.  A few examples of...

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Does improving collaboration depend on culture change?

(updated with a link to Michael’s post that works!) Michael argues that we hide behind the need for culture change on many collaboration projects, his key point is illustrated by this example: if a team can run a project in email then they can run one in a collaboration tool....

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Work less – achieve more

For most of my working life I have really enjoyed my work and put in a lot of hours,  but my recent illness has resulted in me working probably an average of 6 hours a day over the last 3 years and it’s resulted in a significant shift in my...

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OCS and Communicator 2007 vs. Windows Live Messenger?

I’m not a Office communicator user and have often wondered why Microsoft bothered with multiple products in this space.  That was until I read this post,  which described the main reasons that Office communicator is better than WLM.  The level of differentiation really surprised me and it’s had quite an...

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Successful collaboration

(updated to add missing link later on in the post) Stu has an interesting post on effective collaboration,  I think his arrows pointing in the right direction, but I don’t think its the whole story.  In Stu’s model we need to have a willing person, a willing team, the right culture...

Is SharePoint Facebook for the enterprise

In this interesting post Mike Gotta asks “Will Microsoft Become Facebook for the Enterprise?” I think the answer is a definite YES.  Whilst I think there is a role for LinkedIn or FaceBook for inter-enterprise social networking I still think that Intra-enterprise social networking is hugely important and I think...

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The future of Microsoft office

Office is on the ropes,  there’s no doubt in my mind that Office 2007 is a great product, I use it every day and I would probably go so far as to say that it’s a joy to use.  That said I know it’s showing its age,  it’s just too...

Conceptual integrity

A long time ago now I read the Mythical Man Month,  and I remember two things from it: On a large activity conceptual integrity is really difficult to achieve and maintain In the sixties IBM seemed to do a better job at managing large development programmes than we do now...