September 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
Who has never heard of Wikipedia? Probably the most popular resource site on the web right now but did anyone wonder before how wikipedia started and how it works?
It’s all about Wikis, a web site that can be edited by any reader. Wikis offer the opportunity to share knowledge and information, but they are not usually considered “authoritative” or “scholarly.” Because people can invent facts or pass off ideas as facts on a wiki, they contain a lot of suspect information. Although some larger wikis (like Wikipedia) make the effort to verify information or cite sources, these sites are still not considered reliable or trustworthy. If you find information on a wiki, you should verify that data by checking it against the information in another source, such as an encyclopedia, dictionary, or index.
But did you know that these Wikis can also be used in Businesses? Here is a great a breakdown on effective uses of wikis within a corporation:
This article provides the effectiveness of wikis and the different uses of wikis in today’s businesses, here shows a list of businesses applying the wiki strategy and how they use it on their day to day operations.
One thing that caught my eye is that Wiki can be used as an ‘Information Site’ where employees and clients can view the products or the services that the business offers. It also provides a different view on collaboration with fellow developers on a certain product, it is where they can change, provide detailed information on one side of the product to the other. As for the clients, it can be used to provide feedbacks or give the clients a detailed view of the product before purchasing. This gives the organisation a much better feel towards making business or making deals with a client.
Wikis are a great tool when used to it’s advantage even though some disadvantages might cause issues but with editable service this can be minimalised. It’s not what it does, but with how you use it.
Im such a big fan of this guy!
September 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
Not too long ago whenever there are announcements to be made, people would gather around a certain place and wait in anticipation of the item or the suspense of the announcement. Now, there are only a few of these and some are done after it has already been announced, the question is where was it announced before a conference?
The answer will be between ‘Twitter’ and a Blog.
Twitter is taking over the web, most people use twitter or atleast have an idea what twitter is all about. Maybe you’re just a normal person or a popular celebrity using it to update the fans about what they’re doing, what they’re thinking or atleast what they want them to know.
This pattern repeats over and over again for these guys but what about for businesses?
I’m a huge basketball fan and I’ve always wanted to follow my favourite players in the NBA (National Basketball Association) instead of just going to their website to find out what’s going on, I always tend to view their twitter page as well as the player’s twitter page as this gives me a much better insight on what they’re doing or atleast what they’re planning to do.
NBA before condemned the use of twitter by players as they thought that this is very distracting especially when the players are in games or playing. Charlie Villanueva or known as CV31 pretty much started the trend on twittering in the NBA even though he was fined the first time he tried it, the impact it gathered with the fans was reviewed and now they’re also incorporating it on the NBA itself as well as more and more players joined in with the recent addition of Lebron James a.k.a KingJames, who provides the fans on tweets about ‘him taking his talents to South Beach’ and all that other stuff.
So for a business like the NBA, their aim is to provide the fans a much better insight on their projects and activities, this is one great way to utilise microblogging and blogging as well as more and more fans tend to surf these sites rather than just going to the main website. This provides them more flexibility to receive fan insights as well as to provide their clients a much better view of their goal and that is to provide entertainment.
August 20, 2010 § 3 Comments
“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.” – T.S. Elliot
Sometimes when we venture into something that we’re not familiar with, we hesitate. Sometimes when we use something that we’ve never used before, we take risk. Let’s take it into account that we’re only human and we make mistakes, some of the are big and some of them are small. The rapid development of the web is so fast many of us are falling behind. Not everyone can use the web or take over its advantages. Not everyone knows what Web 2.0 or Enterprise 2.0 is, so there’s a challenge will it be good or bad?
A good evidence that would back up the benefits of Enterprise 2.0 is from a report by Bill Ives, ‘An Enterprise 2.0 Poster Child in the IT Department‘. It’s a great example on how Enterprise 2.0 can make a big difference for an organisation. Here is Al Essa, an IT CIO, has implemented blogs as a way of organising, coaching, socialising, networking and collaboration throughout the organisation. This provided him easier tasks in coaching and also to manage his own team with consuming so much time. He found it so useful that he implemented it for the whole school of management and since then their productivity has increased. Here is an overview of the benefits:
The project blogs acted as true dashboards. Al could review each project’s status on line and drill down for more detail as needed. He could also point project teams to others who faced the same issues. These status reports were now available to everyone in his department, so cross-project communication was a simple matter, a by-product of the new blog reporting platform. The instant, secure, and constant accessibility, in searchable format, that blogs brought was a huge productivity improvement over swapping project reports and commentary through multiple emails.
Now that Enterprise 2.0 proves to be a benefit, what about its risks? It’s risks involves security, privacy and many more but the large issue would be the lack of understanding from its user, a user, even if they’re the brightest, doesn’t know how to use something won’t be able to use it all.
There are alot of opportunities that can be discovered along the way but while it’s here, why not take a ride?