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Free Software Directory

Free Software Directory

The Free Software Foundation’s new Free Software Directory, was officially re-launched earlier this week. More than 6500 programs are listed in the newly updated directory, all of them free for any computer user to download, run and share. According to the Free Software Foundation, each entry is individually checked and tested so users will know that any program they come across in the directory will be truly free software, according to the group’s formal definition, with free documentation and without…

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Entry for Management Innovation eXchange M-Prize

Entry for Management Innovation eXchange M-Prize

The Management Innovation Exchange(MIX) is “an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while “modern” management is one of humankind’s most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.” One of the MIX initiatives is the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation. There are two types of entries: an instructive case study (a Story) or an experimental design (a Hack).  The goals is to show how Web 2.0…

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Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

Knowledge Hub at OpenTech UK

I presented the Knowledge Hub at yesterday’s (21st May) OpenTech event. The following is a synopsis of the project; the slides are available for download from Slideshare and include notes. Previous blog posts on this topic: http://steve-dale.net/2011/04/06/introduction-to-the-knowledge-hub/ http://steve-dale.net/2009/09/21/knowledge-hub-part-1/ http://steve-dale.net/2010/07/06/knowledge-hub-part-2/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/01/31/the-knowledge-hub-and-user-experience-ux-3/ http://steve-dale.net/2011/03/10/knowledge-hub-4-social-graph-and-activity-stream/ The Knowledge Hub (KHub) is a “Web 2” social media development that builds on the LG Improvement and Development Community of Practice initiative (www.communities.idea.gov.uk)  which, with over 85,000 registered users, is already the most advanced online practitioner group in…

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Online Information Conference 2011 – Call For Papers

Online Information Conference 2011 – Call For Papers

ONLINE INFORMATION CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS Have you submitted a proposal yet? The deadline of May 6th is approaching fast. Here’s why you should submit a proposal: Show case your work with 700 delegates from over 40 countries and be seen as a pioneer and leader in what you do If you have been part of a successful (or unsuccessful) project with innovative best practices, lessons learned, hints and tips, then we want to hear from you Benefit from the…

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Social by Social Game

Social by Social Game

I’ve had a few people asking about the Social Media Game that is mentioned in the “Web 2.0 Tools for Facilitating Knowledge Management” training event that I ran earlier this week. The game was originally developed by Beth Kanter, David Wilcox and Drew Mackie, and has undergone a number of iterations and refinements, resulting in the “Social by Social Game“, which is the version I use for these training events. The Facilitator’s notes for running the game can be found on…

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Online Information 2011 Call For Speakers

Online Information 2011 Call For Speakers

The call for speakers and papers for the Online Information Conference 2011 (29th November to 1st December) is now out. We want to hear from people and organisations that are using knowledge, information and technology in new and interesting ways. We are looking for exciting, innovative projects and lessons learned from the introduction of Web 2.0 tools and techniques. We want to showcase people and organisations that are leading the way in how we generate, consume and make sense of…

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McKinsey Report on Web2.0 in the Enterprise

McKinsey Report on Web2.0 in the Enterprise

New research from McKinsey & Co. ‘The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday‘ says that Web 2.0 technologies will be used to intensively connect what goes on inside a company with the external world, namely customers, business partners and suppliers. McKinsey calls this new kind of company the networked enterprise, which for business is probably a much more appropriate term than social networking, and it says companies employing this approach use management practices that lead to…

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Online Information 2010 – countdown

Online Information 2010 – countdown

I’m privileged to be chairing this year’s Online Information Conference, which starts this Tuesday, 30th November and runs until 2nd December. The conference is linked with the Online Information Exhibition, with over 200 international exhibitors and more than 9,000 attendees from over 40 countries across the globe. The exhibition covers 6 different subject areas: Content Resources, ePublishing Solutions, Library Management, Content Management, Search Solutions and Social Media. It’s hard to believe that 12 months have elapsed since the previous conference….

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Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

Online Information Conference – Interview with Knowledgespeak

The Online Information Conference is scheduled to run from 30th November to 2nd December. This is my first year as Conference Chairman, so mixed feeelings at present of anticipation and trepidation! The following is a pre-conference interview I gave to Knowledgespeak. 1. Can you briefly talk about the Online Information? Also, can you share with us any interesting events / trends for the 2010 Conference? Online Information is the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry, providing an annual…

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