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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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Web 2.0 tools for facilitating knowledge management

Web 2.0 tools for facilitating knowledge management

Having run a number of social media workshops for UK Local Government over the past few months, I will be focusing specifically on how social media and social networking (Web 2.0) can support the development of personal learning – ‘Knowledge Management’ at the forthcoming TFPL training event on 24th March 2010 – open to both public and private sector organisations. There has been considerable interest in this training so I’m anticipating that there may be a few more courses shceduled…

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How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

The latest McKinsey quarterly report provides results of a survey of 1,700 executives from around the world who were asked about the value that they/their companies had realised from their Web 2.0 deployments. 69% of respondents report that their companies have gained measurable business benefits, which includes more innovative products and services, more effective marketing, better access to knowledge, lower cost of doing business, and higher revenues. The survey also found that the most successful companies integrated Web 2.0 technologies…

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Information Management in a Web 2.0 world

Information Management in a Web 2.0 world

I’ve given a few talks and presentations recently to various groups and departments from the UK public sector on the dichotomy between the traditional and highly structured information management (IM) disciplines and the almost anarchic environment that we refer to as ‘Web 2.0’.  I’m reasonably familiar with both sides of this equation having spent most of my life as an information management professional before turning to the dark side about seven years ago to embrace the world of knowledge management….

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Web 2.0 in Local Government

Web 2.0 in Local Government

How and why should local authorities and Government be planning to exploit the collaborative features of Web 2.0? This article was originally published in IT Adviser late last year. Web 2 in Local Government Publish at Scribd or explore others: Europe Government web2.0 collaboration Feel free to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferPinterest

Utilising Web 2.0 in Local Government

Utilising Web 2.0 in Local Government

Web 2.0 is opening up new opportunities for local and central government to provide more citizen-centric services using cost effective technologies. Innovation in the private sector is making Web 2.0 tools easier to use and cheaper to deploy. Social networking and use of social media tools is fast becoming ubiquitous; the question that most councils now face is when rather than if to embrace Web 2.0 facilities. How and why should local authorities be planning to exploit the collaborative features…

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Utilising Web 2.0 in Government and Local Government

Utilising Web 2.0 in Government and Local Government

I note that National Computing Centre has featured an article I originally produced for ITAdviser Magazine on the topic of how and why local authorities should be planning to exploit the collaborative features of Web 2.0 technologies. I’m not sure I did justice to the large and growing variety of collaborative initiatives that are underway in both local and central government, but then again it’s difficult to include everything and yet keep to a fairly tight word limit (which I…

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Connect to survive? The implications of the digital divide

Connect to survive? The implications of the digital divide

I’ve posted a presentation to Slideshare that I gave last month as a keynote presentation for an audience primarily made up of local government staff. The presentation illustrates the growing velocity and volume of on-line connections being created in the wake of Web 2.0 and the prevalent demographics of those considered to be ‘connected’ and those who are not. I was trying to raise the awareness of the audience that being part of the on-line digital community (and in particular…

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What has Web 2.0 ever done for us?

What has Web 2.0 ever done for us?

The following is an abstract from an item I produced for the IDeA in response to a media query about the impact of Web 2.0 on Local Government. What is Web 2.0? The term ‘Web 2.0′ was officially coined in 2004 by Dale Dougherty, a vice-president of O’Reilly Media Inc. The term was intended to capture the feeling that despite the dot-com boom and subsequent bust, the Web was ‘more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping…

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