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Power to the people

Power to the people

A person is not a person Somewhere, in the vast, shadowed canyons formed by dusty annals of US law, the story detailing the birth of modern corporations can be found. At the end of the American civil war, the 14th Amendment to the US constitution was drafted to protect the “life, liberty and property” of … Continue reading

Staying connected,  and out of court with Fairfax Digital

Staying connected, and out of court with Fairfax Digital

Speaking Legalese This week we were treated to an engaging lecture by Malcolm Burrows from Dundas Lawyers, who discussed the legal issue and risks faced by organisations who choose to engage with social technologies. Malcolm revealed the major areas of Australian law which have been impacted by social media citing disclosure of information, wrongful dismissal, … Continue reading

Success is all in the Soft Launch

Success is all in the Soft Launch

Using un-intentional prognostic vision, last weeks post examined how Nike was using collaborative software platform WebEx Social to improve inter and intra-organisational communications after it’s product development team was decentralised, and what structural alterations Nike made to its organisation to assist in implementing these changes. We also saw a brief look at the functionality of … Continue reading

Agile Employees

Agile Employees

Last week we were offered an insightful paper by Andrew McAfee (2006) entitled “Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of the Emergent Collaboration” McAfee introduced his six components of Enterprise 2.0 technologies, defined by the acronym SLATE Search Links Authoring Tags Extensions Signals McAfee offered  a contemporary example (for 2006!) of how E2 technologies were introduced at … Continue reading

Hacking Success

Hacking Success

Roomba is not just a transportation device for cats stuck in shark suits (you really need to see this). Before someone cleverly conceived of this alternate usage, iRobot was offering these robotic vacuum cleaners to time-poor domestics since 2002. Contrary to the normalised application, tech-sperts saw the technology as it truly was – a behaviour … Continue reading