Alfresco Software, the open source ECM play, is now Alfresco, the trendy open
source Social Computing Platform for the enterprise.
The content-searching REST-enabled apotheosis has been made possible by
Alfresco integrating its ECM software with the "happening" Web 2.0 tools and
services like Facebook, iGoogle, Adobe Flex, Skype, RSS Readers, TypePad,
MediaWiki and WordPress.
That way it can bring Web 2.0 social networking into the workplace, and
business, in turn, can quickly tap into the "wisdom of the crowds," it says.
Flex provides Alfresco's rich mashup architecture, and a way for Rich
Internet Applications to be created on top of Alfresco, without the
technology lock-in of Microsoft's competitive SharePoint, Alfresco sniffs.
Alfresco is currently previewing its Google Gadgets for ECM, which will let
businesses create, edit and manage content from within an iGoogl... (more)
Marketers spend a lot of time creating content, messaging and resources to
catch the attention of prospective customers. Research shows that salespeople
spend an inordinate amount of time recreating that collateral in ways that
work for them.
What a colossal waste of time that salespeople could be spending face-to-face
with those buyers.
I was thinking about this today as I worked on planning a site map for a
client's new website. I want to keep the content as flat as possible,
limiting the clicks, so I kept turning the context around and around to
determine the best way to do this for my client's complex product.
Finally, I stopped and reassessed. With a new product, one of the biggest
considerations is intuitive context and relevance. Immediate recognition of
what the website is about and why they should care.
Sales tools need the same kind of directed focus. Sale... (more)
LinkedIn.com is a fantastic business tool for individuals and companies
alike. It is a website that creates huge scope for networking, marketing,
creativity and friendship. It is part of what is known as Web 2.0, the next
generation of internet use, where social networking forms a large part of the
new appreciation of the possibilities the internet provides. Facebook and
MySpace set the ball rolling and now business people and companies are
Many people who join LinkedIn use it as a shop window for themselves. It
becomes their live, online CV or resume if they are looking for a new job. It
can be also used as a way of giving them credibility within their industry.
When you join you can search for and invite people that you know to connect
to you. You can also be invited by others to be part of their network.
As your connections grow so does your greater n... (more)
We are pleased to announce that TEN - Top Executives Net has a totally new
design, which is much more user friendly and intuitive than the previous one.
Complementing LinkedIN, TEN offers a number of nice features like:
Visual Space (very useful search engine)WikisDocuments repository (upload of
images, word, pdf, ppt, excel, etc...)You Tube videos (more video
integrations coming soon)Advertising area (to be scheduled) We will also
announce more languages besides English and Portuguese soon. Spanish will be
available within January and French is the next in line.
Stay tuned and join us too!
Octavio Pitaluga Neto
TEN - Top Executives Net
CNO - Chief Networking Officer
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Since most any two words can and will be put together in this world, what
with us being Homo Loquens and all, it is easy just to shrug when you hear
new colloquies like 'social software,' 'social networking' or 'social
computing' and dismiss them as just three more inevitable permutations in a
world of whirling words and phrases.
But this time, trust me, things are different. I would go so far as to say
that "social computing," far from being just a random word-combo along the
lines of wannabe duos like "air walking," "base jumping," "text messaging"
and suchlike, is that fabled "New New Thing" (a reference to Michael Lewis's
invaluable book of that name, documenting Netscape's Jim Clark's serial
webpreneurship in the heady days of the Internet Boom 1.0).
In other words, Social Computing is about to turn the Web world upside down.
Before I explain how and why, let us ju... (more)
Userplane continues to extend its clients' Flash-based communication tools
for use in various aspects of social networking. The company continues to
embrace the world market through innovative use of its Instant Communicator,
Web Chat, and Web Recorder applications. The types of clients using social
networking are diverse, coming from areas not usually thought of having a
need for such services.
ChosenNet, an online Jewish community; LDS LinkUp, a community for Latter-Day
Saints; and French language networking site, Amidami, are using Userplane's
Community Suite to enhance their communication abilities. CityCrowd, an
online site offering social and professional services to busy professionals,
is another Userplane client, equipping its products with an ever increasing
number of media applications.
Userplane is using Macromedia Flash technology to make users' online
In light of the explosion in social networking web sites (MySpace, FaceBook,
Xanga) the field of social network analysis (SNA) is hotter now than ever
before. A new open source library released (libSNA) helps social scientists
and software developers rapidly create experiments and computer programs to
understand emerging social networks.
The sale of MySpace.com for $850 million to News Corp underscores the value
and importance of social networks. Marketing gurus want to understand how to
tap into social networks to maximize sales. Law enforcement officials want to
minimize the risks that social networks pose to teens and children. Young
adults in Generation Y want to get plugged into these networks. Does anyone
really understand social networks?
"I created libSNA out of necessity" says Washington, DC, based Abe Usher, a
well-known information security expert and the d... (more)
Building on over a decade of success with the database and file utility for
the IBM i – Version 3.8 of the award winning Surveyor/400 is now available.
Surveyor/400 is a GUI based application running on your desktop computer that
makes working with IBM databases, libraries, files, and spool files on the
IBM i easy.
Surveyor/400 provides access to the power and stability of the IBM i on the
following desktops: Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, and Windows. Work with files and
database fields in a rich visual environment or jump to a 5250 green screen
from within Surveyor/400.
New IFS Explorer – Previously, many functions could be performed by
browsing the IFS in the main Surveyor/400 window, but the new IFS Explorer
allows file lists to be maintained in separate windows for an enhanced folder
browsing experience. The IFS Explorer provides easier IFS navigation with a
I have worked in sales for the past fourteen years and have seen fads come
and go. The latest is CRM that, my company has forced upon me. Isn’t CRM
just another way for my company to act like BIG BROTHER to watch and monitor
my every move?
Would you board a commercial airline if you knew, 1) the plane was lacking a
navigational system, 2) you would be flying to the busiest airport in the
world without the aid of an air traffic controller or radar, and 3) the
pilots would not have any radio contact to direct their take off or landing
approach? Most likely not. CRM is not a fad nor is it a way for your company
to act as BIG BROTHER! CRM is a navigational tool that, when used properly it
will increase your profitability, productivity and enhance your customers
buying experience. I believe that what you are really asking is, what is in
In this article, we will discuss the paradigm shift that the modern world
offers the global corporate market. Several challenges and opportunities are
found embedded in various scenarios. Among these we can highlight the
evolution in today's corporate world of a new business model. They could be
called "virtual, agile and global networking enterprises". A new business
expertise is required; Business Network Management. The architect of a
Business Network Management project is the CNO - Chief Networking Officer,
someone with leadership responsibilities focused on the future.
We are walking at large steps towards the society of knowledge, communication
and entertainment. Knowledge is power that enables decision-making. Proper
communication is what connects people in engaging and meaningful discussions.
Entertainment is a common factor of interest to all people regard... (more)
From CNO Journal
The Chief Networking Officer (CNO) has gained much interest as more companies
and executives have become open minded to challenging the corporate
The CNO as defined in Wikipedia by my partner Octavio Pitaluga is right on
target. The definition of the role, however, is in the midst of being
clearly defined and I also have my additions/thoughts to the role. I also
believe that the CNO role will be greatly influenced by the company he/she is
in, its short and long term goals and efforts, current C Executives forte or
lack thereof, social/virtual media efforts, et al…
This ever-changing and always evolving role ,I believe, fits right in with
those entrepreneur types who, like myself, are driven by being a contributing
force to many different layers and projects. Relationship management skills
needs to be assumed natural for th... (more)