Not familiar with who the W3C is? In their words, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.” This is the organization that tries to define industry standards that make integrating computer systems possible. Without them, the world wide web (www.) would not exist.
As Lotusphere 2012 is all about Social Business, the timing of this report is appropriate. The report provides some great insight into the future of social business from the viewpoint of the jam participants. A few points:
- Only 18% of the participants Social Business is just marketing hype. I don’t hold much faith in the longevity of their businesses. But that also means 82% of those surveyed see Social Business as a real part of business today. That is important if you are in the business of Social Business. That means opportunity.
- Only 7% of the participants have only one identity on the web. Does that mean we all suffer from dissociative identity disorder? I hope not. Does it mean we don’t trust the world enough to let our whole self be seen by everyone? Perhaps at least to some degree. For example, many people don’t use the same identity on LinkedIn as they use on Facebook because they don’t want their employer or prospective employer to know about their personal life. But it may also say something about how people play many roles in their lives and that one identity cannot represent us appropriately. You see this in twitter profiles all the time: “CIO, whitewater kayaker, father”. This becomes relevant because it’s the commonalities you share outside of business that make the strongest bonds for doing business. It’s the fraternity effect, as I call it. For Social Business to be most effective, it will need to be able to handle our split personalities.
- The report reveals how we treat our constant-connections of mobile phones so differently from all other devices. Not just that technology must accommodate this in many ways including partial data wipes that remove corporate data while leaving personal data untouched. The implications go into the usability features of the devices themselves too. Think “It’s not business, it’s personal.” for a mobile phone, but “it’s not personal, it’s just business” for the desktop.
- The respondents also see value in social technologies in how they can handle exceptions to processes more effectively than structured forms. This will shine most in a crisis. If you are familiar with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, you can see how this could fit in. Imagine a natural disaster hits the headquarters of a company. While their computer systems will survive if they properly setup a co-located data center, layers of leadership may not be available. Social technologies are inherently flat organizationally, allowing people at all levels to communicate directly with the people they need to in the most effective manner.
- An interesting point that will play out in the near future is the response to the survey question “I want social tools integrated with my other applications”. This is exactly what IBM is doing with IBM Connections and the Social Edition of Lotus Notes coming soon. 65% agree. I expect those that disagreed probably just couldn’t envision such an integrated world. They probably don’t realize that they already have that in places like facebook (if they use it.)
If you want an idea of where social software is going, this report is a worthwhile read.
Bothell City Council exposed for avoiding due process to build a new $47 Million City Hall without a Public Vote
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:12a David Hablewitz If you live in the City of Bothell, you will definitely be interested in watching what happened at the City Council meeting on May 20th
It is long, but you need to watch the first 20 minutes and again at about time stamp 2:54:00.
After watching it I am certain you will be motivated enough to visit the next City Council meeting in person and let them know how you feel about what they are planning to do with your money. The next meeting is Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM at City Hall.
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Here’s to my friend Tim Tripcony
Mon, May 12th 2014 4:11p David Hablewitz Tim, your passing is felt around the world, even here in Washington state. Your genius only eclipsed by your humble nature. So much more I want to say, but I’m without words.
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Helping my friend the best I can. His story will move you.
Thu, May 8th 2014 6:14a David Hablewitz Brian Steele is my good friend and one of the best managers I have ever worked for. I remember the day when he quietly explained to me that they had just learned his son Cullen had Pulmonary Hypertension. I never heard of it before and asked “Is it bad?” “Yeah, it’s bad.” he said. Watch this video and learn Cullen’s story.
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SmartCloud Demonstration at Seattle Technical Forum Meetup, Redmond, WA
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10p David Hablewitz If you are a CTO, IT director, computer professional or enthusiast of cloud computing technology, you won’t want to miss out on this meeting of the Seattle Technical Forum meetup group.
There will be 3 presenters at this meeting speaking on the following topics:
- Google Cloud Platform: Top 10 Edition
- Properly securing your cloud infrastructure
- SmartCloud – IBM’s Biggest Little Secret
I will be presenting a demonstration of SmartCloud for Social Business with IBMer David [read] Keywords: ibm
Wealth is not measured by how much you have, but by how much you give
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 11:12p David Hablewitz This time of year I am normally helping out at my YMCA with their Partners With Youth campaign, sitting in a phone bank with other volunteers, calling people in the community asking for donations to help their cause.
Phone bank volunteers working hard
This is a charity that helps provide funding for kids whose family can’t afford to put them into programs like before and after school care, swim lessons, or summer camp. In some cases this care is vital in making it possible for their parent [read] Keywords: community