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Platforms vs. products and Google vs. Amazon. You need to read this.
   

This amazing post was shared on Google+ yesterday, and you need to read it:
This post was intended to be shared privately and was accidentally made public. Thanks to Steve Yegge for allowing us to keep it out there. It's the sort of writing people do when they think nobody is watching: honest, clear, and frank.

The world would be a better place if more people wrote this sort of internal memoranda, and even better if they were allowed to write it for the outside world.

Hopefully Steve will not experience any negative repercussions from Google about this. On the contrary, he deserves a promotion.
I won't copy any more of it here, you need to go read the post in it's entirety.

Think about it in terms of your own products and services, and those of your preferred vendor.  Is the author right? Is the platform the most important thing?

Get a free Giffgaff Sim


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Announcing the Social 365 / Michael Sampson ‘Fall 2014′ IBM Connections Masterclass Series
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 8:48a   Stuart McIntyre
If you’ve been following this blog or my other efforts (such as Social Connections or the TWiL podcast), you’ll hopefully be aware of Michael Sampson by now…  If not, I’ve definitely failed you! Michael is one of the world’s foremost Collaboration Strategists, a highly-regarded author, conference speaker and fantastic educator and workshop facilitator – I’m also hugely honoured to be able to call him a friend and mentor too. I’m therefore excite [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community podcast
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IBM ConnectED 2015 ‐ registration is open!
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:51a   Stuart McIntyre
Our Full Conference pricing structure is easy and all-inclusive-the earlier you register, the more you save. The price for this conference pass includes four conference days, with breakfast and lunch Monday through Wednesday, and no add-on fees for anything other than certification testing. Now until October 3rd, the fee is $1,595 USD. The early bird gets the best price! On October 4th, the fee will increase to $1,795 USD. Register now > [read] Keywords: ibm
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My Social Connections VI session: ‘Social Business: The unstoppable force to overcome immovable objections’
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 3:51a   Stuart McIntyre
As you may have heard by now, we took the significant step of recording every single session at Social Connections VI back in June.  As the videos have been processed and uploaded, the team have been publishing them on our Vimeo channel as well as highlighting some of the most popular sessions on the Social Connections blog – it’s worth checking them out if you haven’t already. I’m pleased to say that my own session is now online.  Here’s the abstract: “I& [read] Keywords: connections office
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Transforming traditional Intranets ‐ three places to focus
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 3:03a   Stuart McIntyre
A really useful new whitepaper from Jive, authored by the always insightful Gia Lyons: Many of today’s intranets are frustrating: Frustrating for employees to use, for content owners to govern, for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It’s time to modernize and mobilize. But, what should a modern, mobile intranet do and look like? It boils down to three fundamental focal areas: delivering information and expertise seamlessly and securely across devices, giving people the tools to work bet [read] Keywords: connections ibm mobile
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Ovum Research publishes ‘SWOT Assessment: IBM Connections Version 5.0 and IBM SmartCloud Connections’
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 4:20a   Stuart McIntyre
Ovum Research ‘create tangible business advantage for our customers by providing actionable intelligence that can be relied upon in evaluating opportunities, benchmarking performance, and making better business-critical decisions.‘ In short, they research and analyse the IT industry, thus providing insight to their customers – usually commercial organisations looking to take strategic decisions on IT investments. They’ve just published a new ... The post Ovum Research pub [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Confused by your ‘as a Service’ options?
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 4:14a   Stuart McIntyre
Do these new monikers describing different cloud-based service options leave you cold and confused? Introducing Pizza as a Service: Isn’t that easier to follow?  Kudos to Ricardo Ferreira for sharing on Twitter… [read] Keywords: twitter
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The Top 25 Global Social Business Leaders
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 8:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Social business is about much more than social media. A social business is an organisation whose culture and practices encourage networks of people—employees, partners, customers and others—to create business value, and, ultimately, increase revenue and profits. So who are the exceptional talents building today’s social businesses and what can we learn from them? The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has identified 25 leaders who are successfully applying social technologies, principles an [read] Keywords: ibm
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IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 4:15a   Stuart McIntyre
When IBM Connections was first released, all patches to the on-premises code were released as iFixes – individual fix packages that could be installed and deinstalled individually. This was really flexible and allowed issues to be patched very quickly but also lead to very time-consuming patching processes and almost every system I visited had a different set of code updates ... The post IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm system i




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Experiences with IBM Connections 5
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 5:10a   Stuart McIntyre
I just wanted to quickly recommend a couple of posts from Julius Schwarzweller at German IBM business partner, GIS AG. He was quick to get hold of the new IBM Connections 5.0 release and has been working with it for the past few weeks. He’s been kind enough to document his findings on a couple of blog posts, My experiences ... The post Experiences with IBM Connections 5 appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 12:56a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve just come across an IBM technote from May 2014 that has been updated over the last few days, listing details of a number of vulnerabilities in Apache Struts: There are fixes for all the above mentioned versions of Connections.  Here are the two most recent: IBM Connections 5.0 Apply APAR LO80688 IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 and apply Interim ... The post Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install appeared first on IBM Co [read] Keywords: connections ibm security




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