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Web 2.0 Strategy in an Organization

Enterprise Business Intelligence and Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Strategy in Organizations

Applying the basic concepts of Web 2.0 strategies in your organization along with taking advantage of crowdsourcing (internally and externally) are keys to business intelligence.  Using your intranet and the internet as platforms to create relationships with people and things will allow you to harness collective intelligence to improve business performance.  The fundamental concepts of the internet operating system can be applied to intranets to improve the intelligence Enterprise 2.0 solutions.

State of the Internet Operating System

Tim O’Reilly explains the “State of the Internet Operating System” in this video from the San Francisco, CA Web 2.0 Expo in 2010.  “Inventing for the Future” is the key message behind this video.  I also captured 8 steps for applying a Web 2.0 Strategy in your Organization, as a quick video summary.

8 Steps to Go From Good to Great

Web 2.0 Strategy for Your Organization

    1. Invent for the Future
    2. Don’t take openness for granted
    3. Enable others
    4. Leverage knowledge
    5. Strengthen your data with Social Graph
    6. The Thing Graph matters too
    7. Become useful to others
    8. Create more value than you capture

      “…it takes a web of cooperating species to create a truly rich environment” ~Tim O’Reilly #quote

      In that video, Tim talked about the “Social Graph” and the “Thing Graph”.  You can learn how to start creating your own “Thing Graph” in my previous article “Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Patterns: Collective Intelligence“.  There are some simple steps to review in the section titled, “Improving the Intelligence of Enterprise 2.0 Platforms”.  These simple mods are a quick way to get started, but should be done in the SOA frame of mind.  You can discover some simple steps on how to get started with “Social Graph” in this previous article “Game Theory for Enterprise 2.0 Adoption“.  These are the simple steps to the discovery of “Collective Intelligence”.

      The Real Business Reason for Enterprise 2.0

      Collective Intelligence

      The world is a web of people and things that create the collective intelligence of life.  Understanding these relationships is the fundamental experience while discovering your purpose.  Understanding why these relationships exist is the key to unlocking the door to emergent technologies and prediction markets.  Collective Intelligence is like a gigantic brain that’s created through the collaboration of many.  Systems and Apps for analyzing collective intelligence related to your business is the real reason for Enterprise 2.0.

      Andy McAfee, author and management science guru, weighs in on the importance and value of collective intelligence in the enterprise.

      E 2.0: Using Mashups to Build An Enterprise App Store

      Web 2.0, Social Media, Mashups, and Rich Internet Apps in the Enterprise

      Web 2.0 Strategy in an Organization

      Web 2.0 is about two-way communication and collaboration.  We see this Web 2.0 Strategy applied to a degree  in most Enterprise 2.0 Solutions within organizations.  We see this through employees using wikis, blogs, and other Social Networking tools on the Enterprise Platform.  Using these tools to centralize conversations is great, but what if this same group of employees could connect their relevant data together into a visual display?  This could be a “Dashboard” that displays charts, figures, maps, and other data related to a current project.  This could also be something as simple as dynamic map widget on your org chart.  These type of things are already available in the Web 2.0 World.  These type of things can also be available in Enterprise 2.0 Solutions through Mashups.  Here you will find some videos, slides, and other resources on How to use Web 2.0 Strategy in Organizations.

      Introduction to Mashups

      Learn what mashups are and why they matter with this short animated video.

      What Are Mashups?

      The Fast Track to Building an Enterprise App Store using Enterprise Mashups with Dion Hinchcliffe

      Sure, you know what an ‘App Store’ is. But do you know how it can help your enterprise with strategic objectives like compliance, governance, transparency, profitability, and efficiency? And do you know the quickest way to get your Enterprise App Store going?

      This was a great webinar by @JackBe and @dHinchcliffe.  They explained how a Web 2.0 strategy in your organization can lead to greater productivity and higher collective intelligence.  Mashups and Enterprise App Stores empower users and adds exponential value to Enterprise 2.0 Platforms.  I included a few slides from this webinar, but you can get all of slides plus the webinar audio here.

      Open Platform vs Closed Platform

      It’s no secret that Facebook experienced tremendous adoption when they decided to move towards an open Web 2.0 Strategy.


      Empowering Users

      Empowering Users with the Ability to Self-Service and Create will free resources and unlock the power of Crowdsourcing in the Enterprise.  This has been a key Web 2.0 Strategy for many organizations in the public web space for a long time.  It’s great to see more people thinking about how to use this strategy inside the Enterprise.


      Enterprise Mashups

      Seems like a lot of people are excited about using and creating APIs and Mashups in the Enterprise.  You may be thinking, “How do I get started?” Help is available!  JackBe has a friendly staff, active developer community, and PRESTO, An Enterprise-Ready Mashup Solution.  You can let them do the heavy lifting, while you focus on what is important to you now.


      From Enterprise Productivity to Collective Intelligence – Web 3.0, Social Media, Mashups, and Rich Internet Apps

      Event: Free Webinar May 06, 2010 by Mark White, Principal – Deloitte Consulting LLP

      New themes have emerged for enterprise applications, including intuitiveness, interoperability, portability, and aggregation. How are innovative CIOs employing these themes collectively to provide useful and usable solutions to end users? We’ll discuss:

      • Ways social media, information-sharing, and enterprise knowledge management combine to help deliver insight management – palettes and tools for collaborative results.
      • Mashups grown up – delivering a single version of the truth enterprise-wide through correlation, rules engines, visualization, workflow, contextualization, and tagging.
      • Updating the usability of legacy enterprise applications through flexing the front end.

      Learn about ways collective intelligence can help organizations achieve more informed decision making and strategy execution.  Register here.

      Video: Inventor of www on Open Data & Mashups #LinkedData

      Tim Berners-Lee Ted Talk on Open Data & Mashups

      At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web.  He also shares how people have harnessed the power of “open data” to create interesting Mashups.

      Data, ” it will be used by other people to do wonderful things in ways they could not of imagined” ~Tim Berners-Lee

      A Government data graph comparing U.S & UK

      Open Data in the Government

      UK Open Data supporting Government 2.0


      Open Government Data in UK

      U.S. Open Data supporting Government 2.0


      Open Data supporting Government 2.0

      How can I start creating Mashups with “Open Data”?

      All this “open data” is great, but these huge data sets can be intimidating.  Only if there was a way to create something wonderful with this data, like Tim talked about.  Now there is a way!  Presto Cloud – “Community Edition” by JackBe enables you to create wonderful Mashups with “open data” from multiple sources.  This service cost you zero dollars and they have a very engaged community known as the “Mashup Developer Community“.

      Presto Cloud

      Want to Learn More about Enterprise Mashups?

      Looks like the “Enterprise Mashup Summit“has been postponed, but you can check for events of interest on JackBe’s events page.

      Enterprise Mashup Summit

      I also recommend reading Richard Fahey’s article on http://www.governingpeople.com : Tim Berners-Lee on the year Open Data went worldwide

      5 AJAX Libraries/Frameworks You Should Know for Web 2.0

      AJAX Libraries/Frameworks for Awesome Web 2.0

      Happy Fav Five Friday!

      What is AJAX?

      AJAX is shorthand for (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML).  This is a blend of technologies used to improve the user experience and can reduce web server load while increasing your network speed.  This is accomplished by reducing client trips to the server and only requesting the required information instead of complete page loads.

      Why use AJAX Libraries/Frameworks?

      Developing Web 2.0 applications can be difficult because content can be received on multiple devices in many environments.  These devices include web browsers, their versions, and the platform in which they are installed.  We are a mobile culture, so we also need to understand display and behavior on mobile devices.  The use of AJAX libraries and frameworks serves as an abstraction layer supporting rapid application development by reducing the need to know of the detailed behaviors in an exhastive list of devices across a multitude of platforms.

      5 Great Web 2.0 AJAX Libraries/Frameworks

      The Yahoo User Interface Library

      When I think about “Enterprise Level” AJAX, the YUI library is the first thing on my mind.  Yahoo, the grandfather of social media and enterprise level code has a proven track record that spans several years.  The Yahoo User Interface Library also has an impressive set of documentation.

      The YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls, written with JavaScript and CSS, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. YUI is available under a BSD license and is free for all uses.

      YUI is proven, scalable, fast, and robust. Built by frontend engineers at Yahoo! and contributors from around the world, it’s an industrial-strength JavaScript library for professionals who love JavaScript.

      YUI Library
      YUI Library


      The jQuery JavaScript Library

      jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.

      The jQuery JavaScript Library
      The jQuery JavaScript Library


      Dojo the Open Source JavaScript DHTML Toolkit

      Dojo is an Open Source DHTML toolkit written in JavaScript. It builds on several contributed code bases (nWidgets, Burstlib, f(m)), which is why we refer to it sometimes as a “unified” toolkit. Dojo aims to solve some long-standing historical problems with DHTML which prevented mass adoption of dynamic web application development.

      Dojo the Open Source JavaScript DHTML Toolkit
      Dojo the Open Source JavaScript DHTML Toolkit


      Prototype JavaScript Framework

      Prototype features a unique, easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around, Prototype is quickly becoming the codebase of choice for web application developers everywhere.

      Prototype JavaScript Framework
      Prototype JavaScript Framework


      Script.aculo.us Web 2.0 JavaScript

      script.aculo.us is a set of JavaScript libraries to enhance the user interface of web sites. It provides an visual effects engine, a drag and drop library (including sortable lists), a couple of controls (Ajax-based autocompletion, in-place editing, sliders) and more. Be sure to have a look at the demos!

      Script.aculo.us Web 2.0 JavaScript
      Script.aculo.us Web 2.0 JavaScript


      Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web #TED Talk

      Linked Data by Tim Berners-Lee

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      Tim Berners-Lee — Linked Data TED 2009 Conference Presentation

      Linked data will transform “Hits” to “Results”.  See the full presentation slides here.

      The Semantic Web isn’t just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data.  With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data. Read More

      #TED Talk Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web

      20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. Link

      You can also follow Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Twitter @Timberners_lee

      Advance the Web. Empower People.

      WWW Foundation
      WWW Foundation

      Take a look at Tim’s new project “World Wide Web Foundation

      Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, the World Wide Web Foundation is an international, not-for-profit organization that leads transformative programs to advance the Web as a medium that empowers people to bring about positive change. Learn more here http://www.webfoundation.org/ Follow this project on Twitter @webfoundation.