Struggle and Contradiction in four different dimensions – that's how I
summarize the trend in social media.
Open Web vs. Walled Social Media Social Media Usage vs. Social Media ROI
Adding Social Dimension to Search vs. Biasing the Search Result Media
Convergence vs. Social Media Proliferation
Having said that I need to admit that in another dimension there is no
struggle, no contradiction – it is going up … up … up.
Usage of Social Media Through Mobile
Whichever statistics you look at – whatever prediction you see; more people
are accessing social media sites through their smartphones and tablets. More
social media applications are getting downloaded. This trend is not going to
decelerate in the near future.
The State of Media: The Social Media Report – Q3 2011 from Nielsen brings
out these interesting facts:
Close to 40% user access social media content from their m... (more)
Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data
...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult
to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data
13 More Definitions of Big Data
Here is a collection of 13 (unlucky?) other definitions of "Big Data" - from
analyst firms, from government organizations, from technology publication and
from technology vendors.
...is defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that
demand cost-effective, innovat... (more)
I am writing this post with the hope that you will prove me wrong – you
will point out all the fallacies in my argument. These are the collections of
views that I have come across, on why web 2.0 concepts and tools are not much
of use inside an enterprise.
Incompatibility – Structured approach in enterprise vs. Self-organizing
approach in web 2.0
There are fundamental differences between how an organization works and the
basic principles of web 2.0. Every organization has a clearly defined
hierarchy. Goal setting and responsibility allocation is normally top down.
Most activity ... (more)
Everybody acknowledges that IT has to plays a key role in any new service or
product design. Therefore, IT needs to align with business and be flexible to
changing business needs. It is a question of how to be agile rather than
should we be agile. Then, why is there such a gulf between the people who
evangelize agile processes and those who look at them with great suspicion?
Any application is built to satisfy a business goal. The process has two
major steps where the step one is to define the application behavior which
will help in meeting the business goal and the step two is to... (more)
Amazon Cloud on Ulitzer
Their economy of scale will be difficult to match.
What about Microsoft - they are constrained by the fact that they have to
defend their desktop business - which will prevent them from following
optimal cloud strategy!
Cloud Computing Service
Service provider with large number of networked computer systems
Allowing you to use a slice of that processing power and storage
Shielding your program and data from others sharing the same service, and
Charging you for your actual usage
Value Proposition of Cloud Computing
Elastic Capacity - Pay for what you actually u... (more)