The Social Business: Poor leadership, technology focus will cause most social business efforts to fall short

Gartner study finds that:

  • 80 percent of social business efforts will not achieve their intended benefits through 2015 due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology .
  • The “push” approach that worked for ERP and CRM rollouts won’t work for social applications — people must…

2045: A New Era for Humanity

In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from multiple disciplines met to develop a strategy for the future development of humankind. One of the main goals of the Congress was to construct a global network of scientists to further research on the development of cybernetic technology, with the ultimate goal of transferring a human’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier.

[N.B.  Some of this is way out there, and breathlessly speculative. But from everything we know about exponential technological change, the world in 10, 20 or 30 years from is likely to be much more radically different than we can even imagine.]

Mark you calendar and join our next vPanel interactive webcast, on the new ViVu platform.
Topic: Companies increasingly need to transform functions from operations to customer care via new digital techniques and technologies. But can they do this fast enough, and far enough, to keep pace with the growing power of their connected customers?
Panelists:
Ragna Bell -  (moderator) IBM Institute for Business Value, Strategy & Transformation Leader
Robin Carey - CEO, Social Media Today 
Saul Berman - IBM Global Business Services, Global Innovation & Growth Strategy Leader
Andrew McAfee - a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management
Paul Papas -  IBM Global Business Services, Global Leader, Smarter Commerce
About the Global Business Services vPanel Series: vPanels are webcam-based interactive webcasts to foster dialogue between thought leaders and viewers. Viewers can participate via the integrate chat to share their views and questions. Subscribe to the series to sample past discussions and to be alerted to new ones.

Download the complete IBM Institute for Business Value study (1.30MB)

Mark you calendar and join our next vPanel interactive webcast, on the new ViVu platform.

Topic: Companies increasingly need to transform functions from operations to customer care via new digital techniques and technologies. But can they do this fast enough, and far enough, to keep pace with the growing power of their connected customers?

Panelists:

About the Global Business Services vPanel Series: vPanels are webcam-based interactive webcasts to foster dialogue between thought leaders and viewers. Viewers can participate via the integrate chat to share their views and questions. Subscribe to the series to sample past discussions and to be alerted to new ones.


Download the complete IBM Institute for Business Value study (1.30MB)

IBM Social Business Jam - Overview
Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  
 
Social Business Jam Topics
The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:
Building the Social Business of the Future
What new social innovations can we theorize?
How can social technologies help to deliver value through core business processes (R&D, HR, Finance etc).?
Forum Host: Alistair Rennie, General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions
Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption
How can we align our organizational model, culture, and leadership social business adoption?
How do we quantify the value of Social Business for the enterprise?
Forum Host: Denis Brousseau, Vice President and Global Leader, Organization and People
Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers
How does Social Business impact the future of CRM, marketing or communications
What are the implications for the way we manage brands?
Forum Host: Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
What Social means for IT
How can IT organizations get these social technologies implemented in organizations?
What technology options are there available to enable this transformation?
Forum Host: Patrick Toole, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IBM
Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance
What are the real risks of Social Business for the enterprise?
What are the right policies and strategies to manage social interactions internally and externally?
Forum Host: Harriet Pearson, Vice President, Security Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

IBM Social Business Jam - Overview

Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  

Social Business Jam Topics

The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:

Building the Social Business of the Future

Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption

Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers

What Social means for IT

Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance

BlackBerry Handsets Are Egyptian Protesters’ Secret Weapon
Source: Fast Company

Protesters in Egypt have been using an unheralded weapon: BlackBerry handsets.
BlackBerry devices, which feature powerful encryption functionality, appear to have escaped (for the most part) the Egyptian government’s crackdown on communications with the outside world. The Egyptian government is believed to lack access to decrypting messages and data sent by BlackBerry Internet Service; every conventional mobile phone operator in the country, meanwhile, appears to have been shut down this weekend.
In some extremely interesting timing, India and Pakistan announced new demands this morning for BlackBerry creators Research in Motion: to give the two governments the ability to monitor and decrypt secure corporate emails sent via the devices. While much divides the two countries, both agree that BlackBerry’s secure data transmission constitutes a threat.
BlackBerry access within Egypt has been intermittent. While the servers used by RIM for Egyptian BlackBerry service are located inside the country, access to data sent by BlackBerry appears to be outside the government’s hands. Users of BlackBerry devices faced intermittent service outages during the events of the past weekend, but nothing compared to users of conventional mobile devices. The outages seem to have varied from service provider to provider. Users of conventional mobile phones faced a complete service outage.

BlackBerry Handsets Are Egyptian Protesters’ Secret Weapon

Source: Fast Company

Protesters in Egypt have been using an unheralded weapon: BlackBerry handsets.

BlackBerry devices, which feature powerful encryption functionality, appear to have escaped (for the most part) the Egyptian government’s crackdown on communications with the outside world. The Egyptian government is believed to lack access to decrypting messages and data sent by BlackBerry Internet Service; every conventional mobile phone operator in the country, meanwhile, appears to have been shut down this weekend.

In some extremely interesting timing, India and Pakistan announced new demands this morning for BlackBerry creators Research in Motion: to give the two governments the ability to monitor and decrypt secure corporate emails sent via the devices. While much divides the two countries, both agree that BlackBerry’s secure data transmission constitutes a threat.

BlackBerry access within Egypt has been intermittent. While the servers used by RIM for Egyptian BlackBerry service are located inside the country, access to data sent by BlackBerry appears to be outside the government’s hands. Users of BlackBerry devices faced intermittent service outages during the events of the past weekend, but nothing compared to users of conventional mobile devices. The outages seem to have varied from service provider to provider. Users of conventional mobile phones faced a complete service outage.


“‘Wasteland’ isn’t just a movie about recycling. The film touches on the transformative power of looking at life a little differently. To change your perspective and learn more about the film, watch the trailer here.”
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“‘Wasteland’ isn’t just a movie about recycling. The film touches on the transformative power of looking at life a little differently. To change your perspective and learn more about the film, watch the trailer here.”

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Though women represent a disproportionately low percentage of the world’s utilized capital, they may also be a key to overcoming serious obstacles from poverty to climate change. When we unleash their talents and bring their inherent qualities into balance with the world’s power structures, things change. Read the full story  

URBAN RE:VISION | Archive | FEATURED

Though women represent a disproportionately low percentage of the world’s utilized capital, they may also be a key to overcoming serious obstacles from poverty to climate change. When we unleash their talents and bring their inherent qualities into balance with the world’s power structures, things change. Read the full story  

emergentfutures:

7 Tipping Points That Could Transform Earth
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issue its last report in 2007, environmental tipping points were a footnote. A troubling footnote, to be sure, but the science was relatively new and unsettled. Straightforward global warming was enough to worry about.
But when the IPCC meets in 2014, tipping points — or tipping elements, in academic vernacular — will get much more attention. Scientists still disagree about which planetary systems are extra-sensitive to climate shifts, but the possibility can’t be ignored.

emergentfutures:

7 Tipping Points That Could Transform Earth

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issue its last report in 2007, environmental tipping points were a footnote. A troubling footnote, to be sure, but the science was relatively new and unsettled. Straightforward global warming was enough to worry about.

But when the IPCC meets in 2014, tipping points — or tipping elements, in academic vernacular — will get much more attention. Scientists still disagree about which planetary systems are extra-sensitive to climate shifts, but the possibility can’t be ignored.



A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities didn’t just change how businesses operate. It set off a chain reaction of economic and social transformations that brought the modern world into existence. Today, a similar revolution is under way. Hooked up to the Internet’s global computing grid, massive information-processing plants have begun pumping data and software code into our homes and businesses. This time, it’s computing that’s turning into a utility. (via The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google)

A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities didn’t just change how businesses operate. It set off a chain reaction of economic and social transformations that brought the modern world into existence. Today, a similar revolution is under way. Hooked up to the Internet’s global computing grid, massive information-processing plants have begun pumping data and software code into our homes and businesses. This time, it’s computing that’s turning into a utility. (via The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google)