Links for 02/11/2009

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  • We’ve heard the clichés: “Information is our greatest asset”; “We live in an information economy”; “Information is the lifeblood of our organization.” Sadly, what used to be all about collaboration and user productivity is now, in many organizations, about protecting against lawsuits.

    The reasons are clear: Courts have upheld that all electronic information is discoverable, meaning virtually everything in an organization can be used in a lawsuit. Risk management is now a higher priority than user productivity.

    tags: informationmanagement, lawsuit, productivity, risk, knowledgeeconomy, collaboration, archive, storage, legal

  • And so the idea of being able to apply all the brains on the planet to a time urgent situation is something that we are going to look back on and be really glad that we figured out how to do because otherwise it’s going to be too late.

    tags: problemsolving, knowledge

  • Ken Morse, directeur du MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Entrepreneurship Center, est l’une des personnalités les plus marquantes de la planète dans le domaine de l’esprit d’entreprise. Ce serial entrepreneur, qui fut notamment à la genèse de grands groupes comme 3com ou Aspen Technology, parcourt le monde de conférences en ateliers. Il dispense ses conseils et bonnes pratiques accumulées au cours d’années d’expérience et de contacts avec les entrepreneurs de tous horizons. Ken Morse a notamment vécu en Bruxelles où il a passé “quelques unes de ses meilleures années professionnelles et personnelles”.

    tags: smb, kenmorse, global, strategy, funding, downturn

  • I’ve been thinking about a couple of things my CIO clients are wrestling with, and how these might be better approached jointly rather than as separate challenges. These are:

    1. How to strengthen Business-IT Relationships in the context of the current economic climate.
    2. How to experiment with, learn from and foster Social Networking in the business context (rather than the more common “Facebook-like” personal context.
    3. How to sharpen and refocus the role of IT for the global recession.

    tags: CIO, business, IT, socialnetworking, experiment, experimentation

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