ABC Insiders & Indoor Rockclimbing

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Had a slightly surreal indoor rockclimbing experience in Sydney this week when a few *friends and I were interviewed for a vox pop on the ABC Insiders program this week, it was our 2 minutes of fame (podcast here) * John Robens & Colin Atkinson

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The trouble with Enterprise 2.0

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It’s not the technology that is the problem with adoption and implementation of enterprise 2.0, rather is the people, culture and habits we have built up in the workplace. For years we have imposed technology on the enterprise from the top down with little dialogue and engagement with the populace who will consume that technology. … [Read more…]

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Twitter Sydney Meetup @STUB #pubtrivia

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Another fun event with some of the @STUB (Sydney Twitter Underground Brigade) crowd. Suspect division into teams on gender lines led to spectacular EPIC fail where both teams got zero points. Nevertheless can recommend the Wednesday night trivia at the Marlborough Hotel (aka the Marly) in Newtown. The place has been gentrified like much of … [Read more…]

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Twitter for Business on the Scoop

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Chatting with Mark Jones, Paul McKeon and Frank Eliason on The Scoop podcast this morning about corporate Twitter. It was fun to talk with these folks and have a chance to think about Twitter in a corporate context. Frank described Twitter as “instant messaging gone mad”, which is a pretty good summary. Based on that … [Read more…]

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Friday Drinks with FITSBAD (Silicon Beach Australia)

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Finally some regular IRL activity around the web start up community in Sydney is getting traction with initiatives like FITSBAD (aka Friday Information Technology Silicon Beach Australia Drinks). Generally FITSBAD folks can be found gathering somewhere at the Shelbourne Hotel (usually on level 2) in Sydney CBD from 5.00 pm each Friday. More info about … [Read more…]

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Enterprise 2.0 is Innovation

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Spoke at the Enterprise 2.0 for Information Professionals conference in North Sydney yesterday – my slides are on slideshare – and was grateful for the opportunity to consider enterprise 2.0 adoption. Some really good questions from the floor (HT: @chieftech, @innotecture, @kdelarue) about how it relates to innovation prompted some further insights on my part. … [Read more…]

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Westin Sydney customer service totally rocks!

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Stopped by for a breather and to recharge my laptop battery today at the Sydney Westin Hotel. There was no place available for me sit, have a refreshing beverage and also to charge my laptop. So the staff relocated a small table to an unused corner next to a power outlet and delivered my beverage … [Read more…]

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IT Project Management IS rocket science!

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For years I’ve been telling people that delivering successful IT projects is not ‘rocket science’. After all we’ve got a huge body of past experience to learn from, we’ve even got a Project Management Body of Knowledge! But still we see projects failing for reasons that get enumerated and dissected post hoc (often in this … [Read more…]

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