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The Information Canvas

Information is a key asset in modern knowledge-intensive organizations. Whether it is information about customers, leads, cash flows, market trends or mentions via social media, the right information helps us to make strategic decisions. Yet, given the increasing speed of doing business, it is easy to skip important questions about this information. Question such as: […]

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De plussen en minnen van Google+

Is Google+ een hype? Absoluut! Maar zoals we van Gartner weten, is dit nou eenmaal een normaal stadium in de levenscyclus van een technologie. Vanuit GriDD denken we graag “beyond the hype”: hoe kan deze technologie straks, als het stof neergedwarreld is, echt helpen om productiever te werken? In dit artikel zetten we uiteen wat […]

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White paper: De App Store van de Organisatie

For effective collaboration it is essential to use the right channels. However, due to current IT processes employees have a limited choice of channels, especially when working with people outside their own organization. As a result, employees end up using e-mail and telephone, even when innovative cloud solutions would suit their purpose much more effectively […]

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Enterprise 2.0 Summit – Key messages from day 1

This first day of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2010 in Frankfurt was packed with interesting talks. Much discussion went on about smart introduction strategies, common pitfalls and assessing the maturity of an initiative. In an effort to compress all that information, I would like to share the key messages that stood out for me: Output […]

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Sociale media in normaal Nederlands [Dutch]

Woensdag 28 april heb ik op het Syntens event Groeien met Sociale Netwerken een presentatie gegeven “Sociale media in normaal Nederlands”. In deze presentatie probeer ik in normale woorden (en beelden) uit te leggen wat met de term “sociale media” bedoeld wordt, wat we zien gebeuren en wat dat voor ondernemers kan betekenen. Dus niet […]

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Method: bias storm

The bias storm is a method we apply at the start of collaboration, when the people who have to collaborate come from different backgrounds, cultures or organizations. The method aims to get prejudices they might have about the other in the open. Talking about these prejudices helps to understand the other and clears the road […]

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Alea iacta est!

Today I have handed in my resignation! After 11 interesting and stimulating years at the Telematica Instituut (now also known as Novay) I have decided to move to GriDD Consultancy. And not only because it reduces my travel time with about 20 seconds. More importantly, this move allows me to grow professionally in new directions, […]

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To Wave or not to Wave

After days of anticipation and checking my e-mail, the Google Wave invite finally arrived. Hurray! Of course I watched the video’s before and read Robert Scoble’s comment that Wave is overhyped, but I wanted to testdrive it myself… My first impression is actually not that good: I have recently compared a series of tools for […]

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Business Twitter 101

In her blogpost Twitter for Business FAQ, Meryl Evans discusses a range of questions people might have when starting with Twitter for business purposes. Unlike our focus on Twitter inside organizations, she focusses on using microblogging for communication with customers. Nevertheless, we see some similar questions pop up. For instance the question “Do you recommend […]

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Quick mock-ups with Balsamiq

After a demo by Jay Simons, I am taking Balsamiq Mockups for a test drive – and I like what I’ve seen so far! The tool helps you to quickly draw mock-ups of web, windows or iPhone applications. The tool addresses the issue I feel with some other means of making mock-ups in that the […]

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