Denis Zenkin

Social Collaboration In The Cloud: Paranoia Battles Thrift

Everyone who carefully monitors the mass media landscape in regard to cloud computing may observe a certain contradiction among industry analysts and opinion leaders. In some cases, different research teams within the same organization contradict each other. In the U.S., optimistic scenarios forecasting a very-soon-to-happen...

Vendor Lock: Business Continuity Threat or Customers Scaremongering?

The debate over what's the better choice, proprietary software or open source has been raging on forever. But when it comes to web content management (WCM), the best solution may actually be a compromise of the two. Ask a WCM open source solution provider what...

Social Media vs Intranet: Friend of Foe?

Recently I came across a very interesting article by Gary Flood at Computer Business Review magazine. Although one could get lost in the dozens of similar pieces published around the globe each day, I am really grateful for the social media use cases Gary...

Intranet Benefits for Human Resource Management

Socially-enabled intranets deliver obvious advantages to a wide range of verticals within an organization. The latest Intranet 2.0 Global Survey from Prescient Digital Media reveals the key business drivers behind Enterprise 2.0 initiatives: knowledge management, employee collaboration, team sites, employee engagement and executive communications....

Social Media Kills Search Engine Relevance

A recent post from Forresters senior analyst Augie Ray made me think there is something wrong going on in the social media field that really threatens search engine performance and web information discovery in general. Ok, here is the story. On Oct 13, Bing announced...

Common Perceptions about Intranets

I spent last week on a business trip to several European countries meeting partners, customers and the press, all of which gave me an extremely valuable feedback from the market. It even made me think that in some cases, vendors of intranet solutions are...

Advantages of merging the internet, intranet and extranet WCM layers

Recently I came across a very interesting discussion in the Intranet Professionals group on LinkedIn where Margaret Pinchen, intranet manager at AB SKF, investigated the advantages of moving web communications tools to a single platform instead of using different solutions for website management and...

Intranet as a Driver for Business Process Automation in SMB

Modern intranet solutions have grown far beyond being just simple collaboration and communication tools. However, the sector itself is still too young to have developed a hard-and-fast list of obligatory features, and vendors are actively expanding their functionality by introducing more task-oriented tools. In...

Crossing the Cloud: a Way to Survive In the Evolving Enterprise 2.0 Market

Back in the end of 1990s, I witnessed an extremely interesting metamorphosis in the anti-virus market. The way the things happened would have been perfect for inclusion in Rick Chapmans In Search Of Stupidity bestseller. A dominant player in a European country which held...

Enterprise 2.0: securing the un-securable

Social tools in the enterprise environment can basically be divided into two categories: internal and external. Socially-enabled intranets bring organizations a plethora of advantages for unleashing the power of creative communities, capitalizing on the social dimension of employees and as a result improve their market...

Intranet vs Enterprise 2.0 vs Social Software: an obvious case of terminological controversy

Barb Mosher from CMSwire announced the results of their latest poll regarding the usage of collaboration tools in intranets. Frankly speaking, I wasnt impressed about the whole idea of this poll as I thought the results would be very predictable. However, the actual findings were...

What’s common between Enterprise 2.0 and beer?

Creative communities With properly managed E2.0 technology in place, businesses can harness the power of creative communities and identify team leaders, best ideas and leverage the advantage of collective intelligence able to cope with even the most comprehensive market challenges. Beer transforms alienated, de-motivated and...

Enterprise 2.0 Technology Patenting

Recently I came across an extremely interesting article in InformationWeek called Mad Rush For Enterprise 2.0 Patents by Alexander Wolfe with an in-depth overview of the latest patents issued to software developers in the Enterprise 2.0 field. As a passionate participant in this evolving market,...

Is Intranet Security a Myth?

Definitely not. But its press coverage may make one think so. Recently I was asked to produce an article about intranet security for an authoritative US magazine. I am far from being a newbie on the market and have a fair amount of first-hand knowledge...

Is Intranet Security a Myth?

Definitely not. But its press coverage may make one think so. Recently I was asked to produce an article about intranet security for an authoritative US magazine. I am far from being a newbie on the market and have a fair amount of first-hand knowledge...

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Will Enterprise 2.0 and Gen Y change the enterprise...

In his recent column in The Harvard Business Review, Enterprise 2.0 guru Andrew McAfee raised a vital issue about Generation Y and their opportunity to revolutionize the future landscape of a workplace. Mr. McAfee then immediately suffered an onslaught of really hard questioning as...

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