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February 1, 2011  12:06 PM

Why IT must understand Facebook

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CIO, Diageo, Facebook, franz

More marketing is being done digitally. It is very hard to measure its output and success. "You need tools to take the data and bring it into one place, to satisfy marketing and finance departments," says Brian Franz, CIO, Diageo. In this podcast he speaks about how IT captured the data from...

May 19, 2010  3:51 PM

Novell Pulse tweets into enterprise collaboration

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Brainshare, Facebook, Novell, Pulse, twitter

Novell plans to revolutionise how people will collaborate with files, on any device - rather like what it did over 20 years ago with file sharing on NetWare. It's called Pulse, and uses a...

January 8, 2009  9:14 AM

Windows Live: Has MS turned a new leaf?

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Facebook, Internet, Microsoft, twitter, Windows, Windows Live

Windows Live will talk to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other popular social networking and picture sharing sites. This must be a first for Microsoft. For over a decade the company has attempted to go its own way on the internet. I have an MSN account but rarely use it because I also need...

December 12, 2008  9:01 AM

FaceBook nerds need a reality check

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career, Employment, Facebook, Job, Redundancy, Skills, talent

Is it just me? Am I the only person who can't see the point of pandering to the FaceBook Generation.

Analyst Gartner is saying that unless we allow FaceBook in the workplace we won't be able to attract the best new thinkers out there. This sentiment was reflected earlier this week at an...

July 18, 2008  12:23 PM

Crying wolf on Facebook security

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Facebook, Security

Earlier this week I met up briefly with JP Rangaswami, managing director of BT Design.
and a former CIO of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

He was speaking at a Computer Weekly event on social networking. JP made a good point about the likes of Facebook that I'd like to share...

March 11, 2008  2:23 PM

The web: what next?

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Berners-Lee, Facebook, MySpace, Social networking, YouTube

Today Tim Berners-Lee was speaking in London. The father of the web was at a meeting discussing some of the hardest questions relating to the web. Why does the web work? Why are some web technologies a success, while others fail to take-off? These are some of the questions academics are trying to...

August 29, 2007  10:02 PM

Can IT recognise innovation?

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Facebook, Holway, Microsoft, WiMAX

I was chatting to Richard Holway earlier. He is chairman of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership group, Holway is due to speak next Tuesday about the effect of technology like Facebook on corporate IT. Holway believes IT departments are laggards, unwilling to adopt new exciting technology. IT...

July 20, 2007  2:13 PM

My Dopey Space forever

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bebo, Facebook, MySpace, Social networking

Shock horror...Alistair Darling, John Hutton, Ruth Kelly, Hazel Blears, Teresa Jowell, Jacqui Smith, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham have all admitted smoking cannabis when they were younger. Earlier this week the Guardian newspaper reported on how Cambridge University staff were gathering evidence...

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