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James Royal-Lawson

collaboration

6 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 15, 2010)

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

An article looking at some significant reasons that prevent people from using collaboration tools to collaborate effectively within an organisation. Some further comments on the Beantin facebook page.

Web customers care about tasks, not goals

It’s all task based. When we arrive at a web site we have already decided what we want to achieve. This is a point I have to explain every single week…

Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Overtake Fixed Internet

Some excellent data to back up the claim that the mobile internet is reaching tipping point. One thing that concerns me though is Mary’s encouragement of the walled garden for content. A separate Swedish article reveals that 20% of Swedes surf via their mobiles at least once a week.

Better recipes on the web: Introducing recipe rich snippets

Reviews, people, video, events & now Recipes – where’s ‘products’? It’s only a matter of time before Google lift it out of their labs and start using it for real.

Using site speed in web search ranking

Today Google officially announce that slow site speed with affect your ranking in Google Search results. Let’s hope this brings a new dawn of page-size efficiency to the web-world. There is going to be a short series of Beantin blog posts about page speed very soon.

30 iPad Productivity Problems

Perhaps a bit of link-bait from Steve, but it does highlight really well why the iPad isn’t a capable of being your primary (or only) mobile computing device.

For your reading pleasure… (week 9, 2010)

5 intranet trends for business managers in 2010

Janus lists 5 trends: metrics, mobility, social, task-based, usability. The same 5 equally apply to any web-based activity, not just intranets…

Is collaboration enough to connect-the-dots?

Some good solid advice on what components are needed to make collaboration capable of “joining the dots”. I’d add a 5th component to the list in the post – Low barrier to use. The easier it is to jump in, the more likely both people and content will be there. If it’s too awkward, complicated, or forced, then the other 4 components are going to under-deliver.

Every CMS fails and what you can do about it

Your content management system facilitates your publishing processes. That process changes over time, but not your CMS resulting in it’s ultimate failure as a tool. Three good bits of advice towards the end should you realise and accept the fact that your CMS is going to fail you.

Google’s SEO Report Card

Google did an internal assessment of 100 of their product pages against a whole load of SEO related criteria. Initially this was just an internal document, but Google have had the wisdom to realise this gem of a document to the big wide world. More interesting than Google’s own poor score for some criteria, the criteria themselves.

A Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions

At the time of writing this wiki page listed 130 different social media monitoring tools, both free and paid. One to bookmark.

For your reading pleasure (week 1, 2010)

Why Enterprise Microblogging Has More Practical Use for Everyday People Than Twitter

Took the time to revisit this post which was published in December. Enterprise Microblogging can be a valuable internal communication and knowledge sharing resource – as long as your company culture is ready for it – irrespective of company size

2009 Mobile Web Trends Report

Mobile web use has doubled again in 2009. We’re at tipping point for the mobile web. How ready are you?

The culture of collaboration and what it means for your intranet

Each organisation has it’s own unique culture, but they can be grouped – as Maish Nichani shows. Take some time to read the comments.

Reklam som säljer behöver inte alltid skapas av dig själv

Naturally an advert for Honesty, but this Swedish post by Jesper Åström (who as always) gives an educating and insightful look into exploiting opportunities created by campaigns driven by your competitors.

What’s Next in Web Design?

From the conclusion: “In concrete terms: Better interaction design, less graphic design. Better user experience, less debates about taste. Faster technology, more reliable design standards.”

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