Monday, June 28, 2010

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

On Friday (25 June 2010) the White House blog posted information and links on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace .

This is a very important work that of course will directly affect Digital Identity Management.  There is lots of commentary in the DiDM space.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do HR Leaders understand social media

Do HR Leaders understand social media?

I am both encouraged and discouraged by what I read in this post titled HR Leaders Tout Social Media.  The encouragement comes from HR professionals acknowledging value in social media.  The discouragement because HR professionals clearly don't seem to appreciate what enterprise social media is. The following quote explains a lot; "64 percent said they plan to create content on blogs, websites, video or audio, while 57 percent plan to spend more time maintaining a profile in a social or professional network"  This quote is indicative of the misunderstanding within most organization about what enterprise social media is and isn't.  Blogs, websites, video, audio and professional social networks are NOT a part of enterprise social media.

Organizations need extensions in existing policies that address social media.  In most instances existing policies are fine, they just need to acknowledge social media.  There also needs to be a rational balancing of risk vs. reward undertaken with respect to enterprise social media.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gadgets = Food & Sex for Techies?

A really good read from the NY Times on how multi-tasking is affecting people - Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental Price.

"While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information, scientists say, and they experience more stress."

Can our brains really handle the deluge of information coming our way?  How can KM help to cut through the data stream pollution and enable people to better manage their individual knowledge?

Knowledge to do what?

Can your organization answer the question; knowledge to do what?  That should be the starting point for any organization embarking on a new ...