Nigel Fenwick

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Ten Steps To Increased Productivity Through Effective Training

Nigel Fenwick March 31, 2010
What if there was an easy way to increase employee productivity by 10% using the technology that’s already in place? What would that do to the bottom line? Even a 1% gain would be significant for most large organizations. In this day and age when CIOs are competing for budget and every dollar of technology […]
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The Secret Of Successful Social Communities: 4 Social Needs

Nigel Fenwick March 12, 2010
Ever since I first started working with online social communities I’ve been thinking about just what it is that makes some communities successful while others fizzle and die. In particular I’m curious why collaboration communities seem to be so hard to make work. Of course we have plenty of research into the strategies and tactics involved […]
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The New Era Of Social Innovation

Nigel Fenwick February 25, 2010
If the seventies and eighties were dominated by technology-led innovation, with IT in the driving seat, the nineties and two thousands was surely the period of marketing-led innovation. With the emergence of social computing as such a big influence on business, spreading rapidly beyond the sole domain of marketing, it seems we are entering a new […]
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600 Tweets Per Second – A Tweet Too Many?

Nigel Fenwick February 24, 2010
Twitter growth hits 50 million "Tweets" a day but just how much of that traffic is noise vs valuable information and does it really matter? In a recent blog post @kevinweil highlighted the exponential growth in the number of Tweets on Twitter in a single day. The stats are incredible, with 50 million daily Tweets representing […]
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Forrester’s New Blog Policy Creates Quite A Stir

Nigel Fenwick February 9, 2010
It has been interesting watching the social-media frenzy over the past few days since rumor broke over the weekend that Forrester was changing its policy with regard to analyst blogs. Reactions have gone from one extreme to the other which I suppose is a good thing – people care passionately about being able to keep […]
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Social Media Survey Results Preview

Nigel Fenwick January 14, 2010
When we embarked on this project I wasn’t sure if it would be a complete failure or a roaring success. Still, the optimist in me suggested it might work. The timing of launching the survey, just before the Christmas Holiday period was risky. However I’m pleased to say the results so far have been better […]
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Can Social Media Penetrate The Exec Suite?

Nigel Fenwick December 21, 2009
Almost every day I hear people suggest that social media is at best only valuable as a marketing tool. There are people who believe that social media has no reach beyond a few “geeks” sitting at their computers all day. What these naysayers focus on is the technology and not the people connections. I believe […]
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The CIO And Social Media: Social Evangelist?

Nigel Fenwick November 13, 2009
Following on from my last post – “The CIO And Social Media: Social Police?” – you might have guessed I’m a big proponent of Social Computing to drive organizational transformation and increase profits. The thing is, I wonder how many CIOs see themselves as social evangelists.  You’re a CIO… Are you on Twitter? Do you […]
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The CIO and Social Media: Social Police?

Nigel Fenwick November 10, 2009
What is the CIO’s role in driving social media into organizations? Listening to many of our clients it seems that it is often that of “social police” – IT gets asked by legal to block any and all social media applications. While in some cases security concerns drive the decision, in others it’s deemed a […]
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