Nice cheat sheets for creating accessible documents:
For finding web accessibility issues use WAVE:
I ran the WAVE accessibility checker on my website
, and found few issues, which I fixed promptly :)
"[T]he inherent tripartite structure of a tag which potentially
- about the resource being tagged,
- about the identity of
the tagger and
- about the interests of the tagger,
all combine to
define the ternary relationship between them. When this is multiplied
by ‘x’ number of tags in a given system, it opens a veritable pandora’s
box of application options." - Simon Edhouse
Edhouse, S. (2009, August 21). Who is “Everybody”? Retrieved April 11, 2010, from You're It!: http://tagsonomy.com/index.php/who-is-everybody/
Taking a page from the efforts in the Obama Administration, the United Kingdom today launched data.gov.uk
– a site to aggregate datasets from the UK government.Read more
Some words of wisdom from Anthony Bradley of Gartner:
Always choose to be “true to the community” over supporting the interests of a sponsor. Even though money comes from a sponsor. The power comes from the community. Without the community there is no power to attract sponsors. Think of it this way:
- If you lose a sponsor but keep the community, you will get another sponsor.
- If you keep the sponsor but then lose the community, you will lose all sponsors (including the one you tried to keep)
The same philosophy applies to all social media implementations. Being “true to the community” is paramount.
An excellent advice from Anthony Bradley of Gartner on Piloting Social Media:
“The most successful implementations I’ve seen don’t “pilot,” they execute on a planned increment. When you go to the community with a social media solution, go for real. So how do you mitigate risk? Mitigate risk with a carefully scoped purpose. Minimize the initial business purpose pursued but pursue that purpose with all the execution discipline it requires.”
"Innovation is distinct from improvement in that it causes society to reorganize. It is distinct from problem solving and is perhaps more rigorously seen as new problem creation." (Group Partners)
Carol Rozwell of Gartner wrote in her blog:
Innovating is a little easier if we look for the opportunity in change rather than the threat.
The opportunity that Carol alludes to, of course, comes from the new problems created by innovation.
Group Partners. (n.d.). Innovation. Retrieved January 1, 2010, from Group Partners Wiki: http://www.grouppartnerswiki.net/index.php?title=Innovation
In response to: Windows 7 and Office 2010 sparklers :-)
I am not sure what Randall Kennedy is talking about, but I have Office 2010 loaded on my 4 year old laptop, and it is amazingly fast. Faster than Office 2007.
And Microsoft has put in a "lot" thinking in the UI and UX for Office 2010. Edward Tuft's Sparklines and Slicer in Excel 2010, among many other, are amazing features. I would say Office 2010 is at least 2 years ahead of its competition. I personally prefer Linux and have been a Linux user for 10+ years, but I like to give credit where it is due.
Licensing aside, Microsoft did an amazing job, and we should compliment them on a job well done.
Speeches from the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in SF are available on [E2 TV]. I posted some interesting tweets from the conference attendees earlier, here are some more:
- When people talk about “breaking down” silos they add fuel to the fire that E20 is a crock. Silos collaborate they don't break down. (@mikojava)
- Change agents have always existed, 2.0 tech brings agents together (@nitinbadjatia)
- Knowledge Management used to be a dusty destination, ent 2.0 allows it to be dynamic and responsive to individual requests (@paulmirvine)
- @CarolineDangson: E2.0 should perhaps be considered more like digital dna, the knowledge backbone of an organization (@paulmirvine)
- Start behind the firewall, open to all employees, educate rather than prohibit, trust is returned (@dcoleman100)
- Clara Shih: people are using FB and Twitter so their friends can serve as social filters for content. (@cjnash)
- @nenshad: “Marketing creates the brand, Support keeps the brand alive.” (@JuliaMak)
- Luxury hotel implemented Six Sigma and eliminated it because it didn’t allow them to overdeliver on Customer Service (@uwehook)
- E2.0 culture change: “Imagine if a store with low sales accused their customers of “resistance”!” (@timoelliott)
- Adoption is not a matter of resistance. If your store that wasn’t being trafficked, would you blame resistance?(@marciamarcia)
- “When you grow up on the internet, client-server looks like green screen today.” (@nenshad)
- Nike talks about “lessons shared”, rather than “lessons learned”. (@lehaweslive)
- @rotkapchen: Why do so many people use the term “enterprise-wide” then? Why not “enterprise-deep”? (@richardveryard)
- @rotkapchen: The first sign that someone has absolutely no clue about E2.0…when they keep referring to “users”. (@ekolsky)
- @marciamarcia: If culture eats strategy for breakfast, how do you feed culture? (@ajeanne)
- Innovation occurs at the intersection of contextually disparate concepts brought together creatively and with an open mind(@paulguyandersen)
Enterprise 2.0 conference is in progress this week in SF. Most of the speeches are available on [E2 TV]. Here are some tweets from the Conference attendees:
- trust, collaboration, network, engagement, task-driven, productivity-enhancement, defined-roles & responsibilities = 2.0 world (@ekolsky)
- Content is no longer enough, context of persona is key to E20.
- You can subscribe not only to a person feed, but also on tags.
- people want to work in an org where what they do matters, aligns with their principles and beliefs, be part of something (@ekolsky)
- The ethos has shifted from "need to know" to "responsibility to share" - Andrew McAfee
- Forrester reports that 1 in 2 businesses will use E2.0 software.
- Transparency does not eliminate the need for identity, security, etc
- More features are not what people are looking for in #E20. Focus 80% of your efforts on the 20% that really make people socially productive
- Use e2.0 for what you can't do with email, like journaling your work.
- 3 challenges to successful E2.0 deployment are Risk, Control, and Trust. deal with up front. - Dion Hinchcliffe
- Collaboration works best when it's in the flow of work- encourage interactions and multitiered adoption.
- you're never going to get people to that happy sharing place unless its in their flow of work.
- Key challenge with dedicated (standalone) enterprise microblogging platform is that it's not part of the workflow.
- collaboration needs to move from a doc-centric solution to a conversation-centric solution
- manage knowledge mostly by connecting people. Brains are just so much better than databases.
- The point is not to teach people how to use computer, but facilitating Human-to-Human interaction through a computer.
- "Business is conducted by people, not users" - @eugenelee
Source: Tweets from the Enterprise 2.0 2009 Conference (#E2Conf)
Researchers from MIT and UC San Diego recently demonstrated an attack against Amazon’s EC2 where an attack virtual machine can launch attacks against a victim virtual machine that is located on the same physical server.
Does this mean that there is a security vulnerability within EC2? Yes.
Should you be concerned? Not really.
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