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Govt2.0 in action: Police Review Act wiki

Following on the from the E-Government BarCamp earlier this month one of my mates (totally non-Web 2.0 focussed) pointed me towards the Police Act Review Wiki ... e-Government in action. The proof in the pudding will be how much will make it's way through to the revised Act but hey, it's a start. They've certainly garnered a fair amount of coverage from around the world with most leading with a, "Write your own laws" slant. Here's to them and here's to those that follow ...

3 parts to Good Information - Available, Findable and Usable

As some of you have probably gleaned during my scrawls that I have three attributes ('things about something') about any piece of any information be it online, electronic, in a book or scrawled on walls must have. They are that information MUST * be: Available Findable Usable If a piece of information doesn't meet all three then it's probably worthless to the person reading/gathering that information. Classic examples of getting 2 out 3 (is bad) in the online/electronic world plus how it impacts of the worth of the information to the reader ... 1: Findable + Usable Using some document management/records management systems access rights (what you can and cannot see) are respected when you click on an item but not incorporated into how search results are shown and/or lists of documents. For instance, do a search for "upcoming redundancy's" and you might find an entry (findable) which is possibly in the exact format that you want (usable) b

Bringing 'social networking' into the organisation

Following on from my Faceforce shows the way with enterprise social networking posting but on closer to home note I have been reading how some (myself included) think Microsoft's SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) isn't really there yet with 'social networking' but it could be for organisations - this comment from Charlene may point the way forward: It is still very, very early in the Facebook and social network application space, and even more so on the enterprise side. I can imagine further initiatives that use widgets to bring Facebook and LinkedIn information into enterprise environments like Microsoft's Sharepoint and IBM's WebSphere . I have to say that Microsoft (or any other enterprise vendor) will probably never "become the Facebook for the enterprise" because of the limited scope of the enterprise. Connections are not only made within the four work walls that surround you and and anything that starts it's life inside the four walls is gonna hav

Faceforce shows the way with enterprise social networking

Obviously SalesForce.com (a major CRM player in the SAAS space - how was that for wanky business speak?) needs to be all over the 'social networking' side of 'Web 2.0' as it's the key component to any sort of Client Relationship Management (CRM) - it's all social, right? As Facebook has opened up it's platform allowing others to write and fully integrate such useful applications as Zombie Attack, Pirates and My Favourite Cat What's Yours so SalesForce.com (SFDC) has done the same with it's AppExchange. It was therefore a matter of time before the two met, and now they have in Faceforce Read more about it at: CRM + Social Networking = Faceforce Faceforce kickstarts the social business app movement Here is a screenshot from Jeff that shows the Contact page within Salesforce with the Facebook integration. Note that you can interact with many of the Facebook features -- yes, you can even poke Marc Benioff. The fear of Enterprise 2.0 And so, as

barCamp - one under the belt

[Updated with a few more links - at the bottom dear heart] Well, the BarCampWellingtonNZegov was a giggle in many ways! Having spent a good part of Friday afternoon assisting Hannah and Kara with sticking up posters, ensuring WiFi was available and shifting chairs Saturday morning came around a little quick. Of course it started with Meg, progressed directly into England v South Africa before a cab ride into to open up the Fronde Queen's Wharf offices for the un-conference. After much milling, a few coffees and some slight guidance around 70 people plotted an agenda of 5-6 blocks of 4 concurrent sessions during the day. All very easily, no pain, no real hassle and certainly no "You must talk about ...". Post-Its, large pieces of paper and pens ... the best agile equipment in the world. It started brilliantly with a packed out room talking around "what is it that the Government needs to 'enter into' when we talk about "2.0"". Oh, before

Microsoft questions your decision to move to Google Apps

Microsoft Attacks Google Apps has some 'interesting' questions being posed, by Microsoft, to those thinking of moving away from the beloved Microsoft Office world ( original ). Before you read on you probably should know that I am firmly in the on-line camp (and usually with Google) ... but that's not news to 99.9% of you guys reading this: Microsoft asks: How many enterprise users does GAPE ( ? ) really have? MIKE : Um, point? Google often releases incomplete products to then issue incremental improvements without any official schedule – this is not what enterprise users want, says Microsoft. MIKE : Fvck me, isn't that the pot calling the kettle black AND yes, I DO know as I am implementing MOSS (Sharepoint v3) which is only now nearly usable. Microsoft argues Google says GAPE is a low cost office option, but if enterprises still need to support MS Office, they will then actually have additional costs and complexity. MIKE : Fair call. Of course one argument is

A date for your calendar - egovernment in New Zealand, Sat 15th Sept

Just a reminder - see you all there The date for your calendar is Saturday 15th September for the BarCampWellingtonNZegov : ... making a difference to egovernment in New Zealand. We are a small country with a very well connected, vibrant web community. government 2.0 can happen here! The day is being hosted by Fronde at their Queen's Wharf office , is free and totally driven by you fine people in the community ( 'BarCamp' background and what to expect ). 8 things you can do now that will give us a government for the 21st century: Read about the BarCampWellingtonNZegov Book it in your diary (Sat 15th Sept) Tell others you're coming along ( edit the page and pop down your name) Add your name to the mailing list : Subscribe by sending a blank email to barcampwellingtonnzegov-subscribe(at)googlegroups.com Get a T-shirt Copy this posting and add to your own blog ( different sized images available ) Put your hand up for a 'subject' Participate, commun