Tag: Innovation

Microsoft's February Roundup: Diversifying AI Partnerships, Boosting Cloud Services, Copilot Accessibility and more.
Microsoft’s February Roundup: Diversifying AI Partnerships, Boosting Cloud Services, Copilot Accessibility and more.
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In recent news, Microsoft’s strategic movements in the AI, Copilot and technology sectors.   3 big AI trends to watch in 2024: Small language models: Microsoft researchers have introduced Phi and Orca, two Small Language Models (SLMs) that demonstrate comparable or superior performance to Large Language Models (LLMs) in targeted domains. This development highlights the… READ MORE

The Cycle of Hype and Diffusion of Innovation
The Cycle of Hype and Diffusion of Innovation
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Using the cycle of hype to explain the diffusion of innovation. I’ve been thinking about intranets and user adoption. And not for the first time. We absolutely love Cloudbase, our intranet even though it is one to two generations behind Hadron 8020, the Enterprise Intranet we sell. We know that our clients love their Hadrons,… READ MORE

Getting Out of the Way of Innovation
Getting Out of the Way of Innovation
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Innovation on the brain, I guess. After posting some thoughts on innovation 2 days ago, I am flipping through Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati’s book The Heretics Guide to Best Practices and come across a story that I have encountered a few times before in my own corporate experience and as a consultant: an organization decides to “institutionalize” innovation by creating a committee “to encourage and manage new creative efforts. The committee was instituted with great fanfare, even greater expectations, and chaired by a manager with a suitably pompous title.”

“How to Kill Innovation in SharePoint in 5 Easy Steps” by Christian Buckley, Axceler
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Earlier this year, there was a great article by Jason Hiner, Editor in Chief of TechRepublic, in which he provides guidance on the habits to avoid if innovation is in any way important to your company or team (and I’m guessing that it is). The title is an attention-getter, and got me thinking: what are the quickest ways to kill innovation within SharePoint?

As Jason mentions in his article, it’s easier to mess things up than it is to get things right. That’s certainly true with SharePoint, where a clear understanding of your business objectives and careful planning, architecture, and execution are the key to success. While his broad business innovation-killers are certainly true in this context, there are a number of things which are unique to (or at least more relevant to) SharePoint.