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Author: Jacob Morgan Category: Posted: December 05, 2012 925 views _ Comments

Based on a research report Chess Media Group released last year on the State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration, the most common types of IT resistance to collaboration are: it’s not a priority, there are security issues or threats, no manpower, and no budget.  Let’s take a look at each one in more detail and explore how to deal with them when they come up.

It’s Not a Priority

As with the manager resistance, fear and lack of education are a factor in why this isn’t a priority.  However, it’s true there are situations in which an organization is focused on other projects and needs to wait until they are completed before investing in something else.  I would recommend asking the IT folks why this isn’t a priority.  I have also found that bringing business and IT professionals together to discuss priorities often makes for interesting and enlightening discussions.  If employees and executives decide that effective collaboration and communication is a priority, IT usually follows.  You don’t want to separate IT from the decision-making process as their approval and input are integral.  Bring them into the conversation and try to understand their perspective.  Sometimes IT leads the collaboration initiative and team members in this department may not all agree on things such as security or feasibility.  Education is also a crucial...

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Author: s21admin Category: Posted: December 04, 2012 387 views _ Comments
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Author: Ross Dawson Category: Posted: December 04, 2012 365 views _ Comments

I was recently invited to attend the presentations and awards for the Vodafone App Aid competition and to interview Guy Kawasaki, who was one of the event’s judges.

App Aid selected 10 charities who saw the need for a mobile app. App developers signed up for teams that developed apps from scratch in 48 hours for each of the charities. The winning teams received prizes to help them complete and launch their apps. The video below shows brief snippets from the winners.

What struck me while I was watching the charities’ presentations was that the underlying premise of almost all the apps was connecting resources to where they can do the most good.

If we look at the world today there is so much need, and also so many resources that can...

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