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IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
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Dr Lou
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Dr Lou,
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1/18/2012 | 5:43:24 AM
re: IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
Please don't get me wrong, I'm wishing everyone well and hope that things change, after all I still am an IBM stockholder, but only the test of time can tell for sure. I've watched situations where egos and other politics have affected the performance of the company in specific situations where projects were corrupted not by the lack of innovation, but by the shear egos of some of the people who get to control things.
Social networking like SOA, is a bit of a buzz word and though it's easy to spout white papers and throw around hollow titles such as "fellow and distinguished engineer" which goes to the heads of some folks like a cheap martini, it still has to be seen where the businesses get the best from the technology buzz words that fly around the public media.
It's what's behind the scenes you don't see, things that I have seen, first hand, that no one talks about, like padding deals, and stealing ideas, cutting out the wrong people because they're about to let the truth be known or upsetting the fast-trackers.
They didn't invent it, but there is a sub-culture of arrogance that is real and all I was trying to say is that I hope that all this social networking buzz doesn't become another history lesson from the book of what I've seen before.
Like always, I'll watch and wait, and hope like always, that truth and the interest of the client's business can prevail over the situations I've been privy to in the past. It is and will remain a question, and I do hope the answer is yes...but I won't be betting my farm on it...I actually hope I'm wrong...
If you really want to know, I have stories and examples that would open your eyes I think...the answer is in the patterns, follow the pattern an you'll find your way home...
Deb Donston-Miller
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1/17/2012 | 10:18:54 AM
re: IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
Respectfully, I think IBM has shown itself to be, if not a cutting-edge innovator, then certainly a vendor that companies can rely on to translate tech trends in a way that makes sense for the enterprise. I think this is especially the case with social networking and collaboration.

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard
Dr Lou
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Dr Lou,
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1/17/2012 | 5:50:26 AM
re: IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
The question is more can IBM actually do something that is revolutionary and see it through without being scared into giving it up to someone else because of pressure from "anti-trust" groups that caused them to lose to Microsoft (clowns) in spite of the fact they had a better product in OS/2. Then continue to outsource all innovation because of the fear of trusting their own internal brains? The size is what keeps them going, and you can hide lots of mistakes with billions of dollars due to shear size and mainframe/chip/global services sales...the first legal letter from Zucker and they'll likely wet the looms and high tail it back to saftey of Somers...


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