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Archive for April, 2008

by: Andreas.rindler
28  Apr  2008

What’s on your IM agenda?

“It’s an unrealistic expectation for information to be right all the time”. Wow, that’s a statement, especially if coming from a high-level executive from a major information management company, namely Chris Livesey, IBM Information Management Director of UK, Ireland and South Africa, as heard at the Information on Demand conference last week in London. Is it really possible that the largest vendor of IM software and solutions is admitting that it can’t get information right? … yes and it’s probably a smart move. Information management is complex and its complexity increases with the size of the corporation. Large enterprises have a myriad of systems creating, storing, sharing and destroying information and all what Chris is saying is that it is unrealistic to think you can fix the issues in such a complex systems with a couple of IM projects or programme. And clients will thank and respenct him for this honesty…

Chris also went on to discuss what is on IBM’s IM agenda. It’s split in an “application agenda” and an “information agenda”, with the former including the good old SCM, CRM and ERP solutions and the latter the more recent and more innovative areas of customers profitability, dynamic supply chain, multi-channel marketing etc.

IBM IM Agenda

The expected revenue and growth for the respective areas highlight how IBM is carving up the market between these two agendas. And as usual, these would be important hints for the management and technology consultants, systems integrators and the likes on where to put their money.

IBM is delivering these solutions with “open standards and flexible architectures to enable Information on Demand” and presents (as expected) a formidable stack of software products to deliver this vision.

IBM IM Vision

What suprised me was that there was no talk of collaboration, user interaction, knowledge sharing or even a word about Enterprise2.0?! IBM has an equally impressive product set for collaboration (Lotus Instant Messaging, Lotus Team Workplace, Lotus Notes, Lotus Quickr etc.). This should be included in their IM vision, not only for sales and monetary reason, but also for completeness of what IM can deliver to clients. Enterprise 2.0 and Collaboration and Communities of Interest are on MIKE2.0′s agenda.

What’s on your IM agenda?

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Category: Enterprise2.0, IBM
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by: Andreas.rindler
24  Apr  2008

MIKE2.0 Facelift

As you will have noticed (unless you are a new user), MIKE2.0 just received a major facelift. We have spent the last 6 weeks up until now introducing new, exciting functionality and a major improvement in the look at feel of the site. Here is a summary of the major changes:

  • New integrated skin across the wiki, blogs and social bookmarking, enabling common navigation and common search

MIKE2.0 integrated skin navigation

  • Single sign on from your wiki account with bookmarks, so there is no need any more to log in twice
  • Improved navigation menu on the MIKE2.0 wiki, giving you easy access to the key pages of the site


  • New rating of bookmarks and commenting on bookmarks to bring out the bookmarks most valued by the IM community

Bookmark Rating and Commenting

  • Social networking where you can share your social profile and connect with other practitioners and build the IM community
  • Upgrade of blogs to WordPress 2.5 with improved blog post management functionality

Wordpress Editor 2.5

You will have also seen a new “Partners” feature box on the bottom left. We want to thank our supporters and would like to give them an opportunity to feature their site. If you are interested in becoming a supporter for MIKE2.0, please get in touch with the MIKE2.0 Leadership Team.

What’s in the works? We want to provide single sign on with the group blog so that you can comment without having to enter your name/email address every time. We are also looking to improve how we showcase some of our key contributors. And we would like to improve office integration and WYSIWYG editing functionality.

In the mean time, enjoy the new site, tell your colleagues about it or blog about it.

I also want to say a special thank you to the people who made this major facelift happen: Alex Papadopoulos, Aran Dunkley, Jarrod Poynton, Pete Dakin and Sean McClowry. Thanks for your hard work.


Andreas Rindler

Solution Architect for MIKE2.0 Collaboration Platform

Category: MIKE2.0, omCollab, Site Announcements

by: Sean.mcclowry
17  Apr  2008

Open Source and Open Standards for IM in Capital Markets

As part of MIKE2.0, we believe we are presenting a unique perspective in the area of standards development. Our approach is to create a collaborative community for the development of standards for Information Management, including those that apply to Capital Markets.

Some interesting work around open source and open standards is developing in relation to market data:

  • Market Data Definition Language (MDDL) is an extensible Markup Language (XML) derived specification, which facilitates the interchange of information about financial instruments used throughout the world’s markets. A community is build around MDDL, including a wiki-based development environment.

With open content and collaborative technologies, it’s easy for these projects to work together and we’ve starting doing this through MIKE2.0 with references to these projects.

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Category: Enterprise Data Management

by: Sean.mcclowry
17  Apr  2008

Enhanced Wiki Editing

If you want an enhanced editing experience and you’re using Firefox, try installing wikEd. Its a WYSIWYM editor that provides functionality such as copy-and-paste from word.

For now we’re having a using-driven installation on the MIKE2.0 site but may provide it for a general release.

1. Log in.

2. Figure out which skin you’re using: (or any other wiki instance), 2nd tab is “skins”.

3. Edit

Add the following text to the end of the page (it’s OK if it’s empty to begin with):

// install [[User:Cacycle/wikEd]] in-browser text editor

document.write(‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”‘

+ ‘

+ ‘&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript”></’ + ‘script>’);

4. SHIFT + Reload the page, the editor should be there.

As an example go to:

This approach could also be installed on other recent versions of MediaWiki that provide user-enabled scripting (such as BearingPoint’s IM Collab environment).

For more information, go to the wikEd home page.

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Category: omCollab, Site Announcements
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