ARCast - Web 2.0 and the Edge with Mike Platt (Part 2)

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    Nice info.  The link to the slides is broken - would like to see them...
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    I'm surprised there aren't more replies to this outstanding podcast series on Web 2.0. I'm going to keep commenting on these podcasts to encourage you to do more of the same.

    Many of my clients are asking me for more info on Web 2.0 trends, and I have listened to podcasts on this topic all over the Web. So far, I find these have had the most value. I think it's because there is such a concerted attempt to demystify the buzzwords and also look at how companies and individuals can leverage these trends.

    Much of my work is with SAP consulting firms, helping them to optimize their business strategy and improve their SAP web presence, and it's amazing how few of these firms have figured out how to bring in that interactive Web 2.0 component into how they relate to their target market.

    So, your info is very timely. Interestingly enough, SAP itself has done quite a lot with Web 2.0. Their free online web communities, the SAP Developer's Network (technical SAP) and the SAP BPX Community (functional/business process SAP) have more than a million members and there is a fascinating interaction between the community members and SAP itself which has really changed how SAP develops its software and relates to its customer base. It's powerful to see how a company as large as SAP can leverage this technology.

    But many out there in the ERP market are not that sophisticated yet. One thing I really agree with on this podcast is the discussion with Mike Platt touches on how basic search may not be enough for the rich media universe online, and how the phenomenon of "tagging" may play a key role in users essentially making sense of their own search needs by tagging and then organizing the rich online content that is relevant to them. I think the tagging aspect of Web 2.0 is still in its infancy, and should become a lot more sophisticated and powerful down the road.

    Anyhow, keep up the great work.

    - Jon Reed,

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