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Collaboration. It’s a $1 billion industry, according to an ABI Research study on worker mobility and enterprise social collaboration . And it's projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016. No wonder lots of ink has been spilled on this business buzzword on everything from how to start (hint: build trust ) to doing it better with social platforms , to using it as a way to achieve that holy grail of business : innovation. Two years ago, the Harvard Business Review even touted the need for another C-suite executive : the CCO.
Take a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton. People don’t pay attention to knowledge until they actually need it. People value knowledge that they request more highly than knowledge that is unsolicited. People won’t use knowledge, unless they trust its provenance. Knowledge has to be reviewed in the user’s own context before it can be received.
For many in the voluntary sector, the starting point for looking into open data is the desire to challenge social changes more effectively. Photograph: Phil Banko/Getty Images The Nominet Trust team is spending a fair amount of time thinking, investigating and experimenting with open data. The trust's aim is to seek and support new uses of digital technology for social good. We recently co-hosted a conference on charities and open data with the Big Lottery Fund and NCVO , which indicated a growing interest from the voluntary sector .