Our concept of work is rapidly changing. Mobile technology, improved broadband, and cloud-based enterprise services mean that teams are no longer limited to location — they are dispersed around the country and sometimes even the world. Companies now can find the best talent, wherever it is. We call this concept “the human cloud.” Just as cloud computing disrupted the idea of computing and corporate IT infrastructure, the human cloud is disrupting centuries-held notions of work.
Today, at our first-ever Net:Work event at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, we’ll examine how the human cloud is disrupting work and talk to the people developing the technology, addressing the new management practices needed, and making online collaboration work in their own companies. Our livestream of the event begins at 8:15 a.m. PT, and we will be live-blogging the onstage sessions throughout the day. The Twitter hashtag is #networkconf if you want to join the conversation.
Live-blogged stories from the event:
- When It Comes to Collaboration, Technology Is Overrated
- Want 240 More Work Hours a Year from Employees? Think Mobile!
- To Succeed, Collaboration Technology Must Be “Invisible”
- Future Leaders Will Be Those Who Can Manage Technology Shifts
- Crowdsourcing Allows for On-Demand Work Capacity
- At Cisco, Employees Drive Adoption of Collaboration Technology
- Organizations Must Get Out of Their Comfort Zones
- Can Constant Change Yield Collaboration? Accenture Says Yes.
- Salesforce Embraces Chatter to Obliterate and Remake Itself
- Elastic Workforce Is Passionate, Productive
- The Cloud Enables an Agile Workforce
- Companies Turn to Social Tools But Information Overload Looms
- How Design Can Unleash Innovation for Distributed Workers
- Voice Rules With Simple Tools
- Collaboration May Be a Pain but SaaS Makes It Simple
- Two-Thirds of Workers Would Take a Pay Cut for Flexibility
- Unleash Employees to Remain Relevant
- Integrating Social Collaboration into Workflow
- Social Tools Make Managing Remote Workers Easier
- Intuit Wants to Cash in on Mobile Context
- Social Networks Allow Companies to Call on “Contingent Workforce”
- Special Report: High-Impact Collaboration in the Enterprise