Posts Tagged ‘knowledge’

Social media is a no-brainer

July 1, 2010

You would think that companies here in Australia would be completely jumping on the bandwagon as far as social media is concerned but after consulting across a whole range of sectors – energy, mining, infrastructure, financial services, legal, charity, consumer goods and so on it is apparent that there is a complete reluctance to move into this space.

“We have always done things this way… our customers don’t use these tools…we can’t see a benefit.”

Of course you can’t see a benefit if you don’t know what the tools are. You need to do the research first before you make the decision. Once you have the information, you can leverage off your knowledge.

Isn’t that a no-brainer?


Wolfram Alpha

May 18, 2009

Playing around with Wolfram Alpha this morning seeing what it can do and what use it has.  Basically, it is a computational knowledge engine which has, as its central aim, the goal of making systematic data accessible to anyone.

Set up by a British physicist, the engine is dependent on two developments Mathematica and NKS.

The site though is just fun. You basically can just type in any question and Wolfram will provide an answer.

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It will even reply to you.

How cool is that?

More later on once I play with it a bit more.