A piece I wrote for the CILIP Library and Information Gazette has just been published. In it, I look back at some of the key changes to the information world over the previous 10 years and anticipate what the future might hold for us.
January 14, 2010
October 16, 2008
I would like to let you know about a short (3 day) course we are running at the University of Brighton on the 1-3 December of this year. The course will look at some of the latest innovations in the world of online information including:
- RSS (managing and manipulating RSS feeds)
- Search engine developments
- Using social media for research
- Social bookmarking
- Implications for the information profession
Watch this short video for more information. Contact me (Martin De Saulles) if you are interested in attending – email@example.com
September 4, 2008
Information World Review have just published my piece on how some UK SMEs are using Web services in their businesses.
The online version here does not have the graphics – you will need the paper version for that.
July 17, 2008
Over the last few weeks I have been conducting an online survey of UK SMEs and how they use the Internet/Web to communicate, share information and market themselves. The survey was carried out amongst 2 groups of SMEs: Those operating in the Internet/new media sectors in the South East of England (Digital SMEs) and a more general group of SMEs operating across the UK and a range of sectors (All SMEs). Over 500 companies completed the survey and there are some interesting findings:
- More than 95% of all the respondents maintained a Web site;
- Apart from email, instant messaging is the most used (46%) tool for internal communications amongst Digital SMEs;
- Over 40% of Digital SMEs use Skype for communicating with clients and suppliers;
- Digital SMEs are active in their use of Web services such as Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs as tools for marketing their services;
- Digital SMEs are approximately 4 times as likely to use blogs and wikis for communicating with clients and suppliers than the group, All SMEs.
You can download a PDF copy (600kb) of the executive summary from the link below: