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TopicHero 2017

Introducing TopicHero 2017

TopicHero is a foundational building block of both Collaborative Intelligence and Enterprise Maturity.

What’s Collaborative Intelligence?

Collaborative Intelligence is the integrated intelligence of groups of people with groups of technology tools. This can can take numerous forms including:

  1. Capturing, Organizing, Automating, and Sharing the Knowledge and Reasoning of Internet Interactions: (i.e. TopicHero) There is a wealth of knowledge and reasoning encapsulated in interactions within: Links, RSS/News Feeds, Search/Social Engines, Webpages/Notes/Editors, Images, Chat and Messages. TopicHero provides tools to capture, organize, automate and share this knowledge and reasoning.
  2. Active Control of Intelligent Search and Analysis through Multiple Manipulations of Sophisticated Applications: (i.e. NuEngineer) The masters of the different applications capture significant amounts of knowledge and reasoning within their respective applications. The NuEngineer team is a TopicHero sister company specializing in this type of collaborative intelligence, and the TopicHero’s team provides services in this area.

What’s Enterprise Maturity?

Enterprise Maturity is a family of scientific process for optimizing the flow of reasoning within and between all of the entities operating within enterprises. This is juxtaposed against alternative modern models that look to the optimize the psychology of leaders (which only has a limited bearing on the optimization of enterprises). Enterprise Maturity includes:

  1. Vision at the Speed of Change: Most companies are stuck creating strategy and vision for a week or two at the beginning of their corporate year. This means that the vision they create is out of date on an average of six months. TopicHero along with the associated IT Maturity Method from TopicHero’s parent company IT Maturity, Inc, enable enterprises to continually flow changes and advances within their global environment into a living Vision that grows and evolves with their environment. This requires tools and processes that enable every entity/person within the enterprise.
  2. Exceptional Leadership is the Methodical and Continual Creation of Heroes: Every entity needs tools to methodically and continually observe and process changes and advances, as well as to share and escalate associated issues and opportunities throughout the enterprise. This means that tools are needed to enable every entity within the enterprise to become a hero in their own areas of specialization. Being a hero means excellence both technically and from an enterprise interaction perspective. TopicHero provides sophisticated user friendly tools the enable both gathering and sharing knowledge and reasoning. Further, the associated IT Maturity Method provides training in evolving enterprise interactions.

New 2017 Features

We’ve had a busy year here at TopicHero creating numerous advances on top of our early 2016 release. Here’s what’s new:

Business, Enterprise & Security

  1. Security Enhancements: We’ve added Https, image security, as well as firewall enhancements.
  2. Business Version: Business can now automatically create a private environment where they can share protected Topics and Chat Subjects within their own private environments. This includes user management tools to add and remove users.
  3. Enterprise Features: Large enterprises can also use TopicHero as their is now an API for automated user management.
  4. Keys for Hidden Topics: Additional security has been created for hidden Topics, allowing more secure granular control of who can access Topics.

News, RSS Feeds & Search

  1. News Clustering: Users are no longer restricted to looking through news feed by feed. The News/Cluster feature will gather all of the article from all of the feeds in the current Topic and Cluster them in groups by similarity.
  2. News Report Template: Users who gather news article from many different sources and share them with others now have a powerful and elegant template and tools for gathering articles and sharing them with others.
  3. RSS Search: Users now have numerous TopicHero web based RSS search tools, including the ability to automatically search through websites for their RSS Feeds.
  4. RSS and Search Templates: Many sophisticated sites such as Twitter and Youtube have methods to automatically create RSS Feeds and even specialized searches. TopicHero now has templates to automatically grab RSS Feeds from these and other similar sites.
  5. RSS Full Directory: A new directory for RSS Feeds has been added to the already existing Quick RSS Directory. The new RSS Full Directory includes descriptions with the RSS Feed name and link.
  6. All RSS Full: The center view of all RSS Feeds within a Topic now includes the option of viewing full RSS Feeds on top of the existing snippets view.

Webpages, Images & Notes

  1. Images: Users can now capture and upload images into TopicHero. Images are organized and protected by Topic.
  2. Webpage Templates: There are numerous new elegant responsive design webpage templates that users can now take advantage.
  3. Widgets: There are numerous new widgets that users can now take advantage of. This includes external widgets such as: Twitter and Adsense widgets that can be used within TopicHero Topics and Webpages, as well as TopicHero widgets such as Newspage, Chat, and User Messages that can be used in external sites.
  4. W3.CSS: Frameworks are common addons to many popular computer design systems that enable faster, cleaners and more elegant designs. TopicHero now allows you to take advantage of one of the newest frameworks from W3Schools.
  5. Backups: TopicHero now automatically saves your work within the Webpage/Editor every few seconds. Additionally, there is a backup/revert feature to make saves at important design stages, so that users can do significant backtracking if they need to.
  6. Formatting: Additional formatting features have been added including font sizing, and header formats.

Chat, Topics & View

  1. Friend List: Users can now copy the user id’s of those they wish to regularly communicate with into a friend list.
  2. Refresh: As TopicHero allows users to work on several different Topics at the same time within different tabs, browsers, and devices, data can sometimes get out of synch. The Refresh button allows users to quickly gather all of the most recent updates.
  3. Modern Look & Feel: TopicHero now has a more modern look and field. This includes the renaming of several tools.
  4. Help Migration: TopicHero allows users to quickly create elegant webpages. TopicHero’s Help system has been migrated into TopicHero Topics to itself take advantage of some the newest TopicHero features.

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Vision at the Speed of Change

Exceptional Leadership

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One aspect of being a hero is exceptionality in an area of responsibility and bringing advances in that area to your community.

TopicHero methodically and continually brings information to employees in their area of responsibility, and also provides tools to help them intelligently share their reasoning about this information with others.

logoscreenTopicHero encapsulates several aspects of Collaborative Intelligence, which is where teams of users and computer tools intelligently collaborate on enterprise endeavors.

There is a wealth of knowledge and reasoning contained within web based tools such as browsers. TopicHero enables users to intelligently and effectively manage, share and collaboratively reason about this information. This includes information and reasoning contained within links/bookmarks, Search Engines, RSS/News Feeds, Chat, Notes, and Webpages.

TopicHero allows you to optimize your Enterprise Vision by enabling your team to persistently and consistently review, integrate and share the most recent developments in their areas of focus. In this way your enterprise can realize Vision at the Speed of Change. Don’t get stuck with annual Vision creation, which becomes half a year out of date on average. The TopicHero team provides services to help you integrate TopicHero into your Enterprise so that your Enterprise Vision consistently stays up to date.

The TopicHero team is committed to your success, and the growth of your enterprise team in the collaborative intelligence space. This commitment goes beyond just TopicHero.com and Vision Collaboration, TopicHero is part of a larger IT Maturity Method, where IT tools are used to mature enterprises across the board, which includes tools and training for: leadership, vendor integration, negotiation, enterprise media, creating learning organizations, and technology advancement.

The TopicHero team also provides consulting on other Collaborative Intelligence tools such as NuEngineer which provides a spectrum of Artificial Intelligence methods and software integration mechanisms.

Take this rare opportunity to be one of the first to leverage Collaborative Intelligence tools to evolve your enterprise into real-time vision. You can go to https://TopicHero.com to learn more and register for a personal or business account. You can also schedule an informational meeting at https://itmaturityinc.com/appointments.

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Email: info@itmaturity.com
Schedule a meeting: https://itmaturityinc.com/appointments
Phone: 866-614-6888

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The Next Generation of Webtool: TopicHero.com

IT Maturity, Inc. will be giving a presentation on “TopicHero for Topic Heroes” at this years Penguicon in Southfield, Michigan.

Here is a description:

TopicHero (http://TopicHero.com) allows users to create and share multiple Topics across different devices and browsers. Topic elements include Search Engines, RSS Feeds, and Links, in addition to typical web page elements. This is a different way of slicing web information, where the focus is on Topics as opposed to a focus on a Search Engine, device, browser, or RSS Feed. TopicHero arises from a philosophy that it is the topic that is critical and that users need effective tools to bring as many resources to bare on specific topics as possible. This is particularly true in business where many users are dedicated to working on specific topics for long periods of time.You must register (purchase a membership) to attend: https://2016.penguicon.org/how-to-attend/membership/.

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The Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI ,

Contact Information

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info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

“Improving Leadership with IT” at Penguicon

IT Maturity, Inc. will be giving a presentation on “Improving Leadership with IT” at this years Penguicon in Southfield, Michigan.

Here is a description:
Exceptional leadership is the ability to methodically and continually create heroes! From an organizational perspective, most leadership research and theory is focused around individual leader psychology. IT Maturity takes an alternative IT perspective of leaders as entities operating within organizations, orchestrating how other entities interact with each other, to optimize productivity. IT Maturity Leadership includes principles in five different categories: Management, Organization (structure), Extent (of activities), Culture, and Vision. IT tools can be used to help enterprises to do this both technically and organizationally (i.e. enable individuals to excel).

You must register (purchase a membership) to attend: https://2016.penguicon.org/how-to-attend/membership/.

Logistics

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Friday, April 29, 2016, to

The Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI ,

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

The Job Sites Topic by TopicHero.com

The Job Sites Topic

The Job Sites Topic gathers together a large number of interesting links, RSS Feeds, Search Tools (within specific job sites), open Chat groups, and personal descriptions and notes using TopicHero.com. With TopicHero.com users can access published Topics and share their own Topics. TopicHero.com has just published a Job Sites Topic which can be found here: http://topichero.com/?h=page&p=Job Sites&b=IT Maturity.

JobSitesTopic

How to Use

  1. You can visit the Job Sites Topic and discover many new sites for jobs.
  2. You can register and get a free TopicHero.com account and then make a copy of the Job Sites Topic and add your own favorite Job Sites to the mix.
  3. You can enter specific queries that will search within multiple specific Job Sites for positions.

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

The Drudge Report Topic by TopicHero.com

The Drudge Report Topic

The Drudge Report Topic (https://topichero.com/?h=page&p=Drudge Report&b=IT Maturity) demonstrates how to create a more elegant and function rich report similar to the Drudge Report®.  This topic takes all of the generic Drudge Report links and puts them in the Links Menu in the TopicHero banner for easy access. Additionally, RSS (news) Feeds and Search Engines associated with all of the links have been added and put into the RSS Feeds Menus in the side panels and the Search Menu in the Banner respectively. Further, the left side panel has a Chat window for discussion about the Drudge Report.  The daily content has been put in the center frame.

 

DrudgeTopic

How to Use

  1. You can visit the Drudge Report Topic and be elegantly connected to all the Drudge Report’s sources of information (i.e. RSS Feed and Search Engine connections, not just links).
  2. You can register and get a free TopicHero account and then make a copy of the Drudge Report Topic and edit to create your own daily report.
  3. Further uses can be seen by visiting the Topic and following the instructions at the top and bottom of the Topic.
  4. To get a clear picture of how a report would appear to users, visit one of the archived dates (e.g. https://topichero.com/?h=page&p=Drudge Report 3-15-16&b=IT Maturity), which have the instructions removed.

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

Technology Topic now in TopicHero.com

The Technology Topic

The Technology Topic gathers together a large number of interesting links, RSS Feeds, Search Tools (into specific journals), open Chat groups, and personal descriptions and notes using TopicHero.com. With TopicHero users can access published Topics and share their own Topics. TopicHero.com has just published a Technology Topic which can be found here: http://topichero.com/?h=page&p=Technology&b=IT%20Maturity.

TechnologyTopic

How to Use

  1. You can visit the Technology Topic and discover many new Technology based sources of information.
  2. You can register and get a free TopicHero account and then make a copy of the Technology Topic and add your own favorite Technology based sources to the mix.
  3. You can enter specific queries that will search across a broad base of RSS Feeds to identify recent articles related to the queries.

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

Autonomous Kitchens on Youtube

In Newsletter #4 and Newsletter #29 we discussed how Autonomous Kitchens will use the same type of technology that Autonomous Vehicles are using, and that based on recent analysis, Autonomous Kitchens are computationally significantly less complex than Autonomous Vehicles. Because of this, Autonomous Kitchens are realizable with today’s technology.

The Autonomous Kitchen discussed in Newsletter #29 has been tuned into a video and is now available on Youtube.

IT Maturity provides training and consulting to help enterprises make dreams like the above happen.

Additionally, IT Maturity provides training and consulting in a comprehensive IT Maturity Methodology that can be used to mature enterprises so that they are methodically and continually prepared for Technology, Business, Vendor, and Leadership changes. This includes insights into many of the impending IT and automation changes that will dramatically alter tomorrow’s business world. Contact information for IT Maturity is given below.

You can purchase the Online Leadership Improvement course at http://itmaturity.com/Training/Online_Training/online_training.html and the book at Leadership Improvement: The IT Maturity Method by Justin Coven, Ph.D.

If you have questions, would like to discuss the material, want to network, want to take the full IT Maturity Method course (includes Business Enhancement, Technology Advancement, Vendor Integration, and Leadership), or want to schedule in-house training (Option 1: Full IT Maturity Method; Option2: Leadership and Innovation) please contact us via the below contact information:

Click Here to Schedule a Discussion

Email: info@itmaturity.com
Phone: 866-614-6888

Media Related Links, Search Engines, and RSS Feeds organized by Topic

TopicHero Media Related Topics

Each Media related Topic gathers together a large number of related links, RSS Feeds, Search Tools, open Chat groups, and personal descriptions and notes using TopicHero.com. With TopicHero users can access published Topics and share their own Topics. TopicHero.com has published a number of Media related Topics shown below:

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com

The Science Topic by TopicHero.com

The Science Topic

The Science Topic gathers together a large number of interesting links, RSS Feeds, Search Tools (into specific journals), open Chat groups, and personal descriptions and notes using TopicHero.com. With TopicHero users can access published Topics and share their own Topics. TopicHero.com has just published a Science Topic which can be found here: http://topichero.com/?h=page&p=Science&b=IT%20Maturity.

How to Use

  1. You can visit the Science Topic and discover many new Science based sources of information.
  2. You can register and get a free TopicHero account and then make a copy of the Science Topic and add your own favorite Science based sources to the mix.
  3. You can enter specific queries that will search across a broad base of RSS Feeds to identify recent articles related to the queries.

Contact Information

info@topichero.com

info@itmaturity.com

http://ITMaturity.com

http://TopicHero.com