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:
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.
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:
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 This means that the vision they create is out of date on an average of six months.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.
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
Security Enhancements: We’ve added Https, image security, as well as firewall enhancements.
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.
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
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.
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.
RSS Search: Users now have numerous TopicHero web based RSS search tools, including the ability to automatically search through websites for their RSS Feeds.
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.
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.
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
Images: Users can now capture and upload images into TopicHero. Images are organized and protected by Topic.
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.
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.
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.
Formatting: Additional formatting features have been added including font sizing, and header formats.
Chat, Topics & View
Friend List: Users can now copy the user id’s of those they wish to regularly communicate with into a friend list.
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.
Modern Look & Feel: TopicHero now has a more modern look and field. This includes the renaming of several tools.
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.
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/.
The Job Sites Topicgathers 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.
How to Use
You can visit the Job Sites Topic and discover many new sites for jobs.
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.
You can enter specific queries that will search within multiple specific Job Sites for positions.
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.
How to Use
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).
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.
Further uses can be seen by visiting the Topic and following the instructions at the top and bottom of the Topic.
Each Media related Topicgathers 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:
The Science Topicgathers 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
You can visit the Science Topic and discover many new Science based sources of information.
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.
You can enter specific queries that will search across a broad base of RSS Feeds to identify recent articles related to the queries.
TopicHero.com gathers together a large number of interesting links, RSS Feeds, Search Tools (into specific journals), open Chat groups, and personal descriptions and notes by Topic. Users can access published Topics and share their own Topics or variants on Topics. TopicHero.com has just published a CIO Topic which can be found here: http://topichero.com/?h=page&p=CIO&b=IT%20Maturity.
The IT Maturity Vision of IT
IT Maturity has a methodology to comprehensively mature all processes of an entrprise using IT, including Leadership processes. At the core of the methodology is a condensation of the essence of the Science: define, track/measure, and tune/advance. This scientific essence is applied to all enterprise activities. Most enterprise activities have associated IT tools that define and mechanize their operation. Where there are no associated tracking/measuring or tuning and advancing IT tools, the IT Maturity Method introduces new IT tools.
Using this approach IT can be reorganized into four activities:
As one example, IT Maturity believes that Vision should be done at the Speed of Change not one week a year during an executive special session. Otherwise Vision will be on average six months behind.
This can be accomplished by empowering your entire team, for IT Maturity believes that Exceptional Leadership is the ability to Methodically and Continually create Heroes. Tools like TopicHero.com can be used to provide every team member access to tools that keep them up to date across the board with respect to their Topics of Responsibility. IT Maturity additionally provides Leadership Training on how team members can best interact (e.g. escalate, delegate, communicate) and focus on problems (e.g. scope and depth), as well as associated tracking/measuring and tuning/advancing tools.
Team members can use these tools to identify changes and associated solutions upstream to management in near realtime via enterprise process tools.