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Al Gilman on 10 best practices for conference calls

Endless Knots

The challenge was to demonstrate closure, progress; in a workflow that resembled toothpaste. To follow what Al is saying, please read my original post for the Top Ten that I list. asked his permission to post here. Pay attention. He really knows what he's talking about. And thanks so much, Al. On the regular drumbeat. But I did miss it.

2009 Intranet Innovation Awards Now Live!

Elsua

Yes, as you may have seen it already, I am talking about Step Two Designs ‘ 2009 Intranet Innovation Awards ! … They are now LIVE!

The Online Collaboration Tools Guide

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The following review of major products in this space will help you choose the right collaboration tools for your needs. Some of your collaborators do not have access to a word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation tool on their computers. Posted by: Arturas Kvederis | April 16, 2009 4:42 AM These tools are really very helpful.

The Cumulative Flow Diagram: High Performance Monitoring

Evolving Web

It’s a very powerful and descriptive tool. Let’s take a look at the diagram and discuss its components.   The diagram shows how many tasks we have in a given part of our workflow. In upcoming days we’ll look as some less intense techniques – so don’t let this scare you off. Priority 2 : Items that are important.

SharePoint 2009 Conference: Morning Keynotes

Collaborative Thinking

Collaboration, analytics, social networking, content management, portal, workflow, etc etc. Adobe AIR) that front-end SP2010 via these standards might be one of the most significant advancements in the release and Microsoft doesn't push this concept strongly enough - look at all the AIR apps around other social tools for instance.

News Updates (November 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

These graphics assets can then be easily imported into BlackBerry application development tools. Cisco on Collaboration. It's called WebEx Mail.

News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Zoho released it's first new product for 2009, Zoho Discussions. Other Items. - A review of Ubidesk , an online collaboration tool.

News Updates (October 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop in Intuit App Center. www.centraldesktop.com/. Real-Time Authoring. Zoho Projects for Google Apps. SocialCalc Beta No More. Groove 3.1

News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

With all the technology available how do I know which tools are best for my virtual team or virtual office?” Government 2.0. Embracing Web 2.0

SharePoint Conference 2009: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day 1 of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 is underway. Here's what I've seen announced or discussed during the day. Michael's Analysis.

News Updates (June 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex Workflow. The latest edition of Understanding SharePoint is focused on explaining Nintex Workflow, a third-party workflow tool for SharePoint. Understanding SharePoint Journal has now released a new issue, focused on understanding Nintex Workflow 2007. IBM Touting Customer Wins. Ecofiling. Other Items.

News Updates (March 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext released Signals, a new information sharing tool. Conference 2009. Conference in June 2009 in Boston is up-leveling its focus to strategy. With K2 blackpoint everything can be built without code, and users can assemble new applications from information that already exists and workflows that have already been built.

News Updates (December 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

So now we’re going to beef it up… more flexible content management, better workflow, enhanced search and business intelligence. TeamStudio announced that its add-on tools for Lotus Notes developers now support Notes 8.5.1. John comments on the "great inflection" and the age of DIY productivity tools. Adoption in SharePoint 2010.

News Updates (October 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Businesses and government agencies deploying increasingly more sophisticated collaboration tools -- such as VoIP soft phones, immersive video and fixed mobile convergence -- saw a corresponding improvement in business results relative to the amount invested. ROI on Advanced Collaboration Solutions. Glasscubes. www.glasscubes.com/. Open Unite.

News Updates -- Lotusphere 2009 Special (January 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM's annual user conference -- Lotusphere 2009 -- is on this week in Orlando FL. IBM and SAP announced the forthcoming release of Alloy, an integration tool for Notes and SAP Business Suite. Alloy supports SAP workflows, reporting and analytics, and the use of roles from within the Lotus Notes client. Available March 2009.

News Updates (August 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Voice Workflow at Law Firm. Minnesota law firm has implemented a voice workflow system to help improve productivity. Cisco's TelePresence product line, however, saw a 97 percent revenue increase for the fiscal year, showing how much interest has arisen in these cost-saving collaboration tools during the global recession.

News Updates (September 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lastly, the eBook offers a set of best practices to align business strategy with document and forms management, as well as establish supportive workflow processes and security policies for the entire e-Document creation process. IntraLinks said that many clients are starting to use its secure document sharing tools. are discussed.

News Updates (October 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jive customers can do the bulk of their work in the highly intuitive Jive environment while maintaining easy access to SharePoint's content repositories and workflow. LifeSize Passport is the only HD video communications system that delivers on the promise of making high quality, life-like video communications a mainstream business tool.

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialcast released a suite of analytics tools, to help organizations improve collaboration. The tool tracks the movement of information between people, teams, and departments. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool. Socialcast Analytics. At the center of Social Business Intelligence® is the conversation.

News Updates (January 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

When we heard the news, we immediately began work on a Google Notebook import tool. SharePoint Workflow Resource Center. SharePoint Solutions released a new workflow resource center for SharePoint. Welcome to our SharePoint workflow resource center! EverNote and Google Notebook. Today, it’s ready. Tungle and Lotus Notes.

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

OneDrum introduced the closed beta of its real-time collaboration platform for Microsoft Office. " The application is designed to add secure, synchronised file sharing and version management, simultaneous, multi-author document creation and editing, and communication and co-ordination tools. Ozzie on the Shift to Cloud Computing.

News Updates (September 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Redmond was IBM's rival bidder for handling the bank's social tools. Instant messaging trailed behind, with less than 25 percent of workers using the tool with some frequency. US Bank Dumps SharePoint for Lotus. US Bank is rolling out Lotus Quickr and Connections to its 58,000 employees, and removing SharePoint. Novell Teaming 2.

News Updates (August 13, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

is the problem a lack of agreement about where and how to use the different tools?) What's the role of social networking platform and tools, in contrast to the formal collaboration tools in a firm? Ad Hoc Collaboration. The key is I need to instantly set up a space and communicate and coordinate a task. Benefits of Yammer.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums - Collaborative Thinking , March 2, 2009. FreshNetworks , March 22, 2009. Enterprise 2.0

News Updates (November 2-6, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Novell Pulse leverages Novell's expertise and experience developing enterprise collaboration and communication tools, as well as industry leadership in creating strong identity and security management solutions. Combines email, document authoring and social messaging tools, per eWeek. Microsoft BPOS Price Reduction. Xobni Enterprise.

News Updates (September 4, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The tool also features a timeline where you can click into any stage of the document and see the evolution from that point. Email integrated with social collaboration becomes a tool for both ad-hoc and process-driven workflow, from brainstorming to supply chain management to project monitoring to community interaction. Eg, " 3.

News Updates (July 31, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application melds decision-making templates with social tools and BI inputs to measure decisions against possible outcomes and to build consensus within a distributed workforce. An audit trail of business scenarios is core to the product, which includes decision-making templates and workflows. NewsGator Social Sites a Million.

News Updates (July 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s been a real pleasure watching Document Connection come together, and it’s been an even greater pleasure adding Document Connection to my daily workflows. Intridea released present.ly, a micro-blogging tool for firms. Mike on Cisco and Collaboration. The actions Cisco takes may not have apparent synergies to anyone else but Cisco.

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Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools. So here are the phases and my responses to them: Phase 0: Fragmentation As the usage of collaboration tools grows in an unmanaged and unconsidered way, so does the "fragmentation" of information.

News Updates (June 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Perhaps most notably, in its announcement, Adobe said that it would soon be launching additional online tools, including an online spreadsheet application. Mary wonders whether instant messaging is a useful workplace tool. - The iPhone 3G S still lacks enterprise IT capabilities , according to a Gartner analyst. Available immediately.

News Updates (May 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Teach them how to approve a workflow. The Times looks at various tools for many-to-many collaboration, eg, wikis, document sharing, social networks, and more. Much of the technology we use in the workplace today is just an extension of the business tools we have used for centuries. Training Approaches. Say No, Say Yes.

News Updates (January 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The product also maintains Notes document link functionality and preserves workflow by automatically redirecting e-mail-based document hyperlinks to the current location of the application, whether it is on Notes or SharePoint. Coexistence for Notes and Exchange. ECM for Government Webinar. IBM Adding Customers. Available immediately.

Internet Evolution - The Big Report - Can Enterprise Social Networking Pay Off?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Maybe the connection is not clear but any tool that helps improve the results either by time or quality is generating ROI. Nasdaq: DELL) struggles to quantify the business value of these tools. When these social networking tools are used to connect with customers and partners, there are usually ways to calculate a payback.

Internet Evolution - The Big Report - Can Enterprise Social Networking Pay Off?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Maybe the connection is not clear but any tool that helps improve the results either by time or quality is generating ROI. Nasdaq: DELL) struggles to quantify the business value of these tools. When these social networking tools are used to connect with customers and partners, there are usually ways to calculate a payback.

Saving Web 2.0 from itself?

GrowingPains

The tools are there to promote oneself and show off ideas. Still, it has also become a tool for the ultra-right(eous) to organize themselves. These patterns circumscribe describe the goals, roles, workflows, and communicative norms of (collaborative) communities. On September 18, Andrew Keen gave the Incubate Innovation Lecture.

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Elsua

how I am living " A World Without Email " by making use of my primary Enterprise Social Software tool: Lotus Connections. Why not?

Reflections on Personal Kanban: A Series

Evolving Web

The implementation became confused with the tool. Visualization : Primarily, kanban is a visualization tool.  The Time Capsule Approach.

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

You can drag and drop content from sources like YouTube into Telligent and add widgets from tools like Twitter in the same manner. Enterprise 2.0

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

Analysts and associations will begin to hold vendors accountable for delivering true unified communications, which includes--at a minimum--a single identity with presence at the core, a single inbox, unified management, developer tools, and a unified user experience across voice, conferencing, instant messaging, and email. The reason?

OCS 3

The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

This should not reflect negatively on the tool or be used to scare people away from implementing it. ". Microsoft recognizes the value of its partner network: For every dollar customers spend on Microsoft enterprise licensing fees, they spend $8 with consultants and channel vendors customizing Microsoft's tools or integrating other products.

Costs 52