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Adoption Strategies at Firms Using Central Desktop

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a month I’ll be attending and speaking at Collabosphere 2015 , the PGi / Central Desktop user conference in Austin TX. In advance of my two sessions I spoke with some Central Desktop customers about their adoption framework, and it was heartening to hear the strategies employed. – Making it fit to purpose.

Central Desktop: 9 Types of Collaborators

Michael Sampson - Currents

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Central Desktop User Conference - September 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop have announced today its first ever user conference - coming up in September 2011. Learn more: Collabosphere 2011.

Central Desktop - Web Based Team Collaboration and Productivity Software

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Quick Tour Central Desktops SaaS social technology platformis built for next-generation business teams that want to save time, cut costs and manage daily workactivities. Web-Based Software Central Desktop for Salesforce.com Why Central Desktop? See How Customers are using Central Desktop!

Common Ground - by Central Desktop

Michael Sampson - Currents

Common Ground is built on Central Desktop's award-winning collaboration platform and is the first solution on the market to integrate an online review and approve process for creative files. As I've said before on this blog, I have long been impressed with what Central Desktop has developed over the past 5 years. 2.

Kudos to Central Desktop - User Adoption & Training

Michael Sampson - Currents

Link: Central Desktop Help Center - User Adoption & Training. And, without a doubt, I appreciate the link to my book in there too.

User Adoption Strategies: The Central Desktop Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

This report analyzes the use and effectiveness of user adoption strategies for the Central Desktop service, among a reference group of current Central Desktop client organizations. Central Desktop Plus Other Tools (Question 1). Smaller Organizations Use Central Desktop (Question 2). Strategy 1.

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User Adoption Strategies: The Central Desktop Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

This report analyzes the use and effectiveness of user adoption strategies for the Central Desktop service, among a reference group of current Central Desktop client organizations. Central Desktop Plus Other Tools (Question 1). Smaller Organizations Use Central Desktop (Question 2). Strategy 1.

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New Report: User Adoption Strategies for Central Desktop Users

Michael Sampson - Currents

The first document is now done: the analysis of the results from over 200 organizations using the Central Desktop service. Somewhere people have to be trained on the basic concepts of the tool—how to describe Central Desktop, what its various tools are, how it works conceptually. However, that’s only half of the truth.

Central Desktop Using Twitter for Sales, Service, and Brand Monitoring Conversations

Portals and KM

have written about Central Desktop several times (e.g. Central Desktop Moves Up with Enterprise Edition and How Barack Obama is Using Web and Enterprise 2.0 in the US Primary Campaign Through Central Desktop ). Finally, the firm called Central Desktop and signed up. This was last March.

Make or Break User Adoption Strategies – my talk at Collabosphere 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Collabosphere 2015 conference in Austin TX, hosted by Central Desktop. Thanks much to the Central Desktop team for their scheduling flexibility at the last minute. It was great to be there. Adoption Michael's Conference Presentations User Adoption

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Collabosphere – a Month Away

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of having five days in Austin, it was good to read the blog post on the best things to do in Austin in addition to attending the conference.

Collabosphere 2015 in late September (Austin, TX)

Michael Sampson - Currents

My talk is on user adoption: Make-or-break user adoption strategies for every business. The majority of social business initiatives fail. Sad but true.

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In The Next Version - Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking. January 7 2012 01:30:27 PM. Add/Read Comments [5]. The following lists are sorted alphabetically, not by my ranking. Several could be placed in more than one column. Tweet. Archives.

User Adoption - "Why Winging It Isn't a Strategy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Webinar - Why Winging It Isn't a Strategy View more presentations from Central Desktop. Slides are above. User Adoption

Being Collaborative - How Can We Tell?

Michael Sampson - Currents

According to this argument, we could conclude that a team was being "collaborative" if they used collaboration software - Traction TeamPage, Yammer, Atlassian Confluence, Central Desktop, or any one of the other alternatives. Being Collaborative - How Can We Tell? One potential answer is to look at the technology used by the team.

Free Webinar on User Adoption Strategies (26 May 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Learn about how you can maximize your use of Central Desktop and see higher ROI by making stronger, more effective decisions about your company's user adoption strategies. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10 AM, Pacific Time. ". Registration Required.

Bringing Enterprise 2.0 to Non-Profits – Central Desktop’s Contest

Portals and KM

To help with today’s tough economic times, Central Desktop , the social technology platform used by the Sierra Club and Obama Presidential Campaign, is announcing a call for entries to win a year subscription of Central Desktop. All submissions must be received no later than 12:00 pm, November 10th, 2008. like this

"Use a Blog as a (Team) Collaboration Platform" - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Michael Sampson - Currents

If the challenge is not having the right collaboration tools available, then check out a real collaboration tool that you can get to quickly - 37signals Basecamp , Central Desktop , or Huddle to name but three of hundreds - and then get to work. But putting effective collaboration tools in place tends to take a little more time.

My App Gap Posts for July 2010

Portals and KM

Central Desktop Adds Microsoft Office Integration. Here are my AppGap posts for July. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in.

My App Gap Posts for February 2010

Portals and KM

Central Desktop Releases its 2.0 Here are my AppGap posts for February. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for February.

How is SaaS doing within Large Enterprise Collaboration?

Portals and KM

There is a lot of useful information there. I was struck that Central Desktop was the only pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering in the group. Forrester writes that Central Desktop, “is attractive to organizations and departments that are looking to deploy quickly and easily without IT support.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Wednesday, May 5)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop released Central Desktop for Office , a new co-authoring add-in. Central Desktop users can open / edit / save Central Desktop files using Office. Watch the video. - My analysis : A great addition to the offering, helps with integrating CD into the user's daily world.

My Reviews of the Collaboration Platforms on the Recent Forrester Wave™

Portals and KM

Central Desktop is the only pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering with a focus on small and medium businesses, as well as enterprise departments.” I have seen the full report and it appears quite useful. The Q3 2009 Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms by Rob Koplowitz is out. You can find more in our appopedia on The AppGap.

Rise of Micro-messaging in Enterprise Collaboration Platforms

Portals and KM

conference a number of others announced this capability such as Central Desktop. It seems like all the enterprise collaboration platforms are adding more features to become a suite. Th emor eI talk to the more they are developing a similar comprehensive suite. This is not a bad thing, It validates the market an these features.

My App Gap Posts for April 2009

Portals and KM

Central Desktop adds MS Outlook Integration to its SaaS Social Technology Platform. Here are my App Gap posts for April. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. Below are the ones for April.

Your Favorite Portals and KM Posts for Last Quarter and Last Year

Portals and KM

Central Desktop Using Twitter for Sales, Service, and Brand Monitoring Conversation s - 2009. How Barack Obama is Using Web and Enterprise 2.0 in the US Primary Campaign Through Central Desktop - 2008. A few days ago this blog passed the 500,000 page view mark. Now I do not see stopping. They are listed in rank order.

My App Gap Posts for December 2008

Portals and KM

Central Desktop Moves Up with Enterprise Edition. Here are my App Gap posts for December. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. Below are the ones for December.

News Updates (February 11, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop 2.0. Central Desktop is getting ready to roll out version 2. Mark your calendars - the release of Central Desktop 2.0 is right around the corner! Central Desktop 2.0 Synchronica MessagePhone. HP Trim 7. In addition, HP TRIM's U.S. Outsell Takes Gilbane. Registration required.

News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop 2.0. Central Desktop’s full suite of online tools for both internal and external communication helps businesses collaborate efficiently, increase productivity and reduce costs. Central Desktop 2.0 Fujitsu released the S1300 Mac and PC desktop scanner. Oracle Beehive 2.0. Rooms Update.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Panel on Business and Twitter

Portals and KM

My panel co-participants include Jessica Lipnack , CEO, NetAge (our moderator) Isaac Garcia, CEO, Central Desktop , Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era , and Patti Anklam. I am pleased to be part of a panel at this June’s Enterprise 2.0 Conference on business uses of Twitter, How Twitter Changes Everything. Come with stories!”.

More Follow-up to Our Enterprise 2.0 Conference Panel on Twitter and Business Panel

Portals and KM

My panel co-participants include Jessica Lipnack , CEO, NetAge (our moderator) Isaac Garcia, CEO, Central Desktop , Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era, and my fellow AppGap blogger, Patti Anklam. would add Central Desktop, Cubetree, and Traction TeamPage to this list. Conference ). tool for use behind the firewall.

News Updates (May 26, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop Shared Folders. Central Desktop is adding a Shared Folders feature to its online collaborative workspace service. This will give you the ability to Share Folders ACROSS workspaces, reducing the need to upload redundant content to multiple workspaces. More , Watch the Video. Do What Matters.

Messaging News (November 2009): Archiving and eDiscovery for Collaboration Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the email archiving space, there are many vendors and signs of market maturity.

Using Twitter to Build Your Small Business

Portals and KM

This is very similar to my earlier post: Central Desktop Using Twitter for Sales, Service, and Brand Monitoring Conversations that described, among other things, their 27 tweet one phone call close. Business Week recently provided this article, Twitter: Building Businesses Tweet by Tweet. learned about it from Twitter via JaimeSF.

New Book Coming: User Adoption Strategies (2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

User Adoption Strategies: The Central Desktop Approach , a recent research report. The topic. user adoption strategies. The format.

Update on User Adoption Strategies Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

There will be three editions of the report: - An edition that looks at the user adoption strategies of the Central Desktop respondents. Many thanks to the 407 people who took the User Adoption Strategies report. Now that I'm back, that's about to change. It's almost done.

Two Reviews of Seamless Teamwork to Kick Off 2009!

Michael Sampson - Currents

And in the most extensive and considered review I've seen to date, Isaac Garcia from Central Desktop writes : " Michael's emphasis on team collaboration shines through in his recent book titled, "Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways." Thanks Sean!

Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

Forrester’s Rob Koplowitz writes that 2010 will be a defining year for enterprise 2.0 in his report, Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview. He goes on the writes that “ a very broad and rich landscape of technology vendors will differentiate to stay relevant in this crowded market. Collaboration on content (such as o ? leshare at 48%.

News Updates (April 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop Webinar. Central Desktop is hosting a Webinar on April 23, comparing its solution with SharePoint. Join us for a 60 minute free webinar, Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 from 10am to 11am Pacific, to learn why customers have chosen Central Desktop as their Sharepoint Alternative. Exchange 2010.