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Yes, as you may have seen it already, I am talking about Step Two Designs ‘ 2009 Intranet Innovation Awards ! Tags: Social Computing Innovation Learning Communities Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0

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. Notes from Steve Ballmer keynote. Vision: seamless experiences across your life. SharePoint is at the center of intranet, Internet, etc.

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News Updates (November 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

MindTouch Cloud is built on MindTouch 2009. and others to automate reports, create content workflows to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Doodle released an integration with Lotus Notes, for linking the Doodle on-line scheduling tool with Lotus Notes 8. "

News Updates (November 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Standardization of Collaboration Tools. The EU has been giving funding towards the standardization of online collaboration tools. " The program has also developed an "expectation awareness" tool. So why are we still breaking natural workflow to utilize fixed room Telepresence?

News Updates (April 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

But, is SharePoint enough to reach these goals or is it simply a tool among many used to build your integrated solution? It is used to process work orders with SharePoint with appropriate approvals, workflows and document control. Review of three mind mapping tools.

News Updates (October 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The applications featured in the Intuit App Center help users grow their businesses, reduce costs and manage workflow and customers. " Those companies diving into cross-company federations with small groups of users, down to a one-to-one link, will beg for better management tools immediately.

News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

From Australia, " As governments and the public sector start to do the same [get value from Web 2.0], they will encounter the same challenge as others have, which is that these new tools don’t just change structures and processes, they change behaviour as well. 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. Microsoft has improved the collaboration and social networking tools in SharePoint 2010. Here's what I've seen announced or discussed during the day. And no, I'm not in attendance. Announcements and Discussion Points.

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. Now, users can learn how to work with Nintex Workflow, including installation and configuration, authoring workflows, and managing workflow execution. IBM Touting Customer Wins.

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. Conference takes a strategic perspective, emphasizing the bigger picture implications of the technology and the exploration of what is at stake for organizations trying to change not only tools, but also culture and process. K2 released Blackpoint, its entry-level workflow development tool for SharePoint. "

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. With an anticipated release date of December 30, 2009, we're pleased to announce that the Beta Testing Program for Teamstudio Edition 25 began on Friday, November 6th. John comments on the "great inflection" and the age of DIY productivity tools.

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. Created in 2008, Glasscubes is now offering its consolidation of easy-to-use tools aimed at improving productivity in the workplace. Opera released the beta of Opera Unite, a new collaboration tool for data and file sharing.

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. The product ships with a set of standard workflows and reports. Available March 2009.

News Updates (August 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Voice Workflow at Law Firm. A 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. Metalogix released Universal SharePoint Manager 2007 , a tool for IT administrators.

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. Using e-Documents for Collaboration. Dan released an ebook about using online documents for collaboration. "

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. The integration with SharePoint be available later in 2009. - 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. Windows Phone.

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. Box.net announced the acquisition of Increo Solutions, a developer on online document and media viewing tools. Socialcast Analytics. Social Business Intelligence® isn’t just about tracking basic signup, usage and posting statistics.

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! NewsGator released an online assessment tool to help organizations determine where and how social computing tools can help. " EverNote and Google Notebook.

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. By integrating Praura with its existing workflow products, XCM will now be able to offer accountants a fully integrated tool that blends secure document management and distribution capabilities with their award winning workflow solutions. 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. With new features including enhanced workflows, relevance dashboards and branded workspaces, Novell Teaming rounds out the company’s suite of collaboration solutions and allows employees to generate, act on and preserve ideas and information to maximize enterprise productivity. Instant messaging trailed behind, with less than 25 percent of workers using the tool with some frequency.

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? Running alongside these formal platforms is the aggressive use of Internet-centric social networking platforms and tools -- wikis, blogs, instant messaging, presence awareness, peer reviews, search -- to foster internal teamwork and tap into wider communities of knowledge.

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. Pulse includes employee profile tools, per ITProPortal. PBWorks is adding real-time and voice collaboration tools to its collaboration service.

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. EtherPad History.

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. 50 mind-mapping tools for college students (well, anyone really). 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. Mike comments on the collaboration technology moves being made by Cisco. "

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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. Last week I attended a conference keynote session where Microsoft's Tricia Bush (Group Product Manager, SharePoint) asserted that SharePoint was helping to provide Web governance with its workflow services. Mary wonders whether instant messaging is a useful workplace tool. - Documents to Go for iPhone.

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. This comes under the umbrella of collaborative technology, tools and services that are designed to be shared by groups of people. Training Approaches.

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. This is about identifying the existing collaboration tools within an organisation. And then how these different tools might fit together.

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. Binary Tree released migration tools to help organizations switch from Lotus Notes to Google Apps. " Coexistence for Notes and Exchange.

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


is * the* main Enterprise Social Software tool that I use rather heavily on a daily basis to help me escape corporate email and live " A World Without Email " Yes, that’s right!

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. Google Docs Inserts Drawings 0 TrackBacks TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Comments Subscribe to comments for this post OR Subscribe to comments for all ReadWriteWeb posts Good review of tools/services you should be using in your work.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums - Collaborative Thinking , March 2, 2009. FreshNetworks , March 22, 2009. How to use Twitter for PR - FreshNetworks , March 15, 2009. Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

You can also use these tools to track what is going on outside the enterprise on the Web. You can drag and drop content from sources like YouTube into Telligent and add widgets from tools like Twitter in the same manner.

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. Take "SharePoint workflow," as an example. The client downloaded Nintex, and had the workflow running within half-a-day.

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Id Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail or Nails Come in Boxes

Evolving Web

We have a tool that we are fond of, or worse yet hate and have invested tremendous money in, and we are anxious to find a use for it. The answer is that kanban is not the solution for every problem and over using the tool will greatly lower its effectiveness.

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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)


Indeed, email fosters closed, private, secretive interactions amongst a few people, what I have been flagging all along as sharing your knowledge across on a need to know basis vs. what social networking tools do, which is promote that wonderfully inspiring mantra of default to open.

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Reflections on Personal Kanban: A Series

Evolving Web

It is also a diagnostic tool, as you watch work be invented and systematically completed, you see where you are doing well and where you are being delayed. The implementation became confused with the tool. Visualization : Primarily, kanban is a visualization tool.

Retrospectives and Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

During the course of this thread, many of them have shared how they've started to deploy Kanban as a collaborative tool, using it to plan, prioritize, and do work both at home and in their place of business. You want to always be fine-tuning your workflow and your work management.

Pattern Recognition and Outliers: Beginning to Recognize Waste in Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Kanban's primary tool: limiting WIP. Similarly, while it is simple to track your work and limit what you're doing at any given point-in-time in personal kanban, the implications of tasks and workflow run deep. Kanban's primary weapon: visualization.

Socialcast Moves Toward Providing a Unified Activity Stream with Its New API

Portals and KM

A few days ago I spoke with Tim Young, their CEO, about a broader set of issues, the role of dedicated micro-messaging tools in the enterprise. After Twitter showed wild success on the Web, a number of firms, including Socialcast , produced micro-messaging tools for the enterprise.