Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


Well, as a starting point, work has continued to increase quite a bit, as we are approaching year end and I am sure most of you folks would understand what I mean with that. Fosca (1998 – 2011) – R.I.P. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

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Reflections from 2011 – And Health It Is!


Let’s see … Here’s today’s “ Reflections from 2011″ blog post. Stay healthy is also going to remain my main wish for everyone out there as we approach the beginning of a New Year: 2012 (Even if it is the last one ).

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The Principled Approach 2

e-Moderation Station

But research studies aside, the million dollar questions for teachers are: How do I to integrate technology into my classroom? Most classrooms had IWBs (Interactive Whiteboards), but teachers were having difficulty moving away from a teacher-centred lecture approach with these.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!


A couple of days before the event I decided I was going to change things slightly on how I would approach attending the conference. In my own case, I have learned to switch gears and move away from that balance and, instead, strike for that work, life full integration.

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The Principled Approach

e-Moderation Station

I was invited to take part in a debate defending the use of technology in language teaching, at the IATEFL Conference in Brighton in April 2011. Source: International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 1(1), 1-15, January-March 2011. May 2011.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. A – Companies need to be able to develop mashups and allow for integration. How will the IBM approach impact implementations? The most successful efforts have used this ambassador approach.

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Integrating Transactions and Interactions: A Fable

Portals and KM

In the last two days, I wrote about: Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions, and Maybe Enterprise 2.0 I this post I want to share an example of an early success with this type of integration using old school tools. This approach was new, as the people had never been asked this question. News of the new approach spread quickly through the rumor mill and the new IT system got a lot of good press.

BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint — Update on Calendar Integration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The calendar integration to the BlackBerry calendar was of particular interest to me, as I haven't seen this done before. It's a good first step, but more is needed on the calendar integration. Last week I pointed to RIM's announcement on its BlackBerry Client for SharePoint.

Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Join us to learn how you can share insights and solicit ideas with a broad set of social networking capabilities available through integration with IBM Connections. Integrated access to blogs, wikis and message boards let you expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives. ". provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities ") and how much come from integration with Connections (".

Lotusphere 2011 - Some Notes from Afar

Michael Sampson - Currents

This week the Lotus faithful are meeting in Orlando for the annual Lotusphere 2011 conference. IBM published two primary Lotusphere 2011 press releases: Social That's Mobile-Enabled and Cloud Supported.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. Charlie said a major part of his role is to make it easy to integrate Lotus technology and add more social to apps.  Tighter integration is one of the key aspects. IBM is benefiting from this approach internally.

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

This has some integrating implications and possibilities for connecting this information with organization’s relationship management database – but more about that later.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


So in the end employee profiles, blogs, social bookmarks, files, activities, wikis and communities (And now Forums) became all integrated into a single point of entry: Connections itself. Welcome to my 2007 integrated user experience!

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

It’s been predicted for years, but we are finally starting to see real progress in integrating payment processing with near field communications (NFC). It’s a smart approach to facilitating commerce – and it definitely makes Square a company to watch.

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In Connection We Trust

Alchemy of Change

Payment is a big part of buying a shirt on Zazzle, and so Zazzle and PayPal can afford to invest resources into integrating their services for a nice, seamless experience.

The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

Craigslist’s social enterprise-inspired approach to free classifieds listings disrupted things even more for local papers, essentially dropping the value of classifieds to zero.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

2) Integrated model: social aspecten are integrated with the content of the training. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory. The strength of the second model is a seamless integration of online and f2f learning.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


It’s an integral part of who we are. Over at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture?

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So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hoping this awareness help you to try to stretch and integrate opposite preferences in your design. I went looking for a learning style test for an online course.

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Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

I am attending Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. For this reason companies are moving to the “big bang” all at once approach to migration.   Issues that can slow things down: integration, security, SLAs, and legal terms. Then determine integration requirements. Forrester notes that in five years, almost half of US workers — about 63 million people — will work virtually. I am already one of them.

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach).

Traction Releases TeamPage Attivio Plus and Social Enterprise Web

Portals and KM

Boston 2011 Traction announced two major new capabilities. Social Enterprise Web is an integrated search and badging capability. I have covered Traction Software a number of times (for example, Traction Team Page 5.1

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SpringCM Enhances Its Mobile Capabilities and Offers Enhanced Support for

Portals and KM

There is some self-learning material to further support the self-service approach. They also made extensive use of the touch or gesture approach to navigation. Finally, the self-service approach is brought to procurement. Here is a sample screen showing Saleforce integration.

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How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Doing so is an integral aspect of their ability to exert influence and change the world around them. One simple approach to concerted influence mapping entails periodically convening staff for brainstorming sessions to identify points of influence for key decision makers.

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Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. in 2010, more focused approach - to introduce Connections with the new personalized work place (a new standard laptop image). -. in 2011, implementing Connections 3.x, plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles.

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BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

Any new programmes developed during 2011 and beyond will meet the aims set out under People Powered Change. Why the new approach? People Powered Change isn’t a new approach, BIG has been doing this for years. As the q and a indicates, the approach isn’t new … although Big Lottery perhaps hasn’t received the attention it might wish for during all the more recent Big Society coverage.

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Portals and KM

Previously branded Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes, this email sidebar transforms Lotus Notes into a collaborative workspace through access to SharePoint documents, email management, calendars, and enterprise social networks within the Lotus Notes ® and Lotus Sametime ® interfaces.

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Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?


While most folks are interested in the content itself, my Circles are all based on a people centric approach , where what matters to me are the people themselves and not so much the updates. Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search?

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

It will provide every sort of social media tool, and both stands on its own as a system and integrates with external sources.

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New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

Both experiences made me reflect on how big the shift is for trainers and facilitator who embrace social media and integrate in in their practice. This means taking a relational approach into account. I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online.

IBM XWork Server - for Web and Mobile Applications

Michael Sampson - Currents

family, but with a completely different licensing approach, different branding, and different packaging (installer). Main ideas: - It's a new server for application development and hosting on Notes/Domino - with a particular licensing approach that's different from Domino Server. -

Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: I'm also optimistic that the effort can be aligned and integrated into OpenSocial. Facebook, Twitter) although FriendFeed is often cited as the reason for a standardized approach. A common integration framework based on standard interfaces and formats would enable solution scalability and allow publishers to be added more quickly. A Transition From Destination Site to Platform Services ".

Google Enhances the Discussion Capabilities in Google Docs - I Like It

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced a new approach to providing discussion capabilities inline to a document in its Google Docs service: " The discussion about a document is as important as the document itself, but until now, there hasn’t been a great medium for this discussion to happen. Brings Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration

Portals and KM

  I have long been a proponent of this approach going back to building process-aligned knowledge management systems beginning in the early 90s. Now Qontext has taken the approach a step further with its pinning concept.

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Dave White: Visitors and Residents project feedback

Jenny Connected

Friday 9 th December 2011, 14:00-15:00. Session description: Students and staff have been developing their own digital literacies for years and successfully integrating them into their social and professional activities. In this presentation we will discuss these emerging ‘user owned’ literacies and how they might integrate with institutional approaches to developing digital literacies.

Prescient Releases the Social Intranet Study

Portals and KM

It is based on a survey conducted between late May and early June 2011 by Toby Ward , Prescient Digital Media, in association with the IABC Research Foundation. The ‘build it and they will come approach” will most likely lead to poor returns.    As I have written a number of times, social media needs to be integrated into work process to really be successful (see for example, Putting Social Media to Work ).

Clarizen Moves Beyond Online Project Management

Portals and KM

  In response Clarizen has adopted a design approach of what they term “robust simplicity” and extended functionality beyond the planning phase. Clarizen also developed email integration so team members could work where they tend to spend much of their time. 

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

As we approached Machapuchare Base Camp I was in awe of the scenery. Facilitation as integration In his book Mindsight, Dan Siegel writes about integration as.

Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Learn some core principles of an "architecture of participation" that represents a people-centric approach to enterprise architecture. Get ideas about where to start and how Cisco began to develop an integrated workforce experience. Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects.

Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

Then, knowledge sharing tools that are an add-on might not be the right approach. external topics: integrate external news sources (RSS) / integrate external partners (e.g. A people-focused approach might allow to make information capturing on demand; this means content is contributed either when somebody needs to know it or when somebody wants to express it. In the end, this approach might lead to more efficient and effective knowledge sharing within an organisation.

What makes Facilitating With Confidence different?

Viv Mcwaters

In this article by Roland Harwood , he described the three approaches as ‘hub and spoke’, ‘multi-hub’ and ‘distributed’ *Slap to the forehead*. This is also a model for meetings and facilitation approaches.

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

This effort will not go to waste since these types of integration capabilities (e.g., And if you have a lot of really interesting information locked up in that platform, it’s pretty natural to want to integrate that information within other systems where it can be helpful. integration with CRM, ERP, supply chain, etc). You may come out with a validation of the current approach – or you may not.

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