Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

2017 116

Accelerating the Business Digitization Processes - McKinsey

Portals and KM

McKinsey recently issued a useful report - Accelerating the digitization of business processes. They go on to add that, “To meet these high customer expectations, companies must accelerate the digitization of their business processes.

SXSW Accelerator Finalists Announced

Community Guy

The SXSW Accelerator finalists have been announced, and I’m personally looking very forward to the event. And here’s some more info about the program: The newest addition to the mix of activities in Austin is Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW.

Introducing Tungle Accelerate

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week Tungle Corporation , a developer of software to reduce the pain of scheduling meetings between people, released a new web-based service called Tungle Accelerate. Tungle Accelerate works with Outlook, Apple iCal, Apple Entourage, and Google Calendar.

The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

The Bumble Bee

By observing newly formed and existing teams playing business simulations I have learned some important insights into how team-working 'evolves' and offer here some specific ideas on how you might accelerate this evolution in your own organizational teams. Accelerating Team Development.

2016 164

SAP StreamWork for Direct Relief International: To Focus and Accelerate Projects

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recently, the organization opted to try a new SAP solution – the SAP StreamWork collaborative decision-making application – to help focus and accelerate projects among teams that are distributed across states and countries.

Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies: Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

Portals and KM

This post covers the workshop, Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies. This is the first in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston , June 14- 17. It was led by Oliver Marks, Partner, Sovos Group and blogger, ZDNet Collaboration 2.0, and Sameer Patel, Partner, Sovos Group and blogger, PretzelLogic.or. Oliver and Sameer are some of my favorite tweeters and bloggers so I was pleased to attend the session.

The FASTForward Blog " More on War as the accelerant for Social Software: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

More on War as the accelerant for Social Software by Rob Paterson November 29, 2007 at 7:44 am · Filed under 2.0 War has been the agency that accelerates the development of key new technology.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 17, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- May 17, 2008 All Over But the Shouting: A new and exhaustive joint scientific study shows that species biodiversity on Earth has plummeted almost a third in the past 35 years , and the pace of extinction is accelerating. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change. This new article , just published on Communication World , explains this hidden asset and just how leaders can use it to accelerate and improve organization change.

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CRM and Social Networking: Strike 1 For Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Announces New Solution Accelerators: CRM Accelerators have exceeded 50,000 downloads to drive customer and partner value. Social Networking Accelerator. The Social Networking Accelerator allows business professionals to monitor and analyze customers’ conversations on social networking sites, and as a result, provides real-time status updates about their products and services. The Social Networking Accelerator can be viewed online at [link]. “In

Big Data Analysis Continues to Grow

Portals and KM

The research also finds that HPC sites using co-processors and accelerators more than doubled during the past two years. The proportion of IT sites using co-processors or accelerators in their HPC systems climbed from 28.2 The use of Big Data continues to get headlines.

2013 179

"Aptimize Your Web Site Today"

Michael Sampson - Currents

What options are you using for acceleration? A client asked me about network optimization options for SharePoint today -- for speeding things up in bandwidth constrained environments. I knew about Aptimize (as I know some of the guys involved), but hadn't been to their site for a while.

2010 116

Taking on the Sustainable Enterprise Challenge

Networking Action

Vastly accelerating the transformation of business into sustainable enterprise requires addressing at a global scale the economic (eg. markets), political (eg. regulations) and social (eg. values) factors that limit and enable any one firm’s actions. In GOLDEN , I’ve been … Change Net Dev GOLDEN

How We Can Overcome Failure in SharePoint WAN Deployments

Portals and KM

Organizations must consider Wan Optimization/Application acceleration solutions that provide the following: Network Optimizations with traffic prioritization and link usage optimization. Application/SharePoint-specific optimizations with object handling and page rendering acceleration. For new deployments: Include WAN Optimization/ Application Acceleration in the planning process.

2012 100

High Performing Teams Video Course launched by Ken Thompson

The Bumble Bee

From "A Systematic Guide to HPTs" we will consider how to harmonize the two key aspects of teams - process and people and also how simulation and games can be used to accelerate team development.

2017 116

From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

To accelerate progress, this conference brings together intranet teams, digital teams, internal comms, IT and HR. The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times.

2018 116

My AppGap Blog Posts for October 2012

Portals and KM

iRise Accelerate Software Development with Functional Application Simulations. 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 October. There will be more in November. Comprehensive Enterprise Integration is Enabled by Jive’s Platform. Overcoming Potential for Chaos in WAN SharePoint Deployments. Contegix Offers Direct Managed Hosting for Total Cloud Care.

2012 100

Re-Imagining Effective Work – at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

This program has increased the quantity and quality of customer interactions that help to accelerate the sales cycle and increase revenue while also providing a better work/life balance and productivity for the specialists. There is a shorter write-up here – Cisco sales department accelerates productivity by over 20% with the Cisco WebEx Technology Group , but the longer report has greater richness of information).

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IBM Connect 2014 – I’ll Be Speaking

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fred Doyle, Knowledge Accelerators. Many thanks to Fred and Keith at Knowledge Accelerators for inviting me to speak during their session. In a fortnight I leave for Florida to attend IBM Connect 2014. This is the third year I have attended Lotusphere / Connect, and for the first time I will be speaking too. I can’t yet find the session on the IBM Connect web site, but here’s the details and timing. Would be great to have you there. Wednesday January 29, 3:30 to 5pm.

2014 89

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

A great crowd attended my session on “ Spreading Like Fire: Using Networks to Streamline and Accelerate Communication.” These Critical Connectors are the key to streamlining and accelerating communication.

2017 161

Review of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Luis from the IBM Connections Team

Michael Sampson - Currents

This book provides independent advice on how to drive business with IBM Connections, accelerate adoption, and reduce time to value. ". Thanks to a long flight yesterday, Luis Benitez, a Social Software Product Manager at IBM, finished my book on IBM Connections. He kindly blogged about the book : " After going through the book, I must say that this is going to be a recurring recommendation to all current and prospective customers.

2013 104

Adobe Releases Enhanced Customer Experience Management Platform with LiveCycle 2.5

Portals and KM

Adobe looked at the most common uses cases for LiveCycle and has now released Solution Accelerators to speed development in these areas.  Solution Accelerators also provide best practice methodologies, solution templates, and building blocks to extend LiveCycle 2.5.

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SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice.

2016 89

Reinventing IT to Support Digitization of Business Processes - McKinsey

Portals and KM

Here is another McKinsey report that complements the one I discussed on Monday,   Accelerating the digitization of business processes. They recently discussed - Reinventing IT to support digitization.

2014 130

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Chambers seeded the diagram with Corvallis landmarks, like the Business Enterprise Center (depicted just below Acceleration). Think coworking, hackerspaces, regular café co-working, incubators and accelerators, and educational institutions.”. Incredible complexity. So many moving parts.

2013 195

KM World Selects Darwin Ecosystem as a Trend-Setting Product for 2010

Portals and KM

It notes that Darwin “ applies chaos theory principles to reveal emerging patterns and correlations that accelerates the user’s understanding of what is happening about a given theme of interest regardless of popularity ranking.”   The Darwin Awareness Engine™ provides “a new and missing perspective.   In this September issue of KM World , Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine was selected a trend-setting product of 2010.

2010 100

Try this at home

Endless Knots

On the phone, looking at the screen, we could have shown one another stuff.and probably accelerated our thinking. Three times in the past day I've heard this from employers: people who work from home are more productive. This is not data (though there's plenty out there). One of the times I heard it was at a face-to-face meeting this morning in Boston. The meeting was informational and we sat around a table looking at each other. No handouts even. Just talking.

2010 89

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

It comes down to riding evenly, not accelerate or brake suddenly, but also keep your hands on the wheel for example. I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting!

2018 141

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

This representation accelerates the identification of terms to be included in Semantic Web classes, but also captures the intensity of relationships over time in an organic semantic web.  We feel that our key differentiator is our ability to overcome information overload by accelerating information consumption through synthesized visualizations outlining relationships and acceleration of emerging themes without attempting to analyze the meaning of the aggregated information.

2011 100

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 2: Popularity Versus Temporal Correlation Ranking

Portals and KM

  This suggests an emerging or accelerating movement.  Example:  The BuzzTape on Darwin Awareness Engine’s General News Edition displayed the relative acceleration of the term “Lou Dobbs”.   The emergence was detected by our technology, as a result of his name being a term with great acceleration over just a few hours.

2011 100

NewsGator Social Sites 2.5

Michael Sampson - Currents

introduces new capabilities for optimizing the value of an enterprise social network, accelerating new employee productivity, improving search results, automating robust activity streams, and leveraging its Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 foundation.". NewsGator released an update to Social Sites, its SharePoint add-in for enterprise social networking.

Measuring the Full Impact of Digital Capital

Portals and KM

The first two posts this week covered  Accelerating the digitization of business processes  and  Reinventing IT to support digitization. I hope you are having a nice summer. This is McKinsey week on Portals and KM as I look back at what is happening in new technology.

2014 130

Nukona Takes Funding; Will Ramp Up Development of BYOD Product

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks ago it announced that it had taken funding from Citrix Systems Startup Accelerator program. Nukona provides tools to support the "bring your own device" (BYOD) that some firms are experimenting with (and more employees wish they were): " The new mobile enterprise makes life a lot easier for employees on the road.

2011 89

The Four Denials

How to Save the World

Now I see them as undeniable: That our civilization is in an accelerating state of collapse that has precipitated the similarly-accelerating sixth great extinction of life on Earth. Earlier this week I was interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her New Lifeboat Hour podcast.

2016 78

Forum Corporation Blog Provides Thought Leadership in the Learning Space and More

Portals and KM

offers some excellent content on such topics as learning, leadership, collaboration, enhancing customer experiences, and accelerating strategic execution. The Forum Corporation began in 1971 and it “ helps senior leaders execute innovative, people-driven solutions that accelerate business growth, corporate change and overall performance.”. The Forum Corporation blog.

Highlights of The Build Network Conference in Boston

Partnering Resources

Dan and Nelson said that this simple technique reduced conflict and accelerated design from months to five days in a recent intensive session with Google. “Make Change Stick” at Boston Build, 6/2013. Graphic: dpict info.

2013 170

Case Study: Analyzing the political economy of the charcoal sector in Tanzania

Net-Map Toolbox

High population growth rates coupled with accelerated urban development and relative cost increases of alternative fuels indicate that the importance of charcoal is unlikely to decline in the near future. Charcoal business in Tanzania (copyright by CIFOR 2009).

My AppFusions Blog Posts for September and October 2012

Portals and KM

iRise Provides Functional Application Simulations to Accelerate Software Development. As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I am working with the AppFusions. team on the re-launch of their blog, Connecting the Enterprise --technologies and people daily. It is an “ongoing resource and viewpoint from AppFusions on the value of connecting business and engineering systems.”.

2012 100

LinkedIn Edges Out Apple in Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Portals and KM

Its revenue rose 115% over the last 12 months and is accelerating. According to the Forbes list of Fast Tech 25 : their annual list of growth kings, the current champion is LinkedIn. Its shares are up 144% since its IPO a year ago. Apple came in second, which they noted was a significant feat for a company of its size.  I have always been a fan of Apple products.