Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind


Two of the main key motivators for which remote workers excel at engagement, participation and collaboration with their fellow colleagues, customers and business partners: flexibility and work / life integration. . But I can certainly add one other key aspect related to such integration.

OpenSpan Accelerates the Automation of User Processes

Portals and KM

Developers have the ability to integrate Windows, cloud/SaaS and custom legacy applications, which enables organizations to improve user efficiency while extending the ROI of existing applications. Here is a software innovation that is potentially transformational.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


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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. How will it integrate with our other systems? 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.

2014, The Year That Was


elsua General Interest In the News Learning Life Metablogging Work Life Integration And nearly four months later… I am back to blogging. Again. And for how long this time around? I just don’t know.

2014 206

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery


Why leave it behind for good when I can use it extensively to help other businesses accelerate their own digital transformation through embarking on that so-called social business journey? Probably as a result of that work life integration I have become such a huge fan of in the last few years. elsua Learning Life Work Life Integration

2014 168

The Liquid Network: Where Good Ideas Come From


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing Work Life Integration

2010 193

Reflections on Blogging and Real Life Distractions


Well, in the last few weeks things have been incredibly hectic at work for me working on multiple initiatives trying to help accelerate the adoption rate of social software inside IBM (I’m hoping to be able to share some of those insights pretty soon, too!),

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

CIDES focuses on (1) collecting and analyzing practical social innovation lessons learnt by public libraries across the country, (2) refining and extending the most promising of those lessons through a range of incubators and accelerators – and (3) disseminating these lessons nation-wide.

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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

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

My keynote focused on the need for a modern approach to community building in response to the accelerating change and disruption driven by exponential technologies.

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My AppGap Blog Posts for October 2012

Portals and KM

Comprehensive Enterprise Integration is Enabled by Jive’s Platform. 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. Overcoming Potential for Chaos in WAN SharePoint Deployments. Contegix Offers Direct Managed Hosting for Total Cloud Care.

2012 133

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

I was delighted to see IABC advocate for integrity. 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.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

My keynote focused on the need for a modern approach to community building in response to the accelerating change and disruption driven by exponential technologies.

2017 46

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 151

My AppFusions Blog Posts for September and October 2012

Portals and KM

AppFusions provides application integration connectors for a variety of vendors such as Atlassian , IBM , Jive , iRise , Box , GoogleDocs , Dropbox , UserVoice , Alfresco , and more in the hopper. They  They also closely collaborate with their partner  Contegix  for turnkey hosted and integrated deployments for their customers. iRise Provides Functional Application Simulations to Accelerate Software Development.

2012 126

Adobe Releases Enhanced Customer Experience Management Platform with LiveCycle 2.5

Portals and KM

This allows for cross channel integration for supporting end-to-end customer experiences. Adobe looked at the most common uses cases for LiveCycle and has now released Solution Accelerators to speed development in these areas. 

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Moxie Software and Microsoft Partner to Enhance Customer Service Capabilities

Portals and KM

See –  Moxie Integrates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM ).  In March, Moxie announced full integration with MSFT Lync to further strengthen their contact center capabilities. Lync provides integrated voice, IM, screen sharing chat, and more.

2013 151

Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

social business - organizations and business processes (accelerate business velocity, "last mile" of process improvement, improved decision making, and building cultures of innovation. -. driven by process integration - process efficiecy, process accelation, accelerated engagement, business culture of innovation. -. there are a large number of technologies and services that need to be integrated. -. build people centric process integration.

2012 122

BAN FORMS! IT just can't keep up with business networks

Governance in a Networked World

If paper forms were banned then organisations would have to get their act together, integrate their information sources and for once be client friendly!

MindManager for SharePoint: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

Users create personalized interactive views of SharePoint data that help save time, solve business problems, accelerate processes, and drive projects and innovation. Mindjet released a new product a while back, and I've been taking a look this week.

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. Luis will be driving the successful adoption of Connections across IBM, in support of our Workplace of the Future goals of transforming the way employees work in a globally integrated enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth!

2013 262

Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

It is definitely not a new trend, though it is accelerating fast; new tools like Myself, I have started using Stacks on ; I chose this tool mainly because I already use Delicious for managing my bookmarks and it’s neatly integrated.

2012 184

Bucky's foreword to "The Networking Book"

Endless Knots

The world-integrating networking self-multiplies and accelerates. They experience newborn hope that humans have indeed a destiny of individual significance complementary to the integrity of other individuals. The networking accelerates as does light in Einstein’s equation E=mc 2.

2011 155

Clayton Utz Signs with HighQ for Client Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The document management capabilities are excellent, the WorkSite integration takes away a lot of the internal maintenance effort and the social and data management features have allowed us to build some really interesting and useful sites for our clients.”.

2012 109

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

Portals and KM

 With this release of WebEx Social, Cisco is introducing the following capabilities: Cisco now provides integration with WebEx Social and Microsoft Office that enables workers using Word, PowerPoint or Excel to jointly edit and post updated documents, presentations and spreadsheets back to WebEx Social. With enhanced e-mail integration, workers can stay in e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook while also creating and posting updates to WebEx Social.

2012 136

5 Megatrends on the Intranet - Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Trends

Michael Sampson - Currents

The intranet is becoming more team-oriented, as project and collaborative spaces are being integrated. 10 % of the organizations say their entire intranet is collaborative; 20 % have integrated collaboration into the intranet; 40 % have linked their collaboration spaces to the intranet. The intranet is becoming a platform for near “real-time” communication, accelerating the speed at which people communicate and do business together.

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics


The more reluctance I get exposed to, the bigger I get and I am finding it really fascinating how that growth has accelerated tremendously in the last two weeks. A couple of years back, Giovanni Rodriguez put together a guest blog post over a ReadWriteWeb on the topic of Enterprise 2.0

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Merced Group Announces Its Partner Program

Portals and KM

These help organizations and networks to accelerate innovation, integrate mergers and acquisitions, transform internal and customer-facing functions, and enlighten social media initiatives.  We help clients craft and implement integrated, adaptable solutions to their business challenges.

2012 109

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment


In the world of Social, 2013 is going to accelerate the transformation of vendors talking one thing and doing a completely different other. Only then will we be capable of talking about Socially Integrated Enterprises thriving to help you become *even* more awesome.

2013 234

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

I have written about this concept a bit (see for example, Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions and Integrating Transactions and Interactions: A Fable ). Partners are interacting to accelerate business value.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!


( Note: You see?

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OutStart’s Participate Enables the Social Side of Enterprise Work Processes

Portals and KM

Founded in 1999, OutStart offers an portfolio of inter-related mobile, social, and learning Knowledge Solutions intended to accelerate and broaden access to colleagues and the knowledge they need to respond to business requirements more quickly and make better informed decisions.

Microsoft Vine: Social Messaging Entry For Alerts & Status

Collaborative Thinking

It turns out the concept was passed over to Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie’s division and incubated like other technologies in Microsoft’s Start Up Business Accelerator group. Eventually, products and services started in the accelerator will transition into one of Microsoft’s existing business divisions,” a spokesperson said. Finally, it integrates with Facebook, while Twitter integration will be added at a later date.

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It''s a tool that accelerates user adoption. moving activities from one community to another (or standalone), integrating blogs / wikis / forums, and merging communities. TimeToAct Group is demonstrating its Connections Administration Toolkit, which is an integrated system to enhance the administrative tasks in IBM Connections. TimeToAct is also demonstrating its tools for integrating web content management into IBM Connections.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload


There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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Cisco Finds New Path Towards Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

s Collaboration Software Group and integrated with WebEx Connect and Cisco???s This combination will enable customers to use collaboration to accelerate business processes, within and between businesses. Moving into adjacent markets takes time ??? more than people might expect ??? in the news items below, Cisco continues to transition from unified communications into a more traditional collaboration space. What???s s next? I imagine a more definitive move in the Web 2.0

2008 106

What Does It Actually Mean to Offer a "Platform"? - Reconsidering the SharePoint Decision

Michael Sampson - Currents

It includes this line in the middle of the slide: " Out of the box functionality accelerates time to value, time to close." Earlier in the week, I pointed to some Microsoft material from last year that talked about "the partner opportunity" with SharePoint.

2011 167

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

Google gadget integration, widgets can be shared via a catalog or email. DWA "light mode" - demo of Apple integration. Larry Bowden Added accelerators for portal (collaboration, learning, content, etc) Now focusing on industry accelerators (vs. Demo: Lotus Connections integration with portal, ajax, atom integration; rich content in portal, can "tear away" portlet and video continues to run; drag and drop within portal (e.g.,

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Forrester's Five Stages of Social Media Maturity

Portals and KM

Forrester has released a new report,  Accelerating Your Social Maturity: How To Move From Social Experimentation To Business Transformation. The scaling and optimizing stage occurs when firms “have already coordinated their social organization and are now focusing on optimizing their social media activities – from improved processes to more advanced metrics to integration with other marketing activity.”

2011 155

News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ Colligo Briefcase for Mac … Colligo released Colligo Briefcase for Mac , which integrates SharePoint into the Finder application on a Mac. Documents can now be managed from creation through revision to approval with no detours; and (2) Email management: Briefcase for Mac allows users to drag and drop emails from all major email clients in order to upload and manage them through SharePoint integration with Finder.

2014 128

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


Shouldn’t we all be focusing on the long term strategy to become socially integrated enterprises where sustainable business growth becomes a norm , more than an exception?

2012 262

Google Joins with Intel and Sony to Go After TV

Portals and KM

However, with TV, it seems that the Web firms are trying to better integrate and the traditional TV content producers are mostly on board to make this work. I have written on how Apple might impact the television business model. Google is also getting into the act. Amy Vernon writes how Google's Open-Source TV: Coming soon to a set near you.   She notes that it goes beyond a simple set top box and is truly being more of an OS. 

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