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.

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.

Awareness Provides Social Marketing Automation

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In their latest initiative, they are now providing the Awareness’ Social Marketing Automation  suite. It is offered as an additional feature via the  Awareness Social Marketing Hub.   By applying weights to the social users’ activities, actions, and demographic information, marketers can generate prioritized, dynamically updated lists of social targets. I covered Awareness a good bit (see Awareness Provides Social Media Command Center ).

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Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Details Magazine Buy Reprint Idea in Brief > January–February 2010 Rethinking Marketing by Roland T. He identifies which broad market segments to target, sets prices and promotions, and plans mass media communications.

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

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This post covers the workshop, Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies. Before you pitch to senior execs be sure to understand the high level technology landscape in the market so you can address questions by them or by any IT people that they bring into the conversation. He said that you should describe it by the function and not by the market name. This is the first in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0

Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

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It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. billion/year market globally by 2015. billion/year market globally by 2015. As innovation continues and services vendors help IT pick up the slack, the app Internet will also accelerate the evolution of the enterprise desktop and business applications markets.

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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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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 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. Frames, Left & Right · Corporatism, Free Trade & Distorted Markets · Understanding Economics. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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A Journey In Social Media: What The Market Needs.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Of Chargeback Models And Business Outcomes | Main | The "Social" in "Social Media" » October 27, 2007 What The Market Needs. So, as Ive been looking at various technologies in this arena, Ive come away with the distinct impression that theres a huge gap in the market. This accelerates adoption rates, and keeps user support costs very low. What I See Happening Most of the newer SM players are focusing on the mass consumer market.

New Website Traffic Case Study — Watch Company — Weeks 1-13

Online Social Networking

Phase two, which begins tomorrow, will feature additional website traffic strategies and techniques that will accelerate website traffic growth and increase website stickiness.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

I work at a watch company for which social media and web marketing are key tools for accelerating its business expansion. Announcements Blogging Career Choices News Public Relations Web Marketing careers Social Media social media marketing

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

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Idols of the market place – errors arising from the false significance bestowed upon words, the imprecision of words and slippery terminology. In the mid 20th century America’s immersion in fantasy accelerated with the arrival of Disneyland and TV which enhanced the unreal and make-believe.

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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. Brian Halligan ( @bhalligan ), CEO of HubSpot is an evangelist for inbound marketing.

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Supporting Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Online Community Strategy

I originally chose to support #CMAD because I believe that most organizations are underinvesting in and not properly prioritizing the role online communities can play in their marketing, sales and support strategies. Acceleration? First established in J anuary of 2010 , Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD) is held on the 4th Monday of January to celebrate the role of Community Manager.

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Adobe Releases Enhanced Customer Experience Management Platform with LiveCycle 2.5

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Adobe is making a major play into the enterprise application market building on their strong consumer market presence. I recently spoke with Nicole Kealey, Group Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Solutions to go over their offerings in this space.

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John Kotters new book: Organisation Biomimicry goes mainstream

The Bumble Bee

I have just purchased John Kotter''s new book XLR8 ("Accelerate") which as well as reworking his previous excellent thinking on change introduces two concepts which resonate with my work - The Dual Operating System and The Big Opportunity.

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Microsoft Surface RT - The Surface Movement, all $900 Million of it

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had a chance to ask Brian Hall, the General Manager of Surface Marketing, that very question. Hall elaborated, by saying that Microsoft officials believe that by getting more Surface RTs into more users'' hands, demand will accelerate for the product. ".

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All Your Social Media Eggs in One Basket

Online Social Networking

These changes are bound to further accelerate Facebook’s tremendous growth. Tags: online social networking Social Media and Social Networking Sites 80 20 Rule Twitter Networking and Marketing Strategy Announcements social networking social networking sites Facebook I advised in The 80/20 Rule and Social Media not to spread yourself too thin trying to juggle too many social media sites at one time.

Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

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Here is the session description: “Building and supporting community is a powerful way to build leadership relationships, connect with customers to improve service and accelerate innovation or transform internal organizational productivity. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

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

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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.

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. -. social media - marketing and HR (new customer interaction, increased insight, and new customer segments). Expecting the social business market opportunity to increase from $73B in 2012 to $99 billion.

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Two reports promote people-led local solutions – Big Lottery Fund strategy and a Locality campaign

Social Reporter

New regeneration will be driven by local people as agents of neighbourhood change, connected through solidarity networks, with the state and market as enablers. There are three specific first steps: Accelerating Ideas: a pilot programme providing a flexible route to funding for innovative practice that can be adopted and adapted more widely to grow its impact.

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Global Tech Spending on the Rise According to Forrester

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Analyst Andrew Bartels writes that while the 2011 global tech market will be similar to the 7.2 percent market growth experienced in 2010, there will be significant differences between the two years in terms of both products and geographies. Andrew projects that after the computer restocking and replacement boom that propelled the tech market in 2010, hardware growth will slow to 7.4 percent, with software starting to accelerate. This is good news.

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Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


It’s all about accelerating your knowledge workers’ productivity and efficiency, which, in return, will result in helping accelerate the execution of the specific business processes in place.

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Clayton Utz Signs with HighQ for Client Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

HighQ Collaborate is cloud-based solution, and Clayton Utz additionally opted for global web acceleration, which means that wherever the application is accessed from, it will feel responsive and fast, as though it is hosted locally to the user. Given HighQ's focus on the legal market , that sounds like a higher level driver for Clayton Utz to sign up than any specific feature.

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News Updates (February 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

SP Accelerator 2009. iSixty Innovations released SP Accelerator 2009, an offline client for SharePoint. Thank you for considering SP Accelerator 2009 as your offline SharePoint tool of choice, the project team have been working on the reader and basic Editions for over a year now and they are super excited to have started working on the Premium, Business and Ultimate editions. Jive vs IBM vs Socialtext.

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Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment


The selling and marketing of it , but when you are talking about making a commitment, that is, raising the stakes to provoke that profound business transformation we all know it’s fully capable of (about how to make it work), it’s nowhere to be seen.

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Catherine Shinners on Building an Online Community at Enterprise 2.0

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Building and supporting community is a powerful way to build leadership relationships, connect with customers to improve service and accelerate innovation or transform internal organizational productivity. My Merced Group partner, Catherine Shinners will present at next week’s Enterprise 2.0 on " Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption.”  Her session is at 11:15 – 12 on Tuesday June 19 in Room 312. 

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Discovering Emerging Patterns in Web Content for Better Business Decisions

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He makes a convincing argument for the need to for awareness in the following seven areas: marketing, PR & brand management, customer support & product management, business development, competitive intelligence, risk management, and HR & training.

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Sonoa ServiceNet Enhances Security, Interoperability, and Performance in Enterprise Cloud Computing

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I spoke with Scott Regan, their head of marketing. Fourth, the ServiceNet appliance employs hardware acceleration to deliver networking-level throughput, providing scalability and performance to help meet SLAs with fault and traffic management and load balancing.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

As a crucial element of this one-way, broadcast communications experience, we too became objects; objects to be manipulated by ever more sophisticated advertising and marketing techniques in order to fulfill our end of the bargain: consuming more stuff.

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Moxie Software and Microsoft Partner to Enhance Customer Service Capabilities

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In November, Moxie and Microsoft   announced  a partnership to pursue a joint go-to-market strategy to offer Spaces by Moxie within MSFT Dynamics CRM. As a result, Moxie is targeted at the mid-market and this makes sense.

2013 151

Re-learning how to learn from mistakes

Viv Mcwaters

System component failure (stock market crashes). It accelerated learning, was a lot of fun and kept us all engaged. Watch any young child learning something new. Generally, there’s lots of false starts. Surfing is a big industry around here.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die


there is something more worrying, extremely worrying, actually, that’s going to help accelerate its own demise and big time. This is what traditional marketing has been doing all along, i.e. finding new channels to keep doing the same good?

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Jackbe Releases Presto 3.0 and Opens Enterprise App Store

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  Now it has become available and I spoke with John Crupi, CTO and Chris Warner, VP of Marketing about their new 3.0 This information accelerates the ability for other users to find and use the Apps they want.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


moniker, was killing the job market and current working conditions, because businesses were adopting this shift for the wrong reasons.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

It’s a shift that started with websites, accelerated with blogs, and has reached a 140-character fevered pitch on Twitter. Twitter is betting on the dedication of its information networkers as a way to ride the market opportunity in user-generated news and real-time information.

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

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Rich found after in-depth interviews with more than 50 CMOs, “that CMOs who have successfully evolved their role in the organization have done so not through data and analytics alone, but by blending the art and science of marketing.”

2013 169

The Seven Habits (??) of Highly Effective Collaborators - Think Organizations, Not People

Michael Sampson - Currents

Perhaps it's a shrinking market problem. Perhaps it's a marketing problem. Only 20% of the Industry Average indicated that collaboration provided accelerated product development compared to 84% of Best-in-Class companies. " Hyoun from Aberdeen proposes a list of seven habits that highly effective collaborative organizations enact: ". we focused on the plight of the Laggards: the bottom 30% of our respondents.

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Notes on KEY101 Industries Get Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adam Klaber, Managing Partner, Global Business Services, New Markets, IBM. partners are interacting to accelerate business value. -. organizations are crowd-sourcing ideas to bring new solutions to market. - Bringing new consulting services to the market. Changing technology has made a big impact, as well as the market changes. The second day of IBM Connect 2013 is just beginning. First up for most people is the keynote on the main stage.

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Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Those who engage in it must be competent in everything from the social tools themselves to budgeting, marketing, project management, recruiting, evangelism, and more. An internationally recognized enterprise architect and business strategist, Dion Hinchcliffe has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to accelerate project schedules and raise the bar for software quality.