Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

URBACT is an EU programme that aims “to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.”

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Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

URBACT is an EU programme that aims “to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.”

2017 130

Pulling It All Together - Michael's Comments on Lotusphere 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

The integration of Notes Mail and Exchange into the Connections interface for users, so they can see their newer Connections material alongside their traditional email, is a good move. I've heard some Notes/Domino administrators complaining about this lower focus, and I'm of two minds about my reaction. On the other hand, there's a need to bring Notes/Domino administrators and users along for the new journey.

2012 127

IGLOO Software Embeds MicroStrategy BI Tools for Social Insight

Michael Sampson - Currents

IGLOO Software announced a partnership with MicroStrategy , for the integration of MicroStrategy's business intelligence tools into IGLOO's social business suite: " The solution will allow IGLOO customers to track user participation, influence, activity and engagement in a social intranet or extranet. IGLOO will integrate MicroStrategy's BI platform into the IGLOO administrative console in order to enrich the community management and reporting process.

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It brings back in the essential tools like copy-and-paste that retains the formatting, compared to the default approach of stripping it all out. Infoware Solutions is a consulting company, that also develops add-on tools for administrators for Domino and Connections. moving activities from one community to another (or standalone), integrating blogs / wikis / forums, and merging communities.

2013 134

Google Opens Apps Marketplace and Zoho Joins with CRM and Project

Portals and KM

The Google Apps Marketplace makes it easier for more than two million Google Apps customers to discover, purchase and deploy integrated business applications and related professional services. By integrating with user account and application data stored in Google Apps, these cloud applications provide a simpler user experience that can increase business efficiency and reduce administrative overhead.

2010 143

Using Machine Learning to Help Process Email – Microsoft Adds Clutter to Declutter the Inbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few points in terms of how it works: – the Office 365 administrator needs to enable Clutter for their Office 365 network. Microsoft is getting very Apple-esque in its approach to releasing things. E.g., last week it was the partnership with Dropbox for Office integration.

2014 161

Mobile Devices for Collaboration - Recent News (Monday, May 17)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kindling added mobility features to its idea management application , and SharePoint integration. - This approach allows device users to collaborate without any application download or IT integration requirements. On SharePoint: " To drive enhanced collaboration, SharePoint administrators can configure Kindling’s Web Part to integrate customized views and lists of ideas throughout SharePoint.

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Cisco Quad: Peeling Back the Layers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real-time instant text messaging with others in the firm, through integration with Cisco's instant messaging offerings. Voice Mail Integration. Quad offers a Profiling capability for people, and adds a visual navigation approach made popular through Cover Flow on the Apple Mac.

2010 161

Notes on "BPOS: Is It The Future" (Brendon Ford, Provoke)

Michael Sampson - Currents

if you have no disaster recovery approach, then perhaps BPOS can help out. - if you want to make life easier for system administrators (because there is so much to learn and do), then BPOS is an alternative. - he showed a way of integrating other services into BPOS. Brendon Ford from Provoke Solutions in Wellington is now talking at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in New Zealand. BPOS is a subset of Microsoft Online Services (cloud-based services).

News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TimeBridge announced an integration with, to support file and document sharing before, during and after meetings. Fixing the problem will require multiple approaches. says it's intended to be light on IT administrator requirements. TimeBridge and Box.

2009 127

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In his free ebook ‘ One Tribe at a Time ’ he talks about an “acceptable level of integration.”: The organizational change management approach caters for 4 different elements. Then you offer them a platform, for example the administrative support of a company-wide program.

Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Need a new architecture and approach. Application development framework API, Connect Platform Services API, security framework, common services, application services, administration services, all exposed via REST and web services interfaces. Microsoft integration: with Outlook/Exchange (e.g., Also integrated with on-premise communications such as Call Manager (leverage CUCM architecture, dial plan, VoIP and toll bypass).

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IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

There will be a starting collection of metric reports but then community managers will be able to choose more from numerous (just in case we need to shorten the list I'd prefer to be more generic here) options that can be implemented by the system administrator, IBM’s Cognos is providing this capability in the background. What is exciting here is the integration of social capabilities and analytics. Companies that adopt these approaches should be the winners going forward.

Doodle: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

Note that there is no integration with your existing calendar, so you can't see any details about other meetings when you are setting up the current one. Once you have set up the parameters for the meeting, Doodle provides you with two links: one for participants to fill out the poll, and one for the administrator (the meeting creator) to see the current state of the meeting. Doodle is an online polling / survey-type service that can be used for scheduling meetings and events.

2009 89

UC And ROI: Round2: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

the total cost of ownership is not clearly outlined, a reasonable TCO model would establish a timeline (say 3 years) and include the total costs, including various weighting factors for planning, operational support, integration costs, help desk, change management, and so on.". However, the point stands that you can pay for the software licenses, hardware and a full-time administrator with what you would save by eliminating 1000 Webex Meet Me licenses - in year one.

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The Obama Administration released the long anticipated Open Government Directive on Tuesday. Within 120 days, each agency shall develop and publish an Open Government Plan that will describe how it will improve transparency and integrate public participation and collaboration into its activities. We've worked for many years helping organizations develop effective approaches to be more transparent and accountable online.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This is software you can brand and integrate tightly into your existing domain. Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0 approach !

2008 55

leadernetwork wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Administrative Science Quarterly, 35, 342-369. Administrative Science Quarterly, 46, 121-146. The Ties That Lead: A Social Network Approach to Leadership by Prasad Balkundi Additional entries of interest from Balkundis bibliography Balkundi, P., & Harrison, D.

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NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

NewsGator has always been close to Microsoft as their RSS reader integrates with Outlook. and Ashley walked me through the many components of Social Sites that can be integrated with SharePoint.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Of course it also has lots of CMS functionality builtin, such as versioning, flexible workflows, locking support, link integrity checking, an AJAX-interface for editing pages (just click any element on the page and edit it in-place) and much more.

2008 58

UC And ROI: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

On average - using suggested retail prices, it would cost approximately $450K to purchase 5000 Sametime licenses including maintenance, two hardware servers, pay someone to plan and install the software and servers, and pay an administrator to maintain the system. Organizations should be looking at how they are approaching web conferencing and how that decisions aligns with where they are going with UC.

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Tomoye Ecco - Enterprise community of practice software

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Our approach breaks the expertise bottleneck and does not rely on users filling in their biographical data. Tomoye Try Tomoye Ecco online | Attend an online demo | Pricing and deployment options Overview Community taxonomy Powerful questions and answers Find experts and network Videos, blogs, bookmarks, documents and more Leader and technical features SharePoint powerpack Employees learning from each other. Customers sharing new ideas and best practices.

Supporting an online course

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

I am one of the administrators of the CMS we use. A while ago we also developed a discussion forum or actually we made a link to a forum, which is not integrated into the CMS.” Integrating the forum with the course Have you taken steps to encourage people to use the forum?

2006 46

Comparing tools for cross-organizational collaboration | Future Workspaces

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

It would be great if you would consider adding our powerful pm and collaboration tool – [link] (available in Dutch with integrated Google Translation) VA:F [1.1.5_471] Peter Smulders says: October 5, 2009 at 10:41 Two wrongs on BaseCamp: 1. Regarding the free plans: the administrative duties are quite serious in this case, so it really is a “no&# , from my perspective.

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

It approaches the team-building and collaboration process from the perspective of complex adaptive systems theory, and contains some interesting insights in evolutionary development and creating environments where emergence can occur. Project managers are responsible for group administration.

How Do Communities Work in Leading Organizations? - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communitiesof practice have been a part of Accentures KM approach since the mid-1990s.There are currently 150 existing communities at various stages of maturity; allof them use SharePoint with blog and wiki capabilities. Its employees buildlasting relationships with their customers and communities based onunderstanding, integrity, and passion. Federal Highway Administration The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), established in1893, is a major agency of the U.S.

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Can Web 2.0 Evolve Into an Enterprise Technology? - SaaS - Network Computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Harris started with a mashup platform from Strike Iron, and found mashups such an effective way to integrate multiple Web services that he turned to Web-based service providers to replace in-house functions. That doesnt mean the new technologies can be ignored—their lower costs and simpler administration mean they will quickly overtake legacy platforms, and already have done so in some areas.

2007 44

The social process | Web 2.0 and business process management

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

At the other end of the political spectrum, President Obama’s administration has been an enthusiastic and effective exponent of social networking. That provides an alternative to the traditional approach where “so-called process experts push out changes to the process,” says Gilbert. “That’s why I expect to see tighter integration of Web 2.0 offering integration with tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

SelectMinds Provides Secure Social Networking Platform for Enterprise Use | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Groups can be created by members or by administrators. SelectMinds can be integrated with other applications such as Confluence for content sharing. The administrators can maintain activity logs on members beyond what members see and run reports on usage stats.

The AppGap " " Perspective on Designing and Managing Knowledge Work. Inside Knowledge MasterClass, Part I: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Network

I use quotes around the word ‘traditional’ in the first paragraph because it’s useful to remember that knowledge management as a domain with codified principles, approaches and protocols is not very old.

2008 36

Civilization Systems: How would hunter-gatherers run the world? (pssst. They Do!)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Writing and associated administrative systems. The collaborative process is very different when approaching an engineering or math problem than for political or social decisions.

2010 37

How To Develop a Business-Aligned Social Media & Social Networking Strategy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

I’ve been reading documents from link list about school emergency planning maintained by Texas A&M University’s Integrative Center for Homeland Security. and Maintaining the Integrity of Online Intellectual Property - Is “Meta-Information&# the Answer? My newest post is “A ‘Web 2.0

2007 28

Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum


A manager might also now be a social media strategist, administrative assistants are becoming Web managers, and mechanics are plugging computers into cars. The rhizomatic view of learning reflects an organic, practical approach to thinking about learning and knowledge. These “social learning practices are allowing for a more discursive rhizomatic approach to knowledge discovery” (Cormier, 2008, p. There are problems, necessarily, with this kind of approach.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Its up to IT to help organizations adopt a "Three Is" approach that leverages the emerging Internet of Things and enables them to work smarter.

2010 53

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Introduction Since their introduction, social network sites (SNSs) such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and Bebo have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. JCMC Home Submit Issues Author Index Editors About JCMC boyd, d.

2007 77

NetAge Report #4: Organizing at the edge of chaos

Endless Knots

By contrast, Bumiller describes John McCain’s approach as “a far smaller and looser foreign policy advisory operation, about 75 people in all, and none are organized into teams.”. The structure must provide sufficient constraints to maintain integrity and enough freedom to innovate and adapt.

2009 116

Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software | innovation Creators

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation has proven that this approach works. In another industry where I previously worked, big pharma, their systems, even non-production systems, must under go extensive validation processes prior to their usage under Food and Drug Administration pharmacuetical Good Practices (GMP, GLP, GDP, GVP and GRP.) I think a more reasonable approach is to involve more end users in the design and specification processes to help ensure their needs are met.

More on CoPs

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A community administrator/gatekeeper needs to be a person who is active in the community, well respected by community members, and considered a subject matter expert. CoP usage was not integrated into the corporate procedures, and CoP performance metrics were not tied to individual performance goals. Use technology effectively - must be easy to integrate into life (e.g.,

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Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Obviously the degree of success you achieve here will depend upon the popularity of your social network , but nevertheless, with the right niche theme, this could prove to be an integral part of your independent publishing outlet.

2007 58

A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization

How to Save the World

This is mundane administrative stuff, but it's important. This fall will see the introduction of Google Wave , an open platform that integrates e-mail, IM, Twitter-type services, and to some extent blogs, into multimedia, flowing "conversations".