"The Technology is the Least Relevant Aspect in the Mix" - Nancy and Michael talk User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

See Successful Virtual Collaboration Takes a Lot More Than Just the Right Tools on the Guided Insights website: " Your organization has finally gotten wise to the fact that employees need more than just email, a smart phone and a group website to work with their colleagues across the world, or even just down the hall. We explore what it takes for people to use virtual collaboration tools to their fullest advantage, and conditions need to be in place to foster smarter adoption.

Distractions in the Digital Workplace

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here are some of the work related findings: - Two out of three users will interrupt a group meeting to communicate with someone else digitally, either by answering email (48%), answering a mobile phone (35%), chatting via IM (28%), updating their status on a social network (12%) or tweeting (9%). Relatively few workers disconnect to focus on a task (32%) or during virtual meetings or teleconferences (30%), webcasts (26%) or lunch (12%). -

Digital Distractions Are Expanding at the Workplace

Portals and KM

Here are some of the work related findings: Two out of three users will interrupt a group meeting to communicate with someone else digitally, either by answering email (48%), answering a mobile phone (35%), chatting via IM (28%), updating their status on a social network (12%) or tweeting (9%). Relatively few workers disconnect to focus on a task (32%) or during virtual meetings or teleconferences (30%), webcasts (26%) or lunch (12%). Harmon.ie

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 24, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- May 24, 2008 Adopt a Shelter Pet: From Wild Ginger, a heart-breaking story I Found Your Dog Today , by an anonymous author. Free Full-Function Videoconferencing: If you want to have a virtual meeting with all the functionality of face-to-face ,Vyew is looking better and better. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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News Updates (May 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virtual meetings are only one element of a broader corporate strategy for environmental stewardship. According to the WWF study, some research indicates that videoconferencing may actually have a neutral or negative impact on employee travel because travel time and budgets associated with internal meetings are shifted to strategic meetings with contacts outside the organization. Zurich Financial Services has implemented telepresence to make global meetings easier.

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News Updates (August 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Before you start researching which tool to adopt, first figure out your requirements, starting with what sorts of website(s) you publish. So if they take on virtual meetings head on, what can they do? But the airlines can pitch the benefits of face-to-face meetings as more valuable and thus best in some situations (people you haven't met, sales calls, etc). SharePoint in Recession. SharePoint continues to sell well, according to Microsoft, even in recessionary times.

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News Updates (July 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Telstra Business to Business Cisco TelePresence means organisations will be able to bring other businesses together in a single, face to face, virtual meeting room, as opposed to intracompany Cisco TelePresence collaboration within the boundaries of one organisation. Focus on adoption. Telstra on Telepresence. Telstra Australia introduced a telepresence interconnectivity service for organizations with Cisco Telepresence equipment. "

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

technologies such as virtual workspaces, social networking tools, web conferencing. applications, text messaging, Internet phone services, and as-if-you-are-there video meetings. other early adopters are now bringing these. Companies that successfully adopt new. and virtual companies), have put collaboration in. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. adopted the Cisco Collaboration Framework.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

October 11, 2007 Second Life as a Platform for Virtual Meetings and Distance Learning Programs N extmonth Im participating in a fireside chat on the future of educationwith a group of leading thinkers on the subject from around the world-- in Second Life. Many of the people you meet are trying to sell you something, including sex. may adopt new personas with our avatars, but we bring our neurosesand other emotional baggage with us.

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Using social technologies to aid communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

At each meeting, the member companies shared their stories, tools and practical experience, working as a mini-community in their own right, addressing the topics which were most important to them.

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