Kapow Software - A New Approach to Application Development

Michael Sampson - Currents

When building applications that integrate data from multiple systems, Kapow Software offers an alternative to manual coding or relying on poorly-implemented APIs : " In my books and workshops on collaboration, I talk about the technology being "at most 10% of the equation" when it comes to success.

IBM XWork Server - for Web and Mobile Applications

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's designed to reinvigorate the ISV channel around developing applications on Domino: " Tomorrow, IBM will announce IBM XWork Server 8.5.3. family, but with a completely different licensing approach, different branding, and different packaging (installer).

Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

The latest version of its integration is called Alfresco Office Services , which: … provides a fully-compatible SharePoint repository that allows Microsoft Office Suite applications (for example, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to interact with Alfresco as if it was SharePoint.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Applications: Leave The Rough Edges Alone

Collaborative Thinking

Report: Table of Contents » December 20, 2007 Social Applications: Leave The Rough Edges Alone I recommend reading Danah Boyds entire post. Decisions on the design and deployment of social applications can be influenced by managements expectations of enabling certain outcomes (e.g.,

Integrating Transactions and Interactions: A Fable

Portals and KM

In the last two days, I wrote about: Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions, and Maybe Enterprise 2.0 I this post I want to share an example of an early success with this type of integration using old school tools. This approach was new, as the people had never been asked this question. News of the new approach spread quickly through the rumor mill and the new IT system got a lot of good press.

Collaborative Thinking: Tagging Beyond Content: Applications & People

Collaborative Thinking

» March 28, 2006 Tagging Beyond Content: Applications & People This post was originally contributed at CollaborationLoop. Historically, developers have provided a variety of interfaces that enabled users to flag applications or add unstructured information to them (e.g., Tag buttons added to browsers could be used to tag application-related data in the same manner that they are used to tag content. In this approach, tagging people becomes a form of social annotation.

2006 116

Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

Exalead is not competing here but focusing instead on the other end of the market, operating in the long tail by enabling businesses to create purpose-built search-based applications. I have written about them before (see Exalead's CloudView Offers Integrated Search Capabilities).

Search 130

Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

Collaborative Thinking

& Asterisk IBMs approach to unified communications is anchored around applications, an important distinction from the current state of Microsofts effort which has been more centric to platform convergence. plug-in and integration with Asterisk (an open source PBX).

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

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

s products also includes enhancements that address the issues that have impeded the adoption of community-driven collaboration technologies in the enterprise, such as integration with existing business applications, manageability, ease-of-use, measurability and ROI.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #2


From an innovative approach towards delivering news (“ Multiple Sources. Tags: Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Life Productivity Tools Social Computing Tools and Gadgets Work Life Integration iPad #elsuapps ipad

2010 186

Collaborative Thinking: Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform

Collaborative Thinking

While this type of scale may not be necessary within an enterprise per se - it does illustrate how such platforms should be approached as a core infrastructure decision. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle) understand feed syndication and continue to treat it as an application decision. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Software`s Culture Clash | Main | Of bread, butter, cheese, and mousetraps.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Media & Financial Services

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lingering Privacy Doubts Over Facebooks Beacon | Main | Social Media & Pharmaceuticals » December 04, 2007 Social Media & Financial Services An article worth reading that outlines the approach taken by two organizations: Wells Fargo entered the social media game when it launched Stagecoach Island in May 2005.

2007 100

The FASTForward Blog » Awareness Makes a Smart Move with Its Facebook Integration: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Awareness Makes a Smart Move with Its Facebook Integration by Bill Ives May 5, 2008 at 7:12 am · Filed under Enterprise 2.0 We discussed their recently announced Facebook integration through their Awareness Facebook Application Framework. I discussed how Facebook is not a business-oriented platform for solving business problems inside the enterprise, with rare exceptions, as it is a consumer web application with different objectives.

2008 28

Green Chameleon » Who Makes Policy?

Green Chameleon

One of the key enablers in organisation-wide KM implementations is having your policies relating to information management, records management, IT security, privacy, knowledge sharing, etc, all integrated and aligned with each other.

Policy 130

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

Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Application vs. Infrastructure. The industry views IM as an infrastructure service (rather than an application tool) and as a feature-set within a Unified Communications platform. An IM function within an application platform creates numerous overlap situations with existing IM and presence infrastructure (e.g., Integration requires vendor cooperation to deliver a supportable configuration. Application Integration. e-learning/LMS integration).

DimDim 133

Cisco Expands Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy

Portals and KM

  So I was pleased to recently speak with Murali Sitaram, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Cloud Collaboration Applications Technology Group (CCATG), to discuss Cisco’s cloud collaboration strategy. Here Cisco is taking an integration and partnership strategy.

Cloud 182

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

related solutions will expand from social network sites to social applications hosted on the social network site itself and social networking services capable of adding social context to productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications. The initial direction is to support social applications hosted on the social network site itself. This effort will not go to waste since these types of integration capabilities (e.g.,

2011 157

Enterprise Social Software Will be Pervasive by 2016 - Perhaps

Portals and KM

  To quote Forrester directly, “By creating a social layer between information workers and the applications and communications infrastructure, social enterprise apps will overcome the adoption malaise that has affected UC&C. To repeat, “by creating a social layer between information workers and the applications and communications infrastructure.”  You have to integrate the new social tools with the traditional apps.

2016 169

Moxie Spaces Enhances Customer Engagement

Portals and KM

Moxie has taken this a step further with an integration of these domains. But this is a product that is integrated with the externally facing one. Tom said that they have seen very diverse sets of markets adopt this tool and approach.

Custom 141

Qontext.com Brings Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration

Portals and KM

This allows you to “build the collaboration service directly into the business process and make historical collaboration content accessible from the application.” Now Qontext has taken the approach a step further with its pinning concept.

2011 164

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

There are of course other vendors that have social networking capabilities - some focus on more vertical applications while others have more of a suite or take on an overlay approach. You might avoid some messy integration and user adoption issues down the road. .

2009 130

Blog>> IKO Conference - Conference Guide

Green Chameleon

Here’s some of the feedback we received: “Interesting topics in diverse range of disciplines” “Short sessions around the tables are very good =)” “How wide the range of uses and applications of the technologies were. The application of search to Linked Data sets as well is going to provide a lot of food for thought.” Here is the pdf version of the full Conference Guide provided to participants.

2015 100

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

The idea of embedded collaboration services contextually within line of business applications, like virtual workspaces, would help drive adoption, and increase effectiveness of collaboration experiences. Portals represented the best-in-class capability back then to enable contextual collaboration since application and collaboration portlets could be composed into a single, integrated user experience.

2012 168

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

For social areas - social networking, social analytics, social content, and social integration. It's integrated and seamless by design. -. going from hundreds of HR applications to much fewer. integrating Connections into Notes 9 Social Edition, Microsoft Outlook and Office, and Mobile Clients. Various Microsoft customers say, "IBM integrates better with Outlook and Internet Explorer than Microsoft does." Want to integrate other applications into there.

2013 146

Notes on BP304 Become a Social Business: Leverage User Adoption Through Gamification

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gamification - is used widely in consumer applications. How could we get people to spend 10,000 hours learning new collaboration approaches and tools. Assertion - let's use gamification methods to get them to learn new approaches / tools.

2013 185

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. Has three business units - applications, security, and systems. For the Belsoft Applications unit, focuses on IBM collaboration solutions, including Notes/Domino, Sametime, and IBM Connections. moving activities from one community to another (or standalone), integrating blogs / wikis / forums, and merging communities.

2013 134

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

He defines social business as an application of social tools to business processes.   There are embeded apps to integrate multiple apps into a single place. Suzanne showed multiple examples of integrated with third party apps like SAP and Trilog.

2012 188

Slack Research for Slack

Michael Sampson - Currents

I like Ashlee’s take on the applicability of Slack to non-geeks (broadly speaking, what I call Second Wavers ): “ But the real issue with these services is that they suffer from a distinct Silicon Valley bias. (On The programs are created by engineers who’ve never worked at a traditional company and who fetishize task management and the step-by-step processes used to build software applications.

2014 104

Clarizen Moves Beyond Online Project Management

Portals and KM

Clarizen provides applications to support work tasks within the enterprise and I first wrote about them in 2008 (see Clarizen: Collaborative Online Project Management for Small-Midsize Businesses ). 

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. See Jabber beyond IM - but messaging platform - not just people-to-people but for application systems as well (alerting/notifications). Declarative language called AppConstruct so you can build composite applications, XML format.

Webex 100

Whitepaper: Enterprise Mashups Change Everything

Evolving Web

The fact is, any information your business needs can be analyzed with a mashup, often more quickly, with minimal effort, and at much lower expense than hiring consultants or using traditional and more time-consuming SOA approaches to do the same work.

Mashup 173

WebCenter Vision and Strategy Session

Collaborative Thinking

and portals: integrated multi-channel user interaction environment, unified access to tools, information, etc. Note: I don't disagree with Oracle's portal-centric approach - clearly, you should be able to surface portal elements within a portal. Lotus Connections has integration with WebSphere so they are on the track of distributing social elements into other applications and platforms. Group Spaces can be embedded into applications.

2009 120

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

If a user always ignores messages from Bob (and has done for the last 156 messages), what happens if the 157th message is directly applicable to their work and of high priority? Microsoft is getting very Apple-esque in its approach to releasing things.

2014 161

Papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

e-Moderation Station

Audio translation apps, augmented reality, and just-in-time learning approaches are providing alternatives to those with neither access nor time to learn a language. Existing mobile applications often fail to exploit connections between life and learning. Photo by Milica Sekulic.

Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Traditionally, KM was more often than not a top-down driven approach. suggest the the new trends are processes integration, reduction of information overflow, and integrating tools into a few applications. Graphic representation of data is already very common in financial applications, referring to e.g. balance scorecards.

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

According to Stephens in the mid-2000s, avoiding failure “only” required good infrastructure and responsive applications. Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward.

2016 148

Jimmy Fallon Continues to Link Twitter and TV and a new Potential for Innovation Management

Portals and KM

He got thousands of tweets from his audience showing the power of TV to integrate with social media. I can see many business applications of Jimmy's approach. I have been following the convergence traditional media and social media for a while and wrote about Jimmy Fallon in this context (see Social Media is Changing Late Night TV Landscape and Much More ).

2010 143

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach. One of the issues I found helpful was the distinction between collaboration-enabled applications and collaboration-integrated applications. The former provide collaboration capabilities within the context of existing applications and likely require little training and have less adoption issues.

Re-Thinking Follow Models Within The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

If we take a broader view of “following” for a moment, a wide variety of applications over the years have adopted alerting features (e.g., Past incarnations however were perhaps so subtle and housed within a particular use case scenario or application context, that we never really thought about how the model could be leveraged in a very broad and compelling manner. Current enterprise social networking trends favor the asymmetric approach.

Model 150

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Both high-end applications (for decision makers) and low-end applications (to reach the masses) are important. We bring in eight people for “deep collaboration” We use a “Noah’s Ark” approach: you can’t talk to everybody. Design approaches.

2013 182

In Connection We Trust

Alchemy of Change

We are moving into a world of software networks ; vast meshes of autonomous websites and applications that are increasingly dependent upon one another in order to do their jobs.