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.

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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.

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

I attended the session, Extending Workplace Strategies To The Age Of Distributed Work - Should You Move Your Email And Collaboration To The Cloud? It was twice as many as evaluating options to move to the cloud. Chris’ data support that the challenge is email as over 90% of firms are now keeping email on premise while many other collaboration apps are moving to the cloud. When you move to the cloud mobile device options are limited.

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It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!


Because, in my own experience, it’s not about striking a good work life balance, but eventually it’s all about Work Life Integration. No matter what your boss or your colleagues tell you about it or regardless of that huge deadline that is approaching!).

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

I think there are markets for each of the three approaches on this panel. (I Microsoft - we want to make sure MS platform that has key elements that work with all components - e.g. not just tags in wikis but also in enterprise applications - we want the integration of all data - like tags (I think Microsoft and Jive both made good points here). I went to an interesting session at the Enterprise 2.0 conference on Wednesday led by our very own Jevon MacDonald.

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.

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 have also written about how a number of firms have provided a means to integrate social software (aka enterprise 2.0) You can integrate it with your enterprise environment.

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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.

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The Visualness of Microsoft Planner with the Rigour of Microsoft Project #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft, while late to the game, has integrated Planner into Office 365. Until recently, Microsoft offered no integration between Project and Planner, despite owning both assets. That may change in the future, but today the integration is non-functional.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

  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. We need to integrate the old school systems of record with the new school systems of engagement. 

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IBM Connect 2013: Ed Brill on Reinventing the Inbox

Portals and KM

Helps you quickly locate the people and content you need through integrated access to social tools from IBM Connections and IBM Lotus Quickr® software, including profiles, activities, team places, and content libraries. IBM Docs also has integrated social features.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. In pre-cloud days, everything was vetted through the IT Department, and this didn’t always end well.

2014 161 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

Previously branded Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes, this email sidebar transforms Lotus Notes into a collaborative workspace through access to SharePoint documents, email management, calendars, and enterprise social networks within the Lotus Notes ® and Lotus Sametime ® interfaces.

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Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

talent as a cloud. -. With cloud and mobile, it creates new opportunities for non-knowledge workers.). - (IDC, December 2011) see its report, Competing for 2020. optimizing the workforce - through expertise location, and talent clouds. -. driven by process integration - process efficiecy, process accelation, accelerated engagement, business culture of innovation. -. adoption approach - for rich profiles. -. build people centric process integration.

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What is Next for Desktop Productivity Tools?

Portals and KM

The report indicated that though most enterprises have long-term plans to continue using Office, alternative productivity tools will remain in the mix by leveraging the tools employees access for do-it-yourself technologies, such as those through mobile devices and the cloud. Similarly, cloud-based email from providers like Google is finding traction as a lower-cost alternative to Exchange. I covered the email wars recently (see: Email Wars Heat Up in the Cloud). Brings Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration

Portals and KM

  I have long been a proponent of this approach going back to building process-aligned knowledge management systems beginning in the early 90s. Now Qontext has taken the approach a step further with its pinning concept.

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Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Integration requires vendor cooperation to deliver a supportable configuration. Application Integration. Organizations have come to expect IM/presence platforms to integrate with desktop productivity tools (office suites, e-mail clients). They also expect integration with enterprise portals. UC platforms also need to offer a profile card of users that can be integrated and displayed across a variety of applications. e-learning/LMS integration).

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SpringCM Moves Beyond Content Management

Portals and KM

SpringCM Cloud provides an robust enterprise content management platform. The cloud is transforming many software apps. SpringCM is built to take advantage of all of these transformative capabilities within cloud applications.

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The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

He talked about the Automated Intelligence approach to helping clients achieve this. Jeff Johnson, UK Azure Sales Director at Microsoft, talked about “Why Cloud Needs to Be in Your Digital Agenda.” Two weeks ago I was in London, Utrecht and Brussels for various events.

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

The evolving puzzle pieces will lead to an maturing SaaS, PaaS (Platform as a Service), and Cloud play. This will be a "cloud based" IdM play - not on-premise (to which it would federate with existing solutions). The cloud-based identity service will be key to expand on social networking aspects that will emerge around WebEx Connect. Will there be a UM story (Unity in the cloud)? Integration. Cloud / PaaS / SaaS Ecosystem.

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Lotusphere 2011 - Some Notes from Afar

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM published two primary Lotusphere 2011 press releases: Social That's Mobile-Enabled and Cloud Supported. Secondly, there's a set of cloud computing offerings, including an office productivity suite.

2011 148

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

This effort will not go to waste since these types of integration capabilities (e.g., And if you have a lot of really interesting information locked up in that platform, it’s pretty natural to want to integrate that information within other systems where it can be helpful. integration with CRM, ERP, supply chain, etc). You may come out with a validation of the current approach – or you may not. on-premises, cloud, hybrid)?

2011 157

TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

TIBCO launched tibbr , a heavy duty and secure social platform a year ago and is approaching 1M users at companies like Macy's, KPMG, and shipping giant OOCL. Second, tibbr provides the option for cloud technology or on-premise installations.

2012 182

News Updates (October 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM and Canonical announced a new cloud- and Linux-based desktop package for companies looking to save money on IT. " Address Book integration, for task resource assignments. Four options for integrating iCal events and to-dos with maps, including "Smart Calendar To Dos".

2009 116

Crocodoc Makes It Easier to Work with Online Documents

Portals and KM

To help us better work with online documents Crocodoc provides an HTML5 document viewing and collaboration tool that operates out of the cloud. Ryan explained that there are several advantages of using a cloud based HTML5 document viewer over the traditional options of Adobe and Flash.

2011 158

Recommind Supports End-to-End eDiscovery

Portals and KM

This reflects a more proactive approach that is being adopted by many Recommind customers. This broader approach means that content collection is not an isolated activity but one that is integrated into an enterprise’s total information management system on an ongoing basis.

News Updates (September 1, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

While this has been an important option for large enterprises not ready for the cloud, its limitation has always been the hardware requirements that went along with it. Starting today, that limitation disappears via partnership with VMware to get Zoho's apps running on the vSphere "private cloud" behind the firewall. Tokbox integrated EtherPad into its video-chat service, for real-time document collaboration. Zoho and VMWare.

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News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formotus provides mobile device integration with SharePoint. But by 2009, both Microsoft and IBM had released hosted collaboration solutions to keep Google Apps from being the lone wolf in cloud collaboration. Microsoft's Business Productivity Office Suite and IBM's LotusLive mark those companies' serious forays into the cloud. Nordic River announced a partnership with, to integrate its document collaboration capabilities with Box. Central Desktop 2.0.

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

communities - an integrated meeting room. -. Foresee in Germany, have integrated Connections with a full touch capable table. -. Notes 9 Social Edition - integrates social capabilities into the inbox. -. FileSync capability for integrating / synchronizing across multiple devices. Cloud first release. - decided to go for a holistic approach, bringing people together internally and externally.

2013 141

Interconnected Business Trends from Michael Fauscette

Portals and KM

They include:  cloud computing, everything as a service, networked business (customers, employees, partners), the power of community, internet of things, big data, predictive analytics, multifaceted business models, and necessity driven innovation. Like many other firms we chose to offer a cloud solution and a services approach for the flexibility we can offer and the simplicity that our clients face in terms of technical implementation.

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The Waves of Enterprise Social Networking at eBay (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

for wave 3 (August to November 2012) - social and email integration, and contextualization of social networks. - a "hub and spoke" approach is the most commonly used approach for spreading ideas and reality around social business. or can use a tag cloud and find people. integrating LinkedIn with the profile part of The Hub. -. The opening keynotes for day 2 of Share 2012 are done.

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Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Need a new architecture and approach. SAML supported, directory integration, full policy management framework (user, groups, roles), centralized management at workspace level, audit and logging and network-based policy enforcement; policies apply to IM, file transfer, meetings, video, voice, etc. 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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News Updates (August 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

With this release Microsoft is going to take Exchange, a stalwart of messaging in both large enterprises and small business, to both cheap hard drive storage and to the cloud. The former is achieved by reducing the input/output operations per second (IOPS) required by about 70 per cent over Exchange 2007 and the latter by supporting mixed deployments — some mailboxes in the cloud, some on the company's servers. An approach to using Wordpress as a team collaboration site.

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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. Collaboration Matters is a UK-based Social Business consultancy that marries business consultancy, advanced IBM Connections professional services and cloud-based delivery of Social Business platforms. moving activities from one community to another (or standalone), integrating blogs / wikis / forums, and merging communities.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

Charlie said a major part of his role is to make it easy to integrate Lotus technology and add more social to apps.  Tighter integration is one of the key aspects. IBM is benefiting from this approach internally. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.

2011 182

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

I would add an open integration and interoperability framework - a UC platform should not equate to "single vendor". The idea of migrate at your own pace actually makes IBM's approach with its Sametime Unified Telephony approach suddenly look pretty good. UC will increasingly span across the PC, browser, and mobile phone for truly integrated voice calling, email, IM, conferencing and presence on the go.

Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research finding: companies who outperformed their industry are more than 3X as likely to have adopted smart work practices - faster at being able to build skills to new markets, more likely to identify people with needed skills, more likely to gain insights and losve problems by rating and commenting, more likely to integrate and deliver data from multiple sources. Some Microsoft shops are putting in the Lotus Sametime platform for integrated presence and interaction modalities.

2010 133

Share2011 - The Seven Most Important SharePoint Success Factors (Richard Harbridge, Allin Consulting)

Michael Sampson - Currents

And even SharePoint has different options - cloud vs on-premises, 2007 vs 2010, foundation vs Standard vs Enterprise. Success principle 6 - take an iterative approach to SharePoint. It makes it more easy to integrate the tools into day—to-day work.

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My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Peter Morville on Making Maps for Knowledge Discovery

Portals and KM

What we find changes our approach if we are sensitive to our discoveries.  Federated search is an interesting approach as it is both a solution and a symptom of things that need to be addressed. There needs to be tighter integration of different content types. They are moving from a federated search model to an integrated search. This approach blurs browsing and searching as you can browse the facets. There is a lot of cross media integration.

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Jenny Connected

It was suggested that we approach the MOOC in the same way as attending a big conference, i.e. be selective about what to attend and who to connect with. A link to Dave Cormier’s post on Rhizomatic Learning in the discussion on Helen Whitehead’s Cloud. I wonder if this is true – or is it simply that after many years of teaching, context is integral to everything we do. Week 2 focused on the relationship between context and learning design.

2013 127

Interconnected Business Trends from Michael Fauscette

Portals and KM

They include: cloud computing, everything as a service, networked business (customers, employees, partners), the power of community, internet of things, big data, predictive analytics, multifaceted business models, and necessity driven innovation. Like many other firms we chose to offer a cloud solution and a services approach for the flexibility we can offer and the simplicity that our clients face in terms of technical implementation.

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News Updates (September 4, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In its next evolution, email will remain at the heart of communication but it will be tightly integrated with a variety of collaboration approaches. Email integrated with social collaboration becomes a tool for both ad-hoc and process-driven workflow, from brainstorming to supply chain management to project monitoring to community interaction. Cloud Computing for Mobile Lawyers. offers regular news on messaging, UC, cloud computing, and more. -

2009 109

Developing digital literacies in practice


But it's very important to me that the Developing Digital Literacies programme involves groups of staff that have always taken this person-centred, culturally-situated approach to student development i.e. careers/employability staff, and learning development/learning skills staff.

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