Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM is hosting a webinar next week on making decisions collaboratively using Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections : " IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today. Integrated access to blogs, wikis and message boards let you expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives. ".

Art of Hosting beyond the basics: a new offering

Chris Corrigan

Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Tim Merry, Caitlin Frost and I are just returning from a gathering of experienced Art of Hosting practitioners from around the world. A key part of our work is nto build capacity and depth in core teams to host systems work together.

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Doing Business with IBM Connections Workshop in Switzerland – hosted by WebGate

Michael Sampson - Currents

Numerous participants mentioned the power of approaching IBM Connections from the frame of scenarios rather than features and functions. This new frame is the key idea in the book and workshop, and I was delighted that the approach resonated with so many. On a final note, Roman and the WebGate team have been very kind hosts. Today I presented the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop in Switzerland, at the invitation of WebGate Consulting.

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). The next question was whether they offer - on an on-premise vs hosted solution. Sabre - hosted.

2014, The Year That Was


Finally , I got to discover and fully experience what, till today, have been my two main sources of income as an independent advisor: 1) Client work and 2) Hosting face to face workshops around Social Business Adoption & Digital Transformation.

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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.

2008 28

Designing with introverts in mind

Chris Corrigan

Back in June I was on the hosting team for an Art of Hosting in northern California. The core of her message to me was this, quoting: “Please consider integrating some introvert work into your designs. Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Learning

2013 102

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. A New Approach to Community Building.

2017 46

Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

So my basic approach to teaching these kinds of things is to use the following heuristic: Theory. If your practice relies on maintaining the integrity of the framework then your framework isn’t effective. Art of Hosting Learning Practice

2017 49

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

When we are evaluating work there is a mix of these two types of approaches at play. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation FacilitationEvaluation is such an influential constraint in organizational and community life.

2016 46

Love and power, holons and process

Chris Corrigan

This dynamic approach to love and power invites us to become skillful at both. The approach is fundamentally Taoist! Love in this case is the holon’s drive for connection and integration and power is the holon’s drive towards self-realization and differentiation.

2011 61

My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

Based on my experience building online communities and collaborative experiences, as well as research I’ve conducted, I’m convinced that a new and comprehensive approach to online communities is the way forward. A host with intention to support & manage community over time.

2015 54

IBM XWork Server - for Web and Mobile Applications

Michael Sampson - Currents

family, but with a completely different licensing approach, different branding, and different packaging (installer). Main ideas: - It's a new server for application development and hosting on Notes/Domino - with a particular licensing approach that's different from Domino Server. -

Skype as a community platform

Learning Alliances

If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a handy example for illustrating some of the use and integration issues that we have to deal with and be able to talk about. If the host drops, the audio call ends for everyone.

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Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

When we look at web-based KM tools, then they are normally hosted in the companies’ intranet. Then, knowledge sharing tools that are an add-on might not be the right approach. external topics: integrate external news sources (RSS) / integrate external partners (e.g. creation of groups (teams / communities) which hosts discussions, documents and sharing of the above tools.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Thisfall will see theintroduction of Google Wave ,an open platform that integrates e-mail,IM, Twitter-type services, and to some extent blogs, into multimedia,flowing "conversations".

2009 46

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Digital Habitats

We were interested to hear about the development both because we are using a hosted version of the SMC as our “home base&# this iteration of the workshop, and because Howard’s project is a nice example of community technology stewardship. (Crossposted from my Full Circle Blog ).

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Read More » Webinar Recap: Foundations and Online Collaboration Joe Anderson in Influence 24 Jun 2010 Forum One hosted a webinar on June 23 on online collaboration for philanthropic organizations. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

2010 40

Deep conversation needed on BIG’s Ageing Better community platform. How about asking people in for a coffee?

Social Reporter

The issues are particularly important – as I’ve argued in more detail in this paper – because the knowledge-sharing and innovation challenges faced by the Ageing Better programme typify those of competitive, centralised, big-spend approaches. If the Treasury can host a discussion on How can we more actively share knowledge , BIG could host its own.

2014 143

Skype as a community platform

Digital Habitats

If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a handy example for illustrating some of the use and integration issues that we have to deal with and be able to talk about. If the host drops, the audio call ends for everyone.

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Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

We were interested to hear about the development both because we are using a hosted version of the SMC as our “home base&# this iteration of the workshop, and because Howard’s project is a nice example of community technology stewardship.

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

News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop released a major update to its hosted collaboration service, with a revised UI, an online file viewer, improved wiki navigaton, and more. " Formotus provides mobile device integration with SharePoint. Google's finding it hard going in the enterprise collaboration market, 3 years after the release of its hosted collaboration services. " Nordic River announced a partnership with, to integrate its document collaboration capabilities with Box.

2010 104

Cisco Expands Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy

Portals and KM

million registered hosts worldwide. Here Cisco is taking an integration and partnership strategy. In the lower right is Information Management where they have also adopted with same integration and partnership approach. There is also integrated calendaring and scheduling.

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Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was in Sydney for the fifth annual Intranets conference, hosted by Step Two. Many of the sessions were practically focused on how a specific organization was approaching their intranet, from a certain perspective – such as design, engagement, integration, etc. With pre-conference and post-conference activities added in, it was a full week! Some comments: Big Ideas.

2015 131

Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Earlier this week Lobbi , a new initiative promoting citizen engagement and action through social media, hosted a Downloading Democracy event in London. Why should politicians and officials engage in a system that may not integrate with the ones they already have in-house?

2013 192

SharePoint Conference 2009: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key themes for SharePoint 2010 are: (1) better developer story, (2) better Internet site capabilities, and (3) flexibility for on-premises or hosted SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 can host the Office Web apps, online variants of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. -

2009 156

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Tuesday in London I attended and participated in The Art of the Possible , a one-day conference hosted by Automated Intelligence and Microsoft UK, at the new Microsoft premises at Paddington. He talked about the Automated Intelligence approach to helping clients achieve this.

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Lotusphere 2011 - Some Notes from Afar

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM said it would help its business partners sell IBM social software products, and also train students to get ready for social business approaches. Given the replication model in Domino, it will support seamless internally-hosted and externally-hosted application access and integration.

2011 148

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

There are several alternatives to on premise: fully hosted, hosted supporting services (hybrid), and split domain (another hybrid). For this reason companies are moving to the “big bang” all at once approach to migration.   Issues that can slow things down: integration, security, SLAs, and legal terms. Then determine integration requirements. There are many vendors that can host mailboxes.

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News Updates (November 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint 2010 Beta Hosting. is negotiating with Microsoft about offering hosting services for the SharePoint 2010 beta. is currently in talks with Microsoft about offering a SharePoint 2010 Hosting beta to the public. We ended up collating the final handbook in Microsoft Word and using e-mail and tracked changes – which worked very efficiently but broke our collaborative approach in favour of getting the job done. Delivering SharePoint Success.

2009 109

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

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


“To assess, reconcile and coordinate the ‘social’ approach across a wide range of enterprise functions. To integrate internal social environments with closed communities with open communities and with public social channels and none-hosted communities in their markets.

2012 242

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Each of these communities want to be hosted. 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. Management Innovation eXchange.

Making social reporting an OpenBusiness

Social Reporter

The UKgovcamp event on Saturday gave me a chance to extend social reporting practice by making interviews, and hosting a session, an integral part of an open research and ideas-generation process within a project. It’s a nudge towards an OpenBusiness approach. It ties in with the approach we are also developing with IDeA on the Knowledge Hub.

2010 130

State of the Modern Meeting—from Blue Jeans

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conferencing Is Converging: Meeting owners are tiring of having to decide in advance whether a meeting will be an audio conference, video conference, or web conference, and are instead choosing converged conferencing solutions like Blue Jeans that integrate all of the above. Blue Jeans Network offers hosted meeting services.

2013 122

A new initiative supporting communities to develop digital assets

Social Reporter

The UK Government is wedded to implementing a digital-by-default approach to public service delivery, and is investing significant public funds in open and big data alongside cutting-edge technological innovation. There’s often a big gap between those working in innovative ways in communities to develop our physical assets of land and buildings, and those with the tech skills to use public data and online systems to develop local digital assets.

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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. Kick Apps White label hosted version. I wonder if this will be a dedicated feature available to most web hosts. approach !

2008 55

Web Oriented Architecture and SOA: Different Acronyms, Same Things

Green Chameleon

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a podcast with Dave Linthicum , noted speaker, author and entrepreneur in SOA and integration, about the rise of Web Oriented Architecture (WOA), and what it means to SOA. But still, WOA is service oriented architecture applied on a global scale: “If you look at the fundamental approaches and really what they’re trying to accomplish, they’re really both innate SOA and WOA,&# Dave said.

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. BT and Cisco on Hosted UC. TimeBridge and Box.

2009 127

Visit to Denmark; Thanks to IntraVision, DanNotes, and IBM Denmark

Michael Sampson - Currents

The seminar was hosted by IntraVision and DanNotes , and we used the IBM Lyngby facility for the day. This is where my “collaboration scenarios” based approach comes in. Some of the questions from the delegates were about specific technical approaches in using Connections, and some were about the human behaviors and disciplines required to make each of the scenarios work. Today I was in Copenhagen to present the Doing Business with IBM Connections public seminar.

Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Need a new architecture and approach. Platform is hosted on Media Tone Network. 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.,

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