Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Greg Reinacker ( @gregr ) from NewsGator and Stacy Wilson ( @stacylwilson ) from Eloquor Consulting. Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.]. Greg interjected again, and showed the community capabilities in NewsGator Social Sites; eg, enhancing the discussion capabilities in SharePoint, bookmarks, idea management]. Measurement approach. -.

Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. in 2010, more focused approach - to introduce Connections with the new personalized work place (a new standard laptop image). -. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles.

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Collaborative Thinking: Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform

Collaborative Thinking

» March 15, 2008 Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform Interesting case study of NewsGators SaaS-based offering. 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. With only three enterprise-class vendors in this space ( Attensa , KnowNow and NewsGator ), I remain amazed at how poorly large vendors (e.g.,

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I have been a fan of NewsGator for some time as they were my first RSS reader in early 2004 (see F inally, I’m Scanning the Web through NewsGator ). NewsGator has always been close to Microsoft as their RSS reader integrates with Outlook. NewsGator ?

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.

News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Another approach is to divide project duties between team locations so that tasks requiring frequent interaction are handled by team members with overlapping hours. Box.net added an integrated file viewer to its service, enabling users to view files in the browser without having to open the actual authoring application. " Newsgator Acquired Tomoye. Newsgator acquired Tomeye, to enhance its social networking capabilities in SharePoint. Don't Forget to Talk!!

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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. demonstration (SharePoint 2010 with NewsGator): -. With NewsGator, it will give a visual indication of the people who are interested in that tag. -. integrating LinkedIn with the profile part of The Hub. -.

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Jakob Nielsen Takes on Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

Thanks to J.B.Holston at Newsgator for pointing it out to me. which sort of captures his approach. One successful approach is to avoid advertising the new tools as new tools. Instead, simply integrate them into the existing intranet, so that users encounter them naturally.”

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What Difference A Year Doesn't Make: Lotus Connections & SharePoint

Collaborative Thinking

In his post, " Lotusphere 2009: What Might Have Been ", Guy articulates how IBM should have outlined a "surround and integrate" strategy for SharePoint. IBM has to do superior and native integration between Connections and Microsoft productivity tools and integrate with SharePoint as well. no Atom support) but obviously getting Attensa, KnowNow and NewsGator on board would help a lot. The partnerships illustrated three ways that vendors could integrate with SharePoint.

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Community Input: SharePoint 2010

Collaborative Thinking

Atlassian, NewsGator) whose products integrated into SharePoint in ways that alleviated some of the worst functionality (e.g., Burton Group research on enterprise social networking in 2008 found that organizations were tired of tool-by-tool approaches when it came to social tools (blogs, wikis, social networking). There are more integration points however, and a lot of cross-dependencies, and inability to really substitute components.

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Response to "SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools"

Michael Sampson - Currents

That is, it is a philosophical approach to work practice and information creation and dissemination, which can be supported to varying degrees through various tools. Eg, Thomas writes " The new approach is toward embracing the shift toward horizontal organizations, open sharing, self-organizing groups around subjects that matter to individuals as well as the organization. " partly addressed by NewsGator Social Suites.

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Exposing RSS/Atom feeds is one thing but will Cisco include a feed syndication platform within WebEx Connection (ala Attensa, NewsGator)? Integration. Will SharePoint integration include Web Parts (similar to what Awareness has done with its SaaS solution)? What about portlets for integrating WebEx Connect with other portal platforms? What about integration with Lotus Connections, Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Quickr?

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Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft Announces FeedSync But Its Strategy Remains Un-Syncd

Collaborative Thinking

But I wish Microsoft would fix some of the more basic gaps and glaring holes in how it is approaching XML feeds and feed syndication in general. This gap forced Microsoft to partner with NewsGator (i.e., Social Sites ), but even that integration does not eliminate the need for enterprise IT organizations to look at what Attensa , KnowNow and NewsGator offer themselves as complete feed syndication platforms.

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Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

The intersection between social networks and unified communications will form the basis for a hybrid approach perhaps best described as ???social Feed syndication platform vendors such as NewsGator and Attensa could play a partner role for larger vendors.

Collaborative Thinking: Of bread, butter, cheese, and mousetraps.

Collaborative Thinking

So a good way to look at it would be "these functions are as if my own internal IT team built them" If you take that approach - then you might be very happy to deploy these extensions and improve what Microsoft delivered out of the box. If CodePlex is not your "cup of tea" then you can look for third-party vendors that have integrated their social software tools with SharePoint. Socialtext , NewsGator and Atlassian ( Confluence wiki ) are examples.

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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. Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0 approach !

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More Thoughts On Social Presence

Collaborative Thinking

Any social presence platform would clearly need to include a policy management component that would integrate with security and identity management systems within an enterprise to support authentication, authorization and related demands (e.g. any social presence platform will need to be secure, integrate with existing infrastructure, and support some type of federation model for interoperability with the external world.

Collaborative Thinking: Info 2.0: Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and Enterprise Mashups

Collaborative Thinking

Webcast Notes (I assume that replay information will appear at the site): The Good Need to move way from rigid applications to a more free-flowing approach is correct (synergistic with emergence, user-generated content, architecture of participation and other trends re: Enterprise 2.0) Attensa, NewsGator or KnowNow). Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Its All About Protecting The Member?

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

Collaborative Thinking

Socialtext Traction Software TeamPage Twiki Open Source Social Bookmark Systems BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam IBM Lotus Connections dogear component Scuttle Open source Feed Syndication Platforms Attensa KnowNow NewsGator Social Network & Community Sites Typically offer a mix of user profiles, blogs, wikis, social networking, etc. At the beginning of 2007, our customers came looking with a more tool-centric approach, but interestingly most now come looking for a suite of solutions.

My Notes on Mike Gotta’s Reality 2.0: Getting Started with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

The domain specific vendors include: Jive, Telligent, Newsgator and others. They found three approaches – people to people, people to work, and people to organization but its work best when these three integrate. Need to be able to appeal to all generations and allow for greater integration across generations. Stories can be the best ROI, especially for potential of approach to get pilots going.

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Mike Gotta’s Reality 2.0: Getting Started with Enterprise Social Networking at Enterprise 2.0 Conference

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The domain specific vendors include: Jive, Telligent, Newsgator and others. They found three approaches – people to people, people to work, and people to organization but its work best when these three integrate. Need to be able to appeal to all generations and allow for greater integration across generations. Stories can be the best ROI, especially for potential of approach to get pilots going.

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Getting started with enterprise social networking :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

A good place to start might be some kind of internal directory or personal profiles, perhaps integrating with corporate Active Directory or LDAP systems. A good example of this is the way Newsgator produces recommendations of popular or relevant news feeds you might want to consume, based on what your colleagues are reading.

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