Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

They have developed a social computing solution to allow for user input to go with travel. (I I think this is great that they are including social computing components. I think there are markets for each of the three approaches on this panel. (I Social Networking and Social Computing R&D for more). nGenera - we run user forums for new ideas - we are looking at how enterprise computing is going to change.

Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours


Instead, a long while ago I have made the transition into what some people have been calling work life integration, where one of key words / concepts that has started making the rounds in the last few years, that is, flexibility, is gaining more and more importance and relevance as we move forward.

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!).

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. Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we reducing duplication of effort around social computing initiatives. (3) Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.].

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

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My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #9


Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Knowledge Tools Life Productivity Tools Social Computing Tools and Gadgets Work Life Integration iPad #elsuapps ipad

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?


And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus. Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search? Forget the social technologies at play and focus on living social.

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[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators


They are an extension of myself and the bunch of various social networks I hang out with. the* major drivers of social software adoption within the enterprise. That’s the main reason why both communities and these social tools are here to stay. and Social Software Adoption.

KMers – Let Go of Control: Encourage and Monitor


Earlier on today, on my blog post around 10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Organisations I was eventually sharing a number of different arguments as to why social computing within the enterprise is a worth while effort to pursue further.

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2014, The Year That Was


Spent vast majority of the time reflecting on what I wanted to do next, whether it was working for another vendor in the Social Business & Enterprise Social Networking space, or work for an international business, or work at a startup or, eventually, set up my own business.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Telligent is an enterprise collaboration and community software company that offers a social software suite for both public and internal-facing online communities. Telligent has correctly recognized this and designed for integration.

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. Social Media Platform ). However, I also said, picking up from Puneet Gupta, that Facebook can play a role in the enterprise when it is used appropriately as a social networking vehicle.

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Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Integrity – establish, maintain, and promote core values; be fair, honest, and responsible. Do what is right – logically, financially, morally, ethically, and environmentally – with decency, integrity, and fairness. The Five Competencies Framework - The first tool in this guide explains how to apply the Five Competencies approach, and therefore serves as a starting point for readers, to help establish clear rationale and entry points for using this toolkit.

Building networks, Selling KM, Meetings as KM behaviors, IBM in a KM shift, Super Crunchers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If so, approach its leader about expanding it to include your topic. You can use Social Network Analysis to identify people who are linked but who may not be part of a formal community. Absolutely - the reality is that we compete for the attention of our executives against the best of the best, from the well-groomed and trained McKinseys, through to squadrons of business-consultant trained systems integrators. The more we use social tools, the shorter our meetings can be.

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Community Input: SharePoint 2010

Collaborative Thinking

However, the market responded negatively to the social tools included within MOSS 2007. IBM, Jive) delivered social platforms that were far superior to what was delivered out-of-the-box by Microsoft. Atlassian, NewsGator) whose products integrated into SharePoint in ways that alleviated some of the worst functionality (e.g., wikis and communities) filled gaps in social tooling. social networking) as a component in their overall collaboration strategy.

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Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While initially identified as a social bookmark system for the enterprise (an "internal delicious"), the company has done a credible job of expanding the conversation beyond a tooling discussion. You might avoid some messy integration and user adoption issues down the road. .

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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. In fact, during Lotusphere 2008, I laid out such a scenario as part of the ongoing battle between IBM and Microsoft: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match. IBM can use Connections to compete with Microsoft by changing the focus to social computing rather than collaboration and content.

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Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

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. social computing functionality as in connecting to friends, apply tags, rating (like), commenting on the above tools. In the end, this approach might lead to more efficient and effective knowledge sharing within an organisation.

WebCenter Vision and Strategy Session

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Oracle OpenWorld presentation - only took notes on the social and collaboration aspects of the session. Bring social computing into portal to solve this problem. and portals: integrated multi-channel user interaction environment, unified access to tools, information, etc. Same environment for work and social, facilitate common access and transact activities. Wish there was more consistent use of terminology - social computing, social services, Web 2.0,

Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Traditionally, KM was more often than not a top-down driven approach. People are inherently curious for more based on their interest: a) Social media allows us to discover new content which is shared by our peers, friends, etc. b) Social computing empowers people to access information that is related to their interests and scope of work. The success of social networking confirms the trend to more people-centric knowledge sharing.

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work


And, typically, after an initial round of conversations, I would work with clients based on two distinctively different contexts: A customer may have recently purchased a particular Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week Thomas Vander Wal trashed SharePoint as an enterprise social computing platform in a blog post entitled SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools. or social computing area, it’s not Microsoft’s fault. 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. Pillar 5 (social engagement).

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Intelligent Learning Extended Organization (IntelLEO) project progress

Taming the spaces

inclined people and the solutions will come from social software developments. PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES FOR INTELLEO. Tools for Social Networking in Learning-Knowledge Construction. Ontology-based approaches to context modelling. The Latest Trends in KM: Social Computing and Beyond. ICT ARCHITECTURAL AND INTEGRATION ASPECTS. Software Development and Integration.

Is SharePoint "Worth It" as a Collaboration Tool? - Joe Shepley

Michael Sampson - Currents

To answer this, we need first to compare SharePoint to the other options out there for enterprise collaboration, i.e., best-of-breed, purpose-built social computing platforms, like Jive, Lotus Connections or Socialtext. There's a case that could be made for switching the two parts of Joe's approach - starting with an understanding of what kind of collaboration the organization needs, and then comparing and contrasting the different tools.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really. It’s an integral part of who we are.

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What is Next for Desktop Productivity Tools?

Portals and KM

These evolving productivity tools will help enterprises transform to a fit-to-purpose approach to productivity, establishing the foundation for the next wave of productivity that's focused on aligning tools with employee needs. In the words of the report, “ The next wave of  productivity will see today’s innovations dissolve into expected features, creating integrated touch points for content-related activities tailored to fit a business purpose or workforce segment.”.

Imagine an Island and Then … Come Along! Welcome Back!


Over the last few weeks I have been on the road for a few times, talking to customers about Social Computing within the Enterprise, Social Software Adoption, KM, Collaboration and a bunch of other subjects.

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TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

I have covered TIBCO before (see:  TIBCO Spotfire Brings Self-Service Data Analysis to the Enterprise with a Social Twist ). Recently I spoke with Ram Menon, TIBCO President of Social Computing about their upgraded social business offering.

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Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 3). & Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. While a lot of my research agenda and client interactions focused on collaboration and Enterprise 2.0 / social software during 2009, the most sizeable amount of time and energy for me this year was spent on social media, social networking, and social analytics (externally as well as internally). Social Media. One Way To Look At Social Computing.

Conference Notes - Day 1 of New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Daniel MacPherson from zevenseans spoke about social computing in SharePoint 2010, and some pointers on adoption. Mark Orange ( KnowledgeCue ) and Dave Livesey ( WaveAdept ) spoke about the viability of cloud computing services. Milan Gross from Synergy Corporate Technologies (Australia) presented on the integration between Visio and SharePoint. I was interested to listen to the approach they took, and to hear their story on user adoption.

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Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shaw, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. His current focus is on understanding and measuring business value of social computing within the enterprise.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 4)

Collaborative Thinking

blogs, wikis, tags, bookmarks, communities, and social networking). As Cisco moves more broadly into social computing (e.g., social networking), a more clear strategy as to where Cisco is going with identity needs to come through more strongly. The intersect between identity and social networking is critical to understand (e.g., relationships, social identity, social roles). social network analysis - albeit Pulse does SNA at its own level).

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Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. His current focus is on understanding and measuring business value of social computing within the enterprise.

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month’s Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. His current focus is on understanding and measuring business value of social computing within the enterprise.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

So I was very pleased to see that they have greatly expanded their offering beyond RSS to a comprehensive suite of social networking tools. NewsGator has always been close to Microsoft as their RSS reader integrates with Outlook.

Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 Most organizations are not comfortable with this approach. program, they only seem to be changing their approach to communities).

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social Networking goes mainstream I was recently asked by a buddy to name off some social networking platforms that could be branded or changed as needed (that’s where that term ‘white label’ has come from). Web Crossing Social networking and collaboration suite.

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Forrester's Leslie Owens Covers Enterprise Search

Portals and KM

The Forum explored what the “current demand for more portable, social workplace experiences means for your workplace strategy.” It shared the “latest trends in technology adoption and how firms forge better business outcomes from a more mobile, social, and virtual workforce.” You know all about the participants who engage in conversations within the enterprise social media platforms. With social computing inside the enterprise the expectation is transparency.

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The Two Cisco's.

Collaborative Thinking

to be better aligned with the more consumer-centric, social media-focused EOS group(s). Eos was not mentioned at the Cisco Collaboration Summit and suddenly it is at the center of a social media social networking storyline that has consumer and enterprise implications. That said, this theme aligns perfectly with a recent report (see below) Alice Wang and I authored on social media and social networking that addressed similar issues (e.g.,

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of my most popular index lists is the list of companies that provide White Label Social Networking solutions , in fact there’s over 60 in that space. These tools may have social networking features, that’s optional, but should certainly scale to it.

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Circling Around To KM

Collaborative Thinking

Because there's no mention of blogs, wikis, social networks, Enterprise 2.0 It began with search and content management systems, then portals, and now it's rooted in social software (if one limits social software to blogs, wikis, tags/bookmarks, feeds and social networking). Some of the latest blog and twitter conversation threads on KM vs. social computing or KM vs. Enterprise 2.0 or KM vs. social-anything miss that subtle point.

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Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Many individuals speak of collaboration as if it is a single business process or approach to communication and networking. Much of this attitude stems from the popularized viral adoption of social computing Web 2.0 There is of course some need for integration/overlap.

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