Atlassian Adds Team Calendars to Confluence

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlassian announced the addition of team calendars to Confluence , its enterprise wiki software: " Atlassian has introduced Team Calendars, a new add-on to Atlassian Confluence that helps product and project teams stay in sync.

AppFusions Integrates iRise® Visualization with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence

Portals and KM

Recently AppFusions announced a partnership with iRise ® , a provider of enterprise visualization solutions to allow for simulations of Atlassian JIRA and Confluence to speed enterprise software development. iRise Simulations for Confluence. With iRise for Confluence users can embed iRise visualizations directly within Confluence pages, enabling others to interact with and comment on live, working simulations without leaving the page.

Confluence 3.0 Released by Atlassian

Portals and KM

Prior to the release I spoke with Bill Arconati, Confluence Product Marketing Manager. I got a good background on the evolution of Altassian as well as preview of Confluence 3.0. As a disclosure, one of my business partners, Helix Commerce, is a Canadian reseller of Confluence but I have no direct Atlassian connection. In 2004 their wiki product, Confluence, was released. Confluence comes in both on-premise and hosted versions. With Confluence 3.0

Blog>> The Confluence of Human Resource and Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

I will be speaking to a group of HR professionals on the confluence of KM and HR ( webpage ). I am interested in the intersections of both business disciplines, and how one might support the other in better managing their organisation’s human capital.

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

Collaborative Thinking

While Confluence is popular, customers should be able to integrate other blog and wiki vendors as well(e.g., SharePoint Connector for Confluence - How We Did It A few months ago, we and Atlassian announced their SharePoint Connector for Confluence, which impressed both customers and analysts.

Blog>> KM Strategy for Small- & Medium-sized Businesses

Green Chameleon

Compared to large enterprises, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) lack the resources to implement large scale knowledge management projects. Here is my humble suggestion on how this “dream” could be formulated: “In order to strengthen our business performance, we want to network our knowledge workers, which will lead to better decision making and enabling innovation” Strategy.

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Clay Shirky on Institutions vs. Collaboration – Business 2.0


So I kept going along with my day and all of a sudden he goes and tweets back again the following tweet : "New blog post – Business 2.0 looking at business driving enterprise social software tools, rather than the other way round [link] " And the suspense was over!

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Dachis Group Social Business Technology Alliances

Social Abacus

Another week, another announcement: today, about our Social Business Technology Alliance program. With such a wide spectrum of social business needs, it's important to have the flexibility to solve the problem at hand and not shoe-horn an organization into an uncomfortable platform.

More Follow-up to Our Enterprise 2.0 Conference Panel on Twitter and Business Panel

Portals and KM

Conference on business uses of Twitter , How Twitter Changes Everything. Last Wednesday I posted the thoughts I shared at the session and some additional comments ( Thoughts on Twitter and Business for Enterprise 2.0 I should first add that our session was about Twitter as business tool and not about micro-blogging within the enterprise where issues like security are critical. Twitter, like Facebook is a consumer Web tool that has great business uses.

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How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#4 Your Customers Face New Problems, So Give Them New Solutions"

Michael Sampson - Currents

The January 19, 2009 edition of Fortune magazine features an article entitled "How to Manage Your Business in a Recession", authored by Geoff Colvin (pp.66-71). Collaboration tools that support people having discussions about overall marketplace trends and specific customer opportunities -- whether that’s a Confluence wiki, a persistent chat in Office Communications Server , Lotus Connections , Traction TeamPage , or the GroupSwim service (or.

How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#6 Focus on Capital - How You're Getting It and Where You're Using It"

Michael Sampson - Currents

The January 19, 2009 edition of Fortune magazine features an article entitled "How to Manage Your Business in a Recession", authored by Geoff Colvin (pp.66-71). One way of thinking about this is to look at the main areas of capital investment across your business, and analyze whether you are undertaking activities that other firms are better able to do, because that is core work for them.

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My App Gap Posts for January 2013

Portals and KM

The Business Tablet Landscape According to Forrester. Gliffy Provides Visualizations for Atlassian Confluence, JIRA and other Web Apps. The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for January 2013. There will be more posts in February. Where Should App Version Control Reside? SharePoint’s Potential is a Work in Progress.

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My App Gap Posts for June 2012

Portals and KM

Convo – The Evolution of Social Business Video. AppFusions Speeds Software Development Through Integration of iRise® Visualization with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence. The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for June. There will be more in July.

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My AppFusions Blog Posts for November and December 2012

Portals and KM

It is an “ongoing resource and viewpoint from AppFusions on the value of connecting business and engineering systems.”. Rising Business Complexity Underscores the Need for the Connected Enterprise. Gliffy Brings Visualizations to Atlassian Confluence, JIRA and the Web As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I am working with the  AppFusions  team on the re-launch of their blog,  Connecting the Enterprise --technologies and people daily.

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What is your tacit knowledge productivity premium?

Governance in a Networked World

I blogged elsewhere about the "death of the manual" [link] Over the past week or so I have been busy integrating our product suite into a Confluence Wiki platform. There are many levels that you can work with on the confluence wiki. Using it as a publishing space is no more difficult than browsing the web and writing in a word processor. The next level is working with the "plug-in" macros which in terms of complexity are not dissimilar to other Macro languages e.g. Excel.

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News Updates (November 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

They have working prototypes, for interoperability between SharePoint, Business Collaborator, BSCW, and SAP NetWeaver. - Cash for Clunkers: Confluence Edition. Atlassian is hunting for new customers for Confluence, its enterprise wiki solution, and is offering special pricing.

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News Updates (December 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

So, here we sit; a few months away from the launch of SharePoint 2010, a framework that offers so much more business functionality and impact. So now we’re going to beef it up… more flexible content management, better workflow, enhanced search and business intelligence. Confluence 3.1 of Confluence, with a variety of new enhancements. Eg, " Drag and Drop your attachments: The new Drag-and-Drop feature makes sharing files in Confluence a snap. Confluence blog.

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My App Gap Posts for June 2009

Portals and KM

Atlassian Announces Confluence 3.0. Caspio Provides Fast and Flexible Online Database Development for Business Users. Twitter as a Business Application Here are my App Gap posts for June. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in.

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SharePoint 2010 - Recent News

Michael Sampson - Currents

Moves blog and wiki content to SharePoint; supports Google Blogger, WordPress, Telligent, Confluence, and Wikimedia. He comments that he really likes articles from the Harvard Business Review on collaboration. - Metalogix released a migration tool for shifting blogs and wikis to SharePoint. Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Available immediately. -

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News Updates (June 23, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlassian Confluence 3.0. of Confluence, its enterprise wiki offering. Confluence 3.0 The macro browser exposes the macros in your Confluence site - charts, task lists, photo galleries, RSS feeds and more - through a point-and-click graphical interface. Confluence 3.0 TANDBERG released a new video conferencing solution for small and medium sized businesses. " PleaseTech PleaseReview v4 Preview.

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My New Role with AppFusions

Portals and KM

It is an “ongoing resource and viewpoint from AppFusions on the value of connecting business and engineering systems.”. These connectors can play a major role in realizing the great cross-system efficiencies and potential when bringing engineering and business systems together ( Enterprise 2.0 ). They believe, and I agree, that business information and process management should be handled by a collection of systems that make up an integrated whole.

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Defining Collaboration - 5. Collaboration Scenarios as a Way of Classifying Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

research firm: Google Docs, PleaseReview, Agilewords, SharePoint Document Library, Confluence Wiki. Confluence Wiki - document drafted as a wiki page not a Word document, everyone is invited to work on the wiki page, etc. This is the fifth post in a series about defining collaboration.

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IBM Connect 2013: Wednesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Kevin Cavanaugh, VP Strategy, Social Business and Nigel Beck, VP Business Development led the opening session. In addition, there is integration between Connections and Atlassian Confluence. You can create a Confluence page and it appears in the activity stream in Confluence. When I was developing training programs for businesses in the 80s, including IBM, I always tried to introduce a game aspect with simulation.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I plonked myself down in the front row, iPad at the ready, to listen to Daniel McPherson ( danmc ) talk about socialising the business with Sharepoint. Atlassian Confluence wiki karma.

My Fear for SAP #StreamWork: Too Special Purpose #12sprints

Michael Sampson - Currents

Give structure to discussions and create a collective view with business methods: When maneuvering in unexplored territories, use proven pre-configured, interactive business tools to brainstorm, strategize, build consensus, and drive fast decision-making.

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Rebooting the iMac. Some Items to Share

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlassian updated Confluence, its enterprise wiki , with enhanced editing and navigation support. Cisco released WebEx Meet , a free online meetings service for small businesses. My computer has 105 open tabs in Safari, and I need to restart it (which hasn't happened for. at least two weeks). here's some of those: Thinking about Collaboration Inside. Fredric writes about the emergence of the social intranet , and some of the challenges inside organizations.

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My Reviews of the Collaboration Platforms on the Recent Forrester Wave™

Portals and KM

Central Desktop is the only pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering with a focus on small and medium businesses, as well as enterprise departments.” Atlassian Announces Confluence 3.0. The Q3 2009 Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms by Rob Koplowitz is out. It found that “Microsoft and IBM Lotus led the pack based on the breadth of functionality in their offerings. Novell edged into the Leaders’ quadrant with its Teaming product.

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News Updates (January 20, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Version 7 of Windows Mobile may come in two editions: a Business Edition, and a Media edition. " An intriguing new rumor suggests that Windows Mobile 7 may come in two different flavors: a business version and a media version. Lots of news around Lotus.

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Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Governance in a Networked World

In fact it should not be a competition, but a confluence of the formal and informal, if successful transformation is to be achieved. Hence, as you can imagine, Kotter bringing the dual operating system to the attention of the business community was music to our ears. Really?

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Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

We have the over all process steps defined which we adapt for each client, but on paper the steps always look deceptively linear for a process which is emergent and in a dynamic business environment.  Investors want to know about factors that drive the business.

Stowe Boyd, The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is.

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

My obsession is social tools and their impact on media, business, and society. Working on longer format projects on social business, Sign up for the newsletter. He understands the confluence of human behavior and technology quite.

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Key Differences Between Social and Collaborative Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Blog About Contact 21 Days of Wiki Adoption Apple Atlassian better meetings Business Collaboration Collaborative Technology collective action Community Confluence Course Using Wiki Creativity Design & Branding Digital Democracy Digital Learning Enterprise 2.0

News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Businesses can create a customer support forum where solutions to problems come not only from the company support reps, but also from other users in the same situation. Then see, at a glance, when people are free or busy, and get meetings booked even faster. Zoho Discussions.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

HayStack “Haystack gives businesses the ability to build social networking capabilities into their websites, encouraging customers and sales reps to create more personal connections. Confluence - The Enterprise Wiki.

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News Updates (February 25, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

This personalized URL lets colleagues and friends see busy and available time-blocks on users' schedules so they know when the user is free to meet. also enables the option to set customized "business hours" to control availability time frames for potential meetings. This feature is especially useful for sales professionals who need to meet with prospects during regular business hours. " TimeBridge TimeBridge released a new service to simplify meeting scheduling.

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News Updates (November 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The same advice is in my SharePoint for Business White Paper (May 2007). Unaware of the increasing back-end complexity, they would then be more likely to leave bad reviews for those apps -- a potentially lethal blow for small businesses, say developers. Google thinks the time is right, due to the confluence of many trends. - Play to Learn. Phil recommends the use of a "sandbox" to encourage people and teams to consider new technology for collaboration. "

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Our applications range from corporate in-house collaboration to global user created networks. &# Central Desktop “Central Desktop provides simple project collaboration tools for business teams. Business or IT?

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IBM Plugging Holes In Connections/SharePoint Integration

Collaborative Thinking

Confluence, NewsGator, Telligent, etc) to augment SharePoint in an area where it was very deficient. . Of course, one can argue that the road to social computing solutions might be best pursued by not going through IT organizations but through the business side - but that's another discussion and blog post. Well-worth your time checking out the demo (just follow the link below).

Collaborative Thinking: Facebook on "60 Minutes"

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Integrating SharePoint And Confluence | Main | Will It Take A Youthquake To Re-Tool The Enterprise?

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. all i can tell you is that for each of us, there is a confluence, and to answer your question, that is what you must find." but they thanked raaf with deep bows, and flew off to look for the confluence of the streams. finally asherah said, in despair, "perhaps were flying too high, or were looking for the wrong thing; im no longer sure i would recognize the confluence if i saw it."

Collaborative Thinking: Google FeedServer

Collaborative Thinking

Connections Categories Attention Management AugmentedReality blogging Books BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment CiscoCollab Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

company of many business units, operational independence of business units, built through M&A, public company, global company, need to collaborate across diverse infrastructure. Business partner community essential.

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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Three Ways to Double the Value of Your Social Software

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Employees update their Confluence wiki, they blog on Movable Type and Yammer away. The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog A resource and viewpoint from Connectbeam on how social computing is changing the way we work. We cover the broader market and what we are doing at Connectbeam.

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