Portals or Content Service - The Future of Newspapers?

Green Chameleon

We have been hearing about the imminent collapse of the newspaper business for the past few years. The Boston Globe has taken the portal approach with Boston.com.

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. productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications).

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Is Oracle Beehive DBA(Dead Before Arrival)?

Michael Sampson - Currents

WebCenter Suite 11g received "significant enhancements" back in January , including in the collaboration area: " - Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g enables organizations to develop and deploy internal and external portals and websites, composite applications, mashups, and social and collaboration services all tightly integrated with enterprise applications. I haven't heard anything from Oracle in quite a while about Beehive, its next-generation collaboration suite.

Facebook as a Corporate Portal Platform

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Facebook as a Corporate Portal Platform? There are some definite limitations to Facebook as a portal. The inconsistent behavior and security profiles of different Facebook applications will be familiar to any portal developer struggling with third-party portlets or Web Parts. You can’t leverage instant messaging and VoIP, until you’re aware of the other resource’s existence. Business Model 2.0

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

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

eXo Announces Plans for eXo Release 4.0 and Codenvy

Portals and KM

They want it to be simple and affordable, as well as business centric. Features include: document management, portal, calendar, mobile capability, forums, answers, dashboards, wiki, spaces, tasks, and social networks in a cloud-based offering.

Rex's Thought Spot: Beyond Serendipity for Enterprise 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Social engineering, not in the IT security sense, or Machiavellian sense, but as a means to better focus and harness intellectual capital for specific business purposes. Borrowing heavily from facilitation techniques , these events are socially engineered to maximize business value.

The Art Of The Possible

Collaborative Thinking

Basically - Oracle knows the meta model of work, the meta data in work, the activities in work as they are expressed through all the applications and supported processes (Note: this is the wedge issue for Oracle and collaboration - collaboration in-flow of work - just wonder why its not leveraged more vs. Microsoft and IBM). Run through customers, business units, verticals (PeopleSoft, Retail). Get the portal, BI angle but portals are not a new concept in this regard.

Traditional Knowledge Management Systems - Adapt or Die


Yes, I am one of those folks who eventually worked for several different projects, throughout the years, dealing with deploying successfully specific KM and community building programs for various business units. And a couple of years later, Practitioner Portal was born.

The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Gartner Blog Network

John Tropea - Delicious Community

the business value of IT, open-source software… Read Full Bio. Families, communities, towns, cities, states, countries,corporations all respond to the need of individuals to feel protected, to leverage somebody else’s resources to their advantage, and indeed providing some of their in return. It requires intelligence to get a group of business people and Stanford developers over a weekend to think about ways to improve public services. Business Process Management Summit.

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Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 4)

Collaborative Thinking

Some strategists include content management, search, portal, and Enterprise 2.0 However, there are strongly related segments such as unified communications (a segment Cisco knows well), content management, search, portal and Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative applications provide tremendous business value. Cisco needs to identify (and promote) business models and related services to expand Cisco’s platform and solutions into a sustainable ecosystem.

Jackbe Offers Real-Time Intelligence

Portals and KM

JackBe has been in the mashup and application development business for some time and I have covered them on several occasions. John and Chris said what originally started as an enterprise mashup platform has now evolved into a real-time (business) intelligence platform.

Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Decision-makers can allow for exceptions from IT standards (if they exist) when there is unique business value offered by an embedded IM/presence capability. There is a standard for how organizations can leverage gateways to interoperate with public IM systems (e.g., They also expect integration with enterprise portals. A "platform" approach (cloud or on-premises or both) needs to handle a broad array of business requirements. Old habits die hard with this post.

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.

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Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

Interoperable, Open Architecture: Given the strategic focus on inter-company collaboration, Cisco plans to leverage open source, open protocols, and modernized methods of interoperability (e.g., SOA, Rest) to enable any device or application to leverage a consistent set of core of collaborative services. Infrastructure: At the lowest level, the Virtual Computing Environment effort would be leveraged here (compute, storage, and network).

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part1)

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco believes that the collaboration market is in transition – that there are structural changes in the market that opens the door for Cisco to leverage its assets (voice, video, and networking) in ways that will enable it to take a leadership position. Formulates strategies, adjusts its own business model(s), and arrays resources to capitalize on market opportunities created by those shifts. Capitalizing on video trends keeps Cisco on a necessary business trajectory.

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces. The prototype makes it easy to understand existing relationships between people in much the same way that traditional business intelligence systems help organizations understand data stored in their corporate systems.


Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and “Play”

Collaborative Thinking

As much as the industry talks about social business and the need for organizations to become more “people-centric”, our conversations too often focus on the merits of social applications and platforms. Instead, leadership teams should focus on complex business issues where the impact of payoff of these tools can transform the way work is done, as well as the desired outcome of those activities.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

Larry Bowden Added accelerators for portal (collaboration, learning, content, etc) Now focusing on industry accelerators (vs. general productivity etc) New dashboard builders (Cognos, etc) Seems like mashup technologies being positioned to re-energize portal interest. Demo: Lotus Connections integration with portal, ajax, atom integration; rich content in portal, can "tear away" portlet and video continues to run; drag and drop within portal (e.g.,

Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Solid business boost for Microsoft without doubt. Also, Microsofts ability to leverage the install base of people using Yahoo! Also, it would be interesting to explore the possibility of Microsoft leveraging del.ico.us

News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Breeze environment integrates an intranet, portal, and extranet and contains more than forty-plus business applications and processes that flow across 7 departments of an organization. Jive Social Business Software 3.0. of Clearspace, and renamed it the Social Business Software. " In addition to rolling out new features, Jive has gotten rid of the confusing Clearspace and Clearspace Community names for its products; now it’s all just Social Business Software.

Oracle's View On Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Andrew McAfee, Harvard Business School. Organizations would love to have healthy and vibrant cultures where communities thrive and people are passionate about business success - but that's often not the starting point for E2.0. The idea of shared business drivers is almost an anti-pattern between top-down/centralized goals of management and the more self-organizing, networked employee work model that E2.0 cannot -- it originates within the business.

SharePoint 2009 Conference: Morning Keynotes

Collaborative Thinking

Collaboration, analytics, social networking, content management, portal, workflow, etc etc. Business Connectivity Services (next generation of business data catalog). Note: so far, 45 minutes into keynote, not a single message that would be considered a message to a "business decision maker" - interesting. pitching to developers and support people in audience, no focus on business solutions, processes, etc (few side comments but nothing in-depth and compelling).

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. Metrics (that matter to the business, quantitative and qualititative). What does governance make good business sense? (1) 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we 2) Ability to leverage investments in technology and people across the entire business.

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.

News Updates (November 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The influence on business decisions by online communities is at its highest in three years. and leverages Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows. Drug Company Collaboration.

Collaborative Thinking: Organizational Effectiveness

Collaborative Thinking

Achieving tangible business benefits with social computing By collecting and sharing the knowledge scattered throughout departments, companies can better leverage this collective intelligence within the enterprise.


Why Lotusphere 2009 Is Important

Collaborative Thinking

There's no need to resurrect all the obvious and painful mistakes made by IBM as it attempted to "kill off" Lotus Notes and shift the install base over to a more portal-centric and J2EE-based platform architecture. Which evolved into a more business-centric "Workplace" theme. This era reflected IBM's portal-centric view to everything which ended up with a shot-gun wedding of sorts between the WebSphere and Lotus "tribes" within IBM.

Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Enables key business changes, around leveraging innovation, mobilizing people, improving business process, and societal intelligence. Alistair then made some comments on other areas: IBM WebSphere Portal provides a single platform to address many different business needs. I'm in Sydney this week, and it just so happened that IBM Lotus is running a breakfast session wih Alistair Rennie on IBM's Advanced Collaboration work.

News Updates (September 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM announced a new set of offerings to help clients build collaborative and connected business environments. IBM is also helping business people solve their own daily challenges through new mashup software and delivering new solutions for unified communications, mobile collaboration and portal communities. They include IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud, IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for Managed Blackberry, and IBM Converged Communications Services.

Collaborative Thinking: Thinking In Terms of "Literacy"

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


Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization

Collaborative Thinking

Business_IT_Alignment. Portals. Leveraging Employee Social Networks. Turns out that women, mid- to high-level executives, and members of the executive management, sales, and marketing functions are those most likely to build bridges, according to new research by Harvard Business Schools Adam Kleinbaum, Toby Stuart, and Michael Tushman. Collaborative Thinking. Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta. See how were connected. July 2008. Categories.

Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jessica - SmartCloud, works with business partners. Have a certification program for business partners around this. There is a lot of focus and effort across IBM, we'll keep on it. - (Jeanette) You need to make this a request for Business Partner day. May be able to leverage some of the work in Connections Mail. Just use SmartCloud for Social Business. A business partner in Germany, with lots of customers with Quickr on Domino.

News Updates (November 2-6, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Long catch-up post today, with news from last week while I was busy in Singapore. Microsoft reduced the price of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). " www.microsoft.com/online/business-productivity.mspx. 2 took the plunge into the business market, releasing a secure version of its e-mail search plug-in to let IT administrators give their employees an easy way to sift through content in their Microsoft Outlook inboxes.

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

IBM might have been a little slow to react to the UC market trend than Microsoft but sometimes being slow means you have the time to put together a framework that is flexible - it's worth putting aside some past assumptions and at least conduct the due diligence to check out IBM based on your needs to leverage current investments in Cisco, Avaya, etc. UC applications spread The next wave of UC will bring communications capabilities directly into business applications of all kinds.


Collaborative Thinking: Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time

Collaborative Thinking

Investments in human capital rise only when the risk to the core business model is self-evident (e.g., Intuitively, strategists recognize that personal contacts, casual conversations and informal information sharing (whether done face-to-face or digitally) can be a valuable, if not essential, business activity. offer business and IT leaders the opportunity to gain a better appreciation of how social interaction can become a valuable resource and a force of change (e.g.,

Collaborative Thinking: Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Collaborative Thinking

It also adds a lot of value to its Windows Live effort; leveraging NewsGators widget capabilities might be synergistic with Microsofts broader advertising directions.) NewsGators move to free is an interesting risk for a changing business.

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

Only when you address "change" across business, organizational and technology do you catalyze new work models and new ways of working. Business leaders often view social software through the lens of consumer market trends (e.g.,

Collaborative Thinking: Build Your Companys Receptor Capacity

Collaborative Thinking

Finally, pursuing a strategy around receptor capacity will force decision makers to appreciate (and leverage) the value generated from self-initiated, loosely coupled groups within a corporate structure.

Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Some strategists may be encouraged to leverage business interest in travel-related cost reduction as justification to pursue standardization efforts (e.g., Business Week: Companies curtailing travel budgets So far, travel bookings are holding up. Faced with rising fuel costs, airlines increased business- and first-class fares by 12.4