Ken Thompson's bioteams microblog

The Bumble Bee

You might not have noticed but a few weeks back I launched my bioteams microblog for short articles you can read in under a minute. I have been busy posting away each day and there are already lots of articles so please head over, check it out and let me know what you think.

Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!


Roll-up: Businesses Love Microblogging “, which is pretty close to another one shared by her the previous day under the title “? What’s Trending in Enterprise Microblogging? Yes, indeed, businesses love microblogging and, to be honest, I can’t blame them.

Microblogging In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

It was inevitable that Twitter-like services would emerge targeting a business audience. microblogging??? about how people foresee microblogging taking off within the enterprise ??? In fact, the other debate that will go on internally within enterprise organizations will be the overlap between microblogging tools and instant messaging tools that support group chat. A Myriad of Microblogging Options??? A Myriad of Microblogging Options???

Yammer Extends Its Enterprise Microblogging Offering with Communities

Portals and KM

Yammer was one of the first enterprise microblogging tools, and it continues to add features to extend the original concept of Twitter into an enterprise business application. There is a suggestion to keep things crisp but many business messages require more than 140 characters.

Collaborative Thinking: XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter)

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Bloggers Interview: Mike Rhodin, Lotusphere | Main | OLPC in NYC » February 04, 2008 XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter) Via Slashdot : Interesting article, follow the citation link for screen shots of the implementation. The example application that illustrate this article is a distributed Twitter-like microblogging platform.

Enterprise Microblogging or Micromessaging or Microsharing Readling List

Portals and KM

While these consumer web tools can be used by business people for public social networking, they lack the features for business applications. Traction Team Page has also recently incorporated microblogging into their wiki-based platform. We deliver briefings, strategy, research and best practices to maximize business effectiveness, along with soup-to-nuts program development and training.”

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Think about how perhaps you could achieve that very same goal through the use of a blog post, or a microblog entry, or a wiki page, or just an activity. Open Business

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Review of Business Goes Virtual

Portals and KM

I recently received a review copy of Business Goes Virtual: Realizing the Value of Collaboration, Social and Virtual Strategies by John P. The book examines four virtual business strategies that are showing promise.

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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


I am thrilled to announce that Luis Suarez is joining my team as Lead Social Business Enabler for w3 and www Connections. Luis will be an excellent champion for the CIO office as he helps to communicate our direction of becoming a truly social business and what it takes to get there.

2013 262

Igloo Offers Comprehensive Platform for Social Business

Portals and KM

Igloo provides a full featured SaaS solution for social business that bridges internal and external collaboration and networking. It combines the file sharing capabilities of traditional intranets with the collaboration capabilities of a social business platform.

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Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership


Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. are helping provoke the necessary changes of how we conduct business nowadays.

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business


In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills


And then people keep telling me that they don’t see the business value of using Status Updates, Activity Streams, Microblogging , Microsharing or whatever other fancy term to go along with one of my favourite quotes as of late: “ narrate your work; it will make you smarter.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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Social Analytics: Another Front For Business Intelligence

Collaborative Thinking

Finally - I do like the term "social business intelligence" - but for it to become widely adopted - other vendors need to leverage the concept - I could see someone like Attensity Group , Attensa's StreamServer (the company seems to be recasting itself), SAP , etc leveraging the idea for instance. Socialcast Introduces Social Business Intelligence®: The First Suite of Real-Time Enterprise Microblogging Analytics. While my core coverage is social computing (e.g.,

Does Social Business Help or Hinder Findability?

Michael Sampson - Currents

and social business tools become mainstream: " For me being a Linked Enterprise Data enthusiast I would bet a coin or two on that pragmatic way of bridge different data sets and uses. The widely used mix of Yammer and Sharepoint, which makes sense because microblogging eases the pain to get cross talk compared to document-sharing which is the upbringing of the Sharepoint platform. Fredric contemplates if fundability will suffer as Enterprise 2.0

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Interactions 2012 - Inside the Social Business - Lee Bryant #iic @leebryant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lee Bryant from Dachis Group is talking about social business. key capabilities of new social platforms - profiles, social network, microblogging, activity streams, collaboration and discussion spaces, idea crowdsourcing, anytime / any device. there's a range of results about the business gains possible with enterprise social media. social business isn't just about collaboration - it's about making people more productive.

2012 117

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?


IBM is going BIG with Social Business and to kick things off, as part of the IBM Centennial celebrations , the Smarter Planet initiative, last week’s Lotusphere event (With its main theme Get Social. Building the Social Business of the Future.

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Notes on Tuesday's Keynote on Becoming a Social Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

Impact of social technologies in business. Have seen adoption increasing - blogs, wikis, microblogging. Which drives the most business benefit? Hard business benefits. These tools connect with other parts of the business. Becoming a social business requires a cultural shift. Become a social business. Found that many were existing business risks. Had to do new technology and business processes to make this work out.

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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.

Deconstructing the Business Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteTalk Enterprise Jobwire About Subscribe Contact Advertise RSS RWW Daily by Email RSS RWW Weekly Wrap-up Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives Deconstructing the Business Social Network Written by Bernard Lunn / November 20, 2007 11:46 PM / 10 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » I am the wrong age for Facebook or MySpace. My online social/business network happens to be WordPress + PageFlakes.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

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Making the Twitter Backbone Usable - CoTweet

Evolving Web

People keep talking about making Twitter work for business, but for me it was missing any way to include it into a company’s workflow. This is an instant quantum leap in Twitter usability for business. My longstanding complaint about using Twitter for any business purpose was simply that Tweets were inherently unmanageable. Technorati Tags: cotweet , twitter , microblogging , management Blogged in the Alaska Air Board Room, Sea-Tac Airport.

A twitter tips post that makes sense

Endless Knots

Thanks to Stowe Boyd via Twitter, of course, this excellent post about how street vendors use microblogging to pull traffic, literally, to their carts. Very clever and nice work, Ann Handley, author of " Tweetable Eats: What Street Vendors Can Teach Businesses About Twitter." " Twitter Web 2.0

More on Enterprise Micro-messaging - Yammer and

Portals and KM

microblogging solution (see - Bringing Micro-messaging to Enterprise 2.0 - QikCom). This second post provided a nice comparison between these two microblogging tools.   Mashable got into the conversation with the post - Is the Enterprise Ready for Microblogging Tools like Twitter? Aaron Strout and Joe Cascio provide details on each benefit, as well as a link to Business Week on How Companies Use Twitter to Bolster Their Brands

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How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time


owork ) that have always been highlighted as perhaps some of the major key benefits from using social networking tools for business in a corporate environment.

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Socialcast Adds Sharepoint and Outlook Integration, New Features, and Enhanced Metrics

Portals and KM

Socialcast was one of the first enterprise microblogging providers (see 2008 post: Socialcast Brings Twitter Style Functionality into the Enterprise ) and I have covered them several times since that first post (e.g.,

Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email


And that’s why I thought about perhaps putting together this article today, where I could share with you folks a few other insights on how microblogging is changing the way we do business nowadays. It’s your business.

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Social Learning: Learning Never Ends…


We talked as well about a good number of other business benefits of using social tools that I have been mentioning over here over the course of time; and one of those benefits is, without any doubt, that one of Learning , specially the concept of Informal (Social) Learning.

Is Multitasking Bad for the Brain?


Have you had a chance to go and read through Peter Bregman ’s Harvard Business Review article under the title " How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking? " You are probably not going to believe it, but microblogging (Or microsharing, whatever term you would prefer to use).

2010 260

NewsGator Ramps Up Activity Streams and Analytics and Becomes Gets More Mobile and

Portals and KM

The features center around a sophisticated microblogging suite to provide a focused activity stream that goes across applications. The enhanced microblogging features are also part of the desktop version of Social Sites 3.1

Good on Employees for Not Mingling

Michael Sampson - Currents

The promise of a successful ESN deployment is appealing to businesses: implement a Facebook- and Twitter-like system for your workplace, with employee profiles, activity streams, document sharing, groups, discussion forums and microblogging, and watch employee collaboration bloom. This dual dynamic drives all of us who are involved in social business, collaboration tools, and new ways of working … irrespective of specific toolset … to prove the value within a given firm.

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Novell Pulse Brings Real-time Collaboration to Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

I asked Andy about microblogging and he said they have merged blogging and microblogging by allowing messages to start small but expand beyond the usual limits imposed on microblogging. He mentioned that many business messages often relate to documents and need to go beyond tweets.

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An Enterprise Social Media Platform Feature List

Web Social Architecture

The idea is that functionality for user participation across every owned venue should draw upon a central system, enabling a multifaceted approach to CRM, data analysis, reporting—and ultimately leveraging distributed corporate efforts to generate enterprise business intelligence. User data can provide the connective link among multiple social networking implementations (personal, business group).

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


You can grab the episode itself from the following link and start playing it right away… Lots of golden nuggets in there, including a lovely discussion on how microblogging helps drive business value within organisations.

My Favorite Tweets for April 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

or Social Business [link]. RT @ outstart : RT @ bduperrin : Corporate Microblogging Helps Employees Migrate Work Conversations Online - [link]. RT @ outstart : RT @ bduperrin : Corporate Microblogging Helps Employees Migrate Work Conversations Online - [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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Enterprise Social Networks Fail Without the Proper Approach—a Roadmap is Needed

Michael Sampson - Currents

ESN software can help organizations by boosting information-sharing among employees and improving cross-departmental collaboration, among other benefits, but missteps in planning and execution abound, according to the Altimeter Group study “Making the Business Case for Enterprise Social Networking.”.

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Forrester on Enterprise 2.0 for KM Professionals

Portals and KM

Within the enterprise you need to adopt tools that were designed for business use within the enterprise. Some of these tools can be cloud based but they also need to be business based. They picked the same 11 technologies studied in the vendor report: blogs, forums, mashups, microblogs, podcasts, prediction markets, RSS, social bookmarks, social networks, widgets, and wikis and offered the same conclusions about the tools. technology will improve the business, but not.

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News Updates (February 3, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the next several years, most companies will be building out internal social networks and/or allowing business use of personal social network accounts. In this day and age, it's simply a smarter way of going about our business." Gartner on Social Media at Work.

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Enterprise Twitter: Clarity Amid The Hype

Collaborative Thinking

In a business setting, the signal is tied to the user's real-world identity, derived from their company directory entry and business activities. Microblogging helps discover the interesting people, and the links to rich work-context profiles reveal more about what the person does and what they know. Enterprise microblogging allows users to share links to private content, and to share private discussion about public content.

More from Forrester on the Future of Enterprise 2.0 Technologies

Portals and KM

They focused on technologies considered most appropriate for employee collaboration and included 11 technologies: blogs, forums, mashups, microblogs, podcasts, prediction markets, RSS, social bookmarks, social networks, widgets, and wikis. Some were just starting on their journey (microblogs), others had reached their high point (podcasts and forums) but none were on their way down. Broader platforms like Traction make use of blogs, wikis, forums, and, most recently microblogging.

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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. NewsGator released a white paper on microblogging in the enterprise. This NewsGator whitepaper will provide you with valuable information and insight into microblogging in the enterprise. Play to Learn.

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Social Media in the Inc. 500: 2007 - 2009

Portals and KM

This research shows that social media continues to penetrate parts of the business world at a fast rate. The addition of Twitter (considered by respondents to be both a microblogging site and a social networking site) in the latest study shows that 52% of the Inc. 500 companies are already using this tool for their business. 500 reported social media was “very important” to their business/marketing strategy and 91% of the Inc.

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