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Business Engagement and Adoption Problems in SAP Land

Michael Sampson - Currents

Les writes about how not to roll out a new system or process : Last week it was reported that Avon … had abandoned a $125 million SAP system. So does this mean that installing large-scale systems and processes, whether from SAP, IBM, Oracle or any other provider, is a bad thing, a waste of everyone’s time? Over on Inc.,

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NetBase Partners with SAP Expanding Social Media Analysis Across the Enterprise

Portals and KM

This is exactly what NetBase is doing through its reseller relationship and collaboration with SAP.     

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs.

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IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.  I can remember when it was fresh and new. 

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SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” Award to TWeather

Portals and KM

Darwin Eocsystems’ technology is back in the business of winning awards. This time Tweathe r received “SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” awar d.

Social Networking at Work: A Business Revolution, or a Ruse? Knowledge@Wharton

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Knowledge@Wharton web site recently asked whether business-centric social networking is a revolution, or a ruse? The author asserts that many of the trials of social networking in business are being undertaken by technology companies. - But will it work? And is it worth it? billion by 2014. Expectations far outtrack the reality.

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Open Text Adds Social Media, More Web 2.0 Features, and SAP Integration

Portals and KM

organizations to intelligently manage and deliver a broad set of corporate information to users over the Web, and features extensive usability upgrades, a new technology foundation, and deeper and more comprehensive integration with the Open Text ECM Suite and the SAP NetWeaver¿ Portal component.? s Web Content Management (WCM) software.

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Now they are expanding beyond SharePoint to other systems of record that tie in with an expanded sets of business process.  

Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

The Bumble Bee

They are Simulate from Forio and Crystal Dashboard Design (formerly known as xcelsius) from SAP. Business SimulationHere's the lowdown.

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business.  

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Three Elements You Need for Successful Creation Spaces - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Buy it now » Guide to Better Business Writing One-third of professionals write poorly. Dont be one of them. No ad hominem attacks.


An Update on the Online Community Unconference 2013 #OCU2013

Online Community Strategy

Community Management Conferences Online Business Online Community ocu2013 unconference Autodesk. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Brandle.

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The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Building and hosting the network creates a business asset that is generative in value if managed properly. Stakes. So, what’s at stake?

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How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Executive Competencies Assessment Tool Assess Your Business Leadership Skills with the Councils new benchmarking tool. Through its Global Business Services group, P&G is deploying an intranet that allows users to create value beyond their usual circles. Get Google Enterprise Search for your business information. platform.


Join me at SAP in Palo Alto for a talk on Social Media and Influencers

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I’m spending the day with SAP on the 26th. One of cool things they do are the SAP Salon events which are open to the public talks. …This session will provide a business explanation of what Social Media is, why it matters to a business and most importantly how to operationalize it in a global business environment.


Social Analytics: Another Front For Business Intelligence

Collaborative Thinking

I would expect other players to consider similar moves - although they may partner with vendors like SAP who provide social analytics. Socialcast Introduces Social Business Intelligence®: The First Suite of Real-Time Enterprise Microblogging Analytics. While my core coverage is social computing (e.g., HIGHLIGHTS AND FEATURES.

How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

Portals and KM

The New York Times ran a story, When There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Information , by Steve Lohr, that covered some of the value of using data to help with business decisions. The drive to help companies find meaningful patterns in the vast amounts of content has created a fast-growing business intelligence (BI) industry.

From Email to Basic Collaboration to Results-Oriented Work « The Decision Factor Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

A fresh perspective on business analytics. It’s not endorsed by SAP nor does it constitute an official communication of SAP.

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Share2011 - Keynote: Looking at the Business Solutions of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online (Jerry Smith, Microsoft)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points from Jerry's talk: - SharePoint is a $2 billion business. Another area of focus is on linking SharePoint with business applications.


Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM platform for social business - enabling "systems of engagement" solutions. We should be selling business outcomes. -. A "social business" - need to use it to attract new talent, and various other outcomes. Want to take the Activity Stream and turn it into a Business Stream. Can approve an SAP workflow item. -.

My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 2011

Portals and KM

Gameification: How 'Kids' Games Transform Business [link]. SAP pays $3.4 Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. vPsc3L.

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Bridging Employee to Customer engagement: Today many companies already have a "business relationship" with Facebook via their companys Facebook Page.

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All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

The Bumble Bee

This wastes time and saps the energy of the other participants. I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 1 is that everybody gets to speak. and waste the meeting. Some ignore it.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

Alistar came back and started about social business. He defines social business as an application of social tools to business processes.

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The 2011 State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The conversation is no longer primarily about technology but about doing business effectively in a new communications environment.

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Thoughts on Conversation: Enterprise 2.0 Workshop at Somesso 09

Evolving Web

Somesso is an Enterprise 2.0 / business social media firm based in Switzerland. for the Finance Industry in Zurich. University.

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Recruiting on Social Media is more than LinkedIn

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The SAP LinkedIn Careers tab gives an overview of the recruiting functionality on LinkedIn. It features jobs that are matches for your profile, shows your network connections to SAP, a quote from an employee about working there and insight into the people and life at SAP. It’s resource-intensive to onboard a new employee.

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The State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Community Roundtable A peer network for community managers and social media practitioners. WordPress Admin.

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An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Ideation Communities

Ant's Eyeview Blog

While marketing may be ready to gather customer ideas to demonstrate that they are listening, product development and operations must be ready to act on ideas that are both popular with customers and align with the company’s business objectives. Collecting product and services ideas from your customers is a great idea, right? AEV Blog

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The social process | Web 2.0 and business process management

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

” The impact on process Aviva is also an organisation that is further down the road of business process management than most. to business processes promises to have just as evolutionary an impact as it does in the realm of knowledge management, if not greater, says Redshaw. In these two cases, we see so-called Web 2.0 ’?

The Business Case for In-house Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

What they envision are in-house networks that, by pooling thinking and creativity, contribute new ideas: A promise of a well-oiled social network inside a business is that “it will create new value,” says Matt Greeley, CEO of, a developer of innovation management and collaborative tools. The debate is that sharp.

My App Gap Posts for September 2012

Portals and KM

IBM Acquires Kenexa To Support Social Business Initiatives. SAP “Big Data Startup of the Year Award” Goes to TWeather 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 September. There will be more in October.

What did Da Vinci know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

My post on “ What did Einstein know about KM ” last week seemed to go down well, so I have continued my search for KM musings from great figures.


Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. 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.


Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Licensed Community Insights from IBM Research, to provide paths of action for community leaders to increase adoption and business value. - For linking to business processes, integrating SAP worklist items in the Activity Stream. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1.


My Favorite Tweets for November 16 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @webtechman : Gratitude As A Business Strategy [link] RT @franciscojsaez. via @dpontefract : "SAP to buy social networking company Jive?" 5 Top Challenges of Integrating Social Media Data w Business Applications [link]. I spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. link]. link]. Source: [link].

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Clearstep Business Community : Whats your Governance Model Look Like.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Issue at SAP is that were not so good at being out in the open, highly politicized environment. Welcome, Guest L ogin R egister Username: Password: (?) im interested in hearing about Governance Models at organizations. How are you organized, who manages Social Media initiatives, how do you escalate and problem solve when issues arise?

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

First edition of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Full size copy and edition two here. ”). So where is this Metamovement going?

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this vision they should be free of corporate heavy-handedness or even immediate business requirements, thereby allowed to grow organically and naturally to fruition without the chill of censorship or excessive expectation. Push tool-first discussions into a business direction quickly but firmly and keep it concrete and practical.

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Talking about Mobility - a Briefing Paper by Martin White

Michael Sampson - Currents

What is currently driving application development is access to business intelligence applications, where speed of decision and productivity gain are almost measureable and provide a convincing RoI for investment. Intranet managers need to take a view on strategy and tactics very quickly indeed. Link: Enterprise Information Mobility.