The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes


I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. Each of them placing the focus on the own key areas: KM on the processes and tools and Social Computing on the people themselves.

Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track". Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. Long-term ROI of social computing is helping information workers feel valued (e.g., Social Computing lowers the cost for sharing and organizing.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours


I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy


I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


most of the time around the area of Knowledge Management, collaboration, communities and social computing. My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist


The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Why Is Social Software So Important? challenges: fast workforce turnover since workers retire in 2 years - most people are under 30 so knowledge loss and issues with exchanging experiences.

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KMOL Interview - Luis Suarez on Knowledge Management and Social Computing


We covered a good number of different questions and all of them pretty relevant to some of the work I have been doing myself for a while in the area of KM, Collaboration, Communities and Social Computing.

TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

Green Chameleon

Notwithstanding the points raised in recent and past posts about hesitation, resistance and other various challenges to E2.0 One more piece of evidence that " organizations will have to realize … " is the recent announcement that Microsoft is testing, and may offer the corporate market, a Facebook-like application called TownSquare , a business-user-focused social networking application. And that re-tooling will consist largely of social computing capabilities.

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. Jive - we have a strong client base - we meet with them constantly to understand problems and challenges - we include clients in our development process - we produce many iterations to incorporate these changes from clients. Social Networking and Social Computing R&D for more).

Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy


So I am afraid you will have to head over there and watch Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges. where they both talked about social software and the business value they are both getting from making use of these social tools.

A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 1 (Off to the Next Challenge!)


And so we move forward into the next challenge on my quest of eventually giving up on e-mail at work. To such extent that I am already getting started with year 2 of my giving up on e-mail at work, and thought I would share with you a few words on what lies ahead for me as my next challenge.

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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Forrester Reports that Corporate Social Networks will Augment Strategic HR Strategies

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog A resource and viewpoint from Connectbeam on how social computing is changing the way we work. Zach offers a number of useful HR related applications for social networking applications in the report. and social networking.

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Gartner Reports that Big Data Challenges Go Beyond Managing Large Volumes of Data

Portals and KM

I went to a session on Big Data Analytics for Social Media at the recent Enterprise 2.0 The article begins buy noting that many IT leaders are managing "big data" challenges by focusing on the high volumes of information and properly covering the many other dimensions of information management. According to Gartner, this can leaving massive challenges to be addressed later. Big Data is certainly a hot topic.

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Intel Communities: IT@Intel Blog: Why Intel is investing in Social Computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Remember Me Search Home > Intel Communities > Open Port IT Community > IT@Intel > Blog > 2009 > February > 13 Up to Blog Posts in IT@Intel Previous Next IT@Intel Blog Currently Being Moderated 1 Why Intel is investing in Social Computing Posted by Laurie Buczek on Feb 13, 2009 10:37:38 AM In my post Testing Business Value in Social Networking I shared our results of extensive exploration to determine if there is value in adding professional networking for employee use.

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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Forget Social Strategy, Think Social Philosophy: Hippie 2.0


For Social Computing to sink in and be that critical and crucial part of the ins and outs within the corporate world we would ALL need to make that blunt move. For a successful adoption of social software within any business, it needs to be, right there, part of the company’s DNA.

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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web


world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

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Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival


Eventually, one of the biggest challenges for social networking within the enterprise is to be, basically, designed for virtual serendipity). Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants


Let’s see… How about Social Business is not something entirely new, we already knew about it from before. sharing further insights which mimic, almost too close, plenty of the main thinking behind Social Business from all along, even for Social Computing and Enterprise 2.0.

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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. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home


it can be quite a challenge, even more if you have to justify it to your co-workers located at the traditional office. That seems to be the right measure for me as to how much time I spend using social software tools every day.

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Gamers – A New Breed of Knowledge Workers in the Making?


It surely has changed my point of view to a point where I’m going to start challenging the corporate world I have been exposed to so far about finally demolishing that assumption that games are a total waste of time; specially in a working environment. I love TED Talks. Really.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload


capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 24 to 28 (Email Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die – The Presentation)


years now, where one day I decided to give up on corporate email altogether and, instead, make heavier use of social networking tools to collaborate and share knowledge with other fellow knowledge workers.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


how eventually change took place for the better, how content is no longer king explaining what some of its main challenges are at the moment and how building trust worthy, lasting connections, personal business relationships is the way to go, specially since your people are your company.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change – Isn’t It Obvious?


Changing people’s work habits and their own comfort zone seem to be amongst the biggest challenges altogether! Still, whether we like it or not, that’s where our main challenge lies ahead for us all. Well, may be. But then again, may be not!

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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch


In short, they would probably tell you about a new set of social tools that have transformed the Web as we know it making it much more open and participatory for everyone. To me, social computing within the enterprise is about everything, but the tools.

Reinventing Social Media – The People by David Armano


Well, I have just had one of those moments: Reinventing Social Media by David Armano. To get things started, he makes a great point that media is *not* social; people are. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Hippie2.

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The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business


movement and, as we come to prepare things already for 2011 and beyond, one cannot keep but continue reflecting about the real impact of Social Computing within the enterprise and how it is changing the way we think (and behave!) Or not… Welcome to Social Business!

The Social Enterprise and The Circular Economy


Social Networking / Computing or Social Business (In my case, Social Enterprise ). Delivering on the promise of social. I am not sure what you folks would think about it, but this key trait from the Social Web / Web 2.0

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How to Organise a Children’s Party – On Simplyfing Business Processes


There are plenty of people out there whom I continue to admire and respect a great deal over the course of the years; especially, those folks in the areas of Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Social Computing.

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Why Best Practices Don’t Work for Knowledge Work


Social Computing is no different! However, that’s typically not my answer to their amazement when confronted with the fact there aren’t any best practices for social software, and for knowledge work, in general.

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Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


Social Software Adoption, online Communities and Knowledge Management 2.0 , amongst several other topics. social behaviours, within a business context, has been phenomenal and judging by the growth of their internal Enterprise 2.0

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Dear Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Yers … Can We Please Move On?


Well, that’s been my computing environment for a while now (Already over the third year mark with my own MacBook Pro and counting!) that’s how the IBM Social Computing Guidelines have been brought to life , back in 2005, with their updated versions in 2008 and 2010.

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Gotta Share! – The Ultimate Conference Event Experience


Once again, like I have been doing for the last few years, I keep wondering whether events organisers would take into account some of these various different suggestions, helping us all progress further into what ( social) conferences should be like. Quite a challenge, I know!

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Enjoying a Disconnected Life in an Interconnected World


through the Social Web, there are plenty of times when you know you probably should disconnect a bit to look around and treasure those precious little moments that one gets to enjoy in life, specially when living through those tiny things that really matter.

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It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!


All of that thanks to social software tools! Where have I drawn the line myself (Specially seeing how most folks who know me seem to be perceiving how I seem to "live" out there, up in the clouds, on various social networks, when it is actually not the case)?

A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 19 to 23 (Breaking the Email Addiction)


But might social media ever win the war with email? I can certainly recommend folks have a read at Tony’s HBR piece, as I am sure that plenty of the tips he shares on breaking our email addiction could also be applied to taming that very same addiction leaning towards social networking.

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business


The clip itself starts off detailing what are some of the main challenges that every corporation faces today: Achieve more with less, reduce costs, improve efficiency, etc. It’s what the Social Web has managed to unleash and awaken from all of those years.

A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace – Wear Sunscreen


Usually, weekends, as most of you already know, are rather quiet over here in this blog and in most of my virtual social networking hang-out places.

Enterprise 2.0 vs. Social Business – The Final 2.0 Transformation


Of course, I am referring to the transition we are all, finally, making towards Social Business vs. just Enterprise 2.0. into purely a business related one with Social Business? Welcome to Social Business!! In Social Means Business my good friend, and 2.0

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