2014, The Year That Was


2014 is one of those years that I will be remembering for a good number of different reasons (good and bad, in equal terms), but, mainly, because, if anything, it has been a year of change for myself, both on a professional and personal levels. The business world changes around you.

2014 206

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Long gone are the years where I spent one of the most unforgettable years on a physical assignment in Dublin helping out with the migration of the Help Center from Zoetermeer, NL, to Dublin itself. IBM Learning Life Metablogging Social Enterprise Work Life Integration Hippie2.0Whoahh!

2012 182

The Changing Enterprise

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Changing Enterprise by Shiv Singh January 21, 2008 at 8:30 am · Filed under Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 That level of integration and use of the web is sooo much more powerful than it was just a few short years ago. Anita Campbell : Good marketing to help Coghead migrate over.

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5) | Main | Open Text Embraces Enterprise 2.0: Post-Publication Collaboration » Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5) This is Part 4 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. Power is the chief means to social change. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

2012 75

The AppGap » Connectbeam Offers New Social Networking Application Integration Possibilities : News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connectbeam Offers New Social Networking Application Integration Possibilities by Bill Ives April 28, 2008 at 8:07 am · Filed under Reviews Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Puneet Gupta, CEO of Connectbeam. We saw a demonstration of Connectbeam integration with Sharepoint.

NetDocuments and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

There is a growing ecosystem of add-on tools for Office 365, for tasks such as initial migration, ongoing management, delegated administration, backup email flow, and security and compliance, among others. The integration incorporates NetDocuments’ security and information governance initiatives by keeping content centralized in the firm-wide DMS while securely interacting with Office 365, improving end-users’ ability to interact with and create content regardless of location or device.

2016 89

News Updates (November 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thanks to SharePoint's tight integration with Microsoft Office, editing documents is as easy as clicking them to open, making a change, then saving it directly back to SharePoint. The solution is fully integrated with SharePoint 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0,

2009 148

News Updates (January 21, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yuuguu Corporate is also setting a new standard in custom branding of web conferencing sessions by enabling companies to integrate their own corporate identity into the login screens and background of a conferencing session. Quest on Notes Migration. Quest Software released a new version of its Notes to SharePoint migration tool, with new support for SharePoint 2010. Notes Migrator for Exchange is part of Quest's suite of Notes transition solutions. Yuuguu Corporate.

2010 104

Thoughts on Managing Your Social Vendor Relationships

Online Community Strategy

Have you ever been through an Online Community platform migration? Guiding the vendor into partnership & integration discussions with other vendors that you use.

An Early (and Smart) Step Towards “Mainstreaming� Enterpise 2.0

Green Chameleon

At the end of September (seem so long ago now) Ross Mayfield’s Socialtext announced the go-to-market of SocialText 3.0 ( Connected Collaboration With Context ), involving the integration of Facebook and Twitter functionalities into the wiki-based Socialtext collaborative platform. Ross Mayfield, for my cell phone camera last night, explains the changes in this 18-minute video. So, why are these changes important?

2008 100

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

For social areas - social networking, social analytics, social content, and social integration. It's integrated and seamless by design. -. integrating Connections into Notes 9 Social Edition, Microsoft Outlook and Office, and Mobile Clients. Various Microsoft customers say, "IBM integrates better with Outlook and Internet Explorer than Microsoft does." Want to integrate other applications into there. Changing notifications to active participation.

2013 146

The AppGap » It Takes A Long Time For Change To Happen Quickly …: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Anita Campbell : Good marketing to help Coghead migrate over. Filtrbox Provides Market Intelligence for the Rest of Us Shareable Databases: Zoho Integrates Creator with DB to Combine Ease of Use with Power How Come Distributed Work is Still the Next Big Thing?

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. For this reason companies are moving to the “big bang” all at once approach to migration. Migration costs tend to run about.5 The use of communities and employee evangelists can reduce migration costs.

Cloud 192

(Intranet2011) "Evolving an Intranet Team as Intranet Evolves with SharePoint" - Hugh Coughlan, CBA

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points: - Mid-2008 - 250 authors requesting publication of simple changes. 50-60 change requests per day. Measuring what you're doing each day / week / month, is critical to showing what's changing.

The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Simon talked about the live demo they were going to run over the course of the conference – analysing 50 million files using AI.DATAPOINT (an Automated Intelligence offering) to identify, catalog, and analyse what files existed on the demo file share, and prepare for a migration to Office 365.

2016 116

Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many of the sessions were practically focused on how a specific organization was approaching their intranet, from a certain perspective – such as design, engagement, integration, etc. There were usually good discussion times after the sessions, where timing and room changes allowed that. Last week I was in Sydney for the fifth annual Intranets conference, hosted by Step Two. With pre-conference and post-conference activities added in, it was a full week!

2015 131

harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

Their new Notes edition now enables Lotus customers, many of whom have deployed SharePoint, to bring SharePoint functionality into the email environment for Notes users, without a costly migration to an all-Microsoft platform. harmon.ie

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

The emphasis on open access and sharing changes where value may reside: so what are the new business models? Because of a change of emphasis in their work, they were looking for a new home for the system. The Plunkett Foundation has now taken on Fiery Spirits and I hope they are able to integrate it with their other ambitious developments. That would be a good demonstration of migration from old to a new organisation-based model.

2013 153

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


So in the end employee profiles, blogs, social bookmarks, files, activities, wikis and communities (And now Forums) became all integrated into a single point of entry: Connections itself. Welcome to my 2007 integrated user experience!

2011 274

News Updates (February 4, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Oracle Beehive is a unified collaboration solution providing a complete range of integrated collaboration services including conferencing, instant messaging, email, calendar, and team workspaces that can be deployed either on premise or as a hosted service. Ironically, the iPad makes the iPhone -- Apple's game-changing technology of 2007, whose impact still reverberates through the wireless, mobile, and computing industries -- obsolete. Oracle Beehive 2.0. Oracle posted version 2.0

2010 117

News Updates (October 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The handset will also work with corporate Google Apps thanks to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration, and users can get personal push e-mail from Web-based providers like Gmail. Tandberg Says No to Cisco. Tandberg has rejected Cisco's $3 billion acquisition offer.

2009 116

Pulling It All Together - Michael's Comments on Lotusphere 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

The integration of Notes Mail and Exchange into the Connections interface for users, so they can see their newer Connections material alongside their traditional email, is a good move. Bridging the two worlds will help move people away from a sole reliance on email, and will facilitate a step-wise migration to different ways of collaborating. On the one hand, mail is a mature offering with little opportunity for discontinuous change.

2012 127

News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. " Another surprise was the improved integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office. The benefit is that this supports aggressive adoption of SharePoint 2010, and provides relief to customers who are not ready to migrate, but still want to create additional solutions. Mike offers a list of the little stuff for Site Admins that has changed from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.

2010 124

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


In the beginning, there were all separate, they didn’t talk to one another very much, but pretty soon that changed; with the release of Connections v2.5 all services became integrated with one another and IBM’s Lotus Connections became a Product.

TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

  They are also integrating video conferencing. While they find that many people are migrating their work from email to tibbr, you can still post and receive tibbr content through email for those holdouts.

2012 182

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Any offline changes will be synchronised with other users, and conflicts resolved, as soon as the user reconnects to the internet. By integrating Praura with its existing workflow products, XCM will now be able to offer accountants a fully integrated tool that blends secure document management and distribution capabilities with their award winning workflow solutions. For the migration itself, it's been a basically five-month process for 500 users.

2009 89

News Updates (October 14, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

There was some discussion, apparently, about an integration between Oracle Beehive and SharePoint. On Changing Vendors. Linda looks at the issue of changing vendors and products, for various reasons. " The move off Oracle, of course, wasn't trivial -- the majority of the newspaper's databases were under Oracle -- and problems that "could never happen" during the migration happened, but it saved the ailing company more than $100,000. Bamboo and H3.

2009 109

Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social integration features are great. Ditto re social integration. - (name?) - Domino Server. Focus on SAP integration, and IBM Forms. It's hard to effect change across all of this. Office 2013 attachment / file format isn't changing, will Domino/Notes support these? What about migration tools? - (Lots of applause). - (Rene) Very good questions. In the third-to-last slot at IBM Connect 2013, the Ask the Product Managers session is kicking off.

2013 117

Implementing Wikis in the Age of Enterprise 2.0 at Océ

Portals and KM

When there was change by someone else, it usually started a conversation over best practices. When these wikis were integrated they discovered a number of teams working on similar efforts that were not fully aware of this. At the same time, he would like the tools to better integrate and share content. He feels it is process information and should easily be changed by the crowd. At the same time he does not want to limit migration to the wiki.

The End of Central Governments?

How to Save the World

They all collapse, eventually, when the cost of this complexity ceases to be sustainable, usually either because of resource exhaustion or climate change. All factions seem to have lost faith in the value and integrity of government.

2014 94

News Updates (January 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM and Tungle announced planned integration between the Tungle online calendaring service and IBM Lotus Notes. see Ed's comments , " Once the integration is done, I think we'll all be more effective at meeting scheduling. I wonder if that will change behavior. ". Users can choose from a set of standard colors with the option of changing pen sizes. EverNote and Google Notebook. EverNote added an option to import entries from Google Notebook.

2009 89

Reality Check 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

The conversation quickly migrated beyond the soft benefits of social collaboration to the hard, measurable benefits businesses need when navigating through tough times. Changing behaviors and getting people to alter their mindset concerning what tools to use has always been a huge barrier in the collaboration space. Business transformation (at least in my head) is more than just changing a process. I love the title "Reality Check 2.0"

2008 116

Blog>> Simple Things

Green Chameleon

What I liked about this was the way in which adding small and apparently simple features can make the tool much much easier to use – and more useful than intrusive : integrating windows explorer with Sharepoint document libraries, so that you can share files via Sharepoint, weaning users off the jungle of badly managed shared folders. The design of a system has to stay close to the user, not migrate towards them painfully, inch by inch.

Building a website with Wordpress: a do it yourself guide

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very proud that I built a website on my own domain name with an integrated weblog using Wordpress. But I wasn't ready to give up my blogger blog or to migrate from blogger to Wordpress. So I thought about either integrating my blogger blog via a feed or as a subpage of my website.

News Updates (July 24, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

This free download includes an extensive set of department collaborative capabilities and the ability to integrate departmental business applications and processes. In addition, customers running the Data Integration Toolset can streamline department functions further by integrating external data sources, applications and web services. Integration with Active Directory gives an opportunity to gather reports on domains, organizational units and individual users.

2009 89

Oracle Beehive 1.5: Still A Work-In-Progress

Collaborative Thinking

Team workspaces, web / video conferencing, and integration with desktop productivity tools (including Windows Explorer) were the among the list of improvements cited in the press release. Beehive Platform (platform services including security, policy management, integration, object model, admin functions, and interfaces to related Oracle technology). As applications integrate with Beehive services, the unified object model within Beehive will provide contextual consistency.

2009 100

A Culture Driven By Fear: The Psychology of Collapse

How to Save the World

T here are domesticated animals in every rescue shelter that are acknowledged as being too damaged to integrate into a new ‘forever’ family. And there is nothing we can do to change that. Our ancestors had time to adjust to an awful and heartbreaking change.

2016 74

Cisco and WebEx Combine Strengths to Launch New Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Platform

Portals and KM

Cisco has launched a new collaboration platform with its acquisition WebEx, Cisco WebEx Connect , a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that integrates, presence, instant messaging, web meetings and team spaces with traditional and web 2.0

Webex 130

Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

Both groups seem to be suffering a bit of a crisis of confidence as the news gets worse (mostly about runaway climate change; most people still seem pretty clueless about the fragility of our economic and energy systems).

2014 88

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. How Twitter changed to include everyone – Our panel leader Jessica Lipnack posted a number of pictures from the session and provided us with the stream on tweets on the panel through the Twitter tag #e2conf. In addition to dealing with the very real security concerns, these include migrating people who are already using Twitter to an internal tool.

2009 100

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

I would add an open integration and interoperability framework - a UC platform should not equate to "single vendor". The idea of migrate at your own pace actually makes IBM's approach with its Sametime Unified Telephony approach suddenly look pretty good. UC will increasingly span across the PC, browser, and mobile phone for truly integrated voice calling, email, IM, conferencing and presence on the go.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

nGenera - we see the change to enterprise 2.0 The cultural change is the big deal, not the technology. The new generation and globalization will drive this change. Then bring solutions to play once these change issues are worked through. 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.