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Little Black Rain Clouds

Michael Sampson - Currents

With many vendors offering cloud delivery of applications and services, the issue of changing what is delivered becomes critically important. ” Thus a technology change by the cloud provider breaks the new social order in organizational groups. Take this pathway, for example: 1. The organization shifts.

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How Big is the Cloud?

Portals and KM

The global cloud computing market will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020, according to new Forrester forecast data reported in Sizing The Cloud by Stefan Ried, Ph.D. The total size of the public cloud market will grow from $25.5 The market for virtual private cloud solutions will grow from $7.5

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Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

I attended the session, Extending Workplace Strategies To The Age Of Distributed Work - Should You Move Your Email And Collaboration To The Cloud? It was twice as many as evaluating options to move to the cloud.   The cloud can enable IT to focus more on business apps and keep email apps more up-to-date in terms of features.

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IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

Portals and KM

IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration offerings on t he IBM Federal Community Cloud. Bringing social networking capabilities to the IBM Federal Community Cloud will help federal government organizations with collaboration, generate new ideas, and increase government efficiencies. I can support that. For example, the U.S.

The Further Integration of Cloud Services

Portals and KM

SaaS provides a cloud-based version of an application.  The cloud is growing. Integrating cloud services is a good thing.

The Growth of Personal Cloud Storage

Portals and KM

I keep reading about more uses of the cloud and it all makes sense.    Although aspects of the cloud have long been in the consumer world also.  As Brandon Butler writes in Network World, Gartner predicts that 1/3 of consumer data will be stored in the cloud by '16.    

The Cloud Keeps Getting Bigger

Portals and KM

The IT Channel Planet reports that Gartner has predicted SaaS revenue within enterprise application software market will jump up 14 percent over 2009, based on convergence with cloud computing models and diminished security and availability concerns among business customers. I heard about this through George Dearing on Twitter.  

Inside or Outside? Gartner Attempts to Clear Cloud ‘Confusion’

Green Chameleon

Analyst firm Gartner just issued a statement that it believes there is “confusion&# in the market over the definition of “cloud computing,&# and wants to set the record straight. “Mixing the discussion of ‘cloud-enabling technologies’ with ‘cloud computing services’ creates confusion.&#.

Potential Cloud Growth within Mid-size Companies

Portals and KM

According to a recent surve y over 60 percent of respondents in the mid-size business space say they are ready to look to the cloud. Many are already using virtualization but only 4 percent are using the cloud now to back up data.  At the same time, only 8% believe there is no advantage to the cloud.    

When a Client Only Wants Part of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

– is trending in the direction of cloud-only infrastructure. While OOS runs on your own servers, we are working hard to give you the same experiences you would get if you used our cloud service. The license conditions of Office Online Server prohibit installation in a cloud environment. January 2016 Update ).

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Enterprise Email Wars Heat Up in the Cloud

Portals and KM

I recently received a review copy of a useful new Forrester report, Four Giants Compete For Your Cloud Email Business. by Ted Schadler, that has a cost breakdown of cloud-based email services from the four leading vendors- Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco - and indicates that Google and Microsoft are in the lead for customers.

Social Software Vendor Roundup

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Book Roll Robert L. Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. Thanks! Please try again.

Sonoa ServiceNet Enhances Security, Interoperability, and Performance in Enterprise Cloud Computing

Portals and KM

The use of cloud computing is exploding, in part because of the huge potential cost savings. I spoke with Scott Regan, their head of marketing.

Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having access to “tons of information to help shape the product” is a significant benefit for any vendor, and is greatly enhanced in cloud-delivered services. In the last month alone, 30,000 organizations across 145 markets and 19 languages have actively used Microsoft Teams. snip). Can You Help Me Collaborate Well?

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Forrester: Enterprise Search is Maturing and Becoming More Social

Portals and KM

As the industry standards for search evolve, vendors will change their products to adapt to new customer investment trends with changes in semantics capabilities and increased usage of search-based applications (SBA). Cloud and mobile will have an impact on search programs. Yesterday I wrote about social search and the Web.

Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

Forrester uses 66-criteria to evaluate enterprise content management (ECM) vendors. Add to this mix are open source, industry specific, and cloud solutions and the filed is becoming more complex rather than narrowing. The report goes into great detail on each of the vendors.  This all makes sense to me.    

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Using Machine Learning to Help Process Email – Microsoft Adds Clutter to Declutter the Inbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

In pre-cloud days, everything was vetted through the IT Department, and this didn’t always end well. A few reflections about the idea: 1.

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My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 2011

Portals and KM

Phones Get Game Power in the Cloud [link]. billion for cloud vendor SuccessFactors [link]. Cloud Computing as a Threat to Older Tech Companies [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.  I hope this is also useful for you. 

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Blog>> Social Internet is the new KM

Green Chameleon

cloud-based solution drive people to store their information in a central location which makes sharing and collaboration easier. social business applications have matured and are now available for large vendors. With great interest I have read Roan Yong’s “ Knowledge Management in 2012? Probably Dead ”. What has enabled this move?

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News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex’s 1000 Cloud Customers … Nintex announced that over 1000 customers are using its cloud-based tools for Office 365 and other cloud-based services. “ Nintex Workflow for Office 365 enables users to scale and build advanced processes on a robust cloud platform accessible from a range of devices.

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Forrester on Enterprise Search Trends

Portals and KM

As the industry standards for search evolve, the report predicts that vendors will change their products to adapt to new customer investment trends with changes in semantics capabilities and increased usage of search-based applications (SBA). What is the source of optimism?  This is a position that all parts of IT should take. movement.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

Meetrix supports the migration of unified communications solutions from their traditional premises-based deployment to centralized cloud environments.

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Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alfresco is an enterprise content management and business process management vendor. That’s a weakness … perhaps fundamentally so.

The Mindset of Work


There were all Enterprise Social Networking vendors, who are supposed to live and breathe the social technologies they want to sell to their customers.

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Demand for on-demand too demanding for enterprises?

Green Chameleon

The success of on-demand, Software as a Service, or Cloud computing has raised expectations beyond the point where enterprises and vendors can deliver, a new study concludes. And, by extension, SaaS is spreading throughout the enterprise, whether the vendors - or their offerings - are ready to support and deliver what users want.

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

To enable this type of application delivery, social network sites need to develop the type of platform interfaces needed by application developers and third-party vendors. on-premises, cloud, hybrid)? Does the platform (and vendor) support the desired application delivery environment your developer’s are accustomed to working in?

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Looking at Middle Management’s Role in Business Software Decisions

Portals and KM

However, because of increased access to the Web, greater use of cloud applications and simpler applications, a growing number of software purchases do not require senior level support nor need to involve IT.    They want to talk with vendors about their offerings.  Here is a report that asks an interesting quesion.

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My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

Nancy White

This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The buzz was about Android, security, services, reliability, mHealth, the Microsoft/Nokia partnership, femtocells, NFC, cloud services, mobile money and global opportunities for mobile. This is the first time that mobile learning has been recognized. The U.S.

Moving Beyond “Collaboration” Meaning Video and Calling: Cisco Partners with Jive

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fast forward to last month, when I was reviewing a “cloud collaboration” offering from a vendor. When I first wrote the Seven Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity (in 2005), I focused on the needs of collaborative teams from technology. Details on pricing were not immediately available. Really?

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Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

As part of the report, they interviewed 27 vendors in this space. This second wave of innovation will leverage cloud-based services. As innovation continues and services vendors help IT pick up the slack, the app Internet will also accelerate the evolution of the enterprise desktop and business applications markets. McCarthy.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

Cloud will be big in the SMB market for both cost and staff savings.  Roxanne was asked about the concerns over going with one vendor.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Kevin Cavanaugh - Mobile and Social

Portals and KM

Meetrix has created an open standards-based Sametime platform that integrates seamlessly with third party vendors up in the cloud, including integrations with Broadsoft for VoIP/IP Telephony and Polycom. This is another a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. Now I return as a blogger.

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Forrester Covers Top 15 Enterprise Technology Trends for 2011 To 2013

Portals and KM

The top five are in order: next-gen BI takes shape, combining real-time access with pervasiveness, agility, and self-service; business rules processing and policy-based SOA move to the mainstream; SaaS and cloud-based platforms become standard; system management enables continued virtualization; and collaboration platforms become people-centric.

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Looking Deeper into Getting Social Business Right

Portals and KM

This should be obvious since we are talking about a new way of working, not just installing some software from the cloud. However, the hype from some vendors helps to mask this point. Yesterday I offered some high level requirements for making enterprise social business work. Is About the Technology ).    

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Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch

We chose to use existing social media services in the cloud instead of buying a company package, because this creates flexibility and is cheaper. You are not dependent on one company/vendor and can benefit from the further development of social media in the cloud." As a result, it has not yet become effective. enterprise2.0

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Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

  It describes itself as a “user experience platform” for creating modern, user-centric Java applications that can be deployed on premise or in the cloud. Benjamin said that software vendors should be aware that social capabilities need to be at the  core of content and collaboration platforms and not simply features.

Building Great Enterprise 2.0 Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Enterprise CMS Vendors Must Adapt or Die. Phrases like "the cloud," "web service" and "web 2.0" vendor and wait for the magic to happen. Phrases like "the cloud," "web service" and "web 2.0" Enterprise CMS Vendors Must Adapt or Die. about us. contact us.

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Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

Endless Knots

Vendors? Dear Marissa, Apparently, I'm not the only one who has a word or two to say to you.   This does not help the cause."*.

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SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Vision and Reality view comments The True Nature of a Social Intranet view comments Is Your Enterprise CMS Ready to Move to the Cloud?

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Versly Enters Private Beta

Michael Sampson - Currents

The company says the following about its new service: - " Follow relevant conversations and tasks right from within Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, email, and mobile devices. ". - " Versly syncs your docs to the cloud so the people you share with are always working off the latest version. The company is hiring a client / app developer too.