Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is hosting the second Enterprise Collaboration TechFest in Australia in June. Enterprise Social (Not Just Cat Pictures). Creating a Business Culture Embracing Collaboration. Sustaining the Momentum of Collaboration.

2017 116

Social Enterprise Collaboration: Some Research Findings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Email threads and more traditional ways of holding group discussions are increasingly viewed as ineffective, with industry leaders saying social collaboration tools offer an innovative way to share insight and information easily across a business. trillion available through productivity gains by using social collaboration tools. Philips implemented social collaboration tools, and achieved a number of benefits. Enterprise Collaboration

2012 156

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Skills 228

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?


Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business. Enterprise 2.0

2015 263

Avanade Research on Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year Avanade released its research on the state of social collaboration in the enterprise. Today we announced the findings of our latest global research study that shows how the consumerization of IT plays a huge role in driving perceptions about enterprise social collaboration. More and more organizations are adopting social collaboration tools to connect employees and enable them to more easily work together in a creative fashion.

2013 142

Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software – Your Perspective

Michael Sampson - Currents

When people ask me for input on their collaboration and social software choices, I always ask if they have purchased / read / analysed the report from The Real Story Group on this topic. At RSG, we have been tracking the enterprise collaboration and social software market for close to a decade now. So, if you are involved in your organization’s internal social or collaboration efforts please take fifteen minutes to participate in RSG’s survey.

2014 124

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition


In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 What if Enterprise 2.0 While we were in Paris at the Enterprise 2.0

2012 235

2011 Enterprise Sales Driver - Collaboration is #1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gartner said collaboration software would be a major driver of enterprise sales in Australia and the rest of the world in 2011. billion, with " collaboration, content management, social software, business intelligence (BI) and supply chain management leading the way. ". Gartner broke "collaboration" down into "web conferencing and team collaboration.". Read more: Collaboration drives enterprise sales in 2011: Gartner. Enterprise Collaboration

2011 122

ITEX 2012 - Panel on Enterprise Collaboration (November 2012)

Michael Sampson - Currents

On November 8 I'll be in Auckland to moderate a panel on enterprise collaboration at ITEX 2012. Here's the key questions we'll be addressing: Panel: Enterprise collaboration – the team perspective. What has technology done to aid and grow collaboration.

2012 162

Collaborating in Office 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

While the updates coming in the new Office are too many to elaborate on in this post, I want to look briefly at how Microsoft is further building collaboration capabilities into the heart of Office. Read more: Collaborating in Office 2013.

2013 167

Qontext.com Brings Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration

Portals and KM

When Gartner named Qontext a cool vender in the context-aware computing space they wrote, “one of the holy grails in the collaboration market is the ability to embed collaboration services directly into business processes.” Enterprise 2.0

2011 164

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group


and Collaboration where they are gathering input from 2.0 practitioners to share some further insights, going through a short questionnaire, of the state of Enterprise 2.0 The rather interesting thing about this Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 193

Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

To read the full article: Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking (guest blog post on Ethnography Matters ). Editor’s note: Enterprise software systems. design Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

2012 173

Ephraim on Collaboration: "Collaboration 1.0 at the Heart of Enterprise 2.0 Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ephraim reminds us of the necessity to get the basics right with collaboration , even with Enterprise 2.0 tools in the mix: " Let’s call a spade a spade: Enterprise 2.0 means collaborative and social web tools. Modern web tools bring people to the forefront and enable collaborative work like never before. In a growing trend, folks are starting to replace “Enterprise 2.0? with “collaboration” when pitching social intranets and the like to executives.

2011 138

My Reactions to an Article on "Effective Enterprise Collaboration Strategy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few months ago Pamela wrote that Effective enterprise collaboration strategy needs everyone on the bus. Analysts who focus on collaboration and social networking say that project managers in charge of deploying an enterprise collaboration system should take a number of steps before launching any technology. The key is to make sure employees fully embrace the new collaboration strategy and the technology platform behind it.

2012 137

Jed on Collaboration (Redux) - SMB, Department, and Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week Jed talked about collaboration in the enterprise, in an article on CMSWire called Enterprise Collaboration: What Does It Mean to You. I commented on his post a few days ago, but I've been thinking about something else he said in the article: " What about 'Enterprise'? So, we have suddenly gone from smaller teams and work groups consisting of many teams to introducing the concept of collaborating across the whole enterprise!

2011 120

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!


And all of that thanks to the revolution social computing within the enterprise has, at long last, provoked within the business world, as well as in our society, as we know it. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2011 227

Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

has now released a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of the dominant enterprise collaboration tools. was launched to bring the social collaboration capabilities into email where business users already work.

Push 176

Avanade Research on Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year Avanade released its research on the state of social collaboration in the enterprise. “ Today we announced the findings of our latest global research study that shows how the consumerization of IT plays a huge role in driving perceptions about enterprise social collaboration. More and more organizations are adopting social collaboration tools to connect employees and enable them to more easily work together in a creative fashion.

2013 114

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real Story Group released its 2016 briefing on the state of the enterprise collaboration and social software marketplace, and a blog post with some highlights. Collaboration Software

2016 116

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. At the June Enterprise 2.0 e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Enterprise architecture. At the Enterprise 2.0 design Enterprise 2.0

Design 176

The Future of Enterprise Computing and Collaboration by Alan Cohen


Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Future 193

OpenSocial In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

During the Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston last year, I moderated a discussion between IBM and Oracle on the topic of portals and its relation to Enterprise 2.0. Somewhere during the discussion, I wondered aloud how OpenSocial should be compared/contrasted and put into perspective within the enterprise as the most viable widget/gadget effort around. and evolve them for the enterprise than the other way around. that are fundamental within the enterprise.

Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy is a new collaboration tool that I am using myself with my colleagues at Darwin Ecosystem. It builds on the micro-blogging activity stream but adds additional features to enable more comprehensive collaboration. You can even collaborate on a web site.

2011 179

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey


Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 204

Driving Organizational Change with Social & Collaborative Technologies

Collaborative Thinking

Driving Organizational Change With Social & Collaborative Technologies. Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & CollaborationDelivered at Interop, May 2011, Las Vegas. View more presentations from Mike Gotta. . . .

The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Delivered September 2010 as the IASA conference in NYC: The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem.

2016 190

Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

To read the full article: Can Ethnography Save Enterprise Social Networking (guest blog post on Ethnography Matters ). Editor’s note: Enterprise software systems. design Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

2012 130

Booz Allen Extends its Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Platform

Portals and KM

A few months ago I wrote a series of posts on the innovative and award winning approach Booz Allen is taking to enhance enterprise collaboration and engagement (see Implementing Enterprise 2.0 as a means to stay in touch with the pulse of the enterprise.

2010 186

Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

Endless Knots

Having spent the past two centuries working on this topic, it seemed only  appropriate to organize a panel at Enterprise 2.0. Their experiences incorporate new behaviors that are critical to driving true collaboration alongside new ways to use tools, such as SharePoint.

Teams 116

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez


One of my favourites was a recent Google Plus Hangout On Air I did with my fellow IBM colleague, and good friend, Daryl Pereira , where we spent about 18 minutes talking around the topic of “ Enterprise Social Networking Tips ” covering the following items: .

2013 241

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Enterprise 2.0 The "Enterprise 2.0" evolution in just four years since Andrew McAfee's " Dawn of Emergent Collaboration " that the Frankfurt Summit represented, makes adding a reflection through this 21st Century Organization blog lens irresistible. Enterprise 2.0

How Best to Collaborate within Enterprise 2.0?

Portals and KM

Jacob Morgan asks this question in his post, Collaboration in the 2.0 Enterprise. He begins with the broad Wikipedia definition of collaboration. Then points out that while collaborate may be relative simple when it involves a few people, what happens when it involves a few thousand people as in the connected 2.0 enterprise? Since it may be hard to get everyone collaborating at once, how do you segment this into meaningful groupings?

2009 133

AlphaWest Launches an Enterprise Collaboration Practice, for Cisco Quad

Michael Sampson - Currents

AlphaWest, a subsidiary of Optus in Australia, launched a new Enterprise Collaboration Practice focus on Cisco Quad and other tools: " The practice will primarily focus on supplying new collaboration solutions, aiming to help businesses improve their communication and information sharing. Quad allows companies to make better use of their collaboration efforts providing them with better use of their social media, video, unified communications, mobility and productivity.

2011 104

Jama Provides Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Capabilities to Product Requirements Management

Portals and KM

For some time I have thought that for enterprise software to be successful it needs to be aligned with business processes. With the arrival of some of the new enterprise 2.0 As John said, “It is collaboration with a purpose.”.

2010 182

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 One of the more interesting data points and trending analysis I found intriguing was a growing interest in a class of social application AIIM refers to as “Enterprise Q&A”. Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

2012 170

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprise-enabling Facebook

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « The Viral Classroom | Main | PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies » December 19, 2007 Enterprise-enabling Facebook Interesting trend to watch: Employees can feel free to use Facebook, and enterprises can be safe in the knowledge that the danger of information being leaked outside the organization or access being granted to unauthorized personnel no longer exists.

2007 100

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach. Mark Eggleston, a member of this group I met at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference sent me a useful white paper by one of his colleagues, Joe Moran, Transforming Collaboration through Strategy and Architecture. I found it full of good advice and very helpful for framing an enterprise collaboration effort.

BlackBerry: Back to Enterprise, But Has the Enterprise Moved On?

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry is re-emphasising its focus on the enterprise market : For the past six months BlackBerry has been planning a resurgence in the enterprise space. Until the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and BB10 mobile OS, the company’s main focus had been providing enterprise software in the form of BlackBerry Enterprise Server. ’” Mueller said the firm will focus on the core capabilities of security, productivity and collaboration. Enterprise Mobility

2014 104

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise


CoPs), Complexity, Enterprise 2.0 for those of us who would want to see the Social Enterprise dream come true. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

2011 222

Jive Engage Platform: Collaboration Inside and Outside of the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tags: Enterprise Collaboration

Jive 114

Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0


10 years later one keeps hearing that very same inhibitor (Or excuse, who knows), when trying to collaborate and share their knowledge with external parties. Thus both email and IM still remain *the* main collaboration tools suite as back then.

2010 207