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The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes

Elsua

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.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

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.

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM

Elsua

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!

Will Social Software Replace Email in an Enterprise 2.0 World?

Elsua

Perhaps, in a follow-up blog post I will talk a little bit about which social networking sites have now been become part of my recently created and ongoing " black list " Facebook, LinkedIn and Slideshare are just three of them, but there are a few more.

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? Content, collaboration and innovation as key factors. Inefficient ad-hoc collaboration, expertise location, etc.

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Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example

Elsua

Well, today I thought I would share with you what I exactly meant yesterday with that article and also what Rachel probably meant as well in hers: stop all the fuss you are going through to figure out the ROI of social software, and, instead, just go ahead and do it! Collaboration

McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software

Elsua

Especially after reading through his rather provocative and perhaps controversial, too, McAfee’s Hypothesis : " Within organizations, collaboration technologies are dictated by the most powerful person involved in the collaboration " Well, meet Molly.

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata

Elsua

Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise. I am one of those folks who thinks along those lines of the latter commentary, having been exposed to corporate social software tools behind the firewall as early as 2001.

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez

Elsua

We all know that plenty of people nowadays are trying to figure out what is the main business value and various benefits of using social computing within the enterprise. ROI) conversations for Social Software that I like to talk about so much lately.

The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software – On the Importance of Status Updates

Elsua

Yes, indeed, it looks like Molly’s adventures discovering social software at IBM continue and this time around, for episode #3 , on one of my favourite topics, although things around it haven’t been very smooth lately. Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Collaborative Thinking: Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lotusphere 2008: IBM Research - Glimpsing The Future | Main | Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote » January 22, 2008 Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match

Collaborative Thinking

So far, there are not of lot of details out yet but the social computing keynote is tomorrow morning so I expect more information to come out then. IBM can use Connections to compete with Microsoft by changing the focus to social computing rather than collaboration and content.

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Barriers of Social Software Adoption within the Enterprise: It Will Cost You More than You Think!

Elsua

Something that, to me, comes pretty close home as the main problem, issue, bottleneck, challenge (whatever other term you would want to use) on the full adoption of Social Computing within the enterprise by knowledge workers. Tags: Collaboration Enterprise2.0

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KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Elsua

Now morphed into Social Business ) has started already to follow the same path that traditional Knowledge Management did back in the day. and KM are, essentially, one and the same! Including making some of the very same mistakes KM went through back in the day.

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Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

Elsua

Last Friday, my good friend Jack Vinson put together a rather good blog post where he was reminding us all how crucial collaboration has become for all businesses and knowledge workers out there. So why is it that we are not that good at collaborating then, in the first place?

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Elsua

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 and start living social !).

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

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.

Collaborative Culture: On Reinventing the Social Enterprise

Elsua

Those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would probably realise how, for quite some time, I have firmly believed that the main challenge with regards to the successful adoption of social computing within the enterprise is no other than a cultural one.

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

Elsua

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.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez – Part Deux

Elsua

As I have mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago , on June 8th I will be participating in the upcoming Social Business Forum 2011 event in Milan, Italy. And see what you think on this rather important topic around fostering and boosting collaboration within the workplace.

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The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers

Elsua

and Social Computing and its wider impact in the corporate world as well as ourselves, trying to answer (Very successfully in my opinion!) these questions: " What does the Annual Meeting theme "The Power of Collaborative Innovation" mean to your Business?

Connected Collaboration by Alan Lepofsky

Elsua

Because, in most cases, it is self-explanatory; there would be very little I would need to add, in order to understand the concept of true collaboration and the power of social software within the enterprise. Collaboration IBM

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Elsua

Communities using social media – gautam ghosh. Your ultimate goal is to “ be a part of the community in the full sense “ And participate actively in the conversations… Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Forget Social Strategy, Think Social Philosophy: Hippie 2.0

Elsua

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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The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!

Elsua

Indeed, social bookmarking / tagging! Not sure what you would think, but I strongly believe that social bookmarking and social tagging are still an important and rather critical part of a successful Enterprise 2.0 Like any other standard social bookmarking site.

Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy

Elsua

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, Weeks 11 to 14 (Email as a Collaboration Tool? No, Thanks!)

Elsua

People couldn’t find me online readily to engage through my usual various social software tools, more than anything else because of how incredibly busy those couple of days were with what I call meetings galore , which means people decided to send me an email instead.

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Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 50 (Impact of Social Software in HR)

Elsua

Still on the road, currently in Madrid (Where tomorrow I am scheduled to do a couple of internal events on Social Software at IBM ), and after a rather interesting event in Orlando with Lotusphere 2009 , here I am again back at my regular blogging, this time around with another weekly progress report on my quest to giving up e-mail at work that I have started a few months ago, as most of you already know.

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Elsua

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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Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival

Elsua

That man has got plenty of golden nuggets to share around the topics of Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Enterprise 2.0 Eventually, one of the biggest challenges for social networking within the enterprise is to be, basically, designed for virtual serendipity).

The Future of Enterprise Computing and Collaboration by Alan Cohen

Elsua

or Social Computing within the corporate world and beyond. Plenty of very interesting and juicy insights on where we are heading with all of this social networking in the business world. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

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The Child-Driven Education: Where Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Collaboration Come Together!

Elsua

It would be interesting as well to see how we shift from that individual learning experience that our education systems seem to have forced upon our students quite effectively for decades, when we all know that learning is a collaborative and knowledge sharing activity amongst individuals.

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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Elsua

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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LotusLive Engage - Collaboration with Customers Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Elsua

If last week I shared a whole bunch of links to some rather educational and enlightening presentation materials around the subject of social computing within the enterprise, this week I shall be sharing a few links to some very interesting video clips, but around the very same subject.

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Knowledge Is … All About Working Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder!

Elsua

The first one is coming from IBM under the heading “ IBM Business Solutions: CIO Collaboration Tools for a Smarter Planet &# and it lasts for nearly one minute. What if we would have that unique opportunity of injecting both smart collaboration and open knowledge sharing into the mix?

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Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Gosh

Elsua

Communities using social media – gautam ghosh. Your ultimate goal is to “ be a part of the community in the full sense “ And participate actively in the conversations… Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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

Elsua

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. Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Clay Shirky on Institutions vs. Collaboration – Business 2.0

Elsua

looking at business driving enterprise social software tools, rather than the other way round [link] " And the suspense was over! They will need custom built social platforms, or products such as Confluence, Jive, Socialtext and Lotus Connections. "

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Elsua

Imagine now when people start relying more and more on these social tools and they reach similar levels to the ones I have been enjoying myself for the last few months. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

Elsua

I have mentioned already a couple of times how my first contact with social software tools inside IBM , my current employer, was around the year 2000, when one of the communities I still belong to (And still one of my favourite ones , too!)

Cognitive Edge - cops and social computing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Are they dead, are they at the end of their life cycle, will Social Computing Tools replace them, are they something so fundamental they will continue regardless. Social Computing is what most CoPs have been waiting for a long while now.

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IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software

Elsua

Specially since it ties in, quite nicely, with a couple of blog posts I have shared over here recently around the topic of Social Software and figuring out its Return on Investment or ROI. But with it, social software can transform the way we collaborate and share information."

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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Elsua

Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking. Does blogging still play a key part in your social interactions?

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