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.

One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

One of the slides that has been well-received is one that I use to peel away the different terms associated with social computing. It seems to add value and remove some of the confusion that people have when it comes to "social everything".

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.

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast

Elsua

If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

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!

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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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.

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.

KMOL Interview - Luis Suarez on Knowledge Management and Social Computing

Elsua

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. Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 3)

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. and social software) - in no particular order : Cisco Stumbles Early But Regains Composure & Sets The Stage . Back in July, I published a post Cisco: Great Expectations But "Where's The (Collaboration) Beef"? that took Cisco to task regarding how strongly it was "talking about" collaboration but was not really "doing" much about collaboration. and its social media efforts.

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.

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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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

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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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Three Ways to Double the Value of Your Social Software

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. So how exactly does one “double the value” of social software?

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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.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Elsua

and Collaboration where they are gathering input from 2.0 and Social Business within their own firms. case studies from businesses who have already implemented Enterprise Social Software. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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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

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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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.

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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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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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 developerWorks : Blogs : Community and social computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

His job involves measuring usage and behavior of social software as it impacts productivity and interfacing with infrastructure teams. Wednesday August 20, 2008 Enterprise Tagging Service social software saves IBM $4.6 million a year Measuring ROI on social software is an elusive topic, so it’s wonderful when I find projects that have managed to quantify it in some way. The following story focuses on a particular task, that of social tagging.

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?

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis

Elsua

It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. That online web collaborative space where people can keep adding content top of each other’s content in a very open and transparent manner.

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Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

applications move more deeply into the strategic operations of enterprises, a unique hybrid of social software has emerged to help businesses deal with the giant sea of customers that awaits them on the other side of the network.

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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Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale

Elsua

For a good number of years, while working as a community builder for various different business units , I have been saying that the major driver of the adoption of social software within the Enterprise are actually communities themselves. Collaboration

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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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

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

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.

Us Now - On the Power of Mass Collaboration, Government and the Internet

Elsua

Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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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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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