BuddyPress, an open source competitor to FaceBook

Collaborative Thinking

At Today’s WordPress Camp in San Francisco - covered in detail by ZD’s Andrew Mager here - Founder Matt Mullenweg discussed impressive growth for WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Page views grew from 1.5 billion to 6.5 billion/month with 120-160 million unique visitors, including a third from heavyweight media sites. Worldwide two million new blogs have been created

Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Miami-based Batanga is actually powered by Me.com, which recently launched its Ning competitor as a way for other companies to create their own [.]

Why Spamming Competitors’ Online Communities to Get Members (Nearly) Always Backfires

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Promoting Your Community

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

2008 39

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

2008 35

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Lots of companies claim they take out patents to stop competitors from doing so. IBM annoying their competitors for gits and shiggles. Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video?

2018 203

Volker on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Volker Weber posted his review comments on my new book: I have been reading Michael Sampson’s new book “Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365” for a day now, and I will make this easy for you: if you are dealing with Office 365 in any capacity, whether as a competitor, as a future or current Microsoft customer, as a business user or IT professional, then buy this book immediately … I like his style.

2016 89

Volker on the New Book #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Volker Weber posted his review comments on my new book: I have been reading Michael Sampson’s new book “Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365” for a day now, and I will make this easy for you: if you are dealing with Office 365 in any capacity, whether as a competitor, as a future or current Microsoft customer, as a business user or IT professional, then buy this book immediately … I like his style.

2016 89

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Thus why do I keep insisting that our, and your, competitors, should be part of the mix? But if there is anything that competitors would be good for you, and your social business ecosystem, it would be how they have become essential to help your products grow further and become better.

2012 164

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

This wasn’t some marketing ploy by Apple to eliminate a device from a competitor that was setting the market on fire, but more ominously a device that was setting itself and its owners on fire.

2017 116

3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Customers click through then see hundreds of competitors. Customers click through then see hundreds of competitors & restaurants and then have to choose. Or your competitors ^^. Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO?

2014 194

The Managerial Class Sucks At Content And This Is Your Opportunity

Ken Carroll

and your competitors do not. This is the reality for most of you: Your competitors are almost certainly clueless in content. As your competitors are left out of the game.) In the meantime, you can be pretty sure that your competitors are still obsessing the tools.

2015 116

Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?

Partnering Resources

Companies knew their competitors: Coke had to crush Pepsi. Image: scalar.usc.edu. Ah, the good old days. The world was a more stable, predictable place. Adidas sought to outdo Puma. Avis vied against Hertz. McDonald’s obsessed about its feud with Burger King.

2017 148

In the Mo

Michael Sampson - Currents

If a disgruntled employee is sending confidential documents by email to a competitor, warning them that they will violate a policy is the wrong course of action. You will want to intercept that transmission however, to prevent it from getting to the said competitor, and then use such evidence to take appropriate action against the employee.

2015 89

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

Consider their competitors that are not. The Secret to Virgin America’s Social Business Success (an Infographic Comparison). Social Business is about using the data — social media monitoring data — to make mission critical decisions. What Virgin is doing is listening and integrating that feedback back into their company. Consider a company that does listen and respond. Maybe it won’t make a difference today, but look forward 2, 5, or 10 years.

2011 100

An Alternative Approach for Social Media Analytics

Portals and KM

As he noted companies have started using the huge unstructured text data with social media for customer service improvements, for understanding what customers are talking about themselves or competitors, and general market awareness.             - Competitor analysis. Sandeep Raut recently provided some useful guidelines for Implementing and Using Social Media Analytics.

What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

Competitors driving your agenda : ‘ My competitors are all going through this Digital Transformation programme already. Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Competitors Barnes & Noble and Amazon focused on providing access–online, by mail, in various formats–to the books people wanted to read. Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy.

2017 173

The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 2: New Features

Portals and KM

An effective digital workplace facilitates fast reaction and proactive initiatives when an organization is faced with unexpected events such as environmental emergencies, challenges from competitors or global market shifts.”.

2014 158

First Blog Post on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Arne in Norway

Michael Sampson - Currents

He then quickly followed that up with a second post about the competitor who tried to stop it from being published. Arne in Norway was the very first person to order a copy of my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - so it is fitting that he was also the first to write a blog post about receiving it. In a comment to his blog post I wrote this: " Thanks for reviewing my book, and I appreciate what you wrote.

2013 98

“How New Tools and Processes Can Help People and Their Organizations Succeed”

Michael Sampson - Currents

What they need to care about is closing sales deals, providing better customer support, making better products, innovating and staying ahead of their competitors. Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, shares his wish list for 2014 : I would like to see less discussion/marketing about the technology itself and more focus on how new tools and processes can help people and their organizations succeed.

2013 89

Rabbitsoft Released Clinked - a Wiki-Oriented Online Collaboration Tool

Michael Sampson - Currents

By incorporating this social aspect, Clinked is able to fill a gap left by its older competitors, which were based purely around the idea of file sharing, as opposed to true interaction.

Troubles at Virgin America

Michael Sampson - Currents

And because Virgin America offers a premium product (leather seats, power outlets, fleetwide wi-fi, live TV), its flights often aren’t as cheap as those of competitors like Southwest and Alaska Airlines — and low price is overwhelmingly important to leisure travelers. Speaking of competitors, they have regularly jumped into markets where Virgin America is operating, making it difficult if not impossible for Virgin America to be profitable.

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

That’s because companies today are so deeply interconnected to their suppliers, partners, customers, and even competitors that actions taken by one ripple across an entire conglomeration of entities. Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation.

2012 190

A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

Watching the competitors in the Women’s Slopestyle and the Women’s Super G , it was great to see how they support and encourage each other and even send information back to the start line to help their competitors.

2014 205

New Case Studies published on Bioteams Business Games

The Bumble Bee

Over 1-2 days they run their business for 3 years and as well as making all the key operational and strategic decisions also have to deal with real issues such as competitor price changes, supplier problems and misleading media stories!

2012 116

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A Competitor Comes to Town (case study). The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. and trust me I’ve heard them all – are: We know our customers, we don’t need to listen to them online. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face.

2016 198

May 2011: Social Media Course

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We setup a social media dashboard for monitoring your keywords, brand, products and services, competitors, vendors, clients, employees in Social Media.

2011 140

Digital Transformation at Air New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m getting ready for a trip to Europe in September, and I’m going to spend more money to fly with Air New Zealand than its competitors because I want the Air New Zealand experience. One of my favourite examples of digital transformation is Air New Zealand.

Path dependency

Viv Mcwaters

“If you switch technology but none of your competitors do, you pay the immediate switching cost and lose all extra value from using the most common technology. Always wondered why, even in the face of undeniable evidence of better ways of doing stuff (anything, really) we prefer to stick to our old ways?

2014 109

Microsoft OneNote for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

Evernote is the clear competitor here.

Mac 116

How to Put the “Social” Back into Social Media

Leading Virtually

After all, it’s only a matter of clicks before your customer becomes interested in a competitor’s offerings on Facebook, Twitter, or other Web 2.0 Social media isn’t what it used to be — there is too much content but the interaction is missing.

Fortune 500- How do you know when you need a community?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Barry shared that more companies are jumping into the community game, sometimes without a clear objective, other than our competitors are launching a community.

(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points: - Two years ago, the new CEO introduced a new strategy: out-innovate and out-execute competitors. In the second-to-last session for the day at Intranets2011 , Melissa Hendry from REA Group talked about their social intranet journey.

How Social Media is Changing Late Night TV Landscape and Much More

Portals and KM

Josh suggests that one of the reasons Fallon might be doing so well, so quickly, is his superior use of social media compared to his competitors. One of the reasons Fallon might be doing so well, so quickly, is his superior use of social media compared to his competitors. Josh Catone of Mashable recently posted an interesting article, How Social Media is Changing the Late Night TV Landscape. New Late Night host Jimmy Fallon is someone who seems to understand social media.

2009 100

"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Generally, Social Media is aimed externally, outside the walls of your business, (customers, vendors, competitors) and Collaboration is aimed internally, inside the walls of your business, (employees). Steven shares his analysis of the difference between collaboration and social media : " Here’s the difference.

News Updates (December 3, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

collaborators, in striving for a win-win solution, almost always believe that progress is being made as minor issues are agreed upon, but in the long run, even these minor agreements are broken by competitors. And when you are up against a competitor, the only effective strategy is to become a competitor. Tungle.me Update. Tungle released various updates for Tungle.me, including a profile bar, custom availability, and free time display.

2009 89

Expecting Collaboration - Making It Part of the Culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

As one of our European consultants put it, “Having worked for one of our big competitors, I'm happy to work in a firm that places such great importance on collaboration. Monitor is a consulting firm that works with organizations to help them grow. They believe in collaboration - with clients, within the firm, and with the community.

2011 89

Focus on what made you successful

Ant's Eyeview Blog

As this office supplier moved into online commerce, the core successes became impacted by trying to copy online competitors. As company’s growth rate slows (economic conditions, competitive shift), business leaders look at competitors or industry metrics as their premier yardstick. Before you change your focus, ask your customers why they choose your company over a competitor or substitute Consistent, moderate growth and profitability can be boring to some.

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Twitter Takes the Airport Waiting Area Syndrome Global

Portals and KM

I was always amazed that many of our competitors would openly discuss their client experiences and their sales approach to the client in the airport waiting area in a loud or, at least normal voice. I was talking with a marketing person who subscribes to his competitors Twitter feeds. This is Twitter week. Yesterday was a good Twitter story, now here is a cautionary one. Back when I worked for a large consulting firm I would go to work on airplanes.

Global 100