Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track". Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. Long-term ROI of social computing is helping information workers feel valued (e.g., Social Computing lowers the cost for sharing and organizing.

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 Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

Those Social Computing Guidelines are your entrance door into modelling certain new mindset(s), behaviours and overall good business practices. . Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place.

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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".

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? Quickr and Connections introduced last year. defense contractor, security very important, Quickr, Connections etc.

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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!

Japanese Business Culture & Social Computing

Green Chameleon

What interested me most, however, was the cultural alignment of Japanese enterprises with social computing solutions. The connection I’d failed to make previously is that Japanese corporations have historically placed a much higher value on the informal networks amongst their employees than their Western counterparts. On the face of it enterprise social computing tools are perfectly placed to fill this gap.

I Have Been Robbed – Social Computing Paranoia or Valid Concern?

Elsua

However, while I have been putting together some more security measures in place, I just couldn’t help thinking quite a bit about a recent article that my fellow IBM colleague Bill Sweeney put together under the title " Social Media paranoia or valid concern? " in the various social software tools available out there. How far do you go in sharing those "private updates" across various different social networks?

TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

Green Chameleon

It’s that simple … to do much of what we call knowledge work (other than filling in boxes on forms) people need to connect, talk, listen, point to sources and noodle together over ideas and new information. And that re-tooling will consist largely of social computing capabilities. The latest, known as "TownSquare,” is a business-user-focused social-networking tool.

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!

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. Which brings us to Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections however is missing some key pieces (e.g.,

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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.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

They have developed a social computing solution to allow for user input to go with travel. (I I think this is great that they are including social computing components. Jive - we are more focused than Sharepoint - we try to make it easy for people to find each other, connect, and work together - we provide a very specific focus so it is easier to use - you need to make easy it so everyone can use it so you get the large network effect.

Life in a Connected Day

Elsua

So how about if we get started with “ Life in a Connected Day “? Like I said at the beginning of this short post, there is probably not many interesting and exciting things out there to watch other than “ Life in a Connected Day “, don’t you think?

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Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. Stacy said this should be connected to the IT development framework and architecture processes. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we social networking.

Cognitive Surplus and the Hippie 2.0 Connection

Elsua

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Computing Hippie2.0

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Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Elsua

IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 My fellow colleague, and good friend, Luis Benitez , has already been sharing some details over at Lotus Connections 2.5 And relevant information resources are starting to become available for everyone as well, like the Lotus Connections v2.5

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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.

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.

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!

Elsua

Social Software Adoption, online Communities and Knowledge Management 2.0 , amongst several other topics. social behaviours, within a business context, has been phenomenal and judging by the growth of their internal Enterprise 2.0

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List of Social Computing Strategists and Community Managers for Enterprise Corporations 2008

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Understanding how companies staff, organize, and prepare for social media/computing is one of my top interests personally and professionally. The first role is the Social Computing Strategist, the second is the Community Manager , although the titles vary, and sometimes it’s a part-time function, there’s clearly a trend as corporations staff. Sure, you do more than social media alone, but the organization realizes you’re on point as the expert.

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Staying Connected Always Comes with a Price – Are You Willing to Pay for IT?

Elsua

Get your smartphone out and start enjoying a new era of Web Computing while on the road! 2010, once again, will not be the year of the awesome Mobile Web Computing experience. and, what’s worse, not even the Ethernet ADSL connection.

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OpenNTF – Bookmark Viewer for IBM Lotus Connections Dogear

Elsua

I am sure you would agree with me that Social Computing, and, in particular, social software tools, still have got plenty of different challenges within the enterprise in order to provoke that massive cultural shift most of us have been looking forward to for a long while.

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

Elsua

It will also make you question, as a social computing evangelist / enthusiast (If you are one), what you have been advocating all along with regards to email and its (mis)use within the corporate world, to the point where perhaps it is not such evil after all.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0

Elsua

That one of having strong and healthy communities that can help accelerate, tremendously, the adoption rate of social software within the enterprise. It’s a completely new way of demonstrating the business value of social software and communities within the enterprise, I tell you!

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email

Elsua

The rather interesting part of the video clip is from minute 2:14 onwards, where you will be able to see what a difference it would have made making use of a social software tool for file sharing.

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Elsua

For a good number of years, almost from the very beginning since I have gotten involved rather heavily with social software in my role both as a Knowledge Manager and Community Builder, I have been saying that the major drivers of social software adoption within the enterprise are communities, whichever flavour you would want to consider (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc. Thus as you can see a tremendous potential for Communities and Networks Connection.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Innovate or Die

Elsua

If yesterday I talked about the latest adventures of Molly exploring social software within the enterprise with IBM’s own Lotus Connections , today I thought I would go and check out what " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " has been up to lately.

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The Man Who Should The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Tag, You’re It!

Elsua

In a way, it was triggered again by some of the conversations I had during the break(s) at the Social Business Summit, so I thought it would be a good time to finally address it, at least, with this initial blog post.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging

Elsua

Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Forrester Reports that Corporate Social Networks will Augment Strategic HR Strategies

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. Zach offers a number of useful HR related applications for social networking applications in the report. and social networking.

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Intel Communities: IT@Intel Blog: Why Intel is investing in Social Computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Remember Me Search Home > Intel Communities > Open Port IT Community > IT@Intel > Blog > 2009 > February > 13 Up to Blog Posts in IT@Intel Previous Next IT@Intel Blog Currently Being Moderated 1 Why Intel is investing in Social Computing Posted by Laurie Buczek on Feb 13, 2009 10:37:38 AM In my post Testing Business Value in Social Networking I shared our results of extensive exploration to determine if there is value in adding professional networking for employee use.

IBM Plugging Holes In Connections/SharePoint Integration

Collaborative Thinking

If you are using SharePoint but are considering Lotus Connections for blogs, communities, social networking, etc., The window for IBM to have entrenched itself in "SharePoint shops" for social computing is just about closed in my opinion given that Microsoft will begin talking about the next version in greater detail later this year. I would have made Connections the best third-party application people could buy (vs.

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Economic Downturn: Putting a Dollar Figure on the Value of Enterprise 2.0 for Companies

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. industry, this is indeed the time to demonstrate the business case of social software.

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Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Elsua

Communities using social media – gautam ghosh. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect

Elsua

If there would be a single keyword that could describe quite nicely both agendas from both events running in parallel that keyword would be social. Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here! IBM Innovation Social Enterprise Travelling

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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&#.

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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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.

Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 51 (SNBC - Connect, Collaborate, Innovate)

Elsua

Time for that weekly progress report on giving up e-mail at work where I am getting really, really , close to the one year anniversary of such remarkable quest: reducing my incoming e-mail count consistently over the last few months and, instead, use more and more social software tools to get the job done! Tags: Productivity Tools Social Computing Innovation Learning Communities Personal KM Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0 And we are back at it again, folks.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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