OutStart’s Learning Content Management System Automates Key Components of Content Development

Portals and KM

I recently spoke with Mike Gregory about OutStart’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS). First, I asked Mike to explain the difference between an LMS and LCMS, as I have been familiar with LMS (Learning Management System) for some time. You can find learning content there and the LMS keeps track of usage. A LCMS then is like a factory where content is assembled from component parts. You can customize learning content by role (e.g.,

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption


So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. And you are ready to invest the money in selecting and developing the greatest system ever. Below I discuss some adoption strategies that you should consider if you plan to launch a collaborative platform or content management system. Hire a Community/Content Manager! The importance of a community manager cannot be understated.

My App Gap Posts for June 2010

Portals and KM

OutStart’s Learning Content Management System Automates Key Aspects of Content Development. Adobe Announces Comprehensive Customer Experience Management Platform. Here are my AppGap posts for June. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for June.

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eXo Provides Cloud Workspaces to Enable Flexible Social Intranets

Portals and KM

It offers a full range of social intranet and enterprise portal features, including: Content Management System features, including the ability to store, share, version and organize documents.

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A RIM PlayBook App for RBS Clients

Michael Sampson - Currents

I hope they have a good content management system, that will publish up-to-date content through its multiple channels.

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When a Client Only Wants Part of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

For various reasons, they have separate systems in their IT toolkit that they want to maintain, but notwithstanding that desire, they want to cherry pick specific capabilities from Office 365. – has standardised on a non-Microsoft document and content management system. Not all clients want to buy into the complete service offering that is Office 365.

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Compliance Doesn't Sell E2.0. But It Should

Collaborative Thinking

Compliance-related features are lagging (which is normal) but some of the gaps are showstoppers for some organizations and need to become a higher priority by vendors selling social platforms - one option is to partner with vendors already delivering compliance and security-related tools for more traditional collaboration, communication, and content management systems. I was interviewed by Alexander for this article while attending the E2.0 event in Boston.

Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you have an unusual website developed in an old CMS (content management system) that might be difficult but for most websites, we have years of experience and can stop you from being ripped off *cough* paying premium for implementing Facebook Connect, social media newsletters and so on.

Computer Lab: How to Blog for Business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The powerful extensibility of blogs as content management systems (CMS) means that with a couple of clicks you can add Technorati tagging, SEO packages, Google Adsense, Amazon advertising, tag clouds, badges and all manner of others.

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Give us our news feeds: Adrian’s challenge to councils

Social Reporter

I guess it can be difficult for civil servants or council officials to create web pages on the content management systems they may have to use. Over at digitalengagement.org Adrian Short throws down the gauntlet to 370 councils who still don’t make it easy for citizens to read their websites by providing RSS feeds (what’s RSS? see the Commoncraft video ). He wants them to fix it by Christmas.

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

Almost every widely deployed technology today that has failed to meet expectations over time, at one point was revered as the answer to our problems (productivity suites, content management systems, “groupware”, search, portals, etc.). Within many organizations, the plan-build-run philosophy still frames our view of IT – once a system is implemented (i.e., When it comes to collaboration, knowledge management, and E2.0

Pay for News vs Save The Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

“That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from the Wall Street Journal’s experience,&# he said. Old: Linear access to content in different sections of the paper. New: RSS and distribution of content stripped of Form.

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Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This article on IDM – Image and Data Manager has a good wrap up: While it is estimated that SharePoint is Microsoft’s fast growing product, the likely reality is that in many instances the product is not being fully utilised. Interesting.

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Social Graph Engines

Collaborative Thinking

The most obvious example of this is social networking sites, but even tagging systems, content management systems and wikis deal with inherently hierarchical or graph-shaped data.

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Where Your Web Strategy Ought to Begin

Online Social Networking

The Gevril Group website, for example, which I developed in concert with Ivo Jackson and John Sealander , uses the WordPress content management system, a very basic 3-column theme, an opt-in form and a Facebook widget. That website must be secure, and the content on that website must be nothing less than superb. Your social media and web strategy necessarily starts from your website, the one place on the the web that you own and control.

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OutStart’s Participate Enables the Social Side of Enterprise Work Processes

Portals and KM

It integrates social networking, collaboration, and knowledge sharing technologies in a secure managed environment. It integrates with Microsoft Office for the contribution of desktop content. Where needed workflow is available for content review before posting.

iQuest: Putting Greater Transparency into the Enterprise

Portals and KM

iQuest greatly reduces the amount on manual management than is often found in enterprise search engines. iQuest will do the same thing within any enterprise content management system. ? Its Intelligent Discovery™ uncovers thematic contextual links to content or raw information that's typically hidden or unknown, which results in actionable insights. Indexing content to better find information is a core function of search and content management systems. ?Content

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News Updates (October 23, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Users log in to meetings through the Web via laptops, desktops and ClearView conferencing systems. In addition, users can share Web browser links and offer content across multiple screens. Qtask announced a set of upgrades to its collaboration and project management service. Alyssa offers a list of use cases for wikis in business: project management, file archiving, support, operations, collaboration, and as a notebook. Telepresence in Law.

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Personal tech configuration as steward’s springboard

Digital Habitats

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). However, most of my email lists and social media accounts use Gmail so I can keep my other inbox manageable. I’ve never managed it, but it was a pleasant experience using it. Feedburner – to help manage the feeds FROM my blog.

Blog Cases from 2005: Jim McGee on Knowledge Work

Portals and KM

He had just joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management. He was teaching a course on managing the IT function and developing a course on knowledge management.   Before successfully launching his blog Jim had been experimenting with several other approaches to using web technologies as part of knowledge management when he was the Chief Knowledge Officer for Diamond Technology Partners, a strategy consulting firm he helped found in 1994.

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Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Sharing Platform from Knowledge Plaza

Portals and KM

Knowledge Plaza is a new Web-based platform for enterprise search, social bookmarking, knowledge management, information brokerage and expert identification. You can bring many different content types into the Plaza. You can just email content to the Plaza.

News Updates (February 10, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

of its content management system, and included new social collaboration capabilities, among others. Kerio has announced the launch of Kerio Connect 7, a rebranded upgrade of its' former Kerio MailServer, now features an option for customers to link standalone servers in multiple locations into a single distributed domain system, and gives greater emphasis to its' contact and collaboration features. Day CQ 5.3. Day Software released version 5.3

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Usenet evolved as more and more people started using it, creating both technological and social demands on the system. This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity.

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Usenet evolved as more and more people started using it, creating both technological and social demands on the system. This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity. Learning Activity 7) Finding content.

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Blog>> The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon

In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. IBM/Lotus is pushing in collaborative solutions since more than a decade; there are many Content Management System providers and hundreds of other small providers for very exciting solutions in the field of Knowledge Management.

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The social media I use

Nancy White

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). However, most of my email lists and social media accounts use Gmail so I can keep my other inbox manageable. I’ve never managed it, but it was a pleasant experience using it. Feedburner - to help manage the feeds FROM my blog.

Wrap Up of 2nd Annual Community Manager Day: Voices Around the World #CMAD « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blogs, Tweets, Pictures, and Videos of CMAD around the Globe: Below I’ll curate the interesting voices around the world at the 2nd annual Community Manager Appreciation Day. Community Manager Appreciation Day, 2011 View more presentations from Connie Bensen.

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CountyHealthRankings.org Gives First County-by-County Snapshot of Health in Each State


Forum One created all of the site's branding elements, developed the site's information architecture, designed its visual look, and built the site using Drupal, a leading open-source content management system. ALEXANDRIA, Va.,

Circling Around To KM

Collaborative Thinking

Technology is the tail wagging the dog when it comes to knowledge management - it always has been. search, content management, portals. It began with search and content management systems, then portals, and now it's rooted in social software (if one limits social software to blogs, wikis, tags/bookmarks, feeds and social networking). So I find it very refreshing to come across posts like this: Back to First Principles for Knowledge Management.

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25 Common Social Media and Web Marketing Mistakes

Online Social Networking

They want content to digest. Too Little or Lame Content - They say that content is king. People are searching online for content. To succeed, feed people great content, such as text, video, pictures, podcasts, etc.,

News Updates (June 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Eg, " With all initial endeavors to install a document or content managementsystem’ of some type, it must come down to defining what process is already in place (the AS IS process) and defining what the new system must do (the TO BE process). For example, if you want to store thousands of documents for several years, SharePoint and almost any ECM system will handle that requirement. Social Computing Governance.

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News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The services that were included in Clearspace — such as shared documents, blogs, project management, and customers comments — are now part of Foundation, the core SBS product. The Icebreaker ECM Appliance, which melds Ingres' database with Alfresco's content management system, works with Linux and will run with good performance on commodity hardware, according to officials from both companies. CorasWorks Breeze.

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Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Collaboration tools and social features Common features, but are not limited to, include: forums, wikis, blogs, media, rss, aggregation homepages, presence, instant messaging, and ability to connect to identity systems such as LDAP/Active Directory. formerly Twisted Systems, Inc.)

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008


Moodle Course management system Free D/H ↓ 10 9= 9 Blogger 44 Blogger Blogging tool Free H ↑ 11 17= 43= Twitter 42 twitter Microblogging tool Free H ↓ 12 9= 11 Audacity 40 Audacity Sound editor and recorder Free D ↑ 13 12 26= Wikipedia 36.5

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Collaborative Thinking: Info 2.0: Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and Enterprise Mashups

Collaborative Thinking

and Enterprise Mashups Moderator: Angelique Matheny, IBM Rational Software Speakers: Lauren Cooney, CTO Office, Information Management Group Sriram Padmanabhan, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Advanced Tech. Webcast Notes (I assume that replay information will appear at the site): The Good Need to move way from rigid applications to a more free-flowing approach is correct (synergistic with emergence, user-generated content, architecture of participation and other trends re: Enterprise 2.0)

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Collaborative Thinking: Socialtext Releases SocialPoint

Collaborative Thinking

Asterisk » October 31, 2006 Socialtext Releases SocialPoint This could be the smartest yet made by an emerging wiki company, or a simple matter of good "marketecture" Ill follow-up with Peter OKelly (our resident wiki guru) and post a more conclusive opinion but questions in my mind are: How does this integrate with the underlying content management system of SharePoint 2007? How does this integrate with the records management services within SharePoint 2007?

The Business Case for In-house Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

What they envision are in-house networks that, by pooling thinking and creativity, contribute new ideas: A promise of a well-oiled social network inside a business is that “it will create new value,” says Matt Greeley, CEO of BrightIdea.com, a developer of innovation management and collaborative tools.

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Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. In my years in working in collaboration, networking, records management, etc.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Build your community today and start generating incremental revenue from user generated content.&# with security, control, and content moderation. intronNetworks Complete graphic and content customization “Can be attached via web services to any database.

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Green Chameleon » Folksonomies and Rich Serendipity

Green Chameleon

What makes folksonomic tagging activity different from “free text” keywords entered into optional metadata fields by publishers of content into content management systems? I can do a random search on Delicious or Flickr and find a piece of content I like.

On conversation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Knowledge managers like to enable and allow conversations to occur since conversation is good for business. He met the incoming CEO and as they both sat together giving blood, they discussed the problems we are having with the new content management system. It is clear to me from my experience, and discussing the issue with colleagues and knowledge management professionals, that conversation is more than just idle chatter.

Collaborative Thinking: Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time

Collaborative Thinking

Many organizations, as a result, foster a leadership, decision-making and information-sharing environment that values certain types of management activities and styles (e.g., Often, these management actions focus heavily on activities that optimize the efficiency and effectiveness aspects of its products and services. Corresponding management styles often created overly restrictive walled gardens that limit cross-functional interaction and information stovepipes.

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Building Online Professional Networks: Three Stages to Success, 5 Years Later


At the time, we were co-managing a prominent online network for economists, policy makers and researchers focused on the economic and policy issues surrounding the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, called the IAEN. We are also increasingly willing to commit the necessary resources, staff time, and expertise to develop and manage networks, because we?ve to manage, we need to manage and leverage our entire online presence?e.g. In 2004, I wrote an article entitled ?

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