Engineering Life Work Integration


After all, it’s a beautiful, wonderful world out there and every extra hour that we spend doing overtime or not having that time off for ourselves to do other things as part of that personal work life integration strategy you should all start working your way through on it, you are losing out.

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey


Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place?

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


That’s when the journey to become a successful social business will go into the next level, moving away from that technology focus into one where it is fully integrated into how we do and conduct business, how we all become a lot more engaged, transparent and nimble at what we already do.

Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours


Instead, a long while ago I have made the transition into what some people have been calling work life integration, where one of key words / concepts that has started making the rounds in the last few years, that is, flexibility, is gaining more and more importance and relevance as we move forward.

BroadVision’s Clearvale Offers Integrated Enterprise Social Networking Platform

Portals and KM

Many organizations are implementing both external facing social networking programs, as well as enterprise social networking tools. However, these are often different programs using different tools that are not integrated. If they had done both he asked how many have integrated the two.

Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. He said that one of the biggest challenges in implementing enterprise social tools is changing old behaviors and I would agree. Another feature in the Connections integration is reputation management.

The Further Integration of Cloud Services

Portals and KM

 PaaS offers an application development platform for building and hosting customized applications that are tuned specifically for an enterprise’s requirements. It is also a good thing as it enhances the integration required to really make enterprise 2.0

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Portals and KM

Now ® has created a way to bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft to create a unified social user experience for the enterprise across the iPad, iPhone and desktop with Enterprise-ready iPad. makes the iPad enterprise-ready so users can securely edit and share documents directly from the iPad. SharePoint Mobile Enterprise Solution – I have covered before (see New

Moxie Integrates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Portals and KM

I have covered Moxie Software ™, enterprise social software provider, before (see Moxie Provides Free Desktop Sync Capability with Moxie Spaces and Moxie Announces Spaces to Enhance Customer Engagement ). 

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. He said that one of the biggest challenges in implementing enterprise social tools is changing old behaviors and I would agree. There are many silos within large enterprises and social tools are increasingly being implemented to break down these silos. Through the Badgeville for Yammer integration, those achievements were then published into the Yammer stream.

Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alfresco is an enterprise content management and business process management vendor. So here’s the question: in the new world of Office 365, how does Alfresco provide an integration with Office Online?

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

NewsGator is a long time Microsoft partner for enterprise social on SharePoint with millions of active users of its Social Sites offering. When asked how can NewsGator make social more useful, they were told to integrate it into work processes.

Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions

Portals and KM

I recently read about the Five Top Challenges of Integrating Social Media Data with Business Applications by Elias Terman on the CTOEdge. The five were: social data streams overwhelm enterprise applications; unstructured social media data is difficult to manage; new access methods and standards; data quality and quantity; the elephant in the room: Big Data. He, in turn, quotes a post by Laurie Buczek, The Big Failure of Enterprise 2.0 For enterprise 2.0

BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint — Update on Calendar Integration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The calendar integration to the BlackBerry calendar was of particular interest to me, as I haven't seen this done before. It's a good first step, but more is needed on the calendar integration. Enterprise Mobility

State of Customer Data Integration in 2012

Portals and KM

In February 2012, Scribe Software surveyed 300 business leaders and channel partners to uncover opportunities and challenges associated with customer data integration. “ The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012” report contains input from C-level executives, business analysts and IT engineers, and systems integrators and consultants who design and implement data integration for their enterprise clients.

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Novell Vibe 3.3 Includes Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office

Portals and KM

I have been covering Novell for some time (see for example, Novell Teaming Brings Kempinski Hotels into Enterprise 2.0   Their current strategic direction is to focus on existing Novell customers with GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and ZENworks and providing increased services to them. offers integration with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 as one of the major enhancements. This integration provides rich additional functionality to Office users.

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Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

It was one of the early enterprise 2.0 A couple of years ago they added Socialtext Signals, one of the first enterprise micro-blogging tools. Eugene said that when Socialtext Signals and its microblogging capability, was introduced in 2008 the focus was on integration from the start. As I wrote in my 2010 interview with Ross Mayfield, it is fully integrated with the complete Socialtext platform. in the enterprise.

Integrating Transactions and Interactions: A Fable

Portals and KM

In the last two days, I wrote about: Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions, and Maybe Enterprise 2.0 I this post I want to share an example of an early success with this type of integration using old school tools. The new enterprise 2.0 We then adopted this term for what we did but it was really an early example enterprise 2.0. The people felt they had some control here and rumors spread around the enterprise in nanoseconds.

Facebook IM Integration

Collaborative Thinking

First thought: If Meebo can integrate with XMPP systems - why can't Microsoft? Second thought: Why hasn't IBM integrated with Facebook's XMPP-based IM system? Third (and last) thought: Given Cisco's acquisition of Jabber and efforts with WebEx Connect - you would imagine integration with Facebook as well. I assume that Facebook might need to do something on its end to enable federation but if enterprise IM systems federate with consumer IM platforms (e.g.,

Moxie Integrates with Collaboration and Communication Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Moxie Software announced new integration options between Employee Spaces and various other enterprise collaboration and communication tools, including SharePoint, Outlook, Skype (for presence availability), and Atlassian Confluence, among others: " Microsoft SharePoint Integration. Microsoft Outlook Integration. Moxie Software has built bi-directional integration between Microsoft Outlook and Employee Spaces.

The Social Enterprise and The Circular Economy


Under the rather thought-provoking title of “ Zen and the Art of Enterprise Maintenance &# Susan herself has set up some homework for all of those folks out there who may be involved with Enterprise 2.0,

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Traction Team Page 5.1 Integrates Project Management Capabilities

Portals and KM

Traction Announces New Integrated Micro-blogging and Solid Revenue Growth for 2008 ) and continue to respect their accomplishments. Now that the enterprise 2.0 It brings this activity into the enterprise 2.0 I have been covering Traction TeamPage for several years (for ex.

AppFusions Integrates iRise® Visualization with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence

Portals and KM

I spoke with Ellen at the most recent Lotusphere and they have been working on a number of integration tools. Recently AppFusions announced a partnership with iRise ® , a provider of enterprise visualization solutions to allow for simulations of Atlassian JIRA and Confluence to speed enterprise software development. Here is a video on this integration. I have known about AppFusions for some time and respect the vision of their leader Ellen Feaheny.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


My primary business address is someplace out there in the cloud “ This is exactly what I meant with the title of this blog post when welcoming you all to the Social Enterprise and the Era of Intrapreneurship.

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Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!


And all of that thanks to the revolution social computing within the enterprise has, at long last, provoked within the business world, as well as in our society, as we know it. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Social Enterprise

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It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!


Because, in my own experience, it’s not about striking a good work life balance, but eventually it’s all about Work Life Integration. Well, it starts with that concept I mentioned at the beginning of this post: it’s all about Work Life Integration!

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

Collaborative Thinking

It would be valuable for Microsoft to continue down this path of providing well-defined and public interfaces (as opposed to vendor point-to-point deals) so that other blog and wiki vendors could integrate with the platform.

BlackBerry: Back to Enterprise, But Has the Enterprise Moved On?

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry is re-emphasising its focus on the enterprise market : For the past six months BlackBerry has been planning a resurgence in the enterprise space. Until the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and BB10 mobile OS, the company’s main focus had been providing enterprise software in the form of BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Enterprise Mobility

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eDiscovery Integration Remains a Challenge Despite More Market Consolidation

Portals and KM

While integrated advances can provide concrete benefits and help rationalize application infrastructure, it's important to look at these in the context of a broader eDiscovery strategy. Such strategies should identify technology gaps and costly process integration points. Then enterprises need to request more eDiscovery application integration.  In theory the transparency within enterprise 2.0

Socialcast Adds Sharepoint and Outlook Integration, New Features, and Enhanced Metrics

Portals and KM

Socialcast was one of the first enterprise microblogging providers (see 2008 post: Socialcast Brings Twitter Style Functionality into the Enterprise ) and I have covered them several times since that first post (e.g., Socialcast Adds Broadcasting Capability to Enterprise Microsharing ).

Enterprise Micro-Messaging: Standalone or Integrated with Comprehensive Collaboration Platform? Or Both?

Portals and KM

Here is a post on the collaboration platforms that are integrating micro-messaging. There is a population that sees integration of microblogging with other collaboration tools as necessary for far reaching adoption.”. Most IM systems are no longer standalone but integrated with email and other communications systems. How would you counter these comments to define the role of standalone tools inside the enterprise? This is a question I see discussed more often.

Whitepaper: Enterprise Mashups Change Everything

Evolving Web

Profitability, Predictability and Performance through Enterprise Mashups is now available for download. And then he adds: “In short, every specific enterprise mashup example misses the [perhaps more important] point that enterprise mashups are good for whatever use the users find.

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Social Enterprise Collaboration: Some Research Findings

Michael Sampson - Currents

you need to integrate it into daily work, not provide something separate. - Social inside the enterprise, then, is a continuation of a long tradition, rather than something fundamentally new. Enterprise CollaborationOver on CBR (Computer Business Review), Tineka asks whether your company is social yet (or not)? "

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Enterprise 2.0 is Not An Application

Evolving Web

Integration is Enterprise 2.0. This week my friend and colleague Dion Hinchcliffe posted an article on ZD Net describing 14 Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 It is the seeds of true Enterprise 2.0. Dion is absolutely right, Enterprise 2.0 To sum up Enterprise 2.0

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. It’s an integral part of who we are.

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Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects. To view the series, visit Social Networking in the Enterprise. . Learn some core principles of an "architecture of participation" that represents a people-centric approach to enterprise architecture. Get ideas about where to start and how Cisco began to develop an integrated workforce experience. CiscoCollab Enterprise 2.0

Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

Portals and KM

I have been reading about the Enterprise 2.0 There seems to be a reoccurring theme that “it is not about the technology” (see for example: Ted Sapuntziz’s excellent post, My lesson from Enterprise 2.0: I was also part of a panel at the one of first Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

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Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


The blog is different, because it’s an integral part of me, it’s an extension of my brain, my thoughts, my experiences, my know-how, my digital self-being and, as such, it will always be there. Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 And don’t be surprised if Facebook comes up with some kind of Facebook Credits/Work Game scorecard integration. Enterprise 2.0:

Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. draw a distinction between social cooperation and enterprise collaboration. Enterprise = projects, and project management. The social cooperation is handled by Connections; SharePoint does the Enterprise Collaboration.

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The Networked Enterprise: NASA Video

The Bumble Bee

In the summer of 2009 I had the privilege of speaking to an audience of NASA scientists and researchers at the NASA Research Centre in Langley, Virginia on the topic of The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in the context of major engineering and scientific enterprises.

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How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge


In a way, not his words, but mine, plenty of folks feel one of the culprits why the jobs market is not recovering fast enough is because of Enterprise 2.0. Or the Social Enterprise. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Enterprise

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