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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Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 One of the more interesting data points and trending analysis I found intriguing was a growing interest in a class of social application AIIM refers to as “Enterprise Q&A”. Enterprise 2.0

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Trending Sources

Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

Forrester has release their report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011 , by Alan Weintraub with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. Forrester uses 66-criteria to evaluate enterprise content management (ECM) vendors. They note that each content type brings its own editing and workflow requirements, and usually their own regulatory and compliance issues, making managing content increasingly complex and expensive.

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Enterprise Social Software Will be Pervasive by 2016 - Perhaps

Portals and KM

The Forrester report, Social Enterprise Apps Redefine Collaboration , predicts that enterprise social software twill become a $6.4   To quote Forrester directly, “By creating a social layer between information workers and the applications and communications infrastructure, social enterprise apps will overcome the adoption malaise that has affected UC&C. It also means that there is an important technology component to enterprise 2.0

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Enterprise 2.0 User Profile from Forrester

Portals and KM

Forrester has released a useful report, The Enterprise 2.0 Going back to 2004, I have heard many stories about what became to be known as enterprise 2.0. For example, see what Al Essa did at MIT - An Enterprise 2.0 It was one of my awakenings to the power of social media in the enterprise. The results also indicate that 23% of enterprise social media users hold advanced degrees, and 49% are in management. They also “view enterprise 2.0

NetBase Partners with SAP Expanding Social Media Analysis Across the Enterprise

Portals and KM

Why not move social media analysis beyond the marketing department to provide its benefits to other groups within the enterprise? Now the predictive value of social media analysis can be applied to help with decisions through the enterprise and not simply be a marketing analysis tool.

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Interact Offers an Intranet for Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

You can also create forms such as PO requests and attach workflow to them. Interact transformed itself from a development firm to a software provider in the last eleven years as they learned the needs of their clients.

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with Nintex Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex is exhibiting at Share 2011, showing off its Workflow 2010 product for SharePoint. You can also connect to other enterprise applications - eg., Key ideas: - Drag-and-drop creation of business applications, using a browser, within SharePoint.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


“To assess, reconcile and coordinate the ‘social’ approach across a wide range of enterprise functions. To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.

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How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values

Portals and KM

Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values.   You need a combination of guided workflow and free form. Participants included: Moderator: Michael S.

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Using Drupal for Enterprise Grade Web Publishing

Portals and KM

I have been writing about the capabilities of Drupal, primarily as supported by Acquia, for some time (see for example, Acquia Provides Drupal Commons to Support Open Source Enterprise Collaboration ) My friend Geoff Bock recenlty report a report on Enterprise-Grade Web Publishing with Drupal that he summarized in his blog post, Why Publishers Should Care About Drupal. 

Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

project) within the enterprise environment that causes these structures to form. Extending this argument further (that networks underpin everything), we might consider how the enterprise, as a mediator, influences formation of a wide array of social structures well beyond teams and communities. However even in the case of communities, what brings people together might be to share practices based on their participation and ties to activities that the enterprise in mediates.

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

My thoughts - not directly in response to Larry's report, just in general concerning Enterprise 2.0 The term “Enterprise 2.0” (E2.0) is on Andrew McAfee’s blog : Enterprise 2.0 Free of up-front workflow. identified a more free-form type of information sharing and collaborative interactions where participation was optional, more community-centric, and “free of up-front workflow”. Enterprise 2.0

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights


To get things going with the series of blog posts with highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 This insight came after attending the the recent Enterprise 2.0 However, my absolute favorite key major highlight from this year’s Enterprise 2.0

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The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the face of it, the Group Work Site could be used by a team / group in a business department, to handle much of their day-to-day workflow and coordination. It's a bit like workflow-lite, and can be used for text or text plus a document. - Enterprise Collaboration SharePoint

The value of what you write and the value of conversational data « Enterprise 2.0 and the collaborative workspace

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Enterprise 2.0 Applying the tools and mindset now available on the Internet’s Social Network arena in the Enterprise in a dynamic collaborative workspace allow us now to come closer to that vision than ever. Consider these claims from Developing intelligence in the Enterprise 2.0

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?


And eventually succeed as Socially Integrated Enterprises. He talks as well, as part of the mix, about the power of social business and the role of evangelists (those champions) along with the power of social technologies and the use they make of them for their day to day workflows.

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My Enterprise 2.0 Toolkit Q1 2010

Evolving Web

Lately I've received several requests for my most current Enterprise 2.0 Zen is an online Kanban tool that gives us the ability to visualize our backlog, our workflow, and our work styles - greatly increasing our productivity, effectiveness, and (again) satisfaction. Enterprise 2.0

Putting Social Media to Work

Portals and KM

Now, I am now convinced that what held for knowledge management holds for social media and enterprise 2.0. A number of the vendors that I have been talking with are coming to this conclusion and making integration with workflow oriented enterprise apps a priority. He, in turn, quotes a post by Laurie Buczek, The Big Failure of Enterprise 2.0  The biggest failure is the lack of workflow integration to  drive culture change.” in the enterprise.

News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex customers are “ are embracing the Nintex mobile and cloud-based digital forms, together with the workflow systems, to drive efficiencies within operational processes and to enable a stronger management support framework. “ Speech Search, which is unique to Qumu’s enterprise video platform, is a revolutionary way to organize and ingest information from videos. Nintex Workflow for Office 365 won three awards, and Nintex Forms for Office 365 won two awards.

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Enterprise 2.0 for an Enterprise of One – Introduction

Portals and KM

I write about Enterprise 2.0 for several blogs but I am an enterprise of one so many of the tools do not apply to me. First, I followed my own advice and mapped out my business workflow. Then I looked at the tools I currently use for each major step before thinking about any further moves into the enterprise 2.0 He wrote the excellent report, Forrester TechRadar™ For I&KM Pros: Enterprise Web 2.0

Roadblocks to the Uptake of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent market research study by AIIM highlights various problems in the uptake of collaboration tools in enterprises: … 93 percent of business leaders believing internal collaboration is either crucial or very important to what they do, and 59 percent holding the same to be true of external collaboration.

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Collaborative Thinking: Marketwire Unveils Social Media 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today introduces Social Media 2.0, Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Yahoo! Nokia?

An Enterprise Social Media Platform Feature List

Web Social Architecture

We did an internal exercise recently that produced a list of the advanced features we think are crucial for a successful enterprise social media platform. The idea is that functionality for user participation across every owned venue should draw upon a central system, enabling a multifaceted approach to CRM, data analysis, reporting—and ultimately leveraging distributed corporate efforts to generate enterprise business intelligence. Tags: Enterprise Technology

Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

Products are neither Enterprise 2.0 I can use blogs in a very directed, workflow, formal way - that use case is not E2.0 From a deployment perspective - Microsoft adopted an explicit bottoms-up effort to sell SharePoint 2003 within large enterprises. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach. There were few rogue WSS situations and departmental portals were aligned within enterprise portal frameworks. Enterprise 2.0

Comments on the 2010 AIIM Report, "SharePoint - Strategies and Experiences"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over 50% of respondents expected to use third-party add-on tools by the end of 2011 for the following: - workflow / BPM. enterprise 2.0 / social computing. Enterprise Collaboration SharePointLast year, AIIM published a 35-page market intelligence report on SharePoint. Since the report was underwritten by a number of vendors, it is available at no charge. See the PDF on AIIM's site (4.4 MB, 35 pages). "

More on Enterprise Twittering & Dr. Vaine on Corporate Blogging

Green Chameleon

What existing workflow or tool will Twitter replace or enhance within your law firm? (or It does not have to be a tool replacement but the tool should address some workflow to add value, even if it is a transformative application. Mary also pointed me to this great video on blogging within the enterprise. I recently discovered Mary Abraham’s blog, Above & Beyond KM , as we are going to be on a panel together. She is both a lawyer and a knowledge manager.

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. Below you can see a sample workflow request.   Social Sites can work with the enterprise apps in two ways.

Jackbe Releases Presto 3.0 and Opens Enterprise App Store

Portals and KM

A few months ago I covered Jackbe’s preview of this release (see JackBe Provides Enterprise Mashup Platform on the Cloud and Previews Presto 3.0). First, we discussed the Enterprise App Store.   Mashups are one of the key building blocks of enterprise 2.0

Demand for on-demand too demanding for enterprises?

Green Chameleon

The success of on-demand, Software as a Service, or Cloud computing has raised expectations beyond the point where enterprises and vendors can deliver, a new study concludes. A new study from Saugatuck Technology states that users want SaaS throughout the enterprise, whether their enterprises are ready for it or not. And, by extension, SaaS is spreading throughout the enterprise, whether the vendors - or their offerings - are ready to support and deliver what users want.

Building An Enterprise KM Solution in SP2010

Collaborative Thinking

Enterprise consistency, taxonomy and folksonomy. Workflows associated with topic areas that are assigned to pages so participant contributions can be routed to page owner, subject matter expert etc. Notes from session w/Sean Squires and Lincoln Demaris. Case Study: Knowledge For The Field - one of several systems for KM at Microsoft, repository of high-quality of field-ready content, intitial phase focused on content publishing and discovery.

Enterprise 2.0 for an Enterprise of One – Part Five - Content Publishing and Archiving

Portals and KM

This is the final part of a five part series on how enterprise 2.0 tools can work for an enterprise of one, myself in this case. To start the process I mapped out my business workflow. Then I looked at the tools I currently use for each major step before thinking about any further moves into the enterprise 2.0 When I first spoke with Gil, he was the analyst at Forrester focused on Enterprise 2.0. This concludes the five part series on how enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 for an Enterprise of One – Part Two - Content Monitoring

Portals and KM

This is the second part of a five part series on how enterprise 2.0 tools can work for an enterprise of one, myself in this case. To start the process I mapped out my business workflow. Then I looked at the tools I currently use for each major step before thinking about any further moves into the enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Plaza is a new Web-based platform for enterprise search, social bookmarking, knowledge management, information brokerage and expert identification.

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

– in order to move away from reiterating a list of features or capability areas, the report runs the products through eleven scenarios , including intranet / enterprise social network / email, site-based activity, content and contributions, and collaboration.

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Creating Order out of Chaos: Virtual Conference on Enterprise 2.0

Green Chameleon

It couldn’t be more appropriate for the subject of Enterprise 2.0  ebizQ will be hosting a virtual conference covering various aspects of Enterprise 2.0 space are translating into enterprise applications. technology entering the enterprise and still plan for maintaining process, system, and data integrity against an increasingly chaotic backdrop. than a virtual conference? opportunities and challenges on July 23rd. Free registration required.).

My Reactions to an Article on "Effective Enterprise Collaboration Strategy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few months ago Pamela wrote that Effective enterprise collaboration strategy needs everyone on the bus. Analysts who focus on collaboration and social networking say that project managers in charge of deploying an enterprise collaboration system should take a number of steps before launching any technology. Business users will begin to see positive changes as collaboration becomes embedded in the organizational workflow and their work becomes more streamlined, she added. ".

Summary of Some Summaries of Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Portals and KM

I greatly enjoyed this years Enterprise 2.0 My Notes on Dion Hinchcliffe Enterprise 2.0 Dion Hinchcliffe Enterprise 2.0 Getting Started with Enterprise Social Networking. Thoughts on Twitter and Business for Enterprise 2.0 A Few Thoughts from Enterprise 2.0 Conference Session on Future of Social Messaging in Enterprise. A Few Thoughts from Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Transition Strategies for Enterprise 2.0 to enterprise 2.0

Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions

Portals and KM

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. Now it seems to me that these issues are all, or at least mostly, about how to connect old school enterprise applications of record that deal with transactions and the new school systems of engagement that deal with interactions. For enterprise 2.0

Moving to a Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s More Complex Content Management Requirements.

Portals and KM

They note that enterprises are now struggling under increasing volumes of varying types of content (aka multi-channel information overload). In the past firms have taken a product-specific approach to their enterprise content management (ECM) strategies: “document management for office docs, web content management for online content, records management for corporate records, and so on.” Transactional content often originates outside the enterprise from customers and partners.