Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

I have written about NewsGator on a number of occasions (see for example:  NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint ). NewsGator is a long time Microsoft partner for enterprise social on SharePoint with millions of active users of its Social Sites offering.

Social Software Market Keeps Growing

Portals and KM

A number of large and small companies are making big bets on social business through acquisitions like Microsft’s purchase of Yammer and IBM’s extensive acquisition strategy (see IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce ). Many firms are also investing in product enhancements and product integrations. billion in 2016, according to IDC's "Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012-2016 Forecast."

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software

Collaborative Thinking

is more about how social software is used by people vs. what the social tool actually is. does not address all patterns of communication, information sharing, cooperation, collaboration, community-building, and social networking. It is not new - although there are new possibilities of integrating social tools into business applications - still, the definition and intent has been around for some time. Social Software

CIO Dilemma - Social Software vs ERP

Governance in a Networked World

This is part of a post I made to a recent discussion on Communities vs Social Processes. The bigger issue appeared to be how CIOs deal with the fact that their clients merely "tolerate" the existing ERP/CRM/BI enterprise apps but are really excited about the social software stuff.

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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. I have written about this before ( Putting Social Media to Work ).

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Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 3)

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& Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. and social software) - in no particular order : Cisco Stumbles Early But Regains Composure & Sets The Stage . and its social media efforts. Microsoft Bets Its Social Fortune On SP2010. The SharePoint 2009 conference in Vegas provided the industry with the first look at SP2010 and its new/enhanced social computing capabilities. MySite - Social Architecture & Planning.

Social Software is Enabling the Old “to-do” List to Make a Comeback

Portals and KM

I recently read an IDG article, 'To-do' software makes comeback, welcomed by enterprise IT , that covers how social task management applications are on the rise. I have already written about Putting Social Media to Work and Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions.

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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. Another feature in the Connections integration is reputation management.

Collaborative Thinking: Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lotusphere 2008: IBM Research - Glimpsing The Future | Main | Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote » January 22, 2008 Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking: Social Software`s Culture Clash

Collaborative Thinking

The portal might one day lead to the nascent internal social networking platform Schueller demoed, he says. Social Software`s Culture Clash March 15, 2008 in Enterprise 2.0 , Social Software | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Social Software`s Culture Clash : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

Collaborative Thinking

Socialtext Traction Software TeamPage Twiki Open Source Social Bookmark Systems BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam IBM Lotus Connections dogear component Scuttle Open source Feed Syndication Platforms Attensa KnowNow NewsGator Social Network & Community Sites Typically offer a mix of user profiles, blogs, wikis, social networking, etc. Our sales folks don't hear "we want a blog" or "we want a social network." Connect Integrates with SharePoint

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 Today workers often collaborate with colleagues in the office via email, which they can supplement with SharePoint, IM, unified communications and other social apps. This integration makes a lot of sense to me and is consistent with the trends I am seeing across the social platforms

Participatory Surveillance with Social Software in Creative Projects – Olga’s thesis

Taming the spaces

Participatory Surveillance with Social Software in Creative Projects. In this master thesis where the activities in web-based social software environments that support social creative projects are studied. The theoretical approach integrates social surveillance techniques with social software, participant behaviors in hybrid ecosystems, and also the new media art. Olga Ivanova , one of my students has finished her master thesis text.

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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Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

in his report, Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview. With enterprise social technologies, buyers must now assess vendors pursuing three distinct strategies: commoditization, horizontal and vertical solutions, and integration with adjacent technologies.” I was especially interested in his data on social media adoption through a survey of US and European KM decision makers.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


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&#.

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. Chris said that social software implementers have recognized the need to map to business processes.

More on Potential Social Software Winners in our New Economic World

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see Attivio Tightly Integrates Structured Data and Unstructured Content for a New Approach to Information Access ). Attivio provides an integrated set of results. This a follow up to my post yesterday, Will We See Major Price Reductions for Enterprise 2.0 Applications? A few months ago, I wrote about Attivio on the AppGap. It offers the Active Intelligence Engineâ„¢ (AIE) for Unified Information Access, bringing together business intelligence and enterprise search capabilities.

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social software measurement as asymmetric warfare

Engineers without Fears

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the Sydney Social Media Club where there was much discussion of measurement by Paull , Jye & Matt. When you are asked to demonstrate the ROI of social software, all you have to do is prove that SM delivers the benefits of traditional media at a lower cost - because it seems that most marketing is a cost of doing business rather than a generator of sustainable growth. Even by calling it "social media", we clip its talons.

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. All of that thanks to social software tools! That’s where work life integration kicks in!

Social Software Is Not Enough - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

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Rachel Happe ( @rhappe ) is a co-founder and principal at the Community Roundtable , a peer network for social media, Read Full Bio >> See More From This Columnist >> SHARE. Social Software Is Not Enough. Companies considering using social tools in their organizations must also come up to speed on community management. Social software is a bit of a Trojan horse. This cannot be addressed with software alone. Software Developers.

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.

Three Big Benefits of Social Software | Blogs |

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Social Software, Community, and Organization: Where Practice Meets Process « Skilful Minds

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Collective understanding and collaborative understanding , as Thomas Vander Wahl makes clear, are different parts of what he refers to as the social sofware stack. The key fact is that social software is a way of cultivating shared experience rather than a mere means to an end, or goal, alone.

Forum communities vs social software " eme ká eme

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eme ká eme Social media. About Forum communities vs social software 1 10 2008 Well, who’d have guessed. While looking for a software fix, I landed on Matt Mecham’s blog and his unscripted rant about the difference between forums and social networks. He sees social networks as pervasive (everyone’s in it) whereas forums are “like content islands&# in which only a group of people participates. It’s “anti-social&#.

Social software - the basics | Jon Mell - Web 2.0 ideas and strategy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

If so, then the question is not why would you use social software, but why would you not? Reminds me I should be updating my blog with some good social networking/media tips. Social software - the basics | Jon Mell - Web 2.0 Home About Jon Mell Jon Mell - Web 2.0

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Three Ways to Double the Value of Your Social Software

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. So how exactly does one “double the value” of social software? But there’s no integration of the apps.

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An adoption strategy for social software in enterprise. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

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He uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 There are two ways to go about encouraging adoption of social software: fostering grassroots behaviours which develop organically from the bottom-up; or via top-down instruction. What specific problems does social software solve?

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

were a product check-list, life would be so easy, unfortunately it's not. - "emergent use of social software" - gets to how social software is used, not so much what it is. - The 2007 release was arguably the first concerted effort to deliver an integrated platform, adding additional components along the way. There's no tag/bookmark capability and the social networking capability is mediocre. search/social distance, MySite) are credible.

The Evolving Web and Focused Social Media

Evolving Web

In early 2006, I started pushing a concept of Focused Social Media. The point where social media serves as a platform for team focus. Where social media helps people collaborate, achieve efficiencies and build excitement. This was an interesting nest of social tools.

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Another Example Of Facebook Integration

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

Reality Check 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

auto industry by social networking? The conversation quickly migrated beyond the soft benefits of social collaboration to the hard, measurable benefits businesses need when navigating through tough times. Enterprise 2.0, social media, social networking, etc). The next 12-18 months will be time for "pragmatic due diligence" when it comes to social software. component here re: blog, wiki, social networking) capability in the next release".

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Collaborative Thinking: Common Craft Adds Additional Videos

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Media & Pharmaceuticals | Main | Social Software Vendor Roundup » December 04, 2007 Common Craft Adds Additional Videos Blogs is the latest addition.

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Enterprise Versions Of Twitter (updated)

Collaborative Thinking

Most IT organizations will treat "Twitter-like" tools as they do Enterprise IM products which will raise questions such as: Directory integration. Integration with anti-virus and content filtering tools. Integration with Microsoft Communicator and IBM Sametime. Application development (plug-ins, integration with productivity tools). Instant Messaging Social Software There are several emerging (e.g.,

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The Two Cisco's.

Collaborative Thinking

to be better aligned with the more consumer-centric, social media-focused EOS group(s). Eos was not mentioned at the Cisco Collaboration Summit and suddenly it is at the center of a social media social networking storyline that has consumer and enterprise implications. That said, this theme aligns perfectly with a recent report (see below) Alice Wang and I authored on social media and social networking that addressed similar issues (e.g.,

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

From Social Site To Social Networking Services posted by Mike Gotta in Technology Foundations of Enterprise 2.0 The industry is transitioning from an emphasis on destination sites for communities and social networking towards one where networked services enable social information to be contextually integrated across a wide range of sites and applications. Strategies of leading social platform vendors will be examined in this panel.

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


I have just concluded, and be dealt with for good, I hope, what I think is the first time ever in my 13 years of social software exposure what I never thought I would be confronting: a week of denial of the Social Web.

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Applications: Leave The Rough Edges Alone

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Designing & Enabling Communities | Main | Enterprise 2.0 I dont disagree with that approach, but I think we also need to think beyond the purposeful aspects of social applications.

One Moment Meditation


Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

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Collaborative Thinking: PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Enterprise-enabling Facebook | Main | Designing & Enabling Communities » December 19, 2007 PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies Both presentations are worth viewing. What I find interesting is that we are "telling old stories in new ways" with much of the narrative around social software. Where can I find your software programs?

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Social Messaging Socialtext Signals: Before We Get Too Excited.

Collaborative Thinking

I think it would be very helpful if the Socialtext folks could explicitly answer how Signals supports enterprise requirements for security, access controls, archive/logging (for audit, compliance, and records management), directory integration, and policy management overall (individuals, groups/roles). It would also be helpful if integration with IM/presence could be clarified in regards to a roadmap. Social Networking & Collaboration Social Software

Enterprise Twitter: Not Dismissive, Just Realistic

Collaborative Thinking

I do expect that vendors putting together unified communications and collaboration platforms will be forced to address the type of social messaging represented by tools such as ESME. I would point you to some thoughts I posted earlier regarding social presence as well. In turn, ESME and like tools will need to integrate (in some instances), and interoperate (in almost all cases), with UC platforms. Instant Messaging Social Software

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. Even after the Social Web.

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