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. Greg Reinacker ( @gregr ) from NewsGator and Stacy Wilson ( @stacylwilson ) from Eloquor Consulting. The model directs: - Strategy. Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.]. Greg interjected again, and showed the community capabilities in NewsGator Social Sites; eg, enhancing the discussion capabilities in SharePoint, bookmarks, idea management].

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

is perhaps best thought of as a collection of principals, organizational practices, and adoption methods that enables emergent participation and contributions models. NewsGator is the only viable enterprise option (for a feed syndication platform) in most cases.

News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Newsgator Acquired Tomoye. Newsgator acquired Tomeye, to enhance its social networking capabilities in SharePoint. Newsgator has always had deep ties with Microsoft. In recent years, Newsgator has transformed into a collaboration provide that is clearly focused on integrating with Sharepoint. Microsoft seems to look kindly on Newsgator as a partner. Per Newsgator's blog , the Tomeye team will remain in their current geographical location.

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News Updates (February 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator for iPhone and iPad. NewsGator released two new mobile clients for its add-on to SharePoint, for the iPhone and iPad. " As a mobile client for NewsGator Social Sites, the social computing environment most deeply integrated into the SharePoint collaboration platform, the iPhone client accesses all the relevant updates from the user's colleagues and communities. NGAD also is a reshaping of the programming model for Active Directory.

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News Updates (October 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At that price—for the Focus model—a user gets a basic HD camera. For $3,499 for the PTZ model, the user gets a camera and can zoom in and out and pan an area. NewsGator Social Sites 3.0. NewsGator released Version 3.0 IBM vs Google Apps.

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News Updates (November 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

and 2.0), custom firmware on many phones, and hardware differences between different models. NewsGator White Paper. NewsGator released a white paper on microblogging in the enterprise. This NewsGator whitepaper will provide you with valuable information and insight into microblogging in the enterprise. Play to Learn. Phil recommends the use of a "sandbox" to encourage people and teams to consider new technology for collaboration. "

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Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

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He found that the wikipedia model can enable a broad community to generate and maintain content. I have reviewed many of the venders sited include a number I have reviewed here and on the AppGap blog such as Atlassian, Box, Central Desktop, CubeTree, EMC, Jive, MindTouch, NewsGator, Novell, OpenText, PB Works, Socialtext, and Telligent. Forrester’s Rob Koplowitz writes that 2010 will be a defining year for enterprise 2.0

What Difference A Year Doesn't Make: Lotus Connections & SharePoint

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no Atom support) but obviously getting Attensa, KnowNow and NewsGator on board would help a lot. If Atlassian, Newsgator, Awareness, Telligent and others can integrate with SharePoint the way Microsoft customers would prefer, so can IBM. The Enhancement integration model augments SharePoint's basic social computing capabilities but the solution's benefits and capabilities are centric to SharePoint and are not likely to be easily duplicated to work with other vendors.

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2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

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This isn't a sustainable model for innovation in the enterprise Web 2.0 NewsGator (Microsoft - relevant for its consumer, business application and enterprise collaboration/social computing efforts). I thought this was an interesting clip from a CIO magazine article. The Connections Blog. This is a great quote to start the year - from an article by CG Lynch in CIO magazine " Web 2.0,

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News Updates (January 27, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Implementing a single-network solution is a significantly more scalable and profitable model for service providers compared to the current overlay network model for supporting telepresence and video conferencing services. The folks at NewsGator have been thinking about what's coming in 2010 for Enterprise 2.0. " Polycom and Juniper. Polycom and Juniper announced a partnership to improve visual collaboration tools. Juniper Networks and Polycom, Inc.

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

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Cisco has transitioned presence into a model that not only supports XMPP and SIP/SIMPLE but has service oriented and REST interfaces. Overall, I don't see SP2010 eliminating the need for strategists in committed "SharePoint shops" to look at Jive, Telligent, NewsGator, or Lotus Connections given the right circumstances. Open Source : Although Mindtouch does not come up often in my client inquiries - the company has been hard at work blending an open source model with SaaS.

Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

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This new type of presence model creates a type of social context and sense of connectedness that is not easily replicated in the UC world. UC-related presence would be included in this model as a subset but the overarching solution is unlikely to be delivered by a UC platform itself.

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

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Exposing RSS/Atom feeds is one thing but will Cisco include a feed syndication platform within WebEx Connection (ala Attensa, NewsGator)? What is the business model for third parties to build solutions on WebEx Connect from both a technical solution provider and an application/business solution provider? Recommendation: People should be examining Cisco's announcements this week more broadly that just a SaaS Collaboration/Web 2.0

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More Thoughts On Social Presence

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Additionally, any such system would have to have a permission model with access controls that enable people to manage their own ???presence??? any social presence platform will need to be secure, integrate with existing infrastructure, and support some type of federation model for interoperability with the external world. And yes, we can move the food around on the plate and do a better job with the current presence model.

2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0

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NewsGator) to augment what SharePoint has in terms of E2.0 Business leaders also need to realize the importance of cultural dynamics and the challenges that go along with changing work models and persuading people to change their behaviors. I'm not convinced Sun can make it successful in the market but as an architectural model for organizations that want to socially-enabled existing web properties and applications and are interested in OpenSocial - it's well-worth a look.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time | Main | Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft? If you look at what’s going on in the consumer space and in social networking – the notion of a lifestream (like the Facebook news feed) and Twitter is a much more relevant model for think about a next generation “presence” framework in a broader sense.

Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools - My Notes from Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference

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Holston , CEO & President, NewsGator Technologies, Inc, Mike Gotta , Principal Analyst, Burton Group, Steve Apfelberg , Vice President of Marketing, Yammer. Organizations often overlook how they can be more a targeted when the implement microsharing because of the Twitter on the Web model. This is the fifth in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston , June 14- 17. This post covers the panel, Microsharing: It is All About the Tools.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: What Ill Be Looking For

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vendors become part of a broader Connections platform environment - wouldnt it be great to have Moveable Type of WordPress as blogging options - or to have Confluence or Socialtext as wiki options - or to have Attensa, KnowNow or NewsGator as feed syndication platform options? By the end of 2008, I expect IBM to have reached a level of parity with Microsoft when you consider the business and technology model that it has defined (i.e.,

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Getting started with enterprise social networking :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The imprint of the industrial revolution, and its model of machine-based production efficiency, is still present today. So too is the bureaucratic model described by Max Weber. But what all of these models neglect is the older, more pervasive tradition of social networking in business. The rise of enterprise computing took on many of the ideas and models of the C20th corporation, and proceeded to further centralise and de-personalise the way we work in pursuit of efficiency.

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5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration - The Platform

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