Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

Today, companies worry about different vendors' PBXs talking to phones and to each other, as well as to applications such as contact centers. and dependency (for the majority of vendors) on SIP/SIMPLE for the underlying infrastructure. Vendors. some vendors have a shot here.

Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

He goes on the writes that “ a very broad and rich landscape of technology vendors will differentiate to stay relevant in this crowded market. With enterprise social technologies, buyers must now assess vendors pursuing three distinct strategies: commoditization, horizontal and vertical solutions, and integration with adjacent technologies.” He found that the wikipedia model can enable a broad community to generate and maintain content.

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. We too easily constrain social software to specific tools which leaves the door open to ambiguity and vendor posturing.

2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

vendors. vendors mimic what they see in the consumer market, thus keeping them a degree of separation away from where the innovation actually occurs, the incumbents are even further removed; they simply copy the enterprise 2.0 vendors. This isn't a sustainable model for innovation in the enterprise Web 2.0 vendors" to be ahead of Microsoft and IBM when it comes to certain technical capabilities or user experience aspects.

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Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

21st Century Organization

thought leaders and software vendors gathered in Boston starting June 14 for the conference that grew from Andrew McAfee's 2006 MIT Sloan Review article The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration and became the book. . As Marc Smith's Node XLS map reveals, recognized and aspiring Enterprise 2.0

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

Collaborative Thinking

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 partnerships illustrated three ways that vendors could integrate with SharePoint. That is, a vendor's Enhancement integration model makes many fundamental assumptions that bind it to SharePoint.

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

Collaborative Thinking

There are a few vendor events that stood out in my mind for 2009 (related to Enterprise 2.0 Cisco has transitioned presence into a model that not only supports XMPP and SIP/SIMPLE but has service oriented and REST interfaces. There is little in the upcoming release that is truly innovative or moves SharePoint out in front of other vendors offering capabilities associated with E2.0 However, in general, vendors will have to integrate with SharePoint 2010 at some level (e.g.,

2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

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. A tactical decision to rely on a blog vendor becomes more complicated when that vendor then expands their tool to include a wiki. blog vendor, wiki vendor) and think more along the lines of a "social platform" (e.g.,

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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. Telepresence customers now have a way to improve communications with vendors, suppliers and partners while maintaining an immersive telepresence experience. The folks at NewsGator have been thinking about what's coming in 2010 for Enterprise 2.0. "

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

More acquisitions - perhaps one of the mashup, or PaaS, or feed syndication platform vendors or a mobile player. More partnerships - perhaps with Jive or other white label/hosted social/community platforms vendors. Exposing RSS/Atom feeds is one thing but will Cisco include a feed syndication platform within WebEx Connection (ala Attensa, NewsGator)? Recommendation: People should be examining Cisco's announcements this week more broadly that just a SaaS Collaboration/Web 2.0

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

Collaborative Thinking

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? IBM and Microsoft remain the key vendors for presence overall given their market strength but Jabber remains credible. Virtually all communication vendors remain anchored to SIP/SIMPLE. But the center of gravity will shift away from UC (and UC vendors).

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: What Ill Be Looking For

Collaborative Thinking

Filling in the gaps While Lotus Connections is the most complete social computing platform from a major vendor re: BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle (as of right now), it has gaps - there is no wiki component unless you use other Lotus products and the product itself lacks a feed syndication platform. 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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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Below you’ll find a list of over 100 vendors (and more in the comments) of vendors that offer commodity community software. In 2008, I published a vendor product catalog that has details of over 50 of the vendors, beyond these listed descriptions.

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5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration - The Platform

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

I think it will take a lot more education and aggressive push by large vendors in this space to drive further adoption. are the software models to support the development.