Why Our Software Needs Social Context

Alchemy of Change

We live in a time when we do a much of our work with others in an online environment, which is why I’ve argued recently that we need our software to get much more emotionally intelligent. Healing Software’s Split Personality.

2011 84

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


Indeed, there will always be different waves of adopters and each and everyone of us, social software evangelists, should be ok with that. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

2013 74

Trending Sources

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

SharePoint is not really social software but a system of record, in this case, documents. Getting employees to make productive use of the social capabilities requires more than installing software.

Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

My friend David Anderson has spent a great deal of time creating a new way of managing software development and IT teams with greater clarity and significantly less process overhead. Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures.

2012 134

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Chances are that, right there, without you not knowing, you may have just gotten started with your own Social / Open Business Transformation. Open Business

2013 64

The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

Open courseware is increasing and the uptake had been high (e.g. sites such as MITOpencourseware , Khan Academy , the Open University’s Openlearn site, DaveConservatoire’s music site , OpenStudy and there must be many more). So where will the ‘awesome teachers’ feature in relation to the increasing provision of open content. Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link].

2012 45

Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. The app stores have really opened up the market.

2015 40

Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

opening comments from Microsoft New Zealand. Projects – tunnels, tall buildings, avionics software, project management. Actions / signals that will be tracked – click / open, modify / save, elevate, follow, social gestures, and more. -

2014 42

IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

Portals and KM

IBM Rational is an open software development platform that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams. Gina began by noting that software development is a very social business and collaborative is key for success.

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


and who are willing to help open up new paths for you, because they feel the timing is just perfect. Freelancing General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership

2017 90

Open Letter – Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 offers a collection of software applications for various user devices plus an array of cloud-delivered online services to both power and complement any installed software. In totality, Office 365 offers a compelling proposition to organisations that want advanced systems for productivity and collaboration without the responsibility to deploy and manage software and servers in an on-premises model.

2016 44

The Illusion of Control


Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2016 87

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


We would need, instead, to look elsewhere for those social software tools we once thought would change the world, because, you know what?, General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2016 95

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


You are now part of a massive exchange of conversations happening out there in the open and pretty much like with the good old known Web 2.0 Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership . Can you have too many conversations at work?

2016 87

What’s Your Purpose?


Take a look, for instance, into IT vendors, specially, in the Social Software / Collaboration space. Humanise Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Open Business Open LeadershipApparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Gartner: "Don't Deploy Collaboration Software Out of the Box" - I Disagree

Michael Sampson - Currents

He said that firms shouldn't deploy collaboration software "out of the box" - I disagree, but I disagree because I'm being pedantic, although I think it is important to be so given this is a Gartner person speaking. Here's the opening from CIO Australia: " IT managers implementing collaborative software such as SharePoint have been warned that simply installing applications out of the box will put strain on relationships throughout the business.

Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education


adoption of open learning technology specifications and standards is. It's also great to be speaking in and supporting Open Education Week , and to be part of a worldwide community who are committed to promoting and. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.

2013 21

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


But before I let you all go I wanted to mention, perhaps, how my favourite learning tool this year, and without a doubt, although it doesn’t have much to do with software or a specific service, is a piece of hardware, or, better said, two pieces of hardware: my iPad Pro and my iPhone.

2016 63

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


An open community of volunteers where not only social networking advocates are welcome to join in but also everyone else for that matter who may be interested in this new way of working. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2016 51

JISC Netskills – The Rhetoric of Openness

Jenny Connected

The first JISC Netskills online seminar, ‘The Rhetoric of Openness’ by David White was delivered on Tuesday 21st June; if you couldn’t join the session – you can still watch & listen to a recording of the session here: [link] – you can also comment on the recording, or if you’re tweeting use #nstalks. Dave discussed openness from the perspective of the institution and the student. Institutions can misunderstand the open culture of the web.

Standards Can Help Put Social Software to Work

Portals and KM

million on social software globally in 2011, and will spend almost $4.5 is the involvement needed from IT departments to deploy and integrate the software. Dion Hitchcliffe, address one critical means to address this integration issue in his post, Enterprise Social Networks Need Open Standards. Open standards make it possible to swap out obsolete and outdated social components, move our data over as necessary, and keep working with as little disruption as possible.”.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?


Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

2015 95

Making webinar software more open

Digital Habitats

I’ve always found webinar software like WebEx , Elluminate , or GoToMeeting to be constraining and, because they try to be a “total solution&# they don’t play well with other uses or software. Yesterday I noticed an interesting webinar format that solves one of the persistent boundary and participation problems that I see with this kind of software. Interesting to see them innovate by using webinar software in such an open way.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

2012 142

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. Thrilled that I will have an opportunity to continue doing what I love doing, i.e. exploring that whole brave new world of Open Business in the context of helping my employer become a Socially Integrated Enterprise. This is it!

2013 100

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


By relying (heavily) on social software tools, if anything, we would never have that strong feeling of being isolated, or ignored, or neglected, as remote employees. Finally, an Open Business without meetings.

2013 122

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.

2013 116

2013 – The Year of Social HR


Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Knowledge Management Open Business

2013 114

Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Characteristics of Open Learning Environments. Emergent Learning in Open Environments. Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments.

2014 46

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Looks like the new job may have triggered a new, fresh interest in Social / Open Business for fellow colleagues, specially, when they are no longer pondering about the Why or the What but diving right into the How. Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise.

2013 66

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


And in this particular case it’s interesting to see how the clue was provided to me by one particular social software tool that most folks still keep being rather keen on terminating it. Open Business #elsuasworkbook

2013 89

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 1 to 20 – (Back to Basics)


Most of our collaboration and knowledge sharing happens in open, social spaces, for folks to participate in as they may see fit, along with some other protected, private ones. Open Business #elsuasworkbook Life-Without-eMail Thinking-Outside-The-Inbox

2013 72

Lovd By Less -- Open Source Social Network -- Who loves you, baby?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

User-to-User Messaging Profile Comments User Blogs with Comments Photo Gallery with Captions Site Search for Friends Profile Bio and Information User Dashboard (Recent Activity of Friends) Emailed Activity Flickr Integration YouTube Integration Ruby on Rails, Open Source Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. So we said we should just build an open source social network platform and give it away.

Ruby 15

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez


And this is when it really hit me, because I realised I keep spending plenty of time participating in Google Plus Hangouts (Or Hangouts On Air) on multiple various topics related to Social / Open Business that they never get to see the light over here.

2013 72

Green Chameleon » Social Software Guides

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Social Software Guides Max Kiesler has published an extremely useful list of 40 downloadable open source social software applications (thanks Maish ).

Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mail Next was introduced in the Opening General Session, and then there was a very well attended full hour session later in the day; mail is still clearly a hot topic for many. Collaboration Software Latest Updates (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo). At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. It was positioned as a re-think of email.

2014 61

Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

While recognition can be a contest, many studies show that performance in an open and transparent environment yields the best recognition. This post is third in a series of my Social Media Principles. The base post is 10 Social Media Principles.

Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

With respect to what’s next after the current round of improvements, the Office Team said: Up next in 2016: deeper integration with Office 365 to open up even more possibilities for teams. Collaboration Software Managing Projects Microsoft Office 365 Multi-Enterprise CollaborationThe Office Team announced another round of improvements to Yammer.

No 10 petition urges open sourcing council software

Social Reporter

If councils spend citizens’ money on developing systems to inform and engage citizens, shouldn’t they also share the software? A while back I wrote about my experience of sitting on a Government advisory board discussing plans to spend £2 million of public money on Citizen Engagement Tools. We weren’t making decisions - just helping civil servants reflect upon what might be best value, and what might have been done already.

Organizational Entropy and Information Abuse

Evolving Web

Leadership becomes critical in open structures. Open structures require strong leadership. Tags: Sociology Science Culture Management Community Indicators Life Focused Social Media social software 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Politics Business Cooperation

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