Jive Adds More Team Collaboration Capabilities to its Social Platform

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jive has offered a social collaboration platform for some years, and is one of the leading vendors. Two acquisitions this week have added strength to its social platform, but are more aligned with team collaboration: " Meetings.io, a next generation real-time communication platform, allows people to seamlessly and simply create video and chat connections instantly with anyone around the world via a web browser.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

The last few years have seen big brands make extraordinary investments in developing massive “digital transformation” and social media programs. Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Image © Leigh Prather.

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‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


Social platforms vendors aren’t helping either. Socialtext’s claim is ‘Social Networking with Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration’; Jive Software presents its SBS software as “robust social networking software for employee communities”. and the social web converge? –

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

The last few years have seen big brands make extraordinary investments in developing massive “digital transformation” and social media programs. Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Image © Leigh Prather.

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Secure Your Community’s Brand (Username) on Third Party Platforms

Managing Communities

And it’s a brand worth protecting on third party communities and social platforms, especially the ones that you may one day engage in. What is the ideal username, on a platform I don’t control, for KarateForums.com? photo credit: Joybot Your community is a brand. In other words, secure your username. I run KarateForums.com. karateforums. If [.]. Promoting Your Community

2012 60

Social Media for Schools #NBN October 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Hey there, teachers and school type people, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October) I’m running some webinars with TTEDSC and NBN on how Schools can us Social Media Marketing Strategies. Session for Staff managing social profiles, pages & groups (Eg. WRITING A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. The common underlying theme is the movement from Connections providing a suite of applications to becoming a comprehensive social business platform with tighter integration.

2012 201

Notes on SPOT107 Governance, Compliance, and eDiscovery for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

A social platform like IBM Connections does not fall outside of governance and compliance mandates. By using something like Actiance to do real-time monitoring of content against regulations, people can be social. Demo of using Actiance Socialite: - Socialite creates an aggregated place for all of your social media channels. A couple of people from Actiance are presenting on governance, compliance, and eDiscovery for IBM Connections.

2013 122

Collaborative Applications Market Remains Strong

Portals and KM

IDC found that some of the largest year-over-year growth came from the emerging social platforms submarket. I frequently speak with vendors in the collaborative applications market as I cover this space for the AppGap blog. Many of the smaller best of breed vendors have been reporting strong revenue despite the economic down turn. They have been helped by the need for tighter budgets as they are often seen as a lower cost alternative. A recent IDC report supports these observations.

Schmoozing with Portland Data Scientists

Learning Alliances

But what the MeetUps platform itself provides is somewhat lacking as a community platform. By far the biggest groups are in the “Outdoors”, “Social” and “Singles” categories.

Google Friend Connect now available for Drupal and Joomla

Collaborative Thinking

Helpful for social platforms based on Drupal - would like to see relevant features of Friend Connect supported within Apache SocialSite (still hopefull that this effort gains more attention and traction). Social Graph API (Labs).

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Community Input: SharePoint 2010

Collaborative Thinking

However, the market responded negatively to the social tools included within MOSS 2007. IBM, Jive) delivered social platforms that were far superior to what was delivered out-of-the-box by Microsoft. wikis and communities) filled gaps in social tooling. Burton Group research on enterprise social networking in 2008 found that organizations were tired of tool-by-tool approaches when it came to social tools (blogs, wikis, social networking).

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Interactions 2012 - Inside the Social Business - Lee Bryant #iic @leebryant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lee Bryant from Dachis Group is talking about social business. need to be social on the inside, not just the outside. - key capabilities of new social platforms - profiles, social network, microblogging, activity streams, collaboration and discussion spaces, idea crowdsourcing, anytime / any device. there's a range of results about the business gains possible with enterprise social media. Key points: - (1) Poor user experience leads to low adoption. (2)

2012 117

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

But what the MeetUps platform itself provides is somewhat lacking as a community platform. By far the biggest groups are in the “Outdoors”, “Social” and “Singles” categories. However, to create a way for MeetUp Group members to join a Slack team space involved two other platforms: Google Docs to do our planning and Github to create a common website for the federation of MeetUp Groups.

Jon Mell on a "Day without Email"

Michael Sampson - Currents

If I needed to send a file, I uploaded it to our social platform (IBM Connections) and Connections sent the email notification on my behalf. Jon Mell (of IBM now and Headshift previously) had to go e-mail-less a few days ago, and he didn't die.

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Facebook Eavesdropping and Spree Murders: Neomugicha Killings and Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media sites apparently are running AI software that listens to discussions and then can flag the discussion for monitoring. Is this a good or a bad thing? Facebook have caught one predator already.

2012 231

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

With the help of enterprise social networking tools, it will be possible to provide peer feedback in real time, through mapping conversational patterns on social platforms. See Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time.

2013 153

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

and social network sites: Trend : The focus of “Enterprise 2.0”-related related solutions will expand from social network sites to social applications hosted on the social network site itself and social networking services capable of adding social context to productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications. Is “social” viewed as a standalone decision or part of a collaboration platform?

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Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet?

Portals and KM

I attended session - Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet? " Here is the session description: “As enterprise social collaboration efforts mature, enterprises increasingly seek to put these new capabilities "in the flow" of colleagues' daily work. Yet, most tools assume that social networking and collaboration will reside in a separate "place," often a siloed application that notifies you of new activity via yet another set of e-mail alerts.??

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harmon.ie Connect Integrates with SharePoint

Portals and KM

Now harmon.ie ® 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 harmon.ie Today workers often collaborate with colleagues in the office via email, which they can supplement with SharePoint, IM, unified communications and other social apps. Any changes made on one platform immediately become visible on the other. I have covered harmon.ie

Moxie Employees Spaces Offers Comprehensive Social Workspace

Portals and KM

Leading edge enterprises are becoming more social and there are many financial and organizational benefits to this increased connectivity as McKinsey has documented for us. For example, a social platform needs to connect to rich profiles of employees.

Drive Business with IBM Connections Content Manager, Heidi Ambler (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Heidi Ambler, the Director of Product Management for Social Software at IBM Connections is presenting the opening keynote at Social Connections V. Is going to talk about how social collaboration is driving business value. social + mobile + cloud + people = business value.

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Boston E20 Notes: Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects

Portals and KM

I attended session - Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects led by Mike Gotta , Senior Technical Solution Marketing Manager for Social Software, Cisco. Here is the session description: “Organizations can improve how employees connect to co-workers by understanding the influence design has on participation within social platforms. All work interactions should occur in a social network context.

2012 156

Forrester on Enterprise Search Trends

Portals and KM

It will be become increasingly recognized that the knowledge and insight revealed on social platforms and enterprise 2.0 Here is a new report on 2011 enterprise search trends from Forrester, Enterprise Search: Six Key Trends to Watch by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi.

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Values in Action: Web 2.0

21st Century Organization

The question of values strikes at the core of our human and organizational behavior, whether it is face-to-face or online, through any of a host of social media platforms. The social web makes behavior instantly visible and traceable. To set a social media strategy or web 2.0

Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

The industry views IM as an infrastructure service (rather than an application tool) and as a feature-set within a Unified Communications platform. An IM function within an application platform creates numerous overlap situations with existing IM and presence infrastructure (e.g., There is no standard for how IM and presence platforms interoperate “behind the firewall”. Social Tools. The focus of social software to-date has been mostly asynchronous (e.g.,

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Defining Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

In an earlier post on social computing , I attempted to illustrate how I look at the topic and break social computing down into several sub-categories (e.g., social media, social networking), and the role social software plays as the tooling component. In this post, I'll offer up a definition of social media based on client interactions over the past several months. Social Media, Definition V1.0: Transparency is also crucial to social media.

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

  At the same time that the average CMO is trying to figure out how the tsunami of social media – blogs, Twitter – is impacting the company brand, he or she is being asked by the boss – the CEO – to demonstrate the return on investment of marketing activities.”. IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world.

2013 130

Will Fitbit ever be able to get you Net-Fit?

Governance in a Networked World

But the other side of you that also has a big effect on your overall health and well-being is your ‘ social physics’ , being your social connections. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see social badge features incorporated into a future versions of wearable fitness devices.

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State of Social Media Marketing 2012

Portals and KM

Social Media continues to grow. The recent McKinsey report, “ The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity through Social Technologies, ” reports that there are 1.5 billion members of social communities globally and 80% interact regularly with social networks. The found that one in five hours spent online is now spent on social networks, increasingly on mobile devices. Tighter integration between social and rest of marketing and business overall.

2012 158

Compliance Doesn't Sell E2.0. But It Should

Collaborative Thinking

Compliance-related features are lagging (which is normal) but some of the gaps are showstoppers for some organizations and need to become a higher priority by vendors selling social platforms - one option is to partner with vendors already delivering compliance and security-related tools for more traditional collaboration, communication, and content management systems. collaboration platforms. execution and social software consultant, shared that assessment.

2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation ": IBM, for its part, has more aggressively shown willingness to move forward with Lotus Connections, which right now has a better design than the social software features in SharePoint, which is largely still a document management system. Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation - CIO - Blogs and Discussion. Social Networking & Collaboration

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Tech Talk: Social Media Optimization and What Gigya Brings to Passive Content Discovery

Ant's Eyeview Blog

How do you use Social Media Optimization to increase passive content discovery? While we aren’t actively searching for content, when something interesting gets populated into our social stream, we typically click on the link and check it out.

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.

Igloo Offers Comprehensive Platform for Social Business

Portals and KM

Igloo provides a full featured SaaS solution for social business that bridges internal and external collaboration and networking. It combines the file sharing capabilities of traditional intranets with the collaboration capabilities of a social business platform.

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Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces (Dion Hinchcliffe, DachisGroup) #intranets2012 @dhinchcliffe

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dion Hinchcliffe from the DachinGroup is talking about "Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces." He is the co-author of "Social Business By Design," with Peter Kim. Dion does a lot of writing for various places - ZDNet, Social Computing Journal, and more. lots of the case studies that Dion will address today come from the Social Business Council. friction-less interaction platforms - eg., the rise of social capital. 5) other social applications - eg.,

2012 138

Forrester: Enterprise Search is Maturing and Becoming More Social

Portals and KM

Yesterday I wrote about social search and the Web. Forrester has provided an interesting new report, Enterprise Search: Six Key Trends to Watch by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi, and social is more positive here. Search vendors are making it easier to develop search based applications on top of their platforms via prebuilt components and templates. Social media, especially activity streams through enterprise micro-blogging, is on the rise.

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Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch

Therefore, the increasing use of social media as a network connection was one technology aspect for use that was explored to bring alumni in a network connection to support this objective and also keep track of their work. This is when the platform has been quiet for a while.

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The Connection Between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity (Christian Buckley, Axceler) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christian Buckley from Axceler is talking about the connection between metadata, social tools, and personal productivity. the online tools and the social platforms help teams work together more collaboratively. -. Social CRM - links the social profile into the CRM system. idea: metadata is fundamental to making social, knowledge management, and SharePoint work. -. social and search are at the heart of the next version of SharePoint. social.

2012 126

TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

I have covered TIBCO before (see:  TIBCO Spotfire Brings Self-Service Data Analysis to the Enterprise with a Social Twist ). Recently I spoke with Ram Menon, TIBCO President of Social Computing about their upgraded social business offering.

2012 182

BroadVision Offers Social Engagement Analysis Consulting Service

Portals and KM

BroadVision has announced its new Clearvale Social Engagement Analysis Service. I spoke with Richard Hughes, Director of Social Strategy at BroadVision to learn more about Clearvale’s social analytics offering. I Social Reach - the breadth of interaction between members.

2013 164

How Amplify, Ping.fm and Posterous Help Spread the Word

Online Social Networking

Can social aggregation websites make life online easier? I wrote in Hubze is a New Business Site for Personal Branding and Social Media Aggregation that “the aggregation of social websites will be a major focus of 2010, as enabling technologies like semantic web come to the forefront.&#.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social Networking goes mainstream I was recently asked by a buddy to name off some social networking platforms that could be branded or changed as needed (that’s where that term ‘white label’ has come from). But I think blogs are a social networking tool.

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