Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers

Portals and KM

Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University conducted a carefully controlled experiment to determine the extent, if any, that social software can improve employee content discovery and relevant expertise location.

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Vuuch - Social Software for Manufacturing

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vuuch is social software for organizations making products : " Vuuch is an enterprise social system. Vuuch can be used with any kind of product: from manufactured goods to software and financial products. Collaboration Software

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 ). billion in 2016, according to IDC's "Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012-2016 Forecast." million, followed by Jive Software ($65.3

Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software – Your Perspective

Michael Sampson - Currents

When people ask me for input on their collaboration and social software choices, I always ask if they have purchased / read / analysed the report from The Real Story Group on this topic. At RSG, we have been tracking the enterprise collaboration and social software market for close to a decade now. So, if you are involved in your organization’s internal social or collaboration efforts please take fifteen minutes to participate in RSG’s survey.

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

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software , I wanted to provide a background context on some of the areas where Enterprise 2.0 Social Software lacks definition. is about when it comes to use of social software. Emergent Social Software Platforms remain ill-defined as well.

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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Social Software Survey

Portals and KM

Social Software Research initiative and are fans of my book, Net Work. I have been talking on and off with Christian Gray after almost meeting him in person at KMWorld and SLA conferences. He and his colleague Mike Reid have started an Enterprise 2.0 You can access a survey that they are launching just now from their invitation page.

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

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real Story Group released its 2016 briefing on the state of the enterprise collaboration and social software marketplace, and a blog post with some highlights. Collaboration Software

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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.

Using Social Software to Increase Business Performance

Portals and KM

The Deloitte Center for the Edge has issued a new paper, “ Social Software for Business Performance” that discusses how companies can leverage social software to improve business performance in the short-term and transform it in the long-term. It states that early adopters of social software have the potential for gaining financial benefits. finds its payday documents some of the financial and other benefits from social software.

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

Collaborative Thinking

& 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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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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2010 Update on IBM Social Software Efforts: Part One

Portals and KM

Last week I attended an IBM media event where they conveyed a number of their recent efforts in social software. I think they are innovators in the social software space, both for enterprise and Web use.  Jeff Schick, VP social software, answered this comment.

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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. But they usually have quite limited interoperability when it comes to our identities, data integration, and inter-social network user experience. Customers spent $767.4

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2010 Update on IBM Social Software Efforts: Part Two

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series on an IBM social media press event I attended last week following part one posted yesterday. Jeff Schick, VP social software, mentioned that IBM Research has done a study on the implications of using social and infusing collaboration into commerce experience.

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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?

Will Social Software Replace Email in an Enterprise 2.0 World?

Elsua

Perhaps, in a follow-up blog post I will talk a little bit about which social networking sites have now been become part of my recently created and ongoing " black list " Facebook, LinkedIn and Slideshare are just three of them, but there are a few more.

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata

Elsua

Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise. I am one of those folks who thinks along those lines of the latter commentary, having been exposed to corporate social software tools behind the firewall as early as 2001.

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez

Elsua

We all know that plenty of people nowadays are trying to figure out what is the main business value and various benefits of using social computing within the enterprise. ROI) conversations for Social Software that I like to talk about so much lately.

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."

social software round-up

Engineers without Fears

5 Social Computing Benefits that Adoption Rates Don't Show - good on yer, Rex. social software e2.0Forrester says Enterprise 2.0 worth $4 billion - which puts it at about the same size as the online porn industry - based on my exhaustive research. James Dellow says Enterprise 2.0 is not KM - good on yer, James.

Green Chameleon » Information Neighbourhood as a Social Software Ecosystem

Green Chameleon

Click To Play Now, Thomas Vander Wal has stirred up my thinking with what I think will be widely recognised as a very important seminal post called “ The Elements of the Social Software Stack&#.

McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software

Elsua

Well, of course, through her adventures discovering social software at IBM (that’s where she works, by the way!). So, perhaps, it may be a good time now to look for alternatives, i.e. social software tools.

the public sector & social software

Engineers without Fears

I used the Cynefin framework to discuss social software (for the third time) and we got cracking on discussing business cases, making friends & influencing people. public sector social softwareI was down in Canberra at the Information Architecture in the Public Sector 2008 - where I presented this: | View | Upload your own I enjoyed myself. I'm pretty sure they did too. The real fun was the workshop on the second day.

Barriers of Social Software Adoption within the Enterprise: It Will Cost You More than You Think!

Elsua

Something that, to me, comes pretty close home as the main problem, issue, bottleneck, challenge (whatever other term you would want to use) on the full adoption of Social Computing within the enterprise by knowledge workers.

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The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software – On the Importance of Status Updates

Elsua

Yes, indeed, it looks like Molly’s adventures discovering social software at IBM continue and this time around, for episode #3 , on one of my favourite topics, although things around it haven’t been very smooth lately.

stacked! the social software experience

Engineers without Fears

Many people have pointed towards Thomas Vander Wal's social software stack. I like it and I think it can be interpreted in a couple of ways: As a set of functions that a social software offering must provide to be of use and succeed. As a description of the social software user experience. social software

Economist Finds Strong Belief in Business Value of Social Software

Portals and KM

It is appropriate that I learned about this work through social media, Jacob Morgan's blog post, Companies Believe Social Media Can Increase Revenue! It was one of the three most popular for the week on Social Media Today The Economist Intelligence Unit reported that Web 2.0 has moved from buzzword to reality in many of the world's largest corporations.

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.

magic quadrant for social software

Engineers without Fears

James D points us towards the Gartner magic quadrant on team collaboration & social software that Socialtext are quite proud of. As James notes, the criteria for inclusion seem a little erratic -with established software vendors such as IBM, MS, Vignette, EMC, Open Text & BEA (Oracle is noticeable by its absence) mixed in with Atlassian, Social Text & TWiki. gartner social software e2.0

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Don't Think Profile, Think Identity

Collaborative Thinking

When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on employee profiles. My first blog post over on the Cisco community site for enterprise social software (registration required Strategists, sponsors, champions, and management teams often (not always but frequently) make the assumption that employees will create and maintain their own profiles.

Focus on the Process - The "Why" Not the "What" for Social Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jordan at Traction Software reviews the recent Deloitte study and my User Adoption book , and comments: " When you focus on the "why," people stop looking at the platform as a "blog" or "social" system but rather as a work-process system. To get the Deloitte report, see "Social Software for Business Performance" at the bottom of the page.

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podcast - jason ryan & social software in government

Engineers without Fears

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Ryan of the New Zealand State Services Commission on the use of social software by governments (esp. 02:45 - Social software is not the solution to every problem. 05:20 - Principles for government use of social software. 06:38 - Social marketing, Bebo & a sense of optimism. 18:00 - What's the future for social software in government? podcasts social software jason ryan

The Credit Crisis and Social Software - Part 1 - Why we need a return to credit based on social relationships

Green Chameleon

Here is the first of a series that will, I hope, help you see why we are in such a jam now and why social software may offer us a a healthy and sustainable way out. The core idea is that the natural reality of sound credit is that it is not transactional but social.

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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. Forrester’s Rob Koplowitz writes that 2010 will be a defining year for enterprise 2.0

has marketing eaten social software?

Engineers without Fears

First off, let me say some nice things about the people that put on the Social Media Club in Sydney. But I am interested in social software (blogs, wikis, Twitter, etc) and I am interested in people who are doing cool stuff online (regardless of who they work for). And I don't feel there's anything at the Social Media Club for people who aren't in PR or marketing agencies. Tags: social media club

Even More Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace from IBM

Portals and KM

Millen, Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan recently published, Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace. It focused on their Beehive social networking website behind IBM’s firewall. Beehive was launched in 2007 by IBM Research as “an internal social network site for IBM employees designed to blur the boundaries of work and home, professional and personal, and business and fun.”

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