Socialtext 5.0 - with Collaboration Auto-Discovery Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, Socialtext released Socialtext 5.0 , the next edition of its enterprise collaboration platform. Well done to the Socialtext team.

Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

I have admired the capabilities within Socialtext for some time. A couple of years ago they added Socialtext Signals, one of the first enterprise micro-blogging tools. A wrote about them a year ago on this blog (see Socialtext Adds Micro-messaging and Goes Mobile ). Eugene said that when Socialtext Signals and its microblogging capability, was introduced in 2008 the focus was on integration from the start. Socialtext wanted to enable more than water cooler chat.

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How to Know When You Need to Upgrade Your Intranet - Top 10 from Socialtext

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan at Socialtext presents the top 10 reasons you know you need to upgrade your intranet : 10. If the technology is to blame, make sure you see what Socialtext has to offer. The most common question about it is “What Intranet?”. Today employees just look for the cafeteria lunch menu. The CEO was given upgrade suggestions from their 5th grader. The employee directory still lists job titles from 6 years ago. You want to level the playing field between the introverts and extroverts.

Socialtext Helps Companies Find the People Inside - The Static to Social Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext released Socialtext 4.6 , the latest edition of its enterprise social software platform. With its focus on people, Socialtext's secure enterprise social software platform improves intranets by making it simple to communicate and share, access content and rich media, and create a personalized intranet experience. The specific Socialtext tools include: - Signals, a Twitter-like service for internal people.

Socialtext 360 Connects Similar Employees - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext 360 highlights both, though its practical emphasis is on similarity. Socialtext licenses the 360 technology from IntroNetworks, whose focus previously was to quickly bring people together at major conferences and events. ".

Social Messaging Socialtext Signals: Before We Get Too Excited.

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I think it would be very helpful if the Socialtext folks could explicitly answer how Signals supports enterprise requirements for security, access controls, archive/logging (for audit, compliance, and records management), directory integration, and policy management overall (individuals, groups/roles). Socialtext Releases Signals Micro-blogging Application for the Enterprise. Palo Alto, CA - March 3, 2009 - Socialtext , the leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 SocialText.

Stretching the wiki | Socialtext Enterprise Wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Over 5,000 companies change faster with Socialtext. See the post by Michael Idinopulos , Socialtext VP of Customer Success. Home Products Solutions Customers About Us News & Events Partners Sitemap Socialtext Blog © 2008 Socialtext, Inc.

Enterprise 2.0 culture | Socialtext Enterprise Wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Many businesses (and many of the customers that Socialtext works with) struggle with this issue, namely whether the right culture is a prerequisite of Web 2.0 julie on Whats New in Socialtext 3.1 : Hello,How do I embed an outlook calendar into my. Sales Buy Try Enterprise 2.0

Socialtext People is in-the-Flow!

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Socialtext announced two major product announcements today: Socialtext People and Socialtext Dashboard. Enter Socialtext People. Socialtext People isn't just an inside-the-firewall social networking tool. It's a networking tool that integrates with Socialtext wikis where people are doing their in-the-flow work: posting messages, drafting meeting agendas, taking notes, documenting processes, spec'ing products, and so on.

SocialText Putting A Little Social Into.Enterprise Wikis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

SocialText sells Wikis to companies, for the most part, although they also offer an open source version of their product. The new products, Socialtext Dashboard and Socialtext People, are being demo’d now and will become available to all customers within 60 days, Mayfield says. SocialText Dashboard, pictured above, is a Netvibes-like customizable home page. So you can, for example, pull Gmail directly into your SocialText Dashboard.

An Early (and Smart) Step Towards “Mainstreaming� Enterpise 2.0

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At the end of September (seem so long ago now) Ross Mayfield’s Socialtext announced the go-to-market of SocialText 3.0 ( Connected Collaboration With Context ), involving the integration of Facebook and Twitter functionalities into the wiki-based Socialtext collaborative platform. In the case of Socialtext 3.0, SocialText Brings Enterprise Facebook and Twitter to Wikis. Socialtext is making big news all over the Web this morning.

In The Next Version - Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking

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Saba SelectMinds Socialtext Telligent + Leverage (external) ThoughtFarmer Traction Attini Beezy Blue Rooster NewsGator Nexocial SnapworkSocial Convofy Eureka Streams Flowr Neudesic Pulse Presently Salesforce (Chatter) SAP (StreamWork) SocialCast (VMware) Tibco (Tibbr) Yammer AgileZen Any.Do In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking. January 7 2012 01:30:27 PM.

Intranets 2015: It’s Almost Show Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

I remember Ross Mayfield, then CEO at Socialtext, commenting at one of the conferences where I was the conference chair that he only ever wrote his presentation on the morning of the event. I have but 10 hours left in the office before boarding a couple of planes (not simultaneously, mind you) and heading to Sydney for the Intranets 2015 conference hosted by Step Two Designs.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match

Collaborative Thinking

Previously, Microsoft had integrated with Socialtext as well.

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Lotus Connection , Socialtext ) are available. I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interactions, they see little value in using it internally.

Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good | ZEEF

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SocialText. ZEEF works best with a modern browser. Browse Happy. Upgrade your browser today! Type Subject Company Personal Page name Curator Site or domain Tag Language EN NL FR. ui-button. This page. Subjects. Companies. Curators. Links. Create a page. Sign up. Login. Preferred region. Global (selected). Nederland. France. Online Collaboration Tools. Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration. by Robin Good. Since 1998 publisher of MasterNewMedia.

Is SharePoint "Worth It" as a Collaboration Tool? - Joe Shepley

Michael Sampson - Currents

To answer this, we need first to compare SharePoint to the other options out there for enterprise collaboration, i.e., best-of-breed, purpose-built social computing platforms, like Jive, Lotus Connections or Socialtext. Joe Shepley, the VP and Practice Leader at Doculabs asks whether firms should be using SharePoint 2010 as their collaboration platform at all: " I’m in the middle of a series on SharePoint collaboration.

News Updates (July 28, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext Appliance. Socialtext released an appliance edition of Signals, its micro-blogging product. Socialtext Microblogging Appliance provides security and control in a cost-contained package. Users can access Socialtext from a browser, and they can also use the free Socialtext Desktop application. It gives IT the option of deploying secure microblogging and social networking company-wide, right away.

Microsoft SharePoint - Recent News (July 5, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan (from Socialtext) has a video on Socialtext and SharePoint integration. Enables Socialtext Signals (microblogging) to be added to SharePoint. SharePoint events can be shown in the Socialtext Activity Stream. Alan demonstrates Socialtext within SharePoint 2010. Layer2 offers Auto Tagger for SharePoint 2010. - For the automatic reasoning of tags to be assigned to list items and documents. -

In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

To explain this shift to potential buyers, early vendors such as Socialtext (where I was Director of Marketing), Yammer, SocialCast, Jive Software and others would use the analogy “It’s like a Facebook for the Enterprise". In The Next Version.

A Roadmap for Organizations Using IBM Connections Who Are Facing User Adoption Problems: Two Pathways

Michael Sampson - Currents

2012) , user adoption is a challenge faced by organizations using IBM Connections, Microsoft SharePoint, Socialtext, and many other offerings. I was talking to a colleague last week about how customers who are using IBM Connections were going from an adoption perspective. Since I have written books on this, and run workshops with organizations to help with approaching the user adoption challenge, I have an interest in spreading great practices to solve this problem.

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My App Gap Posts for October 2011

Portals and KM

Socialtext Continues its Focus on Workplace Integration. The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for October. There will be more in November.   IBM Rational Drives Software Development Collaboration and Innovation. Convofy Enables Comprehensive Collaboration Through Enterprise Social Networking. Leslie Owens on Enterprise Search.

Connected Collaboration by Alan Lepofsky


It was shared in Slideshare by my good friend Alan Lepofsky , former IBM colleague, now with Director of Marketing at Socialtext , a couple of months ago, and it is one of those presentations whose incredibly accurate value is going to remain valid for a long while.

News Updates (March 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext Signals. Socialtext released Signals, a new information sharing tool. Socialtext Signals™, the Twitter-style social messaging interface for the Socialtext platform. Socialtext Signals provides customers simple and efficient information sharing capabilities, and further expands the company’s enterprise social networking and collaboration platform.

Request for Interviews: User Adoption Strategies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Are you doing cool stuff with how to encourage people to adopt new collaboration tools -- SharePoint, Lotus Connections and Quickr, Socialtext, Jive SBS, Yammer, and other such tools? I'm doing some work around user adoption strategies for collaboration tools. extending the work in SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration , learning more for Collaboration Roadmap , and various other things ;-). I'm looking for people to interview about their work with User Adoption Strategies.

Complexity and Social Networks

Portals and KM

Ross Mayfield begins a blog on using wikis for team building with a quote from Socialtext CEO Eugene Lee : Every time there is a new team member, it's a new team. This is a great mantra for understanding the dynamics of social networks. It's easy to forget how the simple addition of one or two relationships can alter all the dynamics of a community or a network*. The structure changes slightly, but the collective changes in purpose, style, and value.

8 Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities: The 2011 Edition


SocialText. SocialText is a commercial, hosted wiki-based platform with some collaborative workspace-type features such as discussions and document management tacked on. Our clients are planning, designing, and launching online professional networks of all shapes and sizes to reach, engage, and inform external stakeholders.

SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

To answer this, we need first to compare SharePoint to the other options out there for enterprise collaboration , i.e., best-of-breed, purpose-built social computing platforms, like Jive, Lotus Connections or Socialtext.

Enterprise Social Messaging: Vendor Replies

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Socialtext (Vendor Supplied info). Socialtext provides an appliance that can be deployed behind the firewall for a high level of network protection. Socialtext Signals & Socialtext Desktop transmissions are encrypted via https when the server uses https. Socialtext Signals and Socialtext Desktop require username/password login to send and view signals. Socialtext Signals and Socialtext Desktop already leverage Socialtext's directory integration.

The Evolving Web and Focused Social Media

Evolving Web

We used the SocialText platform for this group. SocialText’s new social elements (SocialText People and SocialText Signals), combined with the relational power of the wiki let the group get in and rapidly create focused products.

My App Gap Posts for October 2009

Portals and KM

Socialtext Adds Micro-messaging and Goes Mobile. Here are my App Gap posts for October. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008.   In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for October. There will be more in November.

Culture is a destination not a starting point

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

My company, Socialtext, was one of the underwriters.) I was just checking out the results of the recent AIIM Survey on Enterprise 2.0. (My There's a lot of great material there about how managers perceive Enterprise 2.0. I was particularly struck by how prominently culture appears as a theme in the responses. There is a view out there that an organization needs to have a "culture of collaboration" culture in order to successfully employ wikis and other Enterprise 2.0 tools.

News Updates (April 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext Webinar. Socialtext is hosting a Webinar on April 23 re Twitter-like tools in the enterprise. " We'll explore general use cases of social messaging technology, as well as how businesses are using Socialtext’s microsharing technology, Socialtext Signals. Adobe ConnectNow. Adobe offers ConnectNow, a free web conferencing service for meetings with up to 3 participants. "

News Updates (June 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext Free 50. Socialtext released Free 50, a new for-free licensing option for firms and groups with up to 50 people. Socialtext Free 50 also offers the ability to seamlessly upgrade to Socialtext Hosted and secure Onsite Appliance deployment options for the Socialtext Platform.

Messaging News (November 2009): Archiving and eDiscovery for Collaboration Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

Life is a bit more complex when it comes to collaboration systems though, and for our purposes, that means systems like SharePoint, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, Oracle Beehive, Central Desktop, Socialtext, and many, many more.

Eight Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities - 2011 Edition


SocialText. SocialText is a commercial, hosted wiki-based platform with some collaborative workspace-type features such as discussions and document management tacked on. Our clients are planning, designing, and launching online professional networks of all shapes and sizes to reach, engage, and inform external stakeholders.

How Long Before We Start Taking More Seriously Both Privacy and Security in Enterprise 2.0?


I think it’s time to ensure and prove we are doing something about it, pretty much like SocialText, demonstrating, quite clearly, how we can eventually make it happen.

News Updates (February 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jive vs IBM vs Socialtext. Jon puts Jive Clearspace, Lotus Connections and Socialtext through their paces. " The three leaders in this space are Jive Clearspace, Lotus Connections and Socialtext. Having used all three, I thought I’d take a look at what they offer, how you might decide which was right for you, and how to get started. This is not intended to be a thorough review of all the features.

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

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Rowe Price Techweb The World Bank 1105 Media Reply Italy Hinchcliffe & Companys Current Strategic Partners: Asuret OReilly Media LG CNS LMI Social Computing Journal Socialtext Twiki Hinchcliffe & Companys Past Clients: Accenture 2BeWise 4Sports LLC Gucci IBM Incubeta Kapow Technologies Mansueto Digital Near-Time nGenera Swisscom Sys-Con Viscape Biography Dion Hinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe is founder and chief technology officer for the Enterprise Web2.0

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News Updates (October 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext removed the beta tag from SocialCalc, its distributed spreadsheet service. Many of our customers have already been having great success using SocialCalc in conjunction with our Socialtext Workspaces (wikis) and Socialtext Signals (microblogging).