Next Week - London, Sweden, and Belgium

Michael Sampson - Currents

I leave for Europe on Friday night, and have a busy week lined up for October 1-5. Here's where I'll be. Monday - in London, delivering the User Adoption Strategies public workshop, in association with Collaboration Matters. We've got a great group of delegates coming for the day. There are still a few places left if you want to attend / participate. Register. Tuesday - in London, with research interviews in various places. I still have a few openings in the morning if you are available.

Stratiteq Social Collaboration Day 2012 - Malmö, Sweden

Michael Sampson - Currents

On October 4, I will be taking part in Stratiteq's Social Collaboration Day in Malmö. In the video above I describe one of the presentations I will be giving. Learn more: Stratiteq Social Collaboration Day 2012. Upcoming Events

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Europe Tour: SharePoint Roadmap Masterclasses (Norway with EDB, Sweden with Acando, Denmark with IntraTeam)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sweden, in Stockholm, with Acando , on October 7. I leave for Europe next Friday. for two weeks of presenting workshops, speaking at conferences, and hosting masterclasses. I am presenting the SharePoint Roadmap Public Masterclass in three countries: - Norway, in Bergen, with EDB Consulting Group , on October 6. Denmark, in Copenhagen, with IntraTeam , on October 13.

Report on the SharePoint Roadmap Masterclass in Stockholm (Sweden) on October 7 with Acando

Michael Sampson - Currents

The other thing I noticed was the good discussions and networking that happened during the breaks; I had encouraged the delegates to make the most of these times to meet others from Sweden, and it was gratifying to see that happening. When I went to Oslo in March, I had 22 hours in Norway. On my trip earlier this week, I managed to increase my time there to 23 hours! Perhaps next time I'll get past a full day.

The Tale of Six Breakfasts

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tuesday, Sweden (Stockholm). Tomorrow I break the pattern - it's back to Sweden It's been a busy 6 days - with breakfast each day in a different country: - Friday, New Zealand. Saturday, Hong Kong. Sunday, London. Monday, Italy (Rome). Wednesday, Norway (Bergen). Perhaps it's no wonder I feel tired!

Six Weeks Until Europe

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thursday October 4 - Malmö in Sweden, for the Stratiteq Social Collaboration Day. In six weeks I'm heading to Europe for a user adoption workshop, and a couple of conferences.

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Report on the User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in Copenhagen on October 12 with IntraTeam

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a good day - there were delegates from Dubai, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and Denmark - and they entered into the day with enthusiasm. Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting the User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in Copenhagen, in conjunction with IntraTeam. The day was a mix of presentations and scene setting from me, and small group discussions and reporting back to the wider group by the delegates.

TUMI Gets Acquired

Michael Sampson - Currents

With respect to the wheel falling off, I had purchased a new Samsonite suitcase in Sweden in October 2010, and then on the very next trip a month later (November 2010), one of the wheels fell off the suitcase while I was walking to my second-to-last meeting in London before catching a flight back to New Zealand. When I started traveling a lot to speak at conferences, present workshops, and help organisations with their collaboration journey my luggage was … pretty basic.

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Australia: Electrolux Global Social Media Summit

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Electrolux hosted a global social media summit from Stockholm, Sweden on Monday night. They invited a social media strategist from each continent to speak for 10 minutes on the State of Social Media in their country or region.

Be aware of the fourth time assignment

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read somewhere about Sweden's 1967's shift in left-hand driving to right-hand driving. On the Monday following the shift, there were less traffic accidents, 125 reported traffic accidents, compared with a range of 130 to 198 for previous Mondays. Most had anticipated more traffic accidents.

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"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for CMSWire, Oscar from Sweden advocates focusing on improving practices via collaboration technology : " The key question is not if people have adopted a certain technology, but rather how they are using it and how new and improved practices are being adopted. Back in October last year, I spent a very enjoyable day in Sweden with Oscar, his colleagues from Acando, and 25 people who attended my SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration public seminar.

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Another Practitioner Joins the Ranks: Patrik Wijkstrom

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A native of Sweden, Patrik has spent the last 13 years developing rich end-user and partner web experiences at a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including Nortel and Bay Networks.

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Europe Tour in October 2010: 29 Business Days and Counting

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm presenting on Collaboration and the Intranet at the IntraTeam Event in Sweden, along with James Robertson, Rossen Roussev, Martin White, and Mark Morrell. In 29 business days, I get on board an Air New Zealand plane and fly to London for two weeks of presentations, masterclasses, and workshops in Europe. I have a lot to do in the next 29 days to finalize my preparation, but here's what's coming up once I hit the ground running in Europe: Monday October 4.

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Milgram and Orwell's Love Child Works at Heathrow

Evolving Web

I woke up this morning in Malmö Sweden. I am coming off a quick set of trips to Cape Town and Malmö. Wonderful trips. A lot of flying, but both destinations were wonderfully worth it. I met amazing people, saw the disparate beauty of both cities, got some personal processing done, and even made a little money here and there. .

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Review of Stratiteq's Social Collaboration Day - October 4, 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was my first trip across the bridge linking Denmark and Sweden, and what a wonderful feat of engineering that is. It's a bit before 7am and I'm waiting for a flight from Copenhagen airport to Brussels, for the final day of my European and United Kingdom visit for October. I have a presentation to give this afternoon on how collaboration tools can be used to improve organizational efficiency.

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Global Tech Spending on the Rise According to Forrester

Portals and KM

Best performing will be the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Poland. This is good news. According to a new forecast from Forrester , global tech spending will rise 7.1 percent in 2011 to $1.7 trillion, according to new forecast data from Forrester. Analyst Andrew Bartels writes that while the 2011 global tech market will be similar to the 7.2

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150 of my closest friends

Endless Knots

Jorgen Fagerquist alerted me to a post on Sweden's clever English-language "The Local," with possibly the best headline of the week, maybe the year, or century, bearing a sentiment that taxpayers everywhere might agree with: " Swedish taxpayers organized by apes."

Taking Stock

Viv Mcwaters

I helped a friend in Sweden design an important three-day workshop he’s facilitating in Paris this weekend. It doesn’t feel like it’s been all that remarkable, this week that’s just gone, until I look at all that’s happened. A collaboration involving five people from four countries was approved – enabling me to work with some great mates on a challenging and exciting project.

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News Updates (December 14, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The entire GroupSwim team (both US and Sweden based) has now been rolled into salesforce itself. GroupSwim to Salesforce. acquired GroupSwim, a maker of community and organizational collaboration tools. According to the GroupSwim site, existing users still have access “during this transition” but GroupSwim is not accepting any new registrations. IT Says No, Users Do It Anyway.

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The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

Worlshop attendees came from Canada, England, France, Italy and Sweden as well as across the U.S. June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. .

TextFlow: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

TextFlow from Nordic River Software in Sweden is a document co-authoring service, or what the Nordic River people describe as a "parallel word processor". That means that multiple people can work on the same document at the same time, without requiring a manual process for bringing the different versions back together to a single master copy. I’ll be looking more at TextFlow over the next couple of days, but first some context setting: Text Only.

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Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx


And, just recently, they have announced Social Connections VII for mid-November this year, and taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, a city I have never been to so far and I think it’ll be a good time to check out more in depth, don’t you think?

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The new shape of online community

Joitske Hulsebosch

I know Abba, but didn't know Sweden is so important as a music hub.She uses a participant-observation analysis of Swedish music fan's interactions on the internet to show that sites are interlinked at multiple levels. Sometimes (or rather frequently!) you read an article and you think. uhm, well I already knew that. In that case, it still comes in handy to have something written by others that support your views (let alone the fact that it's nice to see your views confirmed too :)).

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Formal and informal care for older people: an example of ‘reverse crowding out’?


Let’s see what’s been happening in Sweden, a country known for its commitment to welfare in general. I’ve been working on a literature review of older people and social isolation, which has necessarily involved tracing the history of some of the ways that societies support older people.

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Visit to Denmark; Thanks to IntraVision, DanNotes, and IBM Denmark

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a great day, and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the delegates, most of whom were from Denmark, but a couple of whom had flown in from Sweden. Today I was in Copenhagen to present the Doing Business with IBM Connections public seminar. The seminar was hosted by IntraVision and DanNotes , and we used the IBM Lyngby facility for the day. I’ve had a great day; there was lots of discussing, exploring, and laughing together. Here’s the highlights for me: 1.

Notes from - Day 2 of New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mattias Karlsson from Enfo Zipper in Sweden flew 35 hours down here to talk about how Volvo was using SharePoint. The 2010 edition of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is a wrap. It was a second very good day. I am so pleased I came. The conference drew about 300-350 people, and there were. (my my guess). at least 200 for the closing panel discussion at 4.15pm today. That's impressive.

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Patterns of leading in networks

Chris Corrigan

From a recent Art of Hosting in Sweden comes a learning from some young leaders thinking about how to lead in networks: 1. Open and transparency of decision making process and “organizational” structure, even if it’s dynamic. No Taboos or un-written rule. The aim should be to make the system as visible as possible. Empowers loads of action (systemically): What is the minimum structure needed to enable self-organizing and action?

News Updates (March 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Exchange Online and SharePoint Online are available for trial in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Socialtext Signals. Socialtext released Signals, a new information sharing tool. Socialtext Signals™, the Twitter-style social messaging interface for the Socialtext platform.

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Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

Endless Knots

She has worked for AB Volvo, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Information Technology in Greensboro, NC, as well as Gothenburg and Umeå in Sweden. Having spent the past two centuries working on this topic, it seemed only  appropriate to organize a panel at Enterprise 2.0.

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How the stiff upper lip is the enemy of knowledge sharing

Chris Collison

Respondents in the UK were as aware of cancer symptoms as those in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but more reluctant to seek help, they said.

Wealth inequality: the invisible quintile


The researchers then invented somewhere called 'Equalden' (modelled on Sweden) with a more equitable distribution of wealth, and asked people whether they preferred it to the US actual distribution.

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First Take: Microsoft Business Productivity Suite Online - Communications Online

Collaborative Thinking

Exchange Online and SharePoint Online are available for trial in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

News Updates (November 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over 300 musicians from across the world applied to take part in the auditions, from countries as diverse as Taiwan, Sweden and Canada. Play to Learn. Phil recommends the use of a "sandbox" to encourage people and teams to consider new technology for collaboration. " The biggest stumbling block is getting your team comfortable with the new software or service and truly understanding the benefits it provides. In short, why would it make my life or job easier?

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John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Nordic River Software AB is a privately held company, located by the banks of the Umea river in northern Sweden. Nordic River Software AB Norra Obbolavägen 129 904 22 Umeå, Sweden Phone +46 90-88 88 016 General enquires Sales Press enquires Business/Partnership enquires Job enquires Support Copyright © 2009 Nordic River Software.

TextFlow: Sharing a Document with Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my overview post on TextFlow , I wrote: " TextFlow from Nordic River Software in Sweden is a document co-authoring service, or what the Nordic River people describe as a "parallel word processor". This is the fifth post on TextFlow in my research into collaborative document co-authoring products and services. Sharing a Document With Others. One of the main reasons for using TextFlow is to gain a better way of working on documents with other people.

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Collaborative Thinking: Connectivity Scorecard

Collaborative Thinking

The study shows that even the world’s best connected countries such as the Unites States and Sweden are not exploiting communications technologies to their fullest potential.

New year – musings

Chris Corrigan

Nevertheless, I’m off to Ontario and Quebec next week and will travel to Sweden, Denmark, Chicago, calgary and around British Columbia a little this year. Several little realignings in my life have meant that this blog has gone through one of it’s periodic wanings. Also, I have been enjoying some time off and some time developing projects which aren’t ready to be written about yet.

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News Updates (October 13, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It provides forecasts of the number of users and of spend on TDM, VoIP and FMC services for business voice in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Europe as a whole to 2014 for organisations of 20–500 and 500+ employees. Google Docs Shared Folders. Google added a new shared folder option to Google Docs, its online document authoring and collaboration tool. Today, we are happy to launch one of the most requested Google Docs features — the ability to share folders.

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How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#1 Reset Priorities to Face the New Reality"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Make sure you see my flowchart about making decisions on face-to-face travel, which was part of a serendipitious collaborative effort with Jessica Lipnack (Boston) and Oscar Berg (Sweden). The January 19, 2009 print edition of Fortune magazine features an article entitled How to Manage Your Business in a Recession , authored by Geoff Colvin (pp.66-71). Inside, Geoff lays out 10 ways to weather the current economic storm.

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Online Community & Social Media Compensation

Online Community Report

Last year, Forum One recognized that one of the key issues community and social media professionals face is that we (as an industry) are suffering from a lack of solid benchmarks, including compensation of online community and social media professionals.