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Jive Report Finds More and More Employees are Collaborating at Work

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Enterprise social collaboration is now mainstream, with a majority of employees in a third of all corporations using such solutions. That’s one of the findings in a soon-to-be-released white paper from Jive Software, an enterprise social collaboration vendor.

CMSWire.com got an early look at the paper, Enterprise Social Collaboration Solutions Hit the Mainstream — and we're sharing the highlights with you.

Transforming Traditional Intranets: Three Places to Focus

Many of today's intranets are frustrating: Frustrating for employees to use, for content owners to govern, for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It's time to modernize and mobilize. But, what should a modern, mobile intranet do and look like?

Social Intranets, the Lemming Curve and 'Down With People'

Social Business, Social Intranets, the Lemming Curve and The empowerment of consumers by the forces of digital disruption means that every organization has to work better, smarter and faster in order to create and manage the omnichannel experiences consumers favor and reward.

Talk Faster: You Only Have Seconds to Make Your Point [Infographic]

ClockDid you get the impression your boss tuned you out while you were making that elaborate presentation? You're probably right. A new survey from the Chicago-based The BRIEF Lab found nearly three in four professionals lose interest in presentations within a minute — and have equally limited attention spans for email and conversation.

Today's Intranet is a Mix of Old and New

Social Business, Today's Intranet is a Mix of Old and NewTraditional corporate intranets are often neglected and underused — few would refute that argument. They’re supposed to be the center of our work life (and for some they are), but for far too many they have become a dumping ground where content is stored and ignored.

A Love Letter to My Intranet

Social Business, A Love Letter to My IntranetMy Dearest Intranet,

You and I have had a longstanding relationship, full of ups and downs. You’ve greeted me every weekday morning for years, brightening my dark, windowless cube in the absence of sun, giving me a view into the world with your “recent news” ticker reminding me that there’s life outside of this office. 

Reinvent the Intranet with SharePoint Search and Social

Social Business, Reinvent the Intranet with SharePoint Search and SocialWhen SharePoint 2013 arrived, we immediately noticed the huge investment Microsoft made into anything related to search. But we still see many intranets designed as traditional internal communications: a home page with a carousel, useful links that are often not so useful, sections you have never clicked on and — of course — the weather.

How do the two relate? In this article I will focus on using search to reinvent and make the SharePoint Intranet much more dynamic.

Intranet Search: More Than Just a Search Box

Social Business, Intranet Search Has to be More Than Just a Search BoxI’ve just come back from another highly successful KMWorld conference in Washington where over 900 people seemed more than happy to be entombed in the subterranean conference suites of the Renaissance Hotel for four days. With no specific intranet track this year, presentations on intranets popped up in the Knowledge Management (KM), SharePoint and Enterprise Search tracks.

In the conversations I had there with intranet managers, a common theme stood out: the under-appreciated value of search in intranets.

The Missing Link in SharePoint Site Usability

The topic of SharePoint site usability never grows old. With every new version of SharePoint that comes out, Microsoft has touted that it is extremely intuitive and easy to use, and judging from the number of licenses sold, many organizations seem to have bought into this myth. What they are not told is what it actually takes to make SharePoint sites user-friendly.

Laura Geller Wagers on Blucarat for Social Commerce

LauraGeller.jpgCosmetics retailer Laura Geller Beauty and startup Blucarat are partnering on the next wave of online customer experience — integrating a social community directly into a retailer's product website. Today Blucarat announced Laura Geller has  picked its "socially-enabled commerce solution" to launch a fully integrated social community.

SharePoint 2013, This Old House Style - Moving In and Living Together

Social Business, SharePoint 2013, This Old House Style - Moving In and Living Together"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.” — Yogi Berra

In many ways, this sums up SharePoint’s problem in its second decade — we take it for granted.

Solving the Modern Intranet's Identity Crisis

Today’s intranet is suffering from an identity crisis.

And we have only ourselves to blame. 

Another Look at Leadership: Nature, Nurture or Destiny?

We seem to have struck a nerve with two articles last week on leadership psychology. Both stories debated the age old question of whether leaders are born or made. But if you ask me, this question is not only a false dichotomy but a highly dangerous one.

Weekend Reads: Email Marketing Leads + Saying Hello with SharePoint

Weekend Reads: Mobile Device e-Discovery + Providing Value through Marketing ChannelsAnother busy week has come to a close. As you gear up for your weekend, be sure to take a little time out to enjoy some of our features from this week. We kicked things off by talking SharePoint and its role in building an interactive onboarding experience. We also discussed mobile device e-discovery and which marketing channels provide the most value. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads.

This Week: Does Social Business Drive Productivity + 7 Rules for Selecting the Right CMS

B2B e-Commerce: Dive in
So you're a B2B organization, and you haven't jumped into e-Commerce yet? According to a Forrester analyst, you're behind. 

Find Your Web CMS Soulmate
Nobody wants a hastily selected Web CMS platform, so tune in to our 7 Rules to Selecting the Right Web CMS.

5 Steps to a Strategic Intranet
Get some answers to the never-ending question: How can you create an engaging work environment for your employees? 

Social Business — Definitive Results?
Can the right social business approach increase worker productivity? We've all heard the claims. But it's not as straightforward as many seem to think.

Hello Big Data, Goodbye Privacy
Companies like NEC Corp. use security camera footage to understand the behavior of crowds and to "detect abnormalities" to improve safety. But what's the reality? Security gained … or privacy lost

It's an Open Source World, After All
Today, there’s no need to make decade long commitments, where software is free to try, where proof of concepts (POC) can be delivered in days or weeks, and where newly developed applications can become operational in weeks or months versus years. 

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Microsoft has a Hit with SharePoint Conference Tweet Jam #spc14jam

spc14logo.jpgMonths ahead of its big SharePoint conference in Las Vegas in March, Microsoft had a tweet jam that sent the #spc14jam hashtag to the upper reaches of Twitter's trending charts.

Find out what developers and executives wanted to know during the event yesterday, as well as the likely hot topics of discussion at next year's big SharePoint community event. In case you were wondering if the company revealed any clues about future products, keep reading.

Say Hello to Atrium 2, an Updated Drupal Based Collaboration Tool

Thumbnail image for image-drupalopenatrium2-2013.jpgOpen Atrium, a Drupal-based open source collaboration tool, just released an update. Version 2, which integrates with many commercial software options, is designed for companies that want to combine their social network, document collaboration and project management systems.

Tweet Jam Recap: Defining the Modern Intranet #SocBizChat

Intranets, portals and enterprise collaboration tools mean different things to different people, so our latest Tweet Jam focused on defining just what people mean when they discuss the modern intranet.

 

Closing the Gap between Intranets and Websites

Social Business, The Gap Between Intranets and Websites Has ClosedWhile websites and web solutions have rushed along in recent years, intranets have perpetually lagged behind. Rarely given the resources and attention they deserve, intranets have played the part of the poor cousin to leading websites. This is finally changing. 

Digital Workplace: In the Trenches, Communication is King

social business, Digital Workplace: In the Trenches, Communication is KingDeb Lavoy, director of strategic marketing for OpenText, works with people all over the world — some of whom she’s never met. She works the phone, Skype, Twitter and email “ceaselessly” and feels “strongly connected” to her co-workers.

CMSWire.com interviewed Lavoy for the last of our three-part series on the Remote Working World. Part 1 discussed the importance of  trust and boundaries and Part 2 looked at social business tools.