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Oracle Social Business Report: Success Comes Back to Measurable ROI

Does your organization get support from the top for social business initiatives -- or not?

Psychology and the SharePoint 2013 Cloud App Model

Social Business, Psychology and the SharePoint 2013 Cloud App ModelWith each release of SharePoint since its debut, Microsoft has delivered a range of new end-user features, development capabilities and “core plumbing” enhancements. Microsoft has continued this trend with SharePoint 2013, and IT professionals and end-users alike have found the new additions pretty exciting.

Not all of the excitement has been positive, however. 

Gartner MQ For Workplace Social Software: Atlassian, NewsGator, Tibco, VMWare Challenge, Many Vendors Excluded

In our first look at this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software for the Workplace, we saw a market characterized by extreme volatility. It is also a market where differences between vendor's products are difficult to distinguish at a functional level. However, Gartner found four vendors strong enough to make it into the Leaders’ Quadrant, named four challengers and offered a long list of vendors that didn’t make the grade, including some surprising names.

Gartner MQ For Workplace Social Software: IBM, Jive, Microsoft, Salesforce Lead Volatile Market

Buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish one vendor's products from the products of other vendors in the social software market. According to Gartner's latest magic quadrant for social software, competition between vendors is no longer about product functionality, but about the vendors themselves.

Social Business Force Emerges: Mindjet, Spigit Merge

Spigit and Mindjet Merge In social business circles, big met big today.

One of the fastest growing California software companies specializing in innovation management platforms (Spigit) merged with a project-based collaboration software organization that serves 83% of the Fortune 100 (that'd be Mindjet).

Box Takes a Swipe at Microsoft Office, Google Docs with Box Notes

For such a small tool, today’s unveiling of Box Notes is causing a bit of a storm and likely will upset quite a few people across the productivity suite space. This is because Notes, which is in closed beta for the moment, offers document editing and collaboration to those storing their content on the Box enterprise platform.

IBM Sametime 9 Release Date is September 20

IBM Sametime 9 Release Date is September 20IBM Sametime, the company's real time communications system is ready for a big update, and September 20 is the announced release date for what looks to be a more social Sametime version 9.

Search as a Decision Support System

Social Business, Search as a Decision Support SystemWhen we measure the value of search only through criteria like speed we miss out on the bigger picture.

Book Review: Essential Intranets by James Robertson

Social Business, Book Review: Essential Intranets by James Robertson

I built my first small “departmental intranet” back in 2000. Like many others I suppose, when searching for resources, I soon became used to hitting the website of James Robertson and Step Two Designs to read their articles and blogposts, so it seemed appropriate that I should review his new book, Essential Intranets.

How to Recognize and Remove Success Barriers In the Social Enterprise

social business, Enterprise Collaboration: Create Culture of Sharing, ChangeEmployees like to be productive. They also like to have accomplishment attached to their names.

Social Business Yet to Prove its Worth, Report Finds

Social Business Yet to Prove its Worth, Report Finds

Companies hire people to work, not to be social. That’s just one of the problems social business tools face despite the fact the US$ 2 billion industry is still growing at a decent clip, a 451 Research report found.

Don't Overlook the Importance of Effective SharePoint User Training

Social Business, Don't Overlook the Importance of Effective SharePoint User Training

While most of the recent stories about SharePoint revolve around the latest buzzwords and hot topics -- gamification, cloud, mobile, social, Yammer, etc. -- one component of a successful SharePoint rollout that is often overlooked is an effective user training program.

Forrester Sees Growth in Enterprise Video

Social Business, Forrester Sees Growth in Enterprise VideoCiting an uptick in client interest in the deployment of enterprise video platforms, Forrester Research recently published a report titled The Immediate Future Of Enterprise Video, which both substantiates recent growth in this area and offers some predictions about where the market is going.

Socialtext 6 Released with Video Integration, Smart Search

image-socialtext6-2013.jpgSocialtext, a social business/activity stream system, has released version 6 of its core offering, and it features a more comprehensive search feature, and a video integration right in the stream.

Lithium Raises US$ 50 Million in Pre IPO Funding

Lithium Raises US$ 50 Million in Pre IPO FundingSocial business vendor Lithium has announced it raised US$ 50 million in pre IPO funding, and it's also hired Tapan Bhat, a former Yahoo executive as SVP and chief product officer.

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