I recently wrote about how you can create a roadmap to ensure your SharePoint 2013 rollout doesn't end up as an epic fail. I have to be honest with you now and let you know that I haven't told you everything -- in fact, unless you do the vital actions below there is a very good chance that your rollout may still "crash and burn."
"Attending these non-stop meetings, doing these status reports and using that awful time tracking system is killing my ability to do my job. Why is it that talking about doing my job is more important than actually doing my job?" Sound familiar? Are you the one saying these words? Are these the rantings of the team around you? Does it seem like this sort of lament is the norm no matter the company, the industry or even the size of the enterprise?
Enterprise social networks is a ballooning sector, and the activity in this space picked up yet again this week with the release of Interact Intranet 7, a polished update on the intranet theme that includes search tools and a responsive design.
Many people from the web industry have read and loved the recent classic Drive by Daniel Pink (or at least watched the fun and inventive video below). Not as many people, however, are familiar with exactly how to put the lessons from the book into practice within their enterprise. Fear not traveller; My aim in this article is to help provide a simple model where you can transfer a crucial piece of abstract understanding from Drive into concrete action in your daily work life.
Tibco's social network tibbr has released an updated version of its mobile apps, and the new look should make the tablet version especially a bit more welcoming. The update also includes a rebuilt discovery engine, Sriram Chakravarthy, Tibco VP of engineering said in an interview.
When two ecosystems get together, the result can be a bigger landscape. This week, enterprise portal vendor Liferay announced a new partnership with infrastructure provider TIBCO Software that is intended to simplify Liferay Portal’s integration with SAP, SharePoint, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, Lotus Notes, Siebel and other systems.
In another small step forward for Outlook.com, Microsoft has announced that it is making Skype available through the Outlook.com interface. However, unless you are part of a small group of people in the UK that have been offered access to a small beta test, you will have to wait until a little bit later in the year for the new functionality.
In the year 2008, Microsoft acquired a technology company called Fast Search & Transfer ASA for a whopping US$ 1.2 billion. With this acquisition, Microsoft capitalized on the reputation Fast Search had built for itself in the field of enterprise search and tightened its grip on the workspace collaboration ecosystem by introducing the Fast Search feature in SharePoint 2013.
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