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Windows 8 UI Sneak Peek; Ribbon Interface Back With a Vengeance

Microsoft is working hard on its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, and will be sharing pre-release builds in time for its BUILD conference. In a bit to strike up more public interest, the Windows 8 development team has given some sneak peeks into the latest Windows Explorer interface. The main highlight: ribbons.

What to Expect at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle has barged its way into the headlines several times over the last year with news of its cloud-based moves, customer experience aptitude and, of course, the purchase of FatWire. If you're wondering what kind of effect these plays will have on the company's technology and your business, this year's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco is not to be missed. 

Microsoft Repeats Offer: Money to Jump from Oracle, SAP, Salesforce

Dreamforce starts today… and it feels like Groundhog Day. Not the groundhog that tells the weather, but groundhog in the way things keep repeating themselves. The repetition this time is in the shape of Microsoft’s offer of rebates of US$ 150-per-seat for customers who subscribe to Dynamics CRM online.

Tentative Facebook Redesign is Good for Pages, Bad for Users

facebook_logo_10.jpgIn recent months, the Facebook team has been on a quest to pack more information into the homepage. The latest composition removes the Most Recent tab from the news feed and replaces it with a real-time activity feed inside the Chat sidebar, slamming users with more information whether they like it or not. 

Adobe Reorg Puts Customer Experience Up Front as HP Enters Competitive Fray with Autonomy

As digital advertising grows to an estimated US$ 72 billion market in 2011 measuring, managing and optimizing this spend has become a priority for Adobe. A reorganization announced today puts Brad Rencher, currently in charge of Adobe's Omniture business unit, out front in this domain and overseeing the company's customer experience management (CXM) solutions, largely got via the Day Software acquisition.

Oracle Outlines Fatwire's Customer Experience, Web CMS Roadmap #CXM

Since Oracle announced that it was buying web experience management vendor FatWire (news, site), there has been a lot of speculation as to what the company might do with the product set. Yesterday, Andy MacMillan, VP of Product Management for Enterprise 2.0 at Oracle, outlined the roadmap for Fatwire and explained how Oracle will make sense of things under the Oracle WebCenter moniker.

Oracle Adds InQuira Knowledge Management Technology to CRM Offerings

Oracle Adds InQuira Knowledge Management Technology to CRM OfferingsOracle (newssite) may be trying to strengthen its position in the highly competitive customer relationship management (CRM) market. The company announced that it is acquiring InQuira, creators of analytics and knowledge management offerings for CRM.

IBM, Oracle, SAP Make Gartner GRC Magic Quadrant Leaders, But Small Vendors Hold Their Own

It’s taken a couple of weeks to get it, but Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the GRC space is finally out. Leaving aside the list of vendors that made it into the "'Leaders' quadrant," Gartner says that over the course of this year, the market shifted from a tactical focus on regulatory compliance to a wider focus on enterprise risk management.

Microsoft MAP 6.0 to Assess Cloud Migration Potential, Adds Office 365 Suitability Component

With the release of Office 365 and all Microsoft’s talk about the cloud and its potential, it was striking that many of the cloud migration tools for MS cloud products recently have been from third-party vendors. However, Microsoft has announced the release of Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 that appears to be redressing that balance.

Microsoft to Challenge IBM, Oracle in Big Data Space Using Project Daytona, Azure?

With companies such as IBM and Oracle now targeting the Big Data space, it seemed like Microsoft had been dragging its heels. Not so. Duriing the week at its Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, it announced a set of tools and services built around the Azure platform that will redress the balance.

Adobe, SDL Lead Forrester Wave for Online Customer Experience (CXM)

The Forrester Wave: Web Content Management for Online Customer Experience (CXM) has just arrived and it reads like a who's who of web content management. Seems there are few WCM vendors who don't make some attempt to support the delivery of a complete online customer experience, but most still have a lot of work to do. Who leads and who challenges? Read on.

Oracle WebCenter Focuses on the Complete Customer Experience

Today Oracle (news, site) released detailed on its plans for customer engagement through the use of Oracle WebCenter. What does this mean for FatWire's web engagement platform?

3 Reasons Why Organizations Need to Increase Transparency

In today’s increasingly connected, competitive and rapidly changing business environments, the individuals working within an enterprise need to be able to quickly access all relevant expertise and information, wherever it may reside, and trust it enough to act upon it. None of that can be done if organizations don’t become more open and transparent.

30+ Upcoming Social Business, Content Management and Tech Events (5-Jul-2011)

Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can see all events here.)

 

Featured Event

 Sentiment Analysis Symposium -- San Francisco

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium in San Francisco, California bridges technology and business concerns in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback. November 9, 2011.
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July Events

July 11 (New York City): OpenText Purpose Driven Speaker Series: Simon Sinek

This is the first in a speaker series featuring bestselling authors and thought leaders in digital technology, including Simon Sinek and MIT’s Andrew McAfee, focusing on how companies can become truly social and collaborative organizations.

July 11 (New York City): OpenText Purpose Driven Speaker Series: Simon Sinek

This is the first in a speaker series featuring bestselling authors and thought leaders in digital technology, including Simon Sinek and MIT’s Andrew McAfee, focusing on how companies can become truly social and collaborative organizations.

July 14-16 (Boston): OMS International Tour 2011 - Boston

Featuring a flexible 3-day Super Regional format that allows you to choose the day(s) and content that best meet your needs, this event will cover key topics critical to your success as a marketer - social media, search, email, demand generation, analytics, usability & integrated marketing.

July 14-16 (Dallas): Big Design Conference Dallas 2011

The biggest ideas in Strategy, UX, Design, Gaming, Mobile, Usability, and Development are at the Bog Design Conference 2011 from July 14-16. You will find many popular speakers, such as Jared Spool Nick Finck, Russ Unger, and Joshua Clark.

July 18-20 (Atlanta): OMS International Tour 2011 - Atlanta

Featuring a flexible 3-day Super Regional format that allows you to choose the day(s) and content that best meet your needs, this event will cover key topics critical to your success as a marketer - social media, search, email, demand generation, analytics, usability & integrated marketing.

July 21 (London): SharePoint 2010 ECM and Records Management Seminar

This SharePoint 2010 ECM and Records Management seminar helps you to discover how to get control of your electronic information and mitigate compliance risks with SharePoint 2010.

July 25-27 (Chicago): OMS International Tour 2011 - Chicago

Featuring a flexible 3-day Super Regional format that allows you to choose the day(s) and content that best meet your needs, this event will cover key topics critical to your success as a marketer - social media, search, email, demand generation, analytics, usability & integrated marketing.

July 27-28 (San Francisco): CouchDB Developer Training

These two day workshops are designed to provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to set up and develop applications using Couchbase Server (powered by CouchDB).

August Events

August 1-4 (Chicago): 2011 Unified Cross Domain Management Office Conference

Through our four tracks, attendees will have opportunities to learn about: moving the communities to the Enterprise, training the Cyber Aware Workforce, going beyond the baseline towards a capabilities portfolio, and how the Cross Domain Implementation Framework (CDIF) will enable reciprocity.

August 5-7 (Bangalore): The Fifth International Conference on Information Processing (ICIP-2011)

The Fifth International Conference on Information Processing (ICIP-2011) aims to provide an opportunity for academics, scientists, industry experts and researchers engaged in teaching, research and development of Information Processing to present and discuss ideas and share their views to solve the real world complex challenges in Information Processing.

August 7-8 (Bangalore): International Conference on Frontiers of Computer Science 2011

International conference on frontiers of computer science 2011 serves as forum to share research solutions to problems of today's information society and to identify new issues and directions for future research and development work.

August 8-10 (New York City): CRM Evolution 2011 Conference

2011 is a huge year for CRM—social or otherwise. The discussion on how to interact with the social customer is now mainstream at businesses.

August 9 (San Francisco): PR News' Facebook Conference

Join us on August 9 for the PR News Facebook Conference--the only Facebook-focused conference designed for PR & marketing professionals.

August 10-12 (Miami): dotCMS Bootcamp 2011

The conference was designed to help members of the dotCMS community identify emerging opportunities and take action to bring a distinct competitive advantage to their organizations.

August 12-14 (San Francisco): WordCamp San Francisco 2011

WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual conference of the WordPress open source project. WordCamp SF 2010 brought together 700+ WordPress users and developers from around the world. In 2011 we’re expanding the programming for publishers, bloggers, and developers.

August 22-26 (London): DrupalCon London 2011

In August of 2011, thousands of Drupal users, developers, designers, evaluators and business people will descend on South London’s FairField Halls for sessions, talks, code sprints, and more at DrupalCon London.

August 23-26 (San Francisco): UX Week - San Francisco

Calling UX professionals (or aspiring professionals) of all levels! Join us at UX Week 2011, the premier user experience conference, for fun times , inspiring sessions on the main stage and roll-up-your-sleeves learning during two full days of workshops. It’s going to rock.

September Events

September 1-2 (Singapore): AppsWorld Conference 2011 Asia

Apps World Asia 2011 will delve into this highly populated yet dynamic region and its app eco-system. With countries like China, Japan and India in the spotlight, we will also cover the unsung heroes such as Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Indonesia and more.

September 1-2 (Singapore): Social Media World Forum 2011 Asia

Now in its 3rd year, the SMWF Asia event this year will be providing a format for networking, engagement, and lots of social media debate around the latest tools, technologies, platforms, and emerging trends within social media marketing.

September 5-7 (London): Content Strategy Forum London 2011

The Content Strategy Forum is coming to London and you should come too. Join content strategists, writers, web designers, developers, entrepreneurs and more from around the world this September, in beautiful central London, for Europe’s flagship content strategy conference.

September 6-8 (Cleveland): Content Marketing World 2011

Content Marketing World 2011 is the premiere international content marketing event from the Content Marketing Institute. For three days, the best and the brightest from the content marketing industry will converge in Cleveland, Ohio to share the latest industry trends, product advancement, client success stories, best practices and more.

September 8 (Online): Virtual Social Business Conference

Attend this conference to learn how to implement and manage social technologies to engage staff or customers. Learn and connect with industry thought-leaders and early adopters.

September 8 (Online): AIIM Social Business Virtual Conference

Attend this 1-day virtual conference to learn how your organization can use social technologies to engage staff or customers with the appropriate control and governance.

September 12-13 (Washington, DC): Predictive Analytics World for Government 2011 Washington

Predictive Analytics World for Government, September 12-13 in Washington, DC (pawgov.com), is the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics conference for the government, designed to help agency managers understand how they can apply predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission.

September 12-15 (San Diego): Semphonic X Change 2011 Web Analytics Conference

Expressly designed for enterprise analytics managers and digital marketing and measurement practitioners, X Change brings together top professionals in the field in a no-sales, all business, peer-to-peer environment for deep-dives into cutting edge online measurement topics.

September 13 (Chicago): DAM CHI 2011 Conference

DAM Chicago highlights all the important issues: from the fundamentals of how to get started with a DAM solution to the latest developments in DAM – from the challenges of digital content work flow to monetising assets in new and innovative ways.

September 13-15 (San Francisco): Enterprise Tomorrow Conference 2011

The Enterprise Tomorrow Conference will work with you to place perspective around the growing trends by defining each, outlining the benefits they propose and the steps that need to be taken to implement and adapt each.

September 13-14 (Atlanta): iStrategy Conference - Altanta 2011

This Fall iStrategy's North American Conference will convene in Atlanta. iStrategy will present the diverse ways in which organizations leverage social media and digital channels to meet their goals.

September 13-14 (Los Angeles): Liferay West Coast Symposium

Liferay's third annual West Coast Symposium is a great opportunity for learning, knowledge sharing, and networking.

September 14-15 (Dubai): Social Media World Forum 2011 Middle East

SMWF Middle East this year will be providing a format for networking, engagement, and lots of social media debate around the latest tools, technologies, platforms, and emerging trends within social media marketing.

September 14-15 (Dubai): AppsWorld Conference 2011 Middle East

AppsWorld ME 2011 has been designed to create a unique platform to bring together the next generation of this rapidly developing sector in the Middle East.

September 19-21 (New York City): O’Reilly Strata Conference 2011

The inaugural O’Reilly Strata Conference brought a sold-out audience face-to-face with the people, tools, and technologies that are the mastering the challenges of Big Data.

September 26-28 (Dallas): The Big Social 

Telligent has invited the social world to assemble in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 26, for a three-day get-together filled with educational and informational presentations alongside celebrations with entertainment, food and mingling.

September 28 (São Paulo): Cloud Computing World Forum Latin America

Taking place on the 28th September 2011, the Cloud Computing World Forum Latin America is a Free-to-attend event and will feature all of the key players within the Cloud Computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry.

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Virtual Community: The New Home of Customer Service?

Your company may already be working with online communities as a new way to provide service to customers. Is your company also listening to the many customer and company related conversations that are taking place on other channels that aren’t sponsored by your company? Community isn’t just one destination…

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