Oh how the smell of money draws us in. Really, who could stare at US$ 1.2 billion and walk away? Yammer has agreed to that nice tidy sum and joins Microsoft's ranks. Everyone has a thought on it, and it isn't all nice.
With next week's Tweet Jam looming, the Social Enterprise conversation continued this week with reports from the front line of the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, suggestions on how social workflows can make the enterprise more productive, and reminders that this is not just about being social, there is true work involved in implementation, adoption and continuation.
We also heard a cautionary tale of the poor use of localization in a marketing campaign and the new way that businesses can get in touch with our inner couch potato.
While attending Microsoft TechEd 2012 in Orlando, Florida, I participated in a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session in which we discussed one of the more controversial topics within the SharePoint community: at what point can you call yourself a SharePoint developer?
This week, it seems everyone is concerned about finding the right information in the right place. MetaVis makes its migration tools compatible with Office 365 for Government, Recommind adds a SharePoint module for Decisiv Search, DiscoverReady and Equivio extend their partnership, while QlikTech buys Expressor.
If there's one thing we learned this week between info360 and the acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft, it's that the question is no longer if you should adopt social business strategies within your enterprise, but how.
While you're busy figuring out the ROI on social software and questioning if it will turn into a breeding ground for idle chatter, your employees are already finding and using the tools they need to get the work done.
We heard how socializing activity streams can help bring unity to a scattered digital workplace, how HR can use these tools to expedite and streamline all elements of human capital management and how all of these tools combined just spell out good business.
Today, we’re live from info360 in New York. As we make our way through the many keynotes, sessions and exhibits, there are many trends we look forward to investigating, including the social workplace, the mobile workforce and how to manage all the information in-between.
Here's harmon.ie VP Marketing and Product Strategy, David Lavenda, discussing the results of a recent survey on mobile workers:
Establishing corporate governance policies are one thing; implementation and enforcement are another. AvePoint has announced its DocAve Governance Automation product to enable end-to-end service request management for creating and managing governance policies in Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
With broad adoption of SharePoint 2010 coupled with the business need to drive down costs and management overhead of information technology, many organizations are looking more closely at hosted versions of SharePoint -- both private and public cloud offerings, as well as Office365.
Last time I resorted to sensationalist headlines and claimed that you don’t want users to adopt SharePoint. You want them to adopt the business solutions that you build on the platform, and the secret to successful adoption is to make your solution useful and useable. This week we are going to see how to bring it all together and to create an adoption plan for your useful and useable SharePoint solutions.
Axceler, a provider of Microsoft SharePoint governance, administration and migration solutions, is releasing version 4.6 of its ControlPoint governance/administration product. The latest upgrade to ControlPoint includes a governance policy manager, as well as enhanced mobility and functionality for Microsoft Project sites.
Microsoft’s Outlook has uses beyond sending and receiving email. On Monday, SharePoint app provider Colligo Networks added more uses, as it announced the release of its Email Manager 5.4, featuring the ability to add one-click icons to the Outlook 2010 ribbon.
You've gone through the vetting process. You've established clear goals and benchmarks for what you want the social tools to do. You've held training sessions, identified early adopters, everything is in place. But then comes the crucial question: what comes next?
This week our experts looked into what it takes to be a social business beyond the technology, exploring the fundamental cultural changes that need to take place before your business becomes truly social. We also heard some different methods being used to capture audiences, identified drivers in choosing cloud solutions and pondered the future of risk management.
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