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Cats, Racism and Other Reasons You Need a Social Media Policy

Cat with two color eyes.jpgThere's a reason cats are so popular on the Internet. Cats can be funny without opening their mouths — a fact lost on a surprising number of humans.

In the past couple of years, countless people have fallen on the wrong side of that fine line between amusing and egregious by texting, tweeting, posting and otherwise sharing the most inappropriate thoughts and opinions.

Too bad they're damaging their careers — and your brand — in the process.

Complexity, Competitive Advantage and Embracing the Intangible

In 2014 Business Will Embrace the IntangibleIn 2014, business will embrace the intangible.

The first step is to measure whatever can be easily measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can't be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can't be measured easily really isn't important. This is blindness. The fourth step is to say that what can't be easily measured really doesn't exist. This is suicide. ~ Robert McNamara as attributed by Thomas Handy in The Empty Raincoat.

Back to Basics in 2014: Do Things Better, Get Things Done

The blank slate of a New Year inspires us to rethink the world around us. We resolve to do things differently: eat better, exercise more, practice patience or pay off our bills. This year, we tell ourselves, everything will be different.

But as I look to the year ahead, I find myself less interested in doing things differently and more interested in simply doing them better.

5 Ways to Encourage Employees to Use Social Media

A Taco Bell employee posts a picture of himself licking a stack of tacos in an actual Taco Bell. Excited about the topic of social media use on company time yet? 

Employees should be encouraged to use social media -- just not in a licking-tacos kinda way.

The CMSWire 25: Our Most Popular Stories of 2013

Top 25

It's a New Year -- the perfect time to take one more long, analytical look back at 2013 -- through a sampling of 25 of the most popular CMSWire stories of the year.

We have selected some of the best of the best stories, based on reader interest. The list does not include SharePoint related stories, a topic that warranted the separate ranking we shared with you yesterday.

So sit back, relax and catch up on all your favorite CMSWire content as you map your strategy for a successful 2014. 

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2013 - Wendy Neal

Wendy NealOne of two named "Most Inspiring New Contributors," Wendy Neal brings a passion to her work that carries over to her writing. An active member of the SharePoint community, Wendy combines a developer's background with an understanding that at the end of the day, it comes down to the user. Find out what excites Wendy about her field.

 

CMSWire Top Contributors 2013 - Tom Petrocelli

TomPetrocelli.jpgWith 30 years in the technology industry under his belt, Tom Petrocelli can weigh in on topics from social collaboration to social media, mobile enterprise to cloud computing, digital marketing to content management. No stranger to stirring up controversy, Tom writes it the way he sees it -- and people react.

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2013 - Stephen Fishman

Stephen_Fishman.jpgTake three parts science. Stir in one dash of Monty Python. Add a pinch of Schrodinger's cat and a whiff of Victorian poetry. You still would not be close to incorporating all of the sources that Stephen Fishman brings to his writing. His articles challenge businesses to drop the quantitative metrics, put purpose before profit and to experiment. Find out what Stephen's looking forward to in the new year. 

CMSWire Top Contributors 2013 - Rich Wood

rwood.jpgThe first of our two "Most Inspiring New Contributors," Rich Wood was lured into the industry through gaming and kept interested by the potential for community and collaboration. Using a mixture of pop culture references and experience designing and building solutions, Rich's monthly column explores the social enterprise — how it is today and what it might look like tomorrow.

A Look Back: Social Business Trends from 2013

A Look Back: Social Business Trends from 2013

Social business tools, enterprise social networks, portals and intranets are helping companies break down the internal silos that keep workers from the information they need at their fingertips. In 2013, it was a big year for many players in this space, including Microsoft and Salesforce. Both the Yammer and Chatter social networks took dramatic new shapes this year.

As we enter 2014, we took a look back at the 2013 social business trends that drove the industry.

CMSWire's Top 10 Hits of 2013: Intranets

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Top 10 greenPity the modern intranet. It's hard to define, underappreciated, suffers from an identity crisis and is often regarded as a source of frustration. It may even have grown too big to fail

But the death of the intranet has been greatly exaggerated. They still hold a place in the enterprise, where they can drive employee communication and collaboration, facilitate document sharing and aid productivity, according to a bevy of CMSWire authors this year.  Here's a look at the 10 most popular intranet related stories of the year. 

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2013 - Martin White

Martin White

You should not underestimate the power of search. And by search, we really mean find. 

Without providing ready access to information, businesses are basically making their employees work with one arm tied behind their back, with blindfolds on. Martin White has been championing search as a business critical application on our site for a few years now, but in practice since his schooldays.

2014 Wish List ... from Chris Clark

2014 Wish List ... from Deb MillerI wish industry vendors, integrators and customers move away from the idea of intranet versus enterprise social network and instead look at the two as complimentary solutions. Some further Office 365 and Yammer integration in time for the new year wouldn't hurt too! -- Chris Clark, marketing manager for Creative Sharepoint

Title image by Amodiovalerio Verde (Flickr).

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2013 - Jennifer Mason

JenniferMason.jpgThere's a lot to be said about customization, but Jennifer Mason enjoys exploring the possibilities of out of the box SharePoint uses. Jennifer's focus on practical applications based on real world scenarios reminds us all what the technology is there for in the first place: to get the job done.

A Look Back: Yammer, Office 365, Mobile Dominate SharePoint in 2013

Everyone that has had anything to do with SharePoint over the year has his own SharePoint story. With such a vast platform used in so many ways, everyone has something he loves and something he hates. The only thing everyone agrees on is to disagree. For my money, SharePoint this year was characterized by SharePoint and Yammer, SharePoint and Office 365 and Mobile SharePoint. 

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