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TIBCO's tibbr Integrates with SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook

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In the world of social software integration, officials at TIBCO Software Inc. say it’s a neutral country.

"We’ve always been seen as the Switzerland of technology,” Leandro Perez, director of product marketing at Palo Alto-based TIBCO, told CMSWire.

Why? Because officials at TIBCO are confident their platform integrates with any other.

And their latest integration comes with SharePoint, whose users can leverage TIBCO’s tibbr plug-in social software collaboration platform directly within SharePoint. TIBCO officials also announced integration with Microsoft Outlook software.

“Users of SharePoint use it as a document repository,” said Srini Vennakota, director of product management at TIBCO. “And it’s very important to be able to navigate those documents and be able to share comments and see context behind those documents.”

Discussion Point: Can Social Media Improve Customer Relationships?

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Life has become increasingly complex for modern marketers. In the not so distant past, all anyone expected them to do was identify, acquire and retain customers.

Now they're expected to build long-term relationships with them — and as anyone who has ever had a partner or a spouse can tell you, that takes a lot of work.

In his most recent book, "What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF)," Brian Solis explores the challenges of building customer relationships as well as options to improve them.

Solis, a principal analyst with the Altimeter Group, suggests marketers can improve customer relationships through the use of social identity, which he defines as the information about an individual available in social media, including profile data as well as ongoing social activity. As he explains:

Marketers are spending more on technology every year -- especially technology that can engage customers in personal ways at scale, like marketing automation, email service providers, retargeting and dynamic web content. Social Identity improves value of these tools by improving targeting capabilities."

We shared his hypothesis with five senior marketers to see whether they agreed that brands can target and personalize customer messaging through social identity. 

The Question

How does the contextual insight available in social media provide an opportunity to better know and engage audiences with personalized content and experiences across channels?

Fast Data Beats Big Data, TIBCO CMO Claims

Lori Wright.jpgBig data can be a big disappointment. As TIBCO CMO Lori Wright explained, it's hard to find the value in complicated, ginormous and ever-growing masses of information about everything from "weather to social sentiment."

So maybe it's time to start thinking about something else — something that may be a more meaningful piece of the data-fueled puzzle. "Fast data," she said.

In this information intensive, hyper-connected, data-driven world — where right time business insight can separate the movers from the losers — speed thrills.

"How do you find the data you need at the moment it’s needed? You speed it up," Wright told CMSWire. "Fast Data that’s filtered and delivered to the right place as quickly as new information arrives solves the (slow) big data problem."

IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS Lead Gartner's BI Analytics Magic Quadrant

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms is one of the most dynamic quadrants Gartner produces. It reflects a market that is still growing and intensely competitive. However, all is not well in paradise.

Enterprises are looking to expand the use or even standardize their data discovery platforms for larger business intelligence (BI) deployments. But Gartner reports that many vendors lack the enterprise features around governance, administration and scalability that are required to do this.

How to Optimize Mobile for Holiday Purchases [Infographic]

shutterstock_160053263.pngOnly nineteen more days until Cyber Monday — the day when customers, hungover from Thanksgiving meals and recovering from Black Friday brawls, go online to finish (or for some, start) their holiday shopping. Each year the competition to offer the best prices gets tougher. Those who are able to optimize their mobile channels will be the most successful.

Tweet Jam Reminder: Today - Defining the Modern Intranet #SocBizChat

Social Business, Tweet Jam Reminder: Today - Defining the Modern Intranet #SocBizChat

The time is soon upon us! We are less than an hour away from kicking off our latest Tweet Jam. This time around, we'll be talking intranets -- where they excel, where they fall short and where they are going in the future.  

Enterprise Social Network tibbr Adds File Sharing, Tasks, New Partnership with Huddle

Tibco is pumping up its enterprise social network tibbr with file storage and sharing, task management, a platform for managing and publishing content and a new partnership with enterprise collaboration solution Huddle. 

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.

tibbr Meetings Debuts: Choose from Skype, WebEx or Google Hangouts

tibbr Meetings Debuts: Choose from Skype, WebEx or Google HangoutsEnterprise collaboration system tibbr has debuted a feature called Meetings, and it allows people to launch a videoconference using Skype, WebEx or Google Hangouts right from within an activity stream.

tibbr Mobile Tablet Interface Updated, Discovery Rebuilt [VIDEO]

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.

Enterprise Portal Liferay Partners with TIBCO Software for Lower Cost Back-End Integration

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. 

Tibco Partners with Amazon AWS for Cloud Launch of Tibbr Social Network

Enterprise middleware vendor Tibco has partnered with Amazon AWS and The Netherlands based KPN for the cloud launch of its tibbr social network.

TIBCO Releases Nimbus Control 9, with Social Integration, Collaborative Capabilities

Enterprise middleware specialist TIBCO is releasing Nimbus Control 9. The latest iteration of TIBCO’s business process improvement solution includes, what the vendor calls, an intuitive Web user interface for a “purpose-driven” user experience.

Forrester Wave: Big Data Predictive Analytics Market Led By IBM, SAS; New Entrants Compete

The first real look at Big Data analytics of the year comes in the shape of a new Forrester Wave report. The space may still be dominated by IBM and SAS but it appears that 2013 is going to be a year with some serious competition with a substantial number of strong performers jostling for a place in the Leaders category.

Gartner's Report on MDM of Customer Data Solutions, IBM, Informatica, Oracle Lead

How do the major vendors of master data management for customer data stack up? Taking a shot with its evaluation is Gartner and its newly released Magic Quadrant report on this field.

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