When CMSWire sat down to talk with Salesforce.com EVP Alex Dayon we were looking for the secrets of successful enterprise collaboration.
Based on our conversation, the not so secret, secret sauce may be to emulate the most popular collaboration tool in the consumer space: Facebook. In Dayon's words, why would you do anything differently when hundreds of millions of people are using this tool, without a user manual.
A number of experts contributed to our enterprise collaboration party this week. Read on for tips on everything from how to avoid a bad implementation situation to our take on the whole Chatter vs. Yammer ordeal.
If Google Wave is anything, it's solid proof that even a multi-faceted communication platform full of useful features can fall flat. With that in mind, here are a few pointers to keep close when considering collaboration tools:
With enterprise collaboration dominating the CMSWire charts this month we sat down with Salesforce.com EVP Alex Dayon to talk about what was key to enterprise collaboration product and project success, how enterprise social diverged from consumer social and to ask a few obvious questions about Chatter vs. Yammer and how the two social enterprise products are really different.
Alex highlighted three top priorities for enterprise social apps: security, integration and mobility. Here's a segment of our interview:
The rise of Twitter seems to know no bounds, with the social networking site recently celebrating its 5th birthday. Since starting out in 2006, its users have sent billions of messages, with over 140 million a day currently being tapped out around the word. Twitters use in the enterprise is growing more slowly, and a number of clones have sprung up to fill this perceived gap. One such clone, Yammer, has made a number of strides forward recently.
Consumer-targeted aggregation platform, Seesmic, and enterprise-friendly Yammer, have decided to work together on the collaboration front. This week the two companies announced a plugin that brings Yammer's collaboration tool to Seesmic's desktop social media application.
We preach about the importance of planning in almost every article concerning preparation for the future of the collaborative enterprise, but this week we're considering just the opposite: not having an in-depth strategy is a strategy in and of itself.
Crocodoc launched what it calls the world’s first embeddable HTML5 document viewer and annotator last week, aiming to oust Acrobat, introduce a full-fledged document collaboration platform to Yammer, and fundamentally change the way people work with documents.
OfficeTalk has been to Microsoft what Chatter is to Salesforce since early 2010, but on an internal level only. Recent rumors suggest Microsoft is about to change up the game, however, and officially layer the microblogging platform into the company's slew of products and services.
The Enterprise was all over the place this week-- from Yammer's latest attempt to be the business version of Facebook to serious moves towards cloud computing and a bit of social Intranet-ism on the side.
Socialtext (news, site) stirred the enterprise collaboration pot this morning with the release of a migration tool specifically designed to steal away Yammer users. The offering is free and, to sweeten the deal, using it means you get a discount on Socialtext's business account plan.
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