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A solid collaborative foundation is essential for sustained business success. But there are more tools to communicate and collaborate than ever before, which offer mixed results. Why is this? And what can businesses do to move their efforts forward?

Join us this Thursday as we explore these questions and more during our "Making Sense of the Collaboration Landscape" Tweet Jam.

The Jam will kick off at 10 am PDT/ 1 pm EDT / 1700 GMT on Thursday, April 23. As always, the broader CMSWire community is welcome to take part.

The Experts

These practitioners will be on hand to keep the conversation rolling:

  • Alan Lepofsky, VP at Constellation Research -- @alanlepo
  • Tony White, Founder & CEO of Ars Logica -- @arslogica
  • Dion Hinchliffe, CSO at Adjuvi, LLC -- @dhinchcliffe
  • Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst at MWD -- @aashenden
  • David Coleman, Founder & Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies, Inc. -- @dcoleman100
  • Mike Ferrara, VP, Legal Management Consulting at Duff & Phelps -- @mikecferrara
  • Thomas Vander Wal, Senior Consultant and Advisor -- @infocloud
  • Vanessa Thompson, Research Director at IDC -- @vanessathomps
  • Tom Petrocelli, Research Director, Enterprise Social, Mobile, and Cloud Applications at Neuralytix, Inc. -- @tompetrocelli
  • Carrie Young, Principal Consultant & Owner of Blue Birches, LLC -- @carrieyoung
  • Elizabeth Brigham, Director, Product Marketing at Jive -- @esbrigham

The Questions

The following questions will guide the conversation:

  1. What does the number of collaboration tools on the market say about the state of collaboration in organizations?
  2. If collaboration occurs naturally, why do so many businesses have problems with it?
  3. How can companies reach a balance between employee driven tool selection and enterprise security and governance concerns?
  4. What is the relationship between collaboration and broader organizational goals?
  5. Can companies succeed with small-scale collaboration efforts or is a larger social business strategy needed to scale?
  6. What will the collaboration tool landscape look like in five years?

Participation Guidelines

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Introduce yourself with your first #socbizchat tweet. Include your name, job title and organization you work for.
  • Subsequent tweets must start with the question number you are responding to and the #socbizchat hashtag. For example, "@bigbird A2 The increase in remote workers has thrown a monkey wrench into our traditional collaboration behavior #socbizchat"
  • Please don't pitch products or services -- stay knowledge focused.
  • Keep the discussion professional, but informal.
  • Remember that this is a public chat -- be thoughtful.
Live Blog Tweet Jam: Making Sense of the Collaboration Tool Landscape