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  • Did Microsoft Buy Acompli?

    Did Microsoft Buy Acompli?

    UPDATE: It’s now official. Acompli confirms Microsoft has acquired it. Sources say that it sold for around $200 million, though no one we have approached is willing to go on record with a number. While we’re waiting for Microsoft to spell out its reasoning for making the purchase, it’s safe to assume that it’s yet another step up CEO Satya Nadella’s ladder to a mobile first, cloud first world. Not just that, but it also gives the enterprise yet another reason to move to and stick with the Office 365 platform, with which Acompli is already integrated. It also offers “amazing” support for email and file services from Apple, Dropbox, Google and Box, the company boasts. In a blog post, Acompli co-founder and CEO Javier Soltero explains that his team sought to create a mobile e-mail product for enterprises that is “Loved by users and trusted  for IT," which is pretty much what every enterprise collaboration vendor promises to do. But based on our quick look at the solution, it has hit the mark and is destined to keep raising the stakes with Microsoft’s ample resources to fuel its growth. Current Accompli users should note that, according to Soltero, their “app and accounts will continue to work and the team will continue on our fast pace of improving and adding new functionality every couple of weeks.” Slip

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  • What (Tech) to Wear to Improve Customer Experience

    What (Tech) to Wear to Improve Customer Experience

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has really begun to take shape over the past few years. Individual segments are being carved out and defined such as the connected home and office, IoT retail solutions, connected cars, smart cites, smart grids, and of course, wearable technology, to name a few.

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  • When an Enterprise Social Network Gives More Tricks than Treats

    When an Enterprise Social Network Gives More Tricks than Treats

    But what if I told you that I knew the secret to changing your workplace identity the other 364 days of the year? What if I told you that I can help you create a costume so convincing that, even without doing much work, you will appear to be a

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  • What to Do When Yammer Adoption Stalls

    Plenty of companies have early success with Yammer. And then it stalls. Or they hit growing pains and the early enthusiasm wanes.

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  • This Is Not A Social Network

    This Is Not A Social Network

    It is a medium that connects, conveys and spreads a social network. It has moments of brilliance, hours of banality, and wondrous conversations sometimes slide into noxious platitudes.

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  • Why Collaboration Solutions Fail [Infographic]

    Why Collaboration Solutions Fail [Infographic]

    Odds are few of them will use it anyway … unless you do two not-so-shocking things. Can you guess what they are? Here's a clue: the technology itself isn't the problem.

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  • Here's What Happens When Employees BYOD

    Here's What Happens When Employees BYOD

    Security-related headaches around BYOD may make users want to BYOB. That's what you can conclude from a new survey that shows organizations with bring your own device (BYOD) policies have twice the number of security concerns as other organizations.

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  • The Metamorphosis of the Social Enterprise

    The Metamorphosis of the Social Enterprise

    The two underlying principles of the digital workplace are as follows: Digital workplaces have an explicit goal of creating a consumer-like computing experience that helps teams to be more effective. Digital workplace strategies exploit emerging smart technologies and people-centric design to support dynamic, non-routine work.

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  • Don't Launch a Social Business Collaboration Solution Unless ...

    Don't Launch a Social Business Collaboration Solution Unless ...

    During the work week, I have the pleasure of actual quarterbacking for business collaboration, in partnership with customers and clients -- not to mention my own team. What I've seen is that the philosophy you bring to the table makes a real difference to your success.

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  • Gartner Names Wise Choices for Workplace Social Software

    Gartner Names Wise Choices for Workplace Social Software

    In the market for social software ? Gartner included 17 vendors in this year’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.  Like all of the other Garter Magic Quadrants, it's quite difficult to make the list. And squeezing into the Leaders quadrant is especially challenging.

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  • Drive Social Adoption with SharePoint and Yammer Analytics

    With the advent of SharePoint 2013 and Yammer integration, companies have struggled to monitor and manage the integration, adoption and usage of the collaboration platforms deployed across the enterprise. SharePoint Administrators are having a difficult time gathering meaningful metrics on SharePoint and Yammer usage and adoption.

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  • 6 Things to Consider Before Buying Enterprise Social Software

    6 Things to Consider Before Buying Enterprise Social Software

    The social software market is dynamic and growing. It's customer rather than vendor driven, and grew by 15 percent last year, according to Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. In the past, customers were primarily concerned with product maturity and support.

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  • Discussion Point: Why are We Still Stuck on Email?

    Discussion Point: Why are We Still Stuck on Email?

    Email: productivity's favorite punching bag. The complaints against email are well known. It's a time suck and ineffective for large scale communication, yet most of us still turn to it on a daily, if not hourly basis to communicate with others (with some notable exceptions  succeeding without).

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  • 7 Traits of Highly Effective Social Business Initiatives

    What differentiates the companies that capture the full value of social technologies from those that do not? These organizations are usually successful because their leaders don’t see social technology as just another tool or a new shiny object, but as a catalyst for organizational transformation and an opportunity to gain

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