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Continuing to extend the paper-centric records paradigm is like having a blacksmith work on your Lexus - Digital Landfill

by John Mancini

Here is my latest keynote (at @Newsgator Collective conference) on responsible implementation of social technologies. It raises questions about the challenges of continuing to extend our paper-based paradigm further and further into the world of electronic and social information.

At some point, we all are going to need to think through the implications of forever extending what we did with paper into the world of electronic information. ALA a favorite movie -- Family Man -- we get "glimpses" into something different, but we can't quite get our arms around it.

You listen to presentations by Google on using gmail in a corporate environment and the words "retention schedule" scarcely enter even the speaker's notes.

Source: aiim.typepad.com Posted by adminadmin 1269 days, 12 hours, 45 minutes ago

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption (Collaborative Thinking) - @MikeGotta

I’ve always found it interesting why the various tools we’ve previously thoughts as the “right answer” are continually replace by tools we believe to be “the next right answer”.

We used to love e-mail back in the nineties – now we know hold it in disregard. We now think micro-blogging and activity streams will solve the e-mail problem.

I wonder how long it will take for us to complain about those tools and pontificate eloquently about the next right answer that should replace them.

The point? Almost every widely deployed technology today that has failed to meet expectations over time....

Source: mikeg.typepad.com Posted by beebee 1270 days, 22 hours, 6 minutes ago

How Social Networking Has Changed Business - Bill George

Social networking is the most significant business development of 2010, topping the resurgence of the U.S. automobile industry.

During the year, social networking morphed from a personal communications tool for young people into a new vehicle that business leaders are using to transform communications with their employees and customers, as it shifts from one-way transmission of information to two-way interaction.

"Social networking is also flattening organizations by distributing access to information. Everyone is equal on the social network. No hierarchies need get involved."

Source: blogs.hbr.org Posted by beebee 1270 days, 17 hours, 56 minutes ago

Bitrix Continues Rapid Growth in 2010

Bitrix, Inc., a technology trendsetter in business communications solutions, reported record business performance indicators in 2010 and a strengthened position and market share in the rapidly evolving content management and social collaboration sectors.

Source: bit.ly Posted by bitrixbitrix 1271 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes ago

How NOT to use Yammer - Ragan

For those of you who've been in a deep coma and haven't heard, Yammer is a popular collaboration tool used by thousands of companies to communicate within the firewall.

Though it is somewhat of a simplification, think of Yammer as Facebook meets Instant Messaging meets Twitter meets LinkedIn for internal communications.

Source: www.ragan.com Posted by beebee 1277 days, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago

netmedia schreib.blog enterprise 2.0 » Wissen ist Markt

In den Tagen zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr hatte ich die Zeit genutzt und unter anderem auch viel gelesen. Ein Buch beschäftigt mich nachträglich besonders, es hat den Titel “Was bin ich wert?” und ist vom Journalisten Jörn Klare. Klare ging auf eine mehrmonatige Reise und sammelte Zahlen, die den Wert eines Menschen ausdrücken.

Auszug aus der Kurzbeschreibung: [...] Tatsächlich werden Menschenleben inzwischen überall ökonomisch bewertet, auch in Deutschland: In Krankenhäusern, Behörde...

Source: www.netmedia.de Posted by netmedianernetmedianer 1278 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes ago

What Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 Can Bring to HR Processes - Bill Ives

Now the enterprise social media market matured significantly. To fill the real business need addressed by the 2006 report, a new class of tools has emerged such as Bitrix that are designed to do what the MIT CIO did but with many more business capabilities available out of the box, and much more alignment with business requirements such as security.

These new tools bring transparency, support for interactions, accessibility to the valuable content that emerges through these interactions. They are potentially great productivity and performance enhancers. These tools combine such capabilities as content management, collaboration, and project management with the social features made popular by Web 2.0. A key is the alignment of these new tools with business process and tasks. We are also seeing more integration of capabilities within a single tool set.

Source: billives.typepad.com Posted by adminadmin 1279 days, 12 hours, 21 minutes ago

Critical thinking in the organization - Harold Jarche

Even the mainstream training field is realizing that reduced layers of bureaucracy mean decision-making gets pushed down the organization chart.

This is the message of the AMA in the promotional video – Critical Thinking: Not just a C-suite skill. However, wirearchy takes this one important step further by advocating a two-way flow of power and authority. In both cases, the need for critical thinking is evident.

Source: www.jarche.com Posted by adminadmin 1279 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes ago

What is a social intranet or an intranet 2.0 ? - Bertrand Duperrin

Everybody’s talking about social intranets or intranet 2.0 but none have a clear idea of what it can look like.

Between the myth of intranets being replaced by social networks and traditional owners of the intranet fearing the end of the top-down model, ideological and functional debates may last for long.

  • A social intranet does not mean that social networks will assume the whole power but that the elements of a traditional intranet, information, people and business applications, will be socialized.

  • It’s not about adding new tools but generalizing new services and functionalities across all the components of the intranet.

  • And, at last and even before all, it’s a work tool that’s here to serve a corporate vision.

Changing the intranet is useless unless work, internal and external relationships as well as the related behaviors and positions are revisited.

Source: www.duperrin.com Posted by beebee 1280 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes ago

6 Keys to Launching Successful Collaborative Intranet Groups

For a social and collaborative Intranet, bootstrapping the newfound sharing behavior may be challenging. Here are some ideas on how to focus and orient groups getting started on a connected internal platform.

Contrary to the popular expression from Field of Dreams, simply building an online capability for your group’s collaboration does not by any means guarantee that your teammates will come. There are a few keys to attend to when planning your collaboration site and some up-front planning along these lines will go a long way to making the online facility a success for your team.

This post goes through the keys to success in creating and managing a social collaboration community. But because this is a collaborative environment, please weigh in with insights from your experience. You can add comments at the bottom of this entry, or add your feedback to the discussion forum.

The keys to collaborative Intranet success include the following:

1.Clarity of Purpose

2.Setting Expectations

3.Familiar and Useful Content

4.Easy Navigation

5.Kicking Off

6.Encouraging Usage / Celebrating Success

Source: tstaley.wordpress.com Posted by beebee 1281 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes ago

Intranets and business intelligence - Martin White

I suspect that many intranet managers have paid little attention to business intelligence (BI) in the past, seeing it as a “Big IT” function using high-cost specialised applications to deliver ‘numbers’ to a small group of senior executives. There are a number of reasons why intranet managers should look again at possible integration points between the intranet and business intelligence applications.

Anyone using SharePoint 2010 will be aware that it offers good business intelligence functionality. It is certainly not a data warehouse or data cleansing application but does offer a presentation tier providing reports, charts, dashboards, scorecards and Key Performance Indicators that integrates well with other SharePoint applications. However both Excel Services and PerformancePoint Server, key applications in delivering BI, require an Enterprise CAL license.

Source: www.intranetfocus.com Posted by supportsupport 1281 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes ago

Bitrix Announces the Ten Most Popular Intranet Collaboration Features for Improved Internal Efficiency

Bitrix, Inc., a technology trendsetter in business communications solutions, introduces a survey of the top-10 most popular intranet collaboration benefits that allow organizations to improve internal efficiency and raise workforce productivity.

Based on analysis of 1.000+ real-life installations of Bitrix Intranet among small and medium-sized businesses and many years of implementing social-enabled intranet solutions, Bitrix has shortlisted the most popular collaboration features.

Source: www.bitrixsoft.com Posted by bitrixbitrix 1283 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago

The Heterogeneous Intranet - @DigitalJonathan

A few weeks ago, Yammer took hold in my organisation. From a standing start 18 months ago with just me, we gained tens of users in 2 weeks at the beginning of the year and growing quickly. (Aside: those first few years of Yammer were rather boring for me.

It really was an anti-social media site).

As an intranet professional, this grow in use is both exciting and alarming. On the positive side, it clearly demonstrates a business need and desire for more informal internal communication and collaboration channels. Our employees have embraced Yammer which bodes well as intranets continue to evolve their social functionality.

Source: imjon.com Posted by beebee 1282 days, 19 hours, 27 minutes ago

Bitrix Unveils World’s First Multi-Platform Virtual Appliance for Social Collaboration and E-Commerce

Bitrix, Inc., a technology trendsetter in business communications solutions, introduces Bitrix® Virtual Appliance 2.0 – the world’s first dedicated ready-to-use solution designed to run social collaboration and e-commerce applications in the most popular virtual environments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels Virtuozzo and Amazon EC2. As a result, SMBs can achieve cost savings up to 50% on deployment and management of applications and reach a new level of business continuity and agility.

Source: www.bitrixsoft.com Posted by bitrixbitrix 1283 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes ago

The Evolution of the Corporate Intranet to Enterprise Social Collaboration

As the shift in media continues to move at an incredible pace we are beginning to see it reach out and touch more and more aspects of our lives, it notably affects the way we socialize, but most recently we have seen it transforming the way that businesses communicate and collaborate internally especially within their intranets.

Typical intranets tend to become deserted desert islands with content overload, little staff use, and a lack of modern features. Slowly unused intranets used for housing documents have to evolve into systems that more closely resemble internal communities where employees can share and find information; collaborate across global teams on critical projects, and where the community removes bottlenecks in the hunt for help or direction by offering solutions in real time.

Source: www.7summitsagency.com Posted by beebee 1285 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes ago

Who has responsibility for social media in the digital workplace? NetJMC/Intranet Strategies

Who’s formally involved in social media?

Which departments or functions have responsibility for social media formally included in their role descriptions? The answer depends on two criteria:

  1. How long has social media been used internally?

  2. Is responsibility defined for external use of social media only? Internal only? Both?

Source: netjmc.com Posted by beebee 1289 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes ago

Social Intranets: A Critical Examination - Barb Mosher

The traditional information-based, push-oriented Intranets are certainly out of fashion and many say have lost their value for today's organizations. At one time they offered a central location for employees to obtain information on corporate policies and procedures, find co-workers and to store their work documents. But over time they developed into more of an information black hole, where information was stored, but rarely updated and, sadly, rarely accessed.

Organizations far and wide are replacing traditional Intranets with a more "social" Intranet — one that supports the use of social media tools for enterprise collaboration. The Social Intranet has become a meeting place to share ideas, knowledge and support each other in our daily work activities. Or have they?

Source: www.cmswire.com Posted by adminadmin 1290 days, 12 hours, 36 minutes ago

Getting To Know Your Firm Through Micro-Blogging - Nick Carrier

One of the questions I always get from the anti enterprise 2.0 crowd is, “Seriously, isn’t micro-blogging* a gigantic waste of time?” The problem in responding is that the person already has a strong opinion, so I can’t just defend micro-blogging. If I did, people would tune me out as soon as I got to “it’s a real time information network that….” To combat this, I ask one of three questions.

There are more benefits than the answers to those three questions, but from there I can frame the conversation into a more productive discussion. Hopefully, they help you have the conversation with your employee or client to get the ball rolling. So let’s get to the questions:

  • How do you bridge knowledge gaps within your company?
  • How do you measure someone’s influence amongst their co-workers?
  • How do you monitor and recognize problems within your company?
Source: www.thegreatremix.com Posted by adminadmin 1290 days, 11 hours, 35 minutes ago

Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on "Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site to Platform Services". Rather than publish a short list, I wanted to take some time to explore each trend in more depth. In this post, I want to examine the topic of Activity Streams.

Trend: Activity streams will continue to be a much hyped capability within social platforms. However resulting “stream glut”, interoperability, and security-related issues will threaten benefits unless better user experience design, filtering, standardization, permission models, and back-end analytics are applied.

Source: mikeg.typepad.com Posted by adminadmin 1291 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes ago

Social Collaboration: A Retrospective and Outlook - Oscar Berg

A lot of things happened in the social collaboration space during 2010, several of which have created ripple effects to be seen in 2011 and beyond. This article discusses three stand-out Social Collaboration trends.

The Rise of the Social Intranet

For me, one of the most obvious ways to make an enterprise more responsive, innovative and agile is to integrate and shrink the enterprise by tying the employees, customers and partners closer together. Technology has a key role to play because it helps us overcome the barriers of time and space. However, if we try to do this by implementing new IT solutions that are not integrated and merged with existing solutions, the risk is substantial.

Source: www.cmswire.com Posted by adminadmin 1291 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes ago
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