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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 1177 days, 7 hours, 29 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 1179 days, 6 hours, 25 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 1178 days, 14 hours, 5 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 1179 days, 6 hours, 26 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 1181 days, 6 hours, 51 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 1185 days, 11 hours, 46 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 1186 days, 7 hours, 14 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 1186 days, 6 hours, 13 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 1187 days, 17 hours, 54 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 1187 days, 18 hours ago

Teeing it up: What’s in store for enterprise social in 2011 - Sameer Patel

I’ve largely taken the last few weeks off from the consumption and production treadmill to frame what I see as pivotal data points that brought us to where we are and what’s on the horizon for the next 12-18 months. This was largely a rationalization based on what were seeing with customers as well as what I learn from the practical experience of others I have high regard for. Thought I’d put some thoughts out here on the blog.

A disclaimer: for those of you nice enough to read this blog often, some of the links will look familiar. I’ve resurfaced them to the degree they helped me look back, see where some of the pontification was ahead of its time, and where it may be relevant now. Here goes…

Source: www.pretzellogic.org Posted by beebee 1188 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes ago

The power of networked workers - Clattering Thoughts

Meet Sara, she Works in IT, takes lunch with marketing and often gets together with friends from sales to chill out after work. She’s an active twitter user, she blogs and often takes part of IT events.

Meet Omar, he Works in IT as well, takes lunch and solely hangs out with his friends from IT. His social online presence is restricted to Facebook where he connects with family and friends. He almost never attends IT events unless he has to (for professional reasons).

Sara and Omar may both be good at what they do. They may both have great people skills and are great assets to the organization. But one thing is sure, Omar will never be as valuable as Sara, and here is why: Sara is a networked worker.

What is a networked worker?

Source: clatteringthoughts.posterous.com Posted by adminadmin 1192 days, 7 hours, 1 minute ago

Social Collaboration In The Cloud: Paranoia Battles Thrift

Industry analysts acknowledge social collaboration as a mainstream in market development. Which way will it go? Will it develop in the SaaS or stay with the on-premise model?

Source: bit.ly Posted by bitrixbitrix 1194 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes ago

2010 – A Great Year For Exchanging Intranet And Social Workplace Articles - Sean R. Nicholson

2010 has been a great year for Intranets. Web 2.0 finally came out of its shell and the explosive growth of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube brought social tools to the mainstream. This, in turn, helped many organizational leaders understand that capturing and sharing information inside the enterprise had a lot of potential, when social tools are leveraged.

In some cases, the same leaders who, in 2009, claimed that social media was “just about people sharing what they ate for breakfast” or “just for kids” finally began to understand that their employees wanted to engage in social media in the workplace and use it to share their work knowledge.

As a result, Enterprise 2.0 took some great strides as organizations either added social components to their existing intranets or “ripped and replaced” them with new, social offerings.

Source: www.intranetexperience.com Posted by supportsupport 1195 days, 15 hours, 7 minutes ago

Real Adoption Changes The Communication Culture

The communication culture is a key part of an organization's culture. The communication culture includes the tools we use for communication and it regulates who can talk to whom and what can be discussed.

This also means that the ways we perceive and describe ourselves to others - such as our role, responsibilities, expertise, interests and status - depend on our communication with others, which in turn is dependent on the current communication culture.

Source: www.aiimcommunities.org Posted by beebee 1197 days, 6 hours ago

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

An article by Dennis Howlett about Socialtext and Yammer yesterday caught my attention

In essence SocialText announces that they'll sell their product at 80% of Yammer's price (being very brief here) but I think they're both wrong

Social has its own Pareto rule: 90-9-1 versus the old-fashioned 80-20. It means that 1% of people creates content, 9% curates it, and the remaining 90% is consuming it. That's not a very homogeneous group, is it? Yet, when it comes to paying the bill, all of them are con...

Source: www.martijnlinssen.com Posted by beebee 1197 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes ago

Top 7 reasons why KM implementations fail - Nick Milton

It is a commonly stated observation that 80% of knowledge management programs fail.

I don’t know whether this is a true observation, but it is commonly stated. Whether it is true or not probably all depends on what you mean by “knowledge management program” and what you mean by “fail”. However certainly there has been a large number of failures, as well as a (probably smaller) number of successes. As a consultant with 17 years experience in the field I have been involved in both successes and failure...

Source: www.nickmilton.com Posted by supportsupport 1200 days, 16 hours, 33 minutes ago

Collaboration 2.0 – A Game-Changing Social Strategy That Radically Evolved Our Employee-Client Ecosystem

To put it simply, Collaboration 2.0 is Accenture’s Industrial Revolution: it has changed the way we work, learn, communicate and collaborate.

As director of social computing and collaboration, I’m amazed at how viral our social computing platform has become, creating one of the largest suites of enterprise social computing tools on the planet. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, we put our people’s needs front and center in our approach to social media.

We first determined why we should add the capabilities (by examining which existing public tools were generating groundswell in our organization) and then determined how we should get there. And for us, the “we” encompasses a magnitude of 190,000 people across 120 countries.

Source: www.accenture.com Posted by supportsupport 1200 days, 17 hours, 48 minutes ago

10 great Enterprise 2.0 presentations to ring out 2010 | Smart Data Collective

This is my last post of the year 2010. Looking back, what a year it was.

I started the year with a post titled 2010: Year of Social CRM, published on January 2nd, 2010, which became one of the most popular post on Social CRM during the year with thousands of page views.

Source: smartdatacollective.com Posted by beebee 1202 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes ago

Bitrix - Blogs, Bitrix Intranet Portal, Bitrix Site Manager, CMS Localization, Enterprise Edition, Free Online Courses, Intranet Features, Partner Program

The debate over what's the better choice, proprietary software or open source has been raging on forever. But when it comes to web content management, the best solution may actually be a compromise of the two.

Source: www.bitrixsoft.com Posted by bitrixbitrix 1216 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
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