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Atlassian Extends Confluence Collaboration Platform, Now Competing More With Jive Software And Other Social Providers

Atlassian Extends Confluence Collaboration Platform, Now Competing More With Jive Software And Other Social Providers | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Atlassian is getting more competitive with social collaboration companies like Jive Software with a new offering thst extends its social collaboration service beyond its core users.
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Facebook Advertising, Marketing Firms Moontoast, SocialCode To Collaborate

Facebook Advertising, Marketing Firms Moontoast, SocialCode To Collaborate | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Two winners in Facebook’s recent Preferred Marketing Developer program PMD Innovation Competition are teaming up, as social ad platform Moontoast and social marketing solutions provider SocialCode announced that they would collaborate with the aim...
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Why Social Networks Are Better Than Emails For Enterprise Collaboration

Why Social Networks Are Better Than Emails For Enterprise Collaboration | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
If you decide to share a link to this post with your friends or colleagues, would you send them an email? Or would you share it on your favorite social network?
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Clean Language in Business Analysis

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Clean Language originated within the discipline of therapy and focuses on understanding other people’s personal metaphors. It can help business analysts to form better questions and to prevent inadvertently leading or pre-supposing a solution.
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The SharePoint on Yammer Social Experiment Continues with Early Success #SPYAM - SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land

The SharePoint on Yammer Social Experiment Continues with Early Success #SPYAM - SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The SharePoint on Yammer Social Experiment Continues with Early Success #SPYAM

If I had to make predictions I would have said we would have a good crowd using Yammer. It's been exceeding my expectations. At the end of day 2 we have more than 350 invites with 245 participating. This network is active. At work I'm in a network of around 2000 and the richest thread is around 70-80 replies. I'm seeing that happening easily by the end of the week. Can you believe we are getting nearly 50% or more participation? Those numbers are unheard of!

If you look at our SharePoint Yammer early adopter group you'll notice that we have a lot of first timers, and then a group who have really loved it, and then those who are giving it a second chance.

(Image was an early community contribution by Dan Kreitz, MBA, MCITP, SharePoint Administrator, Business Analyst)

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The Fallacy of Transparency in Social Media

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Spend any amount of time around social media conversations, and one word usually pops up more than any other – transparency.
People talk about social media empowering consumers, because now brands have to be “transparent” in every communication.
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How to Make Space for Social Media

How to Make Space for Social Media | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it

 

Few professionals were sitting at their desks in 2004, eyeing the empty slots in their calendars and wishing that somebody would just invent a new way of communicating to fill those long and lonely minutes. People's calendars were already full.

Social media demanded attention. It had to be put into the rotation, but that doesn't mean we took something else off our calendars to accommodate it. Instead we just added it to the marketing teams' tasks, challenging them to figure it out until they could make a business case for hiring full-time social media staffers.

Flash forward a decade, and any organization with serious social media ambitions has those full-time staffers. They've expanded teams and reassigned resources by eliminating now-deprecated communications channels. (Paper newsletter, anyone?)

For individuals however, it's harder to expand and reassign resources. What are the rest of us taking off our plates to make room for the time we spend on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook? Not much.

If social media is worth doing, than it's worth making time for. Anyone who's spending more than an hour a week on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook has presumably made at least a subconscious calculation of the benefits of participating (or better still, an explicit set of goals for what they expect to accomplish with the time invested in social media usage).

But all too many of us decide that social media is worth doing without deciding what is worth giving up for it. And unless you're one of the miraculous few who does have plenty of empty space on your dance card, you must give something up in order to make time for social networking.

How do you decide what to eliminate? You can prioritize what to keep and what to retire by answering these questions:

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Retailer/Designer Collaborations -- The Missing Link

Retailer/Designer Collaborations -- The Missing Link | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, “Halston for JC Penney” was one of the first collaborations between a designer and retailer.
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Perfect PR and SEO Relationship: 3 Tips

Perfect PR and SEO Relationship: 3 Tips | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Collaboration between PR and SEO teams can lead to new content, better publicity, and even new business. Here's how to make it work.
Does your PR team know SEO best practices and vice versa?
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Brian Halligan: 5 Ways to Build Trust Fast

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Today faith only goes so far. Earning trust is the sure path to success. Brian Halligan, CEO Of HubSpot, shares five tips for building trust fast.
All collaboration is built on trust.
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Framebench Is A Google Docs For Creative Collaboration

Framebench Is A Google Docs For Creative Collaboration | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Framebench is a newly launched platform for creative collaboration, specifically aimed at those working in digital agencies and other creative design firms.
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Patents: Microsoft wants higher standards, more transparency in U.S. system

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Microsoft today proposed a series of reforms for the U.S. patent system — asking the U.S.
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Avoid the employee-zombie apocalypse

Avoid the employee-zombie apocalypse | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it


Takeaway: Learn how to use Enterprise Collaboration to solve the issue of disengaged employees.

According to Gallup over 70% of American workers are either not engaged or actively disengaged in their work, this is essentially defined as employees being emotionally disconnected or “sleep-walking” through their day-to-day jobs.  This is a very scary statistic.  We jokingly talk about the zombie apocalypse but it’s already here and it’s expensive!  Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost the U.S. economy over $370 billion annually.  This shouldn’t be surprising though because a recent McKinsey study found that in the U.S. (in just four sectors) there is an untapped annual value of between $600-$900 billion which could be unlocked via social technologies being used internally.  It’s no wonder that employee collaboration and planning for the “future of work” is such a high priority for executives around the world.

So exactly what is engagement?

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How To Optimize Your Private Cloud For The Collaboration Era

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(Note: This is an excerpt from Avaya’s recently-published e-book, The 2013 Guide To Collaboration Trends.
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The Three Pillars of the Marketing Organization of the Future

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The marketing organization of the future will be very different from the current structure and culture. The classic model, in which a marketer entrusts a single advertising agency with all communications, seems outdated.
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Google Drive Realtime API arrives, lets developers make collaborative apps

Google Drive Realtime API arrives, lets developers make collaborative apps | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Google has been eager to have programmers weave Google Drive sharing and syncing into their apps, but the coveted live collaboration has remained solely in Google's domain. Until today, that is.
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The 12 habits of highly collaborative organizations

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Here are twelve collaboration patterns or "principles" that successful organizations follow.

 

The 12 habits of highly collaborative organizationsBy Guest ContributorMarch 18, 2013, 6:12 AM PDT

Takeaway: Here are twelve collaboration patterns or “principles” that successful organizations follow.

Did you know that there are more possible moves in a game of chess then there are atoms in the entire universe and seconds that have elapsed since the big bang?  In fact, chess can be a virtually endless game.  If that’s the case then how do chess masters emerge?  What’s the point of trying to study something if the moves are endless?  Any good chess player will tell you that one of the keys to success is the ability to recognize patterns and situations to help you identify what the best next move is.

When looking at collaboration and the future of work, the same logic applies.  Every company is unique and no two collaboration initiatives are the same.  However, after working with, speaking with and researching hundreds of companies (such as Wells Fargo, Unisys, Lowe’s, IBM, EA, The U.S. Government, TELUS, Intuit, Shell, and many others) my team at Chess Media Group and I have identified twelve collaboration patterns or “principles” that the successful organizations follow.  Below you will find a visual highlighting these principles followed by a more in-depth description of each one.

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Refactoring, Redesign, Time, and Transparency

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I love it when my readers challenge and question me. Thank you, Sam and Paulo for asking the equivalent of “Huh?” for Refactoring and Redesign are...
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Effective Communication – Leadership’s Linchpin

Effective Communication – Leadership’s Linchpin | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The ability to find success in our own personal lives, or in our businesses is rarely dependent on our own skill alone.
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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:12 AM

Another excellent post on @toddbnielsen Blogathon, this time from @MartinaMcGowan

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Marketers enhance collaboration with enterprise social network tools - ProofHQ

Marketers enhance collaboration with enterprise social network tools - ProofHQ | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Marketers enhance collaboration with enterprise social network tools
Brand marketers and agencies alike agree that ESN technology can provide a strong competitive advantage

It’s no secret that marketers face increased pressure to turn around projects faster in order to meet aggressive deadlines from demanding customers.

In most cases, collaboration among internal team members and outside agencies is crucial to making that happen. Some marketers are turning to a new weapon – enterprise social networks – to increase quality of collaboration between staff and outside partners.

Brand marketers and agencies are among the early adopters of emerging enterprise social networking tools. It is easy to understand why as they are driving innovation and, more importantly, productivity.

A lot of chatter about ESN’s

Enterprise social networks are technologies that create business value by connecting individuals through profiles, updates and notifications. The definition encompasses solutions such as Yammer, Jive, SocialText, Socialcast, Teambuzz, Basecamp, Box, AtTask, Central Desktop, Socialcast, Chatter and many more. In addition, there are proprietary offerings such as IBM’s Connections and Cisco’s WebEx Social.

The sector is so hot that Microsoft acquired four-year-old Yammer in June 2012 for $1.2 billion.

Total spending on social collaboration tools totaled $770 million in 2011. IDC projects that enterprise social network investment will reach $4.5 billion by the end of 2016. What’s behind that red-hot growth? Quite simply, the technology delivers results.

Five distinct value drivers for ESN

Essentially, ESNs represent a new way to communicate and form relationships — and offer the powerful potential to bridge gaps that exist in terms of information sharing and decision-making processes. “Marketing operations, sales and product teams, in particular, can build powerful relationships using enterprise social networks” confirms Charlene Li, the founder of Altimeter Group, which recently completed a research report on ESNs.

The research conducted by Altimeter Group identifies the most effective uses of ESN tools. Specifically, ESNs can enhance five key business aspects: information sharing, knowledge capture, accelerating business outcomes, improving collaboration, and empowering employees.

- See more at: http://blog.proofhq.com/marketers-enhance-collaboration-with-enterprise-social-network-tools-005290/#sthash.ez11Nzhz.dpuf

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Gartner Says by 2016, 70 Percent of the Most Profitable Companies Will Manage Their Business Processes Using Real-Time Predictive Analytics or Extreme Collaboration

Analysts to Discuss Future BPM Trends at Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2013, March 13-14 in London, U.K. and April 2-4 in National Harbor, MD

Seventy percent of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.

One of the more effective techniques for business process improvement is intelligent business operations (IBO), in which processes are "aware" of and can learn from a wide range of work interactions, their context and the situations around them. Once a situation is sensed, analytics can be applied actively or on-demand to predict the outcomes of potential changes.

"The impact of integrating real-time analytics with business operations is immediately apparent to business people because it changes the way they do their jobs," said Jim Sinur, research vice president at Gartner. "The most dramatic change is the increased visibility in how the company is running and what is happening in its external environment. Individual contributors and managers have more situational awareness, so they are able to make better decisions faster."

As a result, organizations with real-time analytic and decision management capabilities perform better. Improved situational awareness leads to better and faster decision making and superior customer service, revenue growth, cost reduction and risk avoidance. Gartner said that virtually every business operation has one or more areas where real-time analytic services or active analytics should be applied.

"It has been technically possible to implement real-time analytics in transactional and record-keeping operational applications for decades. However, few business processes or operational applications have actually used them until recently," said Mr. Sinur. As the sources of business event data proliferate and business application management, complex event processing, rule management, visualization, business process management (BPM), optimization and other software tools improve, IBO is rapidly becoming a more practical and popular solution.

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Luciano Lampi's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:57 PM

Is your business prepared for this challenge?

 

 

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Follow Ethical SEO Trends In 2013

Follow Ethical SEO Trends In 2013 | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Today, SEOs concentrate more on quality and freshness. Honestly, transparency and ethics have less to do with Google and more to do with a company’s reputation, ROI, and endurance.
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Bluetooth Haute Couture Guides You To Your Lost Gloves

Bluetooth Haute Couture Guides You To Your Lost Gloves | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
A collaboration between a California startup and a downtown New York fashion phenomenon lets users connect their garments to their iPhones. Asher Levine wants to make sure you never lose a piece of clothing he designed.
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There's An Upper Limit To Collaboration

There's An Upper Limit To Collaboration | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Collaboration is an important part of innovation. The days of the lone inventor are gone (if they ever really existed at all) – now, it takes a network to innovate.
But how much collaboration do we need?
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Hands-On Lab with Gerrit and Jenkins Q & A

Hands-On Lab with Gerrit and Jenkins Q & A | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
CollabNet kicked off the new year with a 3 part series called Go Agile with Git on January 15, 2013. (Tweet This!
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