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Content tagged with Social posted in January 2013
IBM Showcases Bunchball Social Gamification Partnership
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
To get users to discover the business value of enterprise social networking, first give them a fun experience, IBM says.
IBM Sees Progress On Social Software Standards
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Support for OpenSocial makes it easier to adapt and embed new and legacy applications for use with enterprise social networks.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
5 Tips For Proactive Customer Engagement
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
When reaching out proactively to customers and potential customers, there's a fine line between helpful and creepy.
Are Universal Social Engagement Standards Possible?
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Business needs a better barometer of audience interaction in social media.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Social Media Changes Healthcare Landscape
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
New book explores the shifting role of the patient thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and warns that this phenomenon shouldn't be ignored.
Jive To Add Business Value To Social Platform
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Jive's spring update will add a host of new features to help enterprises use social tools to further business agenda.
CIOs Clueless About Social? Maybe Not
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
One survey does not prove CIOs underestimate the importance of social business. There might be other reasons social ranks low on CIO to-do lists.
Phone Tracking Tool Leads Authorities to Wrong Home, Constantly
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
One man gets angry calls from people who have lost their cell phone due to a technology glitch. It turns out phone tracking tool is imperfect due to the way the GPS location is approximated and this is the trouble one man has endured.
U.K. Companies Graded For Social Media Use
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
U.K.'s fastest-growing technology companies failing to engage customers via social media, study says.
Twitter U.K. Faces Fines Over TweetDeck Accounting
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Twitter misses U.K. government financial filing deadlines for TweetDeck subsidiary.
Do You Know Who Your Leaders Are?
Commentary  |  1/14/2013  | 
You don't need the title of "manager" to be a leader. Smart companies create opportunities for leaders, including leaders who don't have formal managerial authority.
Flingo and the Future of TV
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Smart TV apps publisher Flingo announced its second screen platform Samba at CES. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson interviewed Flingo's Ashwin Navin about Flingo's new product that recommends content to TV watchers and allows them to share content on social media. Haier is one of the first two companies that will offer Samba on their TV.
2013: The Year Of Engagement
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
Engagement is the big marketing buzzword for 2013, says Geoffrey Moore, the king of chasm crossing. How will CMOs do it?
Driving The Social Media Pickup Truck
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
A truck is just a truck. It's where you take it that makes the difference.
Lithium, Aspect Partner For Social Contact Center
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Based on Lithium Social Web, Aspect Social automatically routes and prioritizes social messages and will increasingly integrate into other contact center channels.
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spoke to Oliver Bussmann, Global CIO and corporate officer at SAP, about BYOD and consumerization of IT. Bussmann talked about how the tablet environment has changed since he first deployed iPads. He also talked about how important it is to be social to build a community online.
Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version.
7 Business Tasks That Don't Work On Social
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Some business tasks are best handled outside the social platform, at least for now. Personnel issues are a special minefield.
8 Key Changes In Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Slideshows  |  1/7/2013  | 
Microsoft's popular collaboration platform gets a significant revamp with SharePoint 2013. Here's what you gain.
How Social Media Changes Buying Behavior
Commentary  |  1/7/2013  | 
Treating social media as just another marketing channel is a mistake, says CEO of digital agency R2 Integrated.
Social Business Vs. Old-School Collaboration
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Microsoft-friendly IT services firm Avanade shares its social collaboration experience, which includes weaning employees off email lists.
Google at War With Windows 8, Phone?
Commentary  |  1/3/2013  | 
[2 UPDATES] Google must actually be afraid of Windows Phone, Windows 8 and the Microsoft services associated with them. The threat these pose to Google is serious enough that it doesn't just ignore Windows 8/Phone, but take active measures to make them less usable. The market will speak on this before the FTC gets a chance to deal with it.
Risk Management Firm Bets On Social Business
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Marsh built the habit of sharing around its social learning environment. Now it plots the next steps for a social business strategy.
Big Data Apps: The Next Big Thing?
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Apps, recommendations, and 'data equity' could help shape big data in 2013 and beyond.

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