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Content tagged with Social posted in October 2012
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7 Lessons From Social Business Leaders
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Companies can learn from these leaders in the use of social networking technology for business.
SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
Why Internal Social Networks Are Not Enough
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
CIOs must extend their internal social networks to business partners and contractors, Forrester says. But that model is still uncharted territory for most.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
Hurricane Sandy: Will Social Media Inform Or Distract?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
You don't want to find yourself tweeting from your smartphone as you blow away in the wind.
Yammer Promotes Enterprise Graph Solution To Social Silos
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Just as Facebook's social graph connects you to friends and the content you've liked, Yammer says its Enterprise Graph will connect you to colleagues, documents, and data.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Hurricane Sandy: Social Media Resources
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Businesses should tap into Facebook, Twitter and other social resources to inform and support employees and business partners.
How To Keep Email From Driving You Crazy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Never mind spam. How are we supposed to deal with the rest of our email?
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
Reach Out, Touch Facebook Friends With Hugging Vest
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
A vest that inflates to 'hug' users when their updates are liked opens up a host of possibilities.
5 Emerging Enterprise Technologies
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
If you are not watching these developments, your business is missing out. Here's what Gartner's annual top 10 tech trends list missed.
Socialware Listens For The Sound Of Money
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
As part of its social media management tool for financial advisors, Socialware now scans an individual's network for contacts who might be in the market for life insurance or a 401(k) rollover.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
BYTE Comments Now Use Facebook
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Now commenting on BYTE is quick and easy using your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account.
Big Bird, Binders, Bayonets: Debate's Social Lessons
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Presidential debate memes prove that speed, humor, and relevant data all key to effective use of social media.
Facebook Overload: Just Getting Worse
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
The more we use Facebook, the more overwhelmed we feel, study finds. User reaction to Facebook's revamped news feed not so positive.
Marketers Flooded With Big Data From Mobile
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
A gargantuan amount of customer data now flows from mobile devices and social media. But along with challenge comes opportunity for marketers.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data? Syncs Sharepoint Collaboration Via Desktop, iPad
News  |  10/24/2012  |'s SharePoint plugin for Outlook now does more for users who move between desktop and iPad on collaboration chores.
Facebook Earnings Highlight Mobile Opportunity
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Months after it began targeting mobile by embedding ads in the news feed, Facebook says it's getting 14% of its ad money from mobile.
Social Business Success Requires Looking Inward
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Focus as much energy on how your employees, partners, and shareholders experience your business as you do your existing and prospective customers.
Contextual Intelligence: Smart Phones To Become Big Brother?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012  | 
Say goodbye to privacy: In the future, advertisers, app makers, the government, and even our employers might be able to assess our personalities and react based on what we do with our phones.
Kontiki: A New Approach To Enterprise Content Delivery
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Startup offers video-based solutions for employee training, communication, and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Kontiki's CEO.
LinkedIn Profiles: Not Just For Resumes Anymore
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Profiles update makes the platform less resume-focused and more like a true social network. But users are still griping about LinkedIn Endorsements.
How To Turn Customers Into Brand Advocates
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Companies must be willing to turn the selling cycle upside down to inspire user-generated content on social media sites.
Collaborative Systems: Easy To Miss The Mark
Commentary  |  10/17/2012  | 
Map out use cases defining who you want collaborating and what results you want them to achieve. Skip this step in the beginning, and you'll regret it in the end.
Gigya Helps One Retailer Tap Into Pinterest
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
After contracting with Gigya to manage its social infrastructure, book and specialty toy seller Indigo sees huge traffic boost from Pinterest.
Jive Honors Innovative Social Software Customers
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Jive gives top award to PricewaterhouseCoopers, with prizes for Deutsche Bank, Verizon, Premier Farnell, Millward Brown, and HealthFitness.
How To Be Transparent With Customers: Expert Tips
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Often spoken of but seldom achieved, transparency is one of the most important elements of becoming a social business, say Pivot Conference speakers.
HootSuite Command Center Comes To The Big Screen
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Command Center version of HootSuite Enterprise offers visualizations optimized for big-screen displays.
Beyond BYOD: Enterprises Develop Apps For An Advantage
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
According to a Zenprise study, companies are developing mobile apps more strategically to increase revenue, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage.
SuccessFactors Employee Central Now Looks Like Pinterest
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Reconfigurable user interface tiles and more social interaction come to the human capital management portal.
Jive Makes Moves Into Mobile And Social
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Jive moves into the cloud and empowers social, mobile workers with new announcements, including a partnership with Box. What does the BYOD and consumerization of IT mean for the future of collaboration?
VP Debate: Twitter Users Call Malarkey Early, Often
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Analysis of 4 million tweets about Thursday's vice presidential debate provides a study in what pushes voters' buttons.
Time To Dismantle The Corporate Machine
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
Dave Gray, author of "The Connected Company," says social business may be the means, but the end goal is a connected organization that adapts to provide the services customers really want.
Jive 6 Adds Tweaks from Cloud, Embedded Apps
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Techniques for embedding other applications in Jive (and vice versa) are being folded into the enterprise social networking software, after debuting in the cloud.
Facebook Attacks Crapplications With Developer Rules
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Facebook, like Google and Apple, wants to improve the quality of third-party apps it offers. Look for app changes during the next 90 days.
What LinkedIn Endorsements Mean To You
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
LinkedIn's new Endorsements feature lets people easily recommend each other, but it will be the quality--not the quantity--of kudos that count.
Reid Hoffman: Use Startup Principles To Help Nonprofits
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
54th David Packard Media of Achievement Award winner Reid Hoffman believes that making the world better should be a core mission in every organization, not just an afterthought.
NewsGator Enriches Social Learning In SharePoint
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Social Sites Enrich adds support for teaching with video scenarios, along with a knowledgebase.
Box Embeds Document Collaboration In Other Apps
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
HTML-5 based embedding puts Box's full file sharing capabilities into websites and other apps. Ten partners have signed on: NetSuite, SugarCRM launch this week, Jive's in the works.
Tumblr Gets Analytics Capabilities
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
UnionMetrics partnership fills gaping hole for marketers seeking to expand their social reach.
Saba Updates Enterprise Cloud For Talent, Learning
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Saba promotes the "people-centric enterprise" potential of its talent and learning management products and the integration of HumanConcepts for organizational planning.
10 Great Social Features For Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Slideshows  |  10/8/2012  | 
Social computing will play a big role in Microsoft's upcoming collaboration platform.
What's Your Flu Risk? Big Data Knows
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
TwitterHealth mines Twitter posts for hints of the spread of seasonal flu, delivers real-time predictions on who will get the flu this year.
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users: Now The Hard Part
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Facebook will struggle to sustain its rate of growth. That's likely one reason why it's developing technology to let kids under 13 use the site with parental supervision.
Facebook Cuts Organic Reach As It Promotes Ads
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Facebook makes it tougher for posts to brand pages to reach a wide readership. At the same time, it plays up "sponsored stories" advertising. Deliberate or coincidence?
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