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Content tagged with Social posted in November 2012
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
LinkedIn Launches Ads API
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
LinkedIn Ads API opens the door for a new class -- and a new scale -- of B2B social advertising and marketing campaigns on the site.
Is Apple Maps Salvageable?
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Apple is dealing with the crappy mapping launch by firing the manager in charge of the software. But can this repair the damage that is already done and can Apple ever catch up to Google?
Social Leaders Get Teams Past The Velvet Rope
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Employees with good ideas for business should be encouraged, not held back by roles. Social collaboration can help.
Why Your 'Weak' Relationships Pack Strength
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
The tightest relationships are not the most powerful when we need to broaden our reach within the organization.
More NY Subway Stations Will Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Transit Wireless is bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to the dark subways of New York City, keeping the city that never sleeps connected underground.
Wells Fargo's Frustrating Taste Of Enterprise Social Success
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Experience accelerating sales processes shows the promise of enterprise social networking, but doesn't prove today's technologies deliver on it.
Social Analytics Isn't Just For Social Networks
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Broadly applied across all company functions, social analytics can focus attention on the most pressing internal performance issues.
4 Social Factors That Drive IT Buying Decisions
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
LinkedIn study finds that social networks are increasingly influential throughout the tech purchasing process.
RIM Adds Free Voice Service To BlackBerry Messenger
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
RIM has added a free voice chat service to the next version of their popular BlackBerry Messenger service. BBM Voice users will be able to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi connections to other BBM users. The new feature is part of BBM version 7, announced today, and currently in beta test.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
3 Big Social Business Implementation Challenges
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Organizational and cultural issues prevent enterprises from gaining full benefit from social business initiatives, IBM study says.
This Time, James Bond Fights Hackers
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
James Bond spends most of his time during Skyfall fighting a cyber terrorist. The latest James Bond flick might be unrealistic, but it reminds us that losing data, especially to hackers, can be a very bad thing.
Microsoft Sharepoint, Yammer Get Closer: The Social Story
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Microsoft makes social software enhancements in SharePoint 2013, while Yammer evolves quickly.
DoubleDutch Gains $4 Million For Social Mobile CRM
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Mobile app developer picks up additional funds to pursue its vision of "decomposing" CRM.
Understanding Social Business Integration
Commentary  |  11/11/2012  | 
In order to build the right social strategy, IT leaders must understand the technical options for social software integration. Here's what you need to know.
Social Media Game Plan Equals Higher Profits
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Social media savvy has become a success indicator, says Mark Fidelman, author of the new book Socialized! How the Most Successful Businesses Harness The Power of Social. Fidelman shares social tips for businesses in a BYTE Q&A.
Social-Focused IT Hires On Back Burner
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Companies that have made social a high priority, though, are adding a significant number of jobs, according to InformationWeek IT staffing survey.
What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.
The BrainYard's 7 Social Business Leaders Of 2012
Slideshows  |  11/8/2012  | 
The editors of The BrainYard picked companies large and small that are exploring the potential of a unified social business strategy.
10 Ways To Feel Smarter At Work
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Startup Lumosity designs games to boost brain function. VP Joe Hardy shares his top 10 list of what you can do to be feel smarter and more productive.
How To Overcome Social Business Performance Obstacles
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
For better outcomes, broaden your use of social software and tighten your focus on results.
Small Data Beat Big Data In Election 2012
Commentary  |  11/7/2012  | 
The Obama re-election machine was really about small data--and enterprises can learn from that.
Cisco Welcomes BYOD With Open Arms
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
At Cisco, almost 100% of employees' mobile devices are BYOD. Cisco's senior manager of IT mobility services Brett Belding shares the company's BYOD strategy with BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson.
Hurricane Sandy Twitter Rumors: Lessons For Business
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Inaccurate Twitter reports during Hurricane Sandy demonstrate why enterprises should develop social media followings before a crisis strikes.
Unisys Lets Employees Drive Face Of Social Business
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
This BrainYard Social Business Leader listens to employees about how they can use social business tools in their jobs.
Social Business Leader Cemex Keeps Ideas Flowing
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Under pressure to operate more efficiently after the housing bust, Cemex used social collaboration to connect its worldwide employees. One result: Products get to market faster.
Ford Seeks Social Business Strategy
News  |  11/2/2012  | 
Ford Motor Co. is a pioneer in social media marketing and a proponent of enterprise social networking. But its plan for a unified social business strategy is still a work in progress.
Dynamics CRM Gets Yammer, Skype, iPad Support
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Microsoft will roll out major enhancements to its customer relationship management suite next month.
6 Ways To Build Management Support For Collaboration
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Winning upper management support for collaboration makes a big difference. If you don't have it, here's how to get it.

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