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Content tagged with Social posted in February 2012
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
10 Ways To Make Hay From Customer Feedback
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
You can learn a lot from the comments your customers post on Facebook and other social networks. Here's how to make the most of them.
Why Google Plus Is Better For Business
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Google social and mobile global marketing director Rikard Steiber comes to the set of InformationWeek's Valley View to explain why businesses should use Google Plus to engage their customers.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
SocialVolt Expands Monitoring To Reduce Risk
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
New Channels 'listening' tool includes risk management features such as auditing to SocialVolt social media management system.
Exo Document Collaboration Portal Blends In Social
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Open source document management tools now joined by social collaboration features on Java portal.
Time For HR To Step Up On Consumerization
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Clear and current company policies are essential if a company is going to handle the problems posed by consumerization of IT.
Social Media Week: Business Metrics Take Spotlight
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
At the global social event that expanded to 21 cities this year, business metrics dominated discussion. Hot topics included analytics and internal social business tools.
Atlassian Boosts JIRA Social Features, Social Integration
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Bug tracker and workflow software adds @references and the ability for external apps to create activity stream posts along with work items.
Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives
Slideshows  |  2/17/2012  | 
Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.
SAP StreamWork Furnishes Company With Efficient Collaboration
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Swiss furniture company Vitra taps SAP StreamWork for easy collaboration and smooth integration with existing systems.
Microsoft Launches Curation Site msnNow
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Web curation portal captures trending feeds from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter, as well as Bing search.
Socialcast Enters The Thank You Business
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Socialcast Thanks, a premium add-on to the enterprise social networking platform, provides a customizable tool for employee recognition.
Oracle Shakes Up Talent, Performance Management
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo and SAP's of SuccessFactors are sending tremors through the world of software built around people and talent.
Lifecycle Of An Enterprise Social Community (So Far)
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Consider these lessons we've learned in the first four years of building an internal enterprise community.
Virgin Media Merges Social Networking, Unified Communications
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Cisco Quad for enterprise social networking, WebEx for corporate collaboration, and a bundle of unified communications technologies for instant messaging and corporate video are crucial infrastructure for the U.K. cable and telecommunications operator.
Help Your Business Avoid Social TMI
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
TMI, or too much information, can sink ships--or careers. Businesses need to learn how to balance promotion, education, and safety when working with social media.
Socialtext, NetDocuments Team Up On Social Collaboration
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
The nonprofit ClimateWorks Foundation integrates the social and content management tools to boost communication across its global network.
'Factory Outlets' Sell Stolen Facebook, Twitter Credentials
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Are cybercriminals' inventories overstocked? New bulk sales pitch could be an indication, researchers say.
Use Facebook Apps To Woo Customers: 6 Examples
Slideshows  |  2/8/2012  | 
Several savvy organizations use Facebook apps to increase brand awareness and engage new and existing customers. Consider these interesting examples.
Shopper Market Research Firm Taps Social Community
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Core4 brings customer research panels online while also putting a mobile app in the hands of secret shoppers.
Jive Financials Show Social Software Momentum
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Following IPO, Jive reports a bigger loss but also bigger deals--and a new user self-provisioning cloud option on the horizon.
Socialcast Brings Fast Answers To Far-Flung Nonprofit Workers
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Enterprise social network enables international health agency workers to get immediate answers from peers, rather than waiting for the home office in D.C. to respond.
Nimble 2.0 Builds On Social CRM Vision
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Integrated social contact management tool adds Google+, Facebook Pages, and API links to HubSpot, MailChimp, and Woofu.
The Next Big Social Network Is You
Commentary  |  2/6/2012  | 
Three trends just now emerging will alter the social network landscape.
National Field: The Data Driven Social Enterprise
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
Take a tour through the latest iteration of the enterprise social platform the Obama campaign used to track, share data on its outreach efforts.
Jive CEO: Social Tools Are Essential, Not Extras
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
Companies must get on the social business bandwagon or risk falling behind, says Jive Software chief Tony Zingale.
The Social Enterprise: Your Path To Job Security
Commentary  |  2/2/2012  | 
Make it easier for knowledge workers to do their jobs, and you're in for the long haul.
Cool, Ad-Hoc Photo Postcards From Your Smart Phone
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
Want to send a great, cheap valentine? Take an appropriate photo with your phone, write a note, and send it as a fragrant postcard.
Leaked Video: Lithium Turns To Internal Communities
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
Lithium has always maintained an exclusive focus on customer-facing social communities, but the video of a sales briefing shows new internal collaboration plans.
"Liars and Outliers" by Bruce Schneier
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
Society runs on trust and would collapse without it. The interconnectedness of the modern world creates new and dangerous risks to trust.

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