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Content tagged with Social posted in May 2011
VMware Seeks Collaboration Dominance With Socialcast Buy
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
VMware Buys Socialcast For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The enterprise social media management and collaboration platform already taps VMware for on-premises deployment as an appliance.
Satisfaction Insurance For Your Social Business Platform
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Writing and rewriting test scripts may be a tedious task, but it forces you to have a plan and constantly improve upon it.
NewsGator Adds Video To SharePoint Social Sites
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint-based social software gets video sharing, plus enhanced news feeds and brainstorming.
The Law Of Social Media: Employers Beware
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
A harder line against employers by the National Labor Relations Board, as well as a lack of case law, leave a lot of room for business risk.
TweetDeck Users Hopeful On Twitter Acquisition
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
They say they want Twitter to invest in better analytics and customer support for the social media management tool.
Jive Updates Social Media Platform
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The Jive 5 release adds an Apps Market, Microsoft Outlook and Office integration, and a revamped interface to help identify "hidden expertise" within an organization.
SDL Upgrades Content Management System
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By adapting to reader patterns and user feedback, SDL hopes to eliminate the need for conventional technical manuals.
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
It's working with Salesforce.com to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
Arianna Huffington An AOL Stock Tout?
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
HuffPo founder dismisses skepticism about merger with legacy online player, but she may have overstepped stepped SEC rules.
Jive Software Acquires OffiSync Tools For Microsoft Office
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Outlook users will get social collaboration through Jive and public social communities.
Moxie Adds iPhone App, Video Management
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's Employee Spaces software gains a native iPhone app and now lets users upload videos in more than 100 formats and have them automatically transcoded into the MP4 format.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Toyota Gets Social With Salesforce.com. A Personal Social Touch Works.
Survey Reveals Rise Of Social Media Marketing
News  |  5/22/2011  | 
The latest research from Constant Contact shows that the best marketing strategy is an integrated, well-rounded one.
American Express Revamps OPEN Forum Community
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Website catering to small businesses adds social media links, picks up pace of development.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
Nimble Contact Integrates Connections Across Mail, Social Networks
Slideshows  |  5/19/2011  | 
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have supplanted business cards for keeping track of important contacts and Nimble Contact utilizes the information and communications in these networks to keep contact info current.
LawPivot Extends Social Legal Advice Nationwide
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
Jive Facebook Connector Links Business Fans, Customers
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Jive's software cross-posts comments between a company's website and its Facebook page.
IFS Shows Social Vision For ERP Suite
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Social media features like status updates, wiki-style help, and unified communications will be coming to the company flagship ERP suite.
Social, Mobile Channels Still Lack Customer Support
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Companies are rushing to launch consumer apps without building sufficient service behind them, finds Constellation Research study.
Lithium's Social Analytics Starts With Community
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Community management specialist uses known users to validate its analysis of others.
NYC Digital Government Plan Embraces Social Networking
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr are partnering with the city to help it use social media to enhance public engagement, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud ERP Gets Social Spin. Social Software Companies Get Bought.
RFID Can Put Social Media On Autopilot
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Organizations from Vail Resorts to a small ice cream maker are using radio ID tags to trigger social posts.
Prosodic Integrates Social Media Analytics, Publishing
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Startup's proSCM product analyzes feedback and engagement metrics to inform future posts and builds in a content approval workflow to establish control.
Cisco, EMC Team On Enterprise Social Content
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Joint product will add EMC Documentum content and process management to Cisco Quad enterprise social networking.
Top Signs You Need NoSQL For Your Data
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
When your relational database takes longer to process your data than to collect it, it's time to call in big data technology, said panelists at Interop.
Microsoft Says Email Not Dead Yet
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
A majority of those surveyed by MarketTools want a tool that brings their email, social media, and voicemail together in a unified inbox.
Review: Nimble Makes Swift Work Of Contact Management
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Software as a service merges all of a user's social, email, and traditional contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Gmail, and traditional mail clients into a single, easy-to-use application.
The Third Leg Of The Social Business Stool: Technology
Commentary  |  5/9/2011  | 
Many companies jump into social media without fully assessing the risks. Make sure you understand the dynamics of social environments before you start with the technology.
Midsize Businesses Too Busy For Social Media
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Technology leaders at the Midsize Enterprise Summit have little attention to spare beyond managing basic IT infrastructure.
Google Defines Social Strategy
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Marissa Mayer, VP of consumer products, elaborates on how Google is leveraging its investments in geo-spatial data to support its social projects.
Federal CIOs Embrace Social Media
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Despite security risks, federal agencies increasingly are using Facebook, Twitter and the like to engage with the public, according to TechAmerica.
Social Media At Peak Of Hype Cycle
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
While expectations may be overinflated, social software still offers significant advantages to small and midsize businesses, says Gartner analyst.
Do Tweets Predict The Future?
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
WiseWindow's sentiment analysis tools index social media sites, blogs, and message boards to feed predictive business intelligence models.
RockMelt Boosts Facebook, Twitter Integration
Slideshows  |  5/4/2011  | 
The RockMelt Web browser, which is based on the Google Chrome engine, is designed to be a tool for surfing the social Web. With deep integration into Facebook, along with capabilities to work with Twitter, RockMelt makes it possible to have a constant view into your social connections while using websites and Web applications.
Congress Probes White House Social Media, Smartphone Use
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, grilled Obama administration officials about the effect of digital communications on presidential recordkeeping.
ListenLogic Offers SocialCRM For Large Enterprises
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Service extracts pre-filtered sales leads and customer service cases to make social media more manageable.
Pepsi Seeks More Innovative Digital, Social Startups
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
After working with 10 pilot projects in the U.S., Pepsi plans to launch a similar program in Europe.
8 Tips For 'Social' Marketing
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms can be effective ways to market your company, but only if you do it right. Power up your efforts with these tips from Web-based application provider Wildfire.
Social Media Shapes Up As Next Analytic Frontier
Commentary  |  5/2/2011  | 
IBM is the latest to add to crowded field of products aimed at monitoring and responding to social-network brand buzz.
Review: RockMelt Browser Enhances Social Web Experience
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Boosted Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube capabilities make the Web browser a good everyday app and an excellent choice for those who are heavy social media users.
Facebook Widgets Simplify SMB Fan Page Administration
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
North Social packages up the most common apps businesses need to build their social media fan base in an easy-to-use bundle.


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