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Video Is A Data Asset, So Manage It
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Whether a training session, earnings meeting, or product demo, video is too important an information source to be relegated to silos. Here's how to turn it into searchable, reusable content--without busting your storage budget.
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder. Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Tools To Manage Hundreds Of Social Media Accounts
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Sprinklr and Spredfast tools aim to serve big corporations that need multi-brand social media management.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Facebook IPO: Strangest Of All Time?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Technology glitches, insane valuations, secret disclosures, and high-frequency trading have all played a part in the Facebook IPO soap opera.
MySocialCloud Stores All Your Social Feeds, URLs, Passwords
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Tired of forgetting your password? Startup MySocialCloud will remember it for you and aggregate your social feeds in one convenient dashboard.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. This is his take on Facebook. Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
CIA's View Of Mobile, Internet Use: By The Numbers
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Here's what the CIA sees as the use of mobile phones completely outpaces use of the Internet.
4 Ways Facebook Can Woo SMBs
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Facebook's ad revenue depends largely on the combined pool of smaller advertisers. Here's what the company can do to better serve SMBs.
Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
IT services firm CGI skipped the pilot project and launched Tibco's Tibbr to 31,000 users at once.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Oh, Facebook, Why Can't I Quit You?
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Facebook sells your addiction to advertisers, hoping to make a buck off your personal information. Will you wake up in time to kick the habit, or do you "like" the security risks of blurring the line between personal and professional?
Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Facebook is so outrageously popular that many are tempted to use it for business, just like other consumerization trends. Resist the urge. Facebook will always be a poor choice for business functions.
Weather Channel, Flipboard Updates Gain Social Power
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Significant updates to The Weather Channel iPhone app and Flipboard app for iPhones and iPads tap into the social reach of Facebook and Twitter.
Chuck E. Cheese's Charts Careful Social Expansion
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
With its Facebook presence growing, Chuck E. Cheese's sets its sights on Foursquare and Pinterest.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Globoforce Maps Top Employee Performers
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Talent Maps puts social media analytics behind recognizing the staffers doing the most to drive a company's economic value.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
SAP Plays Social Collaboration Game By Own Rules
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
NetBase Adds Social Engagement, Starting With SAP CRM
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
Social media monitoring and sentiment analysis can now feed into customer response through SAP CRM, with MediaFunnel and HootSuite integrations to follow.
Klout, Social Tool Tips For IT Job Hunters
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
Are you wondering how social media sites influence your hiring chances? Here's one recruiter's advice.
Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted To Facebook
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
New research says Facebook addiction is real. That might be a good thing for your business.
Social Business in 30 Days?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Facebook App Store: Second Time The Charm?
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
App Center is Facebook's second attempt at a central app repository; plans include paid apps.
10% Of Web Traffic Now From Mobile Devices
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
StatCounter's data shows worldwide Web traffic from mobile continuing to rise, especially in developing regions where mobile phones outnumber desktop PCs.
Watch Out, Dropbox? Citrix ShareFile's Enterprise Twist
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Last year Citrix bought cloud file sharing service ShareFile, taking on YouSendIt, Box, and Dropbox. Now Citrix will turn that service into a product you can also install as enterprise software.
How To Design A Social Business
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
In 'Social Business By Design,' the Dachis Group's Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim catalog all the ways social business translates into better business.
Sparqlight Bets Social Workflow Beats 'Social Voyeurism'
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Enterprise social networking players say their tools are for getting work done, not just for chitchat. Sparqlight thinks a better answer is an enterprise network that is more work, less social. Brings SharePoint Collaboration To iPad
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Best known for its SharePoint social collaboration plugin for Outlook, turns its attention to mobility.
Is Gamification A Great Motivator?
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
More companies are applying game mechanics to internal and external apps and processes, Gartner says. But why gaming? Why now?
7 Examples: Put Gamification To Work
Slideshows  |  5/4/2012  | 
An increasing number and variety of business applications are integrating game mechanics, or gamification, to improve user engagement, engage new customers, incent employees, build loyalty, and more.
Symantec's Nathan: 'I Am Not A Real Person'
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
Nathan freely admits he is a virtual agent, not a real person, but he still makes Symantec technical support a little friendlier.
Oracle WebCenter Sites Builds On FatWire Foundation
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
Oracle expands the social customer engagement features in WebCenter Sites, based on last year's purchase of FatWire.
Buddy Integrates Social Marketing Management, Ad Buys
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Social marketing specialist Buddy Media adds a social ad manager, based on the acquisition of Brighter Option (now BuyBuddy).
Jive First Launches Next Generation Platform In Cloud
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Embedded applications in the comment stream and Jive Anywhere integration with other cloud applications lead the list of new features; 30-day free trial available.
Badgeville Aims To Simplify Gamification Rollouts
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Six new turnkey "frameworks" cut time to set up community rewards for users in both consumer and business markets.
Socialtext Joins Peoplefluent HCM Product Family
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Socialtext adds a social layer to Peoplefluent products and gets funding to market itself more aggressively.
Get Satisfaction Embeds Customer Feedback On Client Websites
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
New widgets keep customers on clients' websites, display positive feedback as a marketing tool.
Collaborative Innovation Not Optional In Today's Economy
Commentary  |  5/1/2012  | 
Given the global economic changes that began in 2008, we've been forced into a new way of working. Is your company burying its head in the sand, or taking the best that people have to give?
Spigit Introduces Freemium Product, Linked To Yammer
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Idea generation and cultivation tool adds Yammer integration, aims for larger audience with free Icon version.

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