News & Commentary
Content tagged with Social posted in June 2011
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Google+ Stops Invites Citing 'Insane Demand'
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
People seeking to try out Google+ have turned to eBay to purchase supposed invitations.
How Kraft Foods Listens To Social Media
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Your morning banter about bacon on Twitter? Kraft's using it to decipher consumer trends and develop product ideas.
LinkedIn Groups Widgets Headed For Apps, Sites
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Groups API lets applications and websites connect to LinkedIn Groups industry discussion boards.
Lingotek Brings Translation To Social (And Vice Versa)
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
The system uses crowdsourcing to provide translations, and integrates with Jive, Drupal, and Oracle Content Management to handle social content.
Social Media Gets Respect From C-Suite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Study sponsored by Jive shows executives are exploiting social media for work (or, at least, they think they are), perhaps even more than "millennials."
Google Unveils Google+ Social Networking Project
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
To compete with Facebook, Google aims to provide intimacy rather than scale, at least initially. Will users like Google's privacy options?
Social Networking Policy: Write Now Or Regret Later
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fewer than 25% of companies provide rules or guidance for employees posting on social networking sites, new research says--and that's bad news when trouble arises.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
SMBs Get Social Marketing Crash Course
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Constant Contact launches Social Media Quickstarter, a free educational site to help small businesses get started with social media and marketing.
Wildfire Spreads Into Facebook Page Management
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Social promotions tool expands into a suite that includes social page creation, management, and analytics.
Social Networks: Many Friends Isn't Always More Valuable
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Fewer, more meaningful, relationships are better when building an online community.
5 Myths About Enterprise Social Networks, Busted
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Many common assumptions about enterprise social technology have proven false or become outdated. It's time to reconsider these common myths.
Foursquare, American Express Deal: Template For Future?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
The two companies streamline location-based discounts for customers, in what could be a model for mobile success.
Language Of Social Sounds Too Soft To Business
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Why is Enterprise 2.0 still considered more of a "movement" than a business imperative? Its evangelists speak more like Dr. Phil than Jack Welch.
Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.
Content Management Gets More Social
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
OpenText has added microblogging and chat to the Social Workspace 2.0 platform and options to associate social profiles and communication with its CMS content repositories.
How American Hospital Association Combined Social, Single Sign-On
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
AHA shares how its hybrid cloud architecture using Symplified for authentication and Socialtext software improved communications and business processes.
Ditch Your Dominant Vendors? Time May Be Right
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud, commodity hardware, and mobile have changed the rules. Blindly sticking with today's winners is like ignoring the wind change in a yacht race.
How Social Software Boosted Our Supply Chain ROI
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Social software helped TEVA Pharmaceuticals shrink its manufacturing cycle time by 40% between January and April -- when the company's Oracle ERP apps couldn’t keep up with unpredictable market conditions.
Do Nonsocial SMBs Know Something We Don't?
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Nearly half of online adults in the U.S. are on a social network, but branded usage by smaller companies is closer to 25%. Here are four reasons why it may be smart for nonsocial SMBs to stay that way for now.
Drupal Gets Social Software Facelift
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Acquia's Commons 2.0 community management tool provides Facebook-style activity feeds with like and share buttons for the open source content management system.
8 Great Collaboration Tools For HR
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
In the era of the "social enterprise," collaborative activities can make a big difference not only in HR efficiency but in employee satisfaction. Take a look at these eight leading HR platforms and examples of what their collaboration features have done for other companies.
How To Plug SharePoint's Social Holes
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint offers a solid foundation, but many enterprises need to customize it or add third-party tools such as NewsGator Social Sites to get the desired social collaboration capabilities.
Tame Social Network Chaos To Unlock Business Capabilities
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Meltwater Buzz Engage combines social CRM and social media monitoring to let businesses build social profiles of customers that interact with their products or brands.
Oracle Buying FatWire To Boost Web, Cloud Engagement
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fast-growing website personalization and customer loyalty specialist's products will be retooled to work with Oracle middleware and other products.
Socialtext Adds Task Manager, Contact Matching
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Socialtext's announcements at the Enterprise 2.0 conference include a social tasks module and a partnership with introNetworks to integrate contact recommendations.
Old Fashioned Bosses Threaten Enterprise 2.0 Progress
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
MIT's Andrew McAfee, who coined the term Enterprise 2.0, sees threats to the achievements in collaboration and communications brought about by social software.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
Social Software Needs Metrics That Matter
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Deloitte's John Hagel says enterprise social networking can help people find a passion for work and boost business performance during an Enterprise 2.0 keynote address.
Adobe Content Platform Banks On Boosting Customer Experience
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Flash, AIR, Reader, and other Adobe technologies can be managed via the Digital Enterprise Platform for Customer Experience Management, designed to help businesses create, manage, and monitor digital content for multiple delivery channels.
DoubleDutch Checks In Business Activities
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Foursquare-like service extends HYVE social mobile platform to sales and field service staff and promotes checking in on business, not just from locations.
How To Sell Enterprise 2.0 To The Bosses
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Here's expert advice on building an airtight business case, while avoiding the pitfalls of too-tentative pilot projects.
How To Take All Your GoogleDocs Offline
News  |  6/18/2011  | 
Take control over your Google Docs by downloading them.
Cisco Adds Hosted Option For Quad Social Software
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Cisco will work with Capgemini as a system integrator and Xerox's ACS unit as a hosting provider for Quad collaboration software.
Nimble Social Contact Manager Launches Team Editions
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Social CRM vendor headed by one of the founders of GoldMine brings product out of beta and introduces team, sales, and CRM editions.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
How Much Is Your Brand Loved (Or Hated)?
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
NetBase takes sentiment analysis beyond positive or negative and seeks out passion.
Is Being Transparent With Customers Overrated?
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Take a cue from Domino's when considering how open you should be with customers on the web.
Making The Case For Running SharePoint In Parallel
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
JP Morgan Chase augments its existing SharePoint 2007 system with a separate SharePoint 2010 installation for community and social functionality.
A Reader Says: Lame Social Networking Worse Than None At All
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
A cautionary tale for those going half-hearted into the social part of social networking.
Big Data Meets Social Analytics At Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Hear a panel of experts discuss the buzz about measuring buzz and the data analysis technologies behind it at the Enterprise 2.0 Boston conference.
100 Years Of IBM: 25 Historic Milestones
Slideshows  |  6/14/2011  | 
IBM this week celebrates 100 years of innovation and business optimization. From punch cards to the S/360, from tabulators to teraflops, from CEO Watson to supercomputer Watson, IBM has a unique history. Take a visual tour back through the decades.
Enterprise 2.0: Cerner Makes Healthcare Services Social
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Brice Jewell, an Enterprise 2.0 presenter, explains how the healthcare services firm uses its uCern collaboration software to drive efficiencies and how its planned integration pathway promises even more.
Social Networking Goes Mainstream At Enterprise 2.0 Conference
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
More businesses are embracing social tools to build internal and external communities, improve communications, and delight customers.
MotiveQuest Takes Social Analytics Beyond Dashboards
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
CEO David Rabjohns treats social media analytics as online anthropology, using Big Data analysis to deliver deep insights.
Inside Nokia's Plan To Break Down Social Silos
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Nokia wrestles with a common problem: making social software apps play nicely together. Here's how they're pursuing a solution.
What's Next for IBM Watson? Big Data
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
At IBM's Innovate conference, the company gave some hints at what's next for the famous Watson supercomputer--including business problems related to big data analysis and collaboration.
Facebook Facial Recognition Flub: Not Enterprise Grade
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
Facebook continues to stumble on privacy decisions, damaging its enterprise future faster than you can say "Winklevoss twins."
Jive: Partner Program Fights Snake Oil Problem
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Jive launches a unified partner program to match customers with tech vendors that the company trusts.
Jahia's Java-Based CMS Leaps Into Crowded Race
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Analysts note that it's almost impossible for any new content management system to compete with the likes of Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal.
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