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Content tagged with Social posted in July 2012
Google Catches Wildfire For Social Marketing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Wildfire Interactive gives Google a social media marketing component to round out its advertising and analytics offerings.
Marketing Services Simplify Social Post Timing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Sprout Social and HootSuite both add automation and optimization for social post timing. HootSuite also introduces bidirectional integrations with Zendesk, Evernote, and Storify.
Why McKinsey Values Social Economy At Up To $1.3 Trillion
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Impact of public social media is important, but McKinsey study sees two-thirds of the value coming from social business collaboration within and between businesses.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
UpMo Takes Bottom-Up Approach To Enterprise Talent Management
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
UpMo hopes freemium plan for an "internal LinkedIn" will lead human resources departments to rethink the way they nurture talent and retain their best employees.
Facebook Marketing: How To Keep Your Brand Liked
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Promotion-filled news feeds drive Facebook users to unlike brands. Consider these ways to provide real value to your Facebook followers and keep them engaged.
Shared Data Plans Complicate BYOD
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
The end of per-device billing by AT&T, Verizon, and soon others means that accounting for BYOD in a company will become trickier. The answer probably is to change the nature of employee reimbursement.
Myth Of Systems Of Record Vs. Systems Of Engagement
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Enterprise software world doesn't divide in half that neatly. Weave the two together to accomplish more.
Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Majority of law enforcement professionals turn to Facebook and YouTube to aid their investigations, research shows.
Olympics Viewing Habits Shift To Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
How will you watch the Olympics? Chances are if don't watch it on your computer, you'll catch it on your smartphone, or tablet--or both--according to a new survey.
Huddle Retools For Social, Quick Collaboration
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
File sharing platform fleshes out social collaboration, plus web-based document previews and editing.
Microsoft Cracks The Code On Social Software (Finally)
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What makes software social? A fluid experience, as much as a news feed.
Radian6 Adds Partners To Broaden Social Analytics
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's Radian6 social media monitoring service will market add-ons from specialists like Clarabridge, Klout, Solariat, and others to provide powerful analytics.
BYOD Warrior? Have Contingency Plans For Disaster
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Smartphones fail. tablets get damaged, and Internet services go down. Knowing that you have a backup plan and that it works brings peace-of-mind. In this article we tell you how to keep yourself protected.
Actiance Links Social Compliance With Salesforce CRM
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Socialite tool helps salespeople get credit for social media interaction in Salesforce.com, even as it ensures corporate control.
Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces BYOD, Cloud Era
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
At a Monday press event Microsoft said its goal was to let users work from anywhere on anything, using its new cloud- and touch-friendly Office 2013 productivity applications.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
YouTube Transforms News Coverage
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Accounts of natural disasters and political upheaval are biggest draws among news videos.
'VirtualBagel' Leaves Bad Taste For Social Ads
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
BBC investigation calls into question the value of Facebook 'likes.'
How 6 Tech Execs Set Social Example
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
For better or worse, execs prove the power of social leadership. From Benioff to Ballmer, how do tech's bigwigs stack up?
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
Chatter Comes To Eloqua, Bridging Marketing And Sales
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Chatter will be embedded throughout Eloqua's marketing automation suite by the end of the year.
Content Sharing For The Web-Centric Enterprise
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
CaptureToCloud snags snapshots of Web content to share and discuss with friends and colleagues.
MindLink Uses Lync As Social Business Platform
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
While products like NewsGator Social Sites focus on SharePoint as the center of Microsoft's collaboration universe, MindLink instead builds on the Lync unified communications platform.
JIRA Pipes User Feedback Straight To Developers
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Atlassian's issue tracking tool streamlines mechanism for gathering problem reports from Web app users.
Oracle Social Buying Spree Continues With Involver
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Oracle adds Involver to Vitrue, Collective Intellect, and RightNow, acquisitions that seem particularly focused on keeping pace with Salesforce.com.
Google+ iPad App Impresses
Commentary  |  7/10/2012  | 
Google updated the official Google+ application for iOS devices and offered a dedicated version to Apple's iPad for the first time. Is it worth the year-long wait?
10 Tips: Tap Consumer Sentiment On Social Networks
Slideshows  |  7/9/2012  | 
Facebook and Twitter can serve as real-time consumer focus groups, but watch out for 'channel biases' and think beyond your brand. Follow these 10 pointers for effective use of sentiment analysis technologies.
6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
IT pros in infrastructure and security roles must craft a mobile device management plan that can change quickly along with technology. Forrester Research shares its advice on working together effectively.
What's Next In SEO For SMBs: 6 Predictions
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
The rules of the search engine optimization game will continue to change. If you haven't added Google+ to your social circle, you're not prepared.
How the SF Giants Perfected BYOD and Their Game
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
San Francisco Giants CIO Bill Schlough and AT&T work hard so you can BYOD to the ball park. Watch our 12 minute mini-documentary of Matt Cain's perfect game and the story it inspired of how technology is changing the game of baseball.
Twitter Tweaks Tweet Search
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Autocomplete suggestions and query filtering promises to make finding relevant tweets much easier.
Social's Enterprise Value: Lessons From Random House
Commentary  |  7/6/2012  | 
In an essay from newly published The Collaborative Organization, Chris Hart of Random House talks about how companies can translate social technologies into value for their organizations.
The Collaborative Organization: Control The Center
Commentary  |  7/5/2012  | 
In this excerpt from The Collaborative Organization, Jacob Morgan explains how to organize for Enterprise 2.0 collaboration.
Car Dealers Get Speed Ramp To Facebook Engagement
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
IMN was already in the business of helping auto dealers get their message out via email newsletters. Now its Social Driver product is making content on their Facebook pages more lively.


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