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Content tagged with Social posted in January 2012
Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Facebook's Timeline Soon Will Be Mandatory
News  |  1/27/2012
Your Facebook page as you know it will be going away, to be replaced by Timeline, a richer and more complete look at your status over time.
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
News  |  1/26/2012
Rather than relying on social collaboration, Facebook had to bombard impatient employees with specialized training so they would recognize and use the business intelligence tools available in their internal, Microstrategy-based portal.
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Enterprise 2.0 Payoffs: Sales, Innovation, Knowledge Sharing
News  |  1/25/2012
AIIM reports by Enterprise 2.0 champion Andrew McAfee show specific gains from social networking inside the corporation.
Google's New Privacy Policy Strips Away Users' Anonymity
Commentary  |  1/25/2012
Google will consolidate its privacy policies next month to "improve" your experience. BYTE's David Chernicoff tells you what the changes really mean for your privacy.
Obama To Do Live Interview From Google+
News  |  1/24/2012
Administration plans a series of online events using Google+ Hangout video chat.
Why LinkedIn's Mobile Developers Dumped Ruby For Node.js
News  |  1/23/2012
Node.js, a server-side programming platform for JavaScript, available as open source, is part of the story behind a performance boost for LinkedIn's most recent iPhone app.
Survey: iPad Use Growing Among IT Pros
News  |  1/23/2012
IT pros are using their iPads at work a lot, usually for communication, but more for data consumption than production.
Shiny Social Tools Meet Practicality At Lotusphere
Commentary  |  1/20/2012
Enterprise success with next-generation collaborative software, built around social networks, will require the same attention to deployment, development, and administration that Lotus Notes did.
10 Big Tech Ideas For Retailers
Slideshows  |  1/20/2012
Mobile and social lead the list of hot tech trends for retailers, but they had company at the National Retail Federation's Big Show 2012. Here's a basket full of ideas to check out.
TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  1/19/2012
The bank's ambitious enterprise social networking plans started with a simple initiative that has already boosted productivity dramatically.
10 Questions Before Choosing An Internal Social Network Platform
News  |  1/18/2012
What's the best internal social technology for your business? Consider these points as you evaluate enterprise social media vendors.
3M Applies Social Business To Product Development
News  |  1/17/2012
IBM Connections, Socialcast, and Yammer help 3M better organize R&D and connect product development with marketing.
LotusLive Becomes IBM SmartCloud For Social Business
News  |  1/17/2012
By rebranding cloud social collaboration services, IBM aims to reach beyond the market of Lotus loyalists.
One Way To Fix SharePoint's Outlook Problem
Commentary  |  1/17/2012
Microsoft's Outlook-SharePoint integration is terrible. But add-ons, including Scinaptic's OnePlaceMail, can help.
5 Enterprise Social Traps To Avoid In 2012
News  |  1/17/2012
From wake-me-when-it's-over syndrome to data overload, dangers stand between your company's social networking plan and success. Here's how to overcome some current challenges.
IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
News  |  1/16/2012
Next release of IBM Connections to implement open programming interface for embedding apps in a social media activity stream.
What Enterprise Social Success Stories Have In Common
Commentary  |  1/13/2012
One secret: Don't fall into the trap of believing that people will easily adopt an enterprise social network because of the parallel with consumer social media.
Google+ Search Controversy Grows
News  |  1/12/2012
Twitter and privacy experts cry foul over Google's inclusion of Google+ content in its search results, raise issue of further government intervention.
IBM, San Jose State Team On Social Business 101
News  |  1/11/2012
IBM-sponsored program lets San Jose State University students practice social software strategy.
Yammer And The Freemium Trap
News  |  1/10/2012
Suppose your organization doesn't want employees using an unsanctioned enterprise social network in the cloud. How do you shut it down?
Yammer Helps Grocery Chain Unite Brands
Commentary  |  1/9/2012
SuperValu, a grocery chain with more than 2,400 stores, has found enterprise social networking in the cloud valuable as a unifying force.
Random Bursts of Cortical Activity
Commentary  |  1/9/2012
F. Paul Wilson isn't a tech guy, but he's no stranger to computers. And now Repairman Jack, his most famous creation, spills the technology beans on his personal pixel slinger.
Inside Motley Fool's Enterprise Social Network
Commentary  |  1/6/2012
The Motley Fool established an enterprise social network to combat portal, wiki, and email overload--and it's working.
SAS's Year Of Living Socially
News  |  1/6/2012
A year after launch, SAS Institute employees find their "internal Facebook" a valuable resource for connecting with peers and sharing knowledge across departments and around the world.
Plaxo As A Service Is Broken
Commentary  |  1/4/2012
Plaxo is about address book and calendar synchronization. Right now, it doesn't handle recurring events correctly, and despite what Plaxo says, Platinum Sync is not live or in real time.
Google+ Growth Numbers In Spotlight
News  |  1/3/2012
Despite lingering skepticism, Google's social network is defying naysayers by thriving.
IBM Eats Its Own Social Dog Food
News  |  1/3/2012
Big Blue's social business VP details how IBM Connections fuels the company's 500,000 users with social capabilities and a social media mindset.

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