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Content tagged with Social posted in November 2011
Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
Coca-Cola, Best Buy Shareholder Votes Get Social Twist
Commentary  |  11/22/2011
When investors go to vote online on shareholder issues, they now can ask questions, almost as if attending the annual meeting in person, using a social app.
Klout-Like Tool Lets Employees Rate Each Other
News  |  11/22/2011
SilkRoad Point social software seeks to recognize employees who have expertise and influence within the enterprise.
Social Standards: Web 2.0 Vs. Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  11/22/2011
The OpenSocial approach to defining social software standards has the backing of Jive, IBM, and others--and the scorn of upstarts like Yammer.
Web 2.0 Summit: Self Expression through Social Media- Chris Poole
News  |  11/21/2011
Chris Poole, founder of and Canvas, describes the expression of the self through social networking. The ideal of individuality is fading with the globalization of social expression.
CEO of speaks to the impact of Social Media on enterprise decision-making
News  |  11/21/2011
Marc Benioff, CEO of, uses social media as a way to gauge the reaction of consumers to the enterprise decisions surrounding their lives. What will the future of enterprise-consumer relationships look like?
Bring-Your-Own Social Networks Arrive
News  |  11/21/2011
Maybe you've dealt with bring your own device policies, but are you ready for rogue social networks in the enterprise?
Skype Gets Direct Link To Facebook
News  |  11/18/2011
Microsoft's VoIP platform now allows face-to-face calling from within the social network for users of Windows and Mac OS.
Move Over Farmville? Health Games For Employees
News  |  11/18/2011
Progress Software says it makes its employees happier and healthier with a social game from Keas.
2012 BI Survey: Don't Follow The Money
News  |  11/17/2011
Instead, get ahead of it by watching the data. That's the promise of advanced analytics, and our survey respondents are intrigued. Other top trends: mobility, cloud, and multiple BI tools.
Does SharePoint Have Future As A Social Platform?
News  |  11/17/2011
Analysts speaking at Enterprise 2.0 say Microsoft's collaboration platform is more than a portal, but less than a social network.
Internal Social Networks Now Important Proving Ground
News  |  11/17/2011
Companies see internal social deployments as way to not only drive collaboration but also test ideas, IBM 2011 Tech Trends survey shows.
Socialtext 360 Connects Similar Employees
Commentary  |  11/17/2011
Collaboration software feature used technology from IntroNetworks to connect employees to co-workers with similar interests, expertise, and other attributes.
CubeVibe Wins Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad Competition
Commentary  |  11/16/2011
Tool for measuring and managing employee engagement snags the People's Choice award in the competition for innovative business apps.
Will Google, Facebook Launch Business Social Networks?
News  |  11/16/2011
Tech evangelist Richard Scoble tells Enterprise 2.0 crowd that he predicts this to happen within the next couple of years.
VMware's Social Chief: Complexity Kills
News  |  11/16/2011
At Enterprise 2.0, Socialcast founder and VMware social software VP Tim Young explains why enterprise social tools must become simpler.
How Facebook Manages Its Workforce
News  |  11/16/2011
Facebook is growing so fast it had to implement new forms of employee reviews in a "learn or lose" work environment, execs tell Enterprise 2.0 conference.
WANTED: Enterprise Social Networking Test Advice
Commentary  |  11/16/2011
Byte is planning to test enterprise social networking systems. How should we go about it?
Genentech Fights Social 'Noise' By Setting Goals
News  |  11/15/2011
Social collaborative tools aren't a recipe for success on their own.
CardMunch iPhone App Reads Business Cards Into LinkedIn
News  |  11/15/2011
The businessy social network takes business cards to the next level. Instead of sitting in a drawer, you can easily tie those cards to your contacts and the context in which you met them.
In Search Of Enterprise Social Media Integration
Commentary  |  11/11/2011
I went looking for enterprise application architects who are integrating with social feeds and frameworks for the "Designing Social Applications" session at Enterprise 2.0. I found something a little different.
HootSuite Manages YouTube, Flickr Comments
News  |  11/11/2011
Social media management dashboard launches app market for plugging in other services; Tumblr, Get Satisfaction among new options.
Wells Fargo Weighs Internal Social Network Strategy
News  |  11/11/2011
Bank pilots a variety of internal networking social networking technologies, emphasizes business-use-cases not shiny tools.
Government Agencies Go Google+
News  |  11/10/2011
Since Google released Google+ Pages for businesses and organizations earlier this week, government agencies have been rapidly creating Google+ accounts.
SMBs Get Help Finding Best Vendors
News  |  11/9/2011
BestVendor helps businesspeople choose the best tools and applications with Yelp-like social recommendations from fellow SMBs who share and rate Web services, cloud apps, and software.
Enterprise 2.0: Meet The Launch Pad Finalists
Slideshows  |  11/9/2011
Meet the final four contestants with innovative software ideas competing in the Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad competition next week.
Sprout Social Gets Team, Agency Controls
News  |  11/9/2011
Social media management console adds multiple administrators, assignment queues for tasks, and a user interface revamp.
Yammer Gets Major Facelift
News  |  11/9/2011
Update to enterprise social media service takes cues from Facebook and Google Docs; adds activity stream integration with six cloud services.
Pepsi Creates Private Label Social Network For X-Factor
News  |  11/8/2011
Pepsi Sound Off builds on Gigya's social sign-on and gamification platform for a social TV experience.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Leading The Charge For Change
News  |  11/8/2011
Here's a peek at the big themes and practical lessons attendees can expect at Enterprise 2.0 in Santa Clara, starting Nov. 14.
11 Ways To Explain Social Business Benefits
Commentary  |  11/7/2011
Consider these strategies to explain social tools to people without drowning them in social speak or meaningless jargon.
Google+ Pages For Business Debut, Finally
News  |  11/7/2011
Google+ Pages, like Facebook Pages before them, let businesses and brands promote conversations related to products and services.
Badgeville Takes Cue From Facebook With 'Behavior Graph'
News  |  11/7/2011
Big customers like Samsung are incorporating Badgeville's expanded capabilities for sitewide recognition and reward systems.
Gamification In Play At Enterprise 2.0
News  |  11/3/2011
SAP and BunchBall are working on ways to make work more like play.
How To Maximize Battery Life Of iPhone 4S
News  |  11/2/2011
The iPhone 4S is the hot phone on the market, in more ways than one. There are widespread reports of disappointing battery life and of other hardware issues, such as excessively warm devices.
3 Google Reader Changes Need Repair Now
Commentary  |  11/2/2011
Google stirred the ire of Google Reader users with its latest redesign, which ditches some of the RSS service's best features. Google must fix some missteps.
Enterprise Needs Social Software Standards, IBM Says
News  |  11/1/2011
Next week's IBM-sponsored W3C Social Business Jam will seek Enterprise 2.0 progress.
Box CEO Sees Need For Enterprise 2.0 Revolution
News  |  11/1/2011
Levie sees need for startups to unite to bring Web 2.0 into the enterprise.
Hospital CIOs Turn To Social Media
News  |  11/1/2011
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn integration is key to industry group CHIME's efforts to promote expertise and advance health information exchange development.

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