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Content tagged with Social posted in September 2011
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Socialtext 5.0 Boosts Content Editor, Adds Social Radar
News  |  9/28/2011
Social software update makes it easier to post, share, and make connections within the enterprise.
Roomba Robots Listen To Social Media
News  |  9/28/2011
For iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum and other household robots, responding to customers on social media is a daily chore just like email, chat, and phone support.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Crowdsourcing Cracks AIDS Mystery, What's Next?
News  |  9/27/2011
Online game players recently helped solve a tough problem with analysis of AIDS proteins. InnoCentive uses same approach to solve challenges for businesses.
How Yammer Helps ReachLocal Reach Farther
News  |  9/23/2011
Web marketing company adopted Yammer's enterprise social networking to hold the organization together during period of rapid growth.
Facebook Turns Profile Into Timeline
News  |  9/22/2011
New format for Facebook Profiles is a photo blog that's meant to be a visually rich record of your shared online activities that spans years.
ECM Reaches For The Clouds
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
IT doesn't have to give up content management features when users adopt online storage and document sharing.
Sink Or Swim
News  |  9/21/2011
Most companies don't have a strategy to deal with rising tides of digital information. Enterprise content management can help, but first you need a plan.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
Google+ : Open to the Public, Adds New Features
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011
Google+ now lets everyone in and announces new features. Check out our tour.
Social Software That Improves Project Management
News  |  9/20/2011
AtTask TeamHome offers "just enough project management," with social incentives for team participation.
Google+ Enters Open Beta: 9 Enhancements
News  |  9/20/2011
Google has added useful tweaks to Google+, including improvements to Hangouts, Hangouts APIs, and search.
Confluence 4: Content Sharing Not Just For Techies
News  |  9/20/2011
Atlassian seeks to move beyond its small fan club full of people who don't mind coding. Its upgraded social collaboration software features a rich text editor and other goodies. Chatter Gets Smart
News  |  9/20/2011
Voice for Chatter transcribes dictated posts, adds a link the original audio, for making quick updates by phone.
Microsoft: Could It Lose the Enterprise to Google?
Commentary  |  9/20/2011
As Google Enterprise explodes along with personal tech in business, Gina Smith wonders if Microsoft has the gusto to hang on for the ride.
How To See Your Google+ Profile As Others Do
News  |  9/18/2011
Here's how to double-check your Google+ settings to ensure privacy.
How Hillel Went Social, Mobile
News  |  9/16/2011
The Jewish campus life group customized SugarCRM and created Facebook apps to better connect with university students.
Social Wars: The Enterprise Strikes Back
Commentary  |  9/15/2011
In the transition to Enterprise 2.0 capitalism, the incumbent provider of the 1.0 IT infrastructure generally wins with its bolt-on, all-in-one 2.0 offering.
6 Social Networking Questions IT Should Investigate
News  |  9/15/2011
IT professionals need to take the lead on enterprise social collaboration plans and maintenance. Make sure you're ready to answer these critical questions for the business.
The Social Business And The Social Brand
Commentary  |  9/15/2011
They're different--and the same. For starters, there needs to be consistent alignment between the two to generate true business results.
IT Execs Get Antisocial Social Network
News  |  9/14/2011
Wisegate offers an exclusive, vendor-free community. Some early members say they get better advice here than they do from analyst firms or regular conferences.
Is Social Networking The New IT Help Desk?
News  |  9/14/2011
End users turn to social networks, blogs, friends, and vendors for help. Will enterprise social media help improve IT pros' ratings?
5 Facebook Facts SMBs Need To Know
News  |  9/14/2011
Consumer-oriented businesses that ignore Facebook may do so at their own peril, finds new research.
IW500: 7 Lessons For Developing Real Metrics
News  |  9/13/2011
Paul DePodesta helped build the Oakland Athletics baseball team into contenders by developing new metrics that better determined a player's true value. His advice can help business managers.
How To Sync Evernote With Google+
News  |  9/12/2011
Evernote and Google+ are a good team. Here's how to make them work together.
Mindjet Extends Mind Mapping To Cloud, Acquires Cohuman
News  |  9/12/2011
MindManager gets cloud collaboration tool with Mindjet Connect, while addition of Cohuman adds a social network for organizing tasks and projects.
TechCrunch Disrupt: Arrington Out
News  |  9/12/2011
Michael Arrington will be running the CrunchFund and AOL will participate, but he will no longer be an editor at the startup-oriented news site that he founded.
Internet Tops For Communicating With Government
News  |  9/12/2011
PC communications is the preferred method, but people still want the ability to interact with officials by phone, mail, and in person, reports IDC survey.
Social Fabric Takes Badgeville Beyond Gamification
News  |  9/12/2011
Badgeville lets websites take on the appearance of a social network with activity feeds, notifications, and realtime messaging.
IT And Marketing: 3 Steps To Work Better Together
Commentary  |  9/12/2011
Companies need to become 'customer obsessed,' and that takes IT's data chops melded with marketing's focus on markets and speed.
Presdo Makes Connections Through LinkedIn
News  |  9/9/2011
LinkedIn's original CTO Eric Ly is tapping the LinkedIn social graph to enhance his latest venture, Presdo, which helps professionals connect at events such as conferences.
VMware's Socialcast Strides Into Social Project Management
News  |  9/9/2011
Complementary to the enterprise social network, Socialcast Strides focuses on social organization of projects and tasks.
IBM Social Tools Help Cemex Connect 50 Countries
News  |  9/9/2011
Mexico-based Cemex turns to IBM's enterprise social platform to link 20,000 users across 50 countries and multiple languages.
My First Eight Days With Jive's New Platform
Commentary  |  9/8/2011
A community manager grapples with and adjusts to the ups and downs of new collaboration software.
BigDoor Scores With Self-Service Gaming Platform
News  |  9/8/2011
Startup offers widgets, API access, free for the taking, then offers upgrades to enterprise support. Customer fans include Major League Baseball.
How To Chat Online Across Language Barriers
News  |  9/7/2011
With the Google Translate API no longer free, Lionbridge pushes realtime, customizable machine translation for online chat.
How To Use FaceBook's New Selective Privacy Features
News  |  9/7/2011
Here's how to use Facebook's new privacy tools to control who sees every comment you make.
How Vail Turns Resort Customers Into 'Brand Activists'
News  |  9/7/2011
The ski resort is using mobile and web apps with social media links to let people share their mountain experience. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Eli Lilly Uses Web To Broaden Drug Research Reach
News  |  9/7/2011
The pharmaceutical company uses technology to bring new openness -- and efficiency -- to lifesaving research. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Levi Strauss And Social Media: A Perfect Fit
News  |  9/7/2011
Clothing maker, the No. 2 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is leveraging Facebook and other media to build its brand and reach more customers.
Deloitte Bets Big On Informal, Social Learning
News  |  9/6/2011
Chief Learning Officer Nick van Dam says 90% of all corporate learning is informal learning, including information gleaned through social networks.
How To Make Your Google+ Profile More Private
News  |  9/2/2011
Here’s how to set a privacy level for every part of your Google+ profile.
Crowdsourcing For SMBs On A Budget
News  |  9/2/2011
Napkin Labs built its service around the idea that smaller firms are more likely than large enterprises to exploit new product ideas from social communities.
How To Add Google Ads To Your Website
News  |  9/1/2011
Here's how to add money-making Google AdSense ads to your blog or website.
How Social Can Improve Customer Service: Expert Advice
News  |  9/1/2011
Social networking can improve your internal help desk and external customer service results. But beware: Facebook and Twitter tactics can backfire.

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