Profile of David F CarrEditor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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David F. Carr oversees InformationWeek's coverage of government and healthcare IT. He previously led coverage of social business and education technologies and continues to contribute in those areas. He is the editor of Social Collaboration for Dummies (Wiley, Oct. 2013) and was the social business track chair for UBM's E2 conference in 2012 and 2013. He is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry events. David is a former Technology Editor of Baseline Magazine and Internet World magazine and has freelanced for publications including CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, and Defense Systems. He has also worked as a web consultant and is the author of several WordPress plugins, including Facebook Tab Manager and RSVPMaker. David works from a home office in Coral Springs, Florida. Contact him at [email protected]and follow him at @davidfcarr.
Articles by David F Carr
posted in May 2012
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Sprinklr and Spredfast tools aim to serve big corporations that need multi-brand social media management.
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet
creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map
out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
IT services firm CGI skipped the pilot project and launched Tibco's Tibbr to 31,000 users at once.
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment
that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on
complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Talent Maps puts social media analytics behind recognizing the staffers doing the most to drive a company's economic value.
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
Social media monitoring and sentiment analysis can now feed into customer response through SAP CRM, with MediaFunnel and HootSuite integrations to follow.
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Last year Citrix bought cloud file sharing service ShareFile, taking on YouSendIt, Box, and Dropbox. Now Citrix will turn that service into a product you can also install as enterprise software.
In 'Social Business By Design,' the Dachis Group's Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim catalog all the ways social business translates into better business.
Enterprise social networking players say their tools are for getting work done, not just for chitchat. Sparqlight thinks a better answer is an enterprise network that is more work, less social.
TrustSphere says its TrustVault product helps crucial emails get through--even in the midst of a denial of service attack--by correctly identifying trusted senders.
Best known for its SharePoint social collaboration plugin for Outlook, Harmon.ie turns its attention to mobility.
Nathan freely admits he is a virtual agent, not a real person, but he still makes Symantec technical support a little friendlier.
Oracle expands the social customer engagement features in WebCenter Sites, based on last year's purchase of FatWire.
Social marketing specialist Buddy Media adds a social ad manager, based on the acquisition of Brighter Option (now BuyBuddy).
Embedded applications in the comment stream and Jive Anywhere integration with other cloud applications lead the list of new features; 30-day free trial available.
Socialtext adds a social layer to Peoplefluent products and gets funding to market itself more aggressively.
New widgets keep customers on clients' websites, display positive feedback as a marketing tool.
Idea generation and cultivation tool adds Yammer integration, aims for larger audience with free Icon version.