Who should lead a social collaboration initiative?

I blogged recently about how I thought HR should play a more central role in social collaboration initiatives (and it prompted some interesting discussions/debates!), so I thought this time I’d focus on who is currently driving this trend within organisations. It’s a question I’m asked a lot - who should lead a social collaboration initiative? - and it’s one of those […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by

How is your business tackling the Big Data challenge?

Today’s business landscape is being deluged by data. Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have an unprecedented opportunity to harness it to address a wide variety of marketing challenges. For example, it can be used for anything from crafting and targeting effective promotions and understanding your customer base at a micro level, to proactively stopping churn, to providing right […]

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 by

Microsoft releases Office Delve: time to learn about sharing permissions

This week, Microsoft released Office Delve, the first product to take advantage of the Office Graph technology that it discussed widely at this year’s SharePoint conference, and the official launch of what was “Project Oslo”. This is what I wrote about Office Graph and Oslo in my report on Microsoft’s social collaboration strategy earlier this […]

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 by

Webinar: Measure Success and Demonstrate ROI of Social and Collaborative Work Management

Organisations are uncovering new efficiencies and changing the way they do business through social and collaborative work initiatives—accelerating innovation and creating new business opportunities, reducing costs, and improving customer relations. Yet it’s not always easy to know how to best plan, implement and measure the success of a social collaboration initiative. On Tuesday 16th September, […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by

Box bares its platform soul

I was at Box’s annual BoxWorks conference in San Francisco last week.  In amongst the Hollywood glitz (a fireside chat with Jeffrey Katzenberg – the “K” in “Dreamworks SKG”, Jarred Leto handing out his Oscar for audience selfies), announcements focused on highlighting up the company’s platform credentials. Box for Industries signals a tailoring to industry verticals, and IFTTT-style workflow (due […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by

Are CIOs driving Digital strategies, or running to catch up?

More and more businesses are starting to devise formal digital strategies – strategies surrounding the comprehensive embrace of mobile, social, cloud computing and analytics technologies. These are fuelled by customers’ increasingly sophisticated expectations and interest in the potential of new Digital technology innovations to improve the bottom line. Digital strategies aren’t just for media companies […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by

Birst steps up European efforts with AWS partnership

Birst, the cloud BI vendor, has today announced an extension of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership that will see the company offer an Ireland-based data centre on which to run its cloud platform for European customers and prospects. Growing its European presence has been an ongoing priority for the US-headquartered company, but it stepped […]

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by

Too much vs. not enough – creating social collaboration usage guidelines

There has been much talk around the web about the importance of creating social media guidelines to clarify how organisations expect their employees to behave when posting on public social networks or communities (either in their personal or professional capacity). However, this issue is becoming increasingly important inside the organisation as well, as internal social […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by

Alfresco triples its funding to go faster to market

Alfresco (the on-premise/cloud/hybrid enterprise content management and collaboration vendor) has recently announced it’s raised $45m in Series D funding “to increase velocity of its Go-to-Market strategy globally”. Why is this interesting? Well, back in July, in our On the Radar report on the company, we said that it was “getting much more involved in its partners’ go-to-market strategies [...] rather than being content […]

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by

Big Data gets wire data as ExtraHop shares its special source

This week ExtraHop Networks announced that its wire data analytics platform now supports the streaming of data to MongoDB (amongst other places). The product already provided Open Data Streams (ODS) for Splunk and VMware Log Insight (and this week’s announcement also includes ODS for Elasticsearch) but where the MongoDB announcement is interesting is that it paves […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by