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All change again at Zimbra/Telligent as both are acquired

Well it’s hard to keep up with these guys.  Just a few weeks after I published my latest analysis of Zimbra and where it’s going, this week saw two separate acquisitions which split the two parts of the company once more. The first news was that the social collaboration part of the business (formerly “Telligent”, […]

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by

Survey results: Social collaboration in transition

Last month, we launched an online survey to take the pulse of the social collaboration market, to get insights into the current levels of adoption maturity, the experiences of those who have already embraced social collaboration, and the concerns of those who have yet to invest in this technology. We’re delighted to announce the results […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by

Two reasons why HR needs to invest in social collaboration

With its benefits including more effective and streamlined communications throughout the organisation and better connecting staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that in many organisations a social collaboration initiative begins in the internal communications department; often it’s in conjunction with a need to overhaul or reinvigorate the corporate intranet, or to support efforts to unify a […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by

Is social collaboration on your agenda? Take part in our new survey!

Hype about social collaboration technologies and their power is everywhere, but we want to learn more about what’s really happening, and why. Over the last few years, we’ve published a fantastic library of case studies which show how organisations are getting value from social collaboration, and this has helped us to provide you with some […]

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 by

If you love somebody, set them free – EMC sells Syncplicity to give both parties more room to develop

After three years trying to carve out a position in the EMC fold, hybrid enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) provider Syncplicity has been sold off to private equity firm Skyview Capital. What does this tell us… about Syncplicity, about EMC, about the EFSS market today? Looking back to EMC’s press release welcoming Syncplicity in […]

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 by

Did Zimbra bite off more than it could chew?

Following its acquisition of open source email and collaboration vendor, Zimbra in 2013 – and its subsequent adoption of the Zimbra company name – the new Zimbra (formerly Telligent) spoke at the time of unifying email and social collaboration in a single user experience, creating “Inbox 2.0″, and blurring the lines of business messaging. Two […]

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015 by

WATCH: 5 top tips for social collaboration success

There are many benefits to be had from enabling social collaboration within your organisation, such as improved knowledge sharing, enhanced innovation to create business differentiation, and better-connecting employees to streamline communication. But implementing technology is only a small part of the solution; the bigger challenge is getting people to use the technology and to work […]

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015 by

A tale of two clouds from IBM and Box

Last week IBM and Box jointly announced a partnership that heralds a much closer working relationship between the two companies, and easier integration for their customers and developer communities alike. Enterprise vendor partnerships aren’t new to Box. Earlier this year it joined Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program and tightened up its integration with Office, but the […]

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 by

Influencing HR at IBM Smarter Workforce London

By Angela Ashenden and Helena Schwenk Last week was IBM’s Smarter Workforce London event, which targets HR professionals to showcase the company’s Kenexa products and strategy, and also to inspire HR leaders to take a more innovative approach to getting more from their workforce. As this is an area which overlaps significantly with both our […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by

What can you learn from Philips’ social collaboration journey?

In early 2010, Philips’ organisation structure was rigidly siloed, with limited opportunity for collaboration between its three business divisions or across different geographical regions. Faced with the growing, viral adoption of a free microblogging service, Philips senior leaders recognised that there was clearly demand for a better way to communicate and collaborate across the organisation. […]

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 by