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Why? Why? Why? The social collaboration mantra

There are many reasons why a social collaboration initiative might fail, but by far the most common is that not enough thought has gone into why. Why should we invest in collaboration? Why should I allow – never mind encourage – my team to turn their attention away from doing what I need them to [...]

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

SMiLE, it’s collaboration!

Last week I attended the SMiLE London event, hosted by Simply Communicate. SMiLE stands for Social Media in the Large Enterprise, and it’s an event targeted at internal comms professionals who want to take advantage of social technologies. Though the event ran last year too, this was my first visit, and I was particularly impressed [...]

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by

Building a business case for social collaboration

Back in August we published a new report, Building a business case for social collaboration, written by Angela Ashenden. As a bit of an experiment we decided to offer this report for free download until the middle of September, just to see how much interest there was in the topic. As it turns out, there [...]

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by

Clarizen webinar poll: a snapshot into changing project management expectations

I recently took part in a Clarizen-hosted webinar focused on measuring success and demonstrating the ROI of social and collaborative work management, alongside Robert Forde from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK. As part of the webinar, Clarizen carried out a series of polls with the audience, designed to gauge their interest in the [...]

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014 by

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

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

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