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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 [...]

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 [...]

Building a business case for social collaboration

In a new report published this week, Angela Ashenden draws on her extensive case study research and analysis and sets out a best practice approach to How to build a business case for social [...]

Why isn’t HR more involved in social collaboration initiatives?

People often talk about why social collaboration initiatives fail, and any organisation on their own collaboration journey will be conscious of the massive pressure to achieve strong levels of [...]

Zimbra adds to its to-do list with Mezeo acquisition

Earlier this week, Zimbra (formerly known as Telligent) announced that it had acquired Houston, Texas-based  Mezeo for an undisclosed sum, adding Mezeo’s file sharing and storage capabilities [...]

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Social collaboration: Jive Software

Published: 26 Aug 14

As the largest pure play vendor in the social collaboration market, Jive Software offers both internally- and externally-facing online community solutions to medium and large enterprises. Following a [...]

Beyond WebEx Social – Cisco embraces the services opportunity for social collaboration

Published: 21 Aug 14

Following Cisco’s announcement back in May about its partnership with Jive Software in parallel with the discontinuation of its Cisco WebEx Social (formerly Cisco Quad) social collaboration [...]

How social collaboration technology helped Pearson refocus and realign its business

Published: 20 Aug 14

This report examines the implementation of an enterprise-wide social collaboration platform at Pearson, a global education and technology company, that allowed the organisation to connect its various [...]

On the Radar: Sitrion

Published: 14 Aug 14

Formerly known as NewsGator, and with a background in bringing social collaboration to SharePoint, Denver-based Sitrion recently revamped its strategy to include HR modernisation and mobile app [...]

Building a business case for social collaboration

Published: 06 Aug 14

There are many potential benefits to be gained from a successful social collaboration initiative. But before you can start to address the practicalities of achieving that success, it’s often [...]

meet the lead analyst

Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst

Angela is a highly accomplished and experienced IT industry analyst and public speaker. With experience in many areas around collaboration and information management, she has advised clients on technology and management issues relating to collaboration, enterprise content management, portals, workflow, enterprise search and e-learning. Angela regularly presents at conferences and seminars on information management technology and markets, as well as writing for journals and trade publications on various topics.

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