Archive: June 8th, 2011

Report Highlights Perils of Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Report Highlights Perils of Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Social collaboration in the enterprise was intended to facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing and productivity. According to a new report commissioned by Harmon.ie and conducted by online market research firm uSamp (United Sample), social collaboration tools may be having the reverse effect.

Gartner: Five Considerations with Enterprise Collaboration Tools

Gartner: Five Considerations with Enterprise Collaboration Tools

In recent months, the subject of enterprise collaboration has come up quite a bit. So has the issue of spending on IT, which everyone seems to agree is on the way up again. Put the two facts together, and it’s likely a number of companies are going to be spending money on collaboration in the next year. But should they?

The UN Takes a Bite Out of Social Innovation

The UN Takes a Bite Out of Social Innovation

The UN Social Innovation Summit took place in New York on June 6, and it had its fair share of controversy. The summit was partly about how to improve corporate social responsibility (i.e., big business making philanthropy a part of its operation) and partly on how emerging technologies can revolutionize social good.

Twitter Now Automatically Shortens Links

Twitter Now Automatically Shortens Links

In another step towards filling all its holes, Twitter has just announced its own link shortening service which starts rolling out today. The Twitter link shortening service will pass through t.co and shorten links to 19 characters, still allowing users to see what site the links are pointing towards (see above).

Enterprise Collaboration: What Does It Mean to You?

Enterprise Collaboration: What Does It Mean to You?

I thought I would open up this month’s major theme by asking what the topic in question, Enterprise Collaboration, means to you in your particular organizational context? In this article, we will take a look at the human angle — the why’s and the wherefore’s — and then finish with a look at procuring and using the technology that is available.

Social Business Adoption: Survey Says It Works

Social Business Adoption: Survey Says It Works

Jive Software (news, site) had a survey conducted with their customers looking at the benefits of social business adoption, and guess what, the results are encouraging.