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Socialize: Comparing enterprise social software vendors

Socialize: Comparing enterprise social software vendors

Is your company ready to socialize? Enterprise social software vendors like Yammer, Jive and SocialText have helped transform some businesses, cutting down on miscommunication while flattening organizational charts.

Why Your Intranet is Not Strategic

Why Your Intranet is Not Strategic

There has been a lot of talk about the strategic value of intranets within an organization. In May of last year, Gerry McGovern wrote an excellent post explaining why he feels the intranet is crucial to how an organization gets work done.

Infographic: File security versus portablity

Infographic: File security versus portablity

We have certainly seen the battle between file sharing and security emerge in the enterprise. Employees crave portability and as we grow increasingly mobile, it’s not just nice to have, but it’s essential to have access to files wherever we are across devices and platforms.

Wave 6 Report: Users Spent More Time On Social Networking

Wave 6 Report: Users Spent More Time On Social Networking

UM EMEA research team has conducted Wave 6 – a global social media study. From 2006, UM has embarked on this journey to measure the scale and impact of social media across the globe. The latest one studies the social behavior in 62 countries with 42K respondents i.e. active internet users.

Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

If you ever wanted to know the age and sex of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Hacker News, Slashdot, Github, Stack Overflow, Orkut, Quora, WordPress.com, Blogger, Flickr, Myspace, Tagged, Hi5, LiveJournal, Yelp, deviantART, StumbleUpon, Goodreads and Last.fm – you’re in luck.

Social media changing convention coverage

Social media changing convention coverage

On the surface, television networks will cover the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions much like they have the past few election cycles — generally an hour each night on the big broadcasters, more or less full time with the cable news networks.

Why Build a Social Intranet?

Why Build a Social Intranet?

All organisations have IT systems in place. Most of these have grown organically over a number of years, through many budget cycles, through management impetus and short term requirements.

Weird and Wacky Intranet Contests

Weird and Wacky Intranet Contests

“Weird and wacky” covers whatever is unusual, funny, or strange. These contests will help increase activity in your intranet, provide opportunities for staff to know each other better, and relieve office stress.

What are your options for implementing a social intranet?

What are your options for implementing a social intranet?

Going social with your intranet could add significant value to your business, but what are your options for implementation?

Relationships and social networks influence weight gain

Relationships and social networks influence weight gain

Weight loss products, plans and programs are a multi-billion dollar business. The cover of every woman’s magazine at the supermarket check-out headlines at least one breakthrough finding for how to lose those extra pounds – along with a photo of some irresistible dessert and page number where we can find the recipe.

Internet and social networks: The good, the bad and the ugly

Internet and social networks: The good, the bad and the ugly

For last few years we have been arguing about whether there is life after Wikileaks? Can we now add another question to the cart? Is there life after Social Networks? Does Social Networks pose similar dilemma and dangers? What will happen when your private information becomes public?

Cutting through the hype: what “collaboration” really means

Cutting through the hype: what “collaboration” really means

The word “collaboration” is so heavily over-used and over-hyped it’s becoming meaningless. People refer to all social software within a company as “collaboration,” and this causes confusion.