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Collaboration tools for the enterprise may include a broader range of features like social media, document sharing, wikis, and real time status updates to help organizations drive more engaging and productive outcomes.

Defining Your Software Purpose
As an advocate for better software usage, the key question in reviewing software options is whether your software in use is fulfilling a purpose.

New Business and IT Partners on Application Development
Coming out of the shadows of making decisions on their own, business people adept at developing business solutions for themselves and their organizations are now gaining IT support. Citizen developers represent the new business users that will need to be empowered with tools and training materials, and with IT support, create new apps.

Managing Costs and Customization of Collaboration Technologies
The following checklist of planning tools and benefits can help you achieve success to better manage for costs and customization in your software project.

7 FAQs About Governance Planning for Social Software
Whether your organization is implementing new or upgrading existing technology, governance is an integral component in user adoption. These frequently asked questions and answers about governance planning can help your organization make the transition to successful implementation of social software in the workplace.

An Innovation Toolkit for Developing Innovators
Innovation software tools and recommended reading to better understand and work through the implementation of new ideas for the foundation of cultural, process, strategic, and behavioral development.

Collaborative Editing Tips and Tools
Collaborative editing tools save time, manage version control, and include reviewer’s comments or changes, specifically in Google and Microsoft products.

Unleashing Your Organization’s Creative Potential for Innovation
Sir Ken Robinson writes and speaks extensively on the challenges of our educational systems and corporations in valuing creativity. Structural patterns that have to do with habits, such as the way things get done, shows leadership’s role in driving creative practices, as adapted from his book, can be a starting point for igniting creativity.

Great Workspaces for Sharing and Building on Ideas
For an organization to not only adapt to new ways of communicating and collaborating online, how do we leverage the human and business values of the organization and its potential?

Building Great Webinar and Training Formats
Use of web conferencing tools now have become sort of stage-like for building great webinar and training formats, to entertain, engage, and inspire audiences.

Talent Analytics App Can Uncover Your Collaborative Style
Enterprise solution provider, Talent Analytics designed a data-rich profile builder to give your software tools the smarts to know more about your people and what works to build success in your organization.

Tibbr Enterprise Social Network for Tech-Savvy Business
Tibbr becomes the hub to talk with one another and track information through integration and knowledge from other systems.

Igloo Software Defines the Modern Intranet for Secure Document Collaboration
Igloo is the modern intranet with secure file sharing, document collaboration, and the ability to find knowledge built in.

Moxie Enterprise Social Software for Creating Collaboration Spaces
Social collaboration tools that have a natural flow, like interacting with friends, is what Moxie Software has designed for employee intranets, called Collaboration Spaces.

Social Networking in SharePoint Online Has Its Advantages
Microsoft has made a timely step to advance social networking in SharePoint Online, since the upgrade of Office 365 and SharePoint Online services.

Telligent Drives Social Community Software Usability
Telligent fosters the enterprise social software industry growth, as it demonstrates leadership in social community platforms.

Blackboard Collaborate’s Live Virtual Classrooms in New Era of Learning
Blackboard Collaborate integrates web, video, and voice conferencing as well as IM features that facilitate virtual live collaboration and learning anywhere with one product.

Deciding on Collaboration Tools?
Your collaboration tool choice may bring harmony or discord with your collaborating group. Assign a planning and implementation team to take charge of getting people engaged.

How Collaboration Can Work for Business
Collaboration, especially in business is raising key concerns for organizations taking on new approaches to improve performance and outcomes. According to research and best practices, the combination of several factors may help steer collaboration to achieve business results.

5 Collaboration Tools to Advance Productivity in Enterprise Social Networks
Collaboration tools enabling people to connect and interact virtually are showing signs of creating global economic impact in productivity, according to a McKinsey report. These five collaboration tools and examples of organizational change demonstrate directly productive activities across enterprise social networks.

8 Web Conferencing Tools For Interactive and Collaborative Engagement
Higher levels of engagement in online seminars and virtual classrooms is now possible because web conferencing tools have helped advance communication and collaboration capabilities.

Nine Secrets of Webinar Engagement Masters
Mastering engagement in virtual environments without the benefit of seeing the audience is an extremely valuable skill in today’s digital world.

What is Social Software?
Social software, the integration of communication and collaboration technologies, is often conceived the way organizations desire the flexibility for a more collaborative environment in business, social networking, and community.

Innovation Management in Enterprise Social Networking
Enterprise social networking platforms are evolving with new innovation management technologies to foster unleashing of ideas that create business value. To accomplish innovation, these social tools using crowdsourcing, social gaming concepts, and process oriented workflows to advance development.

How a Social Collaboration Platform Can Overcome Virtual Team Distance
How can your organization solve challenges of virtual team distance in terms of relationships and cultural differences -- and can social collaboration platforms help you overcome virtual distance?

Running an Innovation Program, Step by Step
John Gabrick, CEO of MindMatters Technologies, Inc., developers of innovation management software, has spent several decades cultivating a formula for running an innovation program and ensuring success.

When Collaboration Strategies Need Assessment
Organizations without effective internal networks for collaboration, whether it’s due to size, distance, culture, collaborative technologies, among other things, may limit individuals to network and share information. Utilizing a collaboration assessment tool is a practical approach to identify your organization’s collaborative abilities and...

Sustaining Functional Group Collaboration in Cloud-Based Applications
Cloud-based applications are cost effective and enhance group collaboration. Specialized applications complement individual work styles and tie into functional group processes.

Blackboard LMS Innovations in Teaching and Learning
Blackboard's latest innovations enable educators and students to leverage technology, through social learning, analytics, and an enhanced communication workflow. The adaptive social learning model of Blackboard Learn is likened to social networking features of web applications where groups and organizations connect on a day-to-basis.

Cotton Incorporated Develops Innovation Pipeline to Success
How does a company like Cotton Incorporated understand the market and needs for future development? The key technological elements of its innovation management platform required refined techniques of product development, including the stage gate process.

Socialtext Keeps On Innovating for the Future of Enterprise Social Software
Michael Idinopulos describes Socialtext, the enterprise social software platform as the whole social enchilada. A new vision he is leading ties in with the stability of the past that will bring businesses into a modern era of social collaboration.

PGi GlobalMeet Web Conferencing Apps for iPad, Desktop, and Mobile
PGi GlobalMeet next generation web conferencing tools for iPad and desktop boost team efficiency and performance in online meetings.

Yammer for Enterprise Social Networking
Yammer is a private social network to help organizations collaborate around conversations and shareable content. If enterprise transparency is your goal, Yammer does this well.

Saba Real-Time Collaboration Suite for Meetings, Virtual Classes, and Webinars
Saba now offers unified social, mobile and video collaboration capabilities with emphasis on quality and performance in Saba Collaboration Suite. Impressive network performance -- time for rock solid collaboration.

Brightidea Sparks a World of Innovation
Sparking new interest in innovation now is our transparent social networking activities that affects nearly everyone. Brightidea, Inc., an innovation management software company based in San Francisco, is helping to build online innovation platforms to capture ideas for new things wherever ideas emerge.

Microsoft Lync Online - Options for Meetings Anytime, Anywhere
Among a field of cloud based communications services, Microsoft Lync Online offers several options to run audio, video, and web conferences or online meetings, depending on the device and application.

Adobe Connect 9 Advanced Tools for Managing and Hosting Web Conferences
Web meetings and webinars will be deployed on mobile devices as primary devices because users require the flexibility and mobility to manage these web browser functions.

Imaginatik Facilitates Discovery of Innovation Opportunities
Imaginatik Innovation Central is a software as a service (SaaS) portal designed to manage a company’s innovation process, including what kind of impact innovation can have on your business.

Atlassian Confluence - Natural Fit for Team and Community Spaces
Atlassian Confluence is the evolution of wikis designed to perform as an online collaboration platform and has set the bar high for new wiki-style collaboration products.

Claromentis Offers New Intranet Core to Test Drive and Prototype

Jive Software’s Design for Social Workplace Communities
Jive Software enables communication and collaboration in new ways to do business in today’s social workplace.

At Reed Integration, An Intranet Model in Office 365 Supports Growth Vision
The business case for Reed’s intranet, developed in Office 365 supports their highly structured systems engineering and project management work processes for collaboration, knowledge management, and employee engagement.

Chatter's Social Networking Capabilities
Chatter is Salesforce.com's social collaboration and productivity tool for business, leveraging the look and feel of familiar social media tools like real time status updates, @mentions, feeds, and group conversations.

Binfire Cloud Collaboration is Simplifying Rigors of Project Management
Binfire is giving users the right project management features to help plan and quickly monitor project progress. Ideally suited for small to mid-sized teams in any size organization, Binfire simplifies project management practices in real time.

NetApp's Thriving Online Community Forum - What Makes it Tick
NetApp, Inc. takes us behind the scenes in their Community Forum to show what ultimately keeps the community thriving.

Socialize Your Online Collaboration Tool Choices
Online collaboration tool options are many, ranging from web based productivity tools to an integrated approach like private social networks. Obtaining insights to your group's processes and preferences for online collaboration will give you a head start on selecting the right tool.

Quick Setup for Office 365 Team Sites in the Cloud
Team Sites in Office 365 offer an advantage of easier access with only a Web browser and Web Apps.

5 Wiki Tools for Building Online Communities
Wikis have become fully integrated online community platforms with social technologies for building collaborative and shared knowledge bases among teams and customers.

Icon Crowdsourcing Sites for Generating Ideas
Crowdsourcing is at the heart of Icon, a free platform becoming more useful in business or social causes to openly draw on ideas of the crowd.

Collaboration Barriers across Organization Units
In Morton T. Hansen’s book, Collaboration, he points out four specific barriers that may prevent collaboration from happening across organization units to improve outcomes.

Strategies for Better Collaboration
Do you believe collaboration is a skill that can be learned? We are naturally social beings and happier when we have successful collaboration, says Dr. Kamen-Gredinger, licensed psychologist and educator.

Taking the First Step to Innovation Leadership
Taking the first step to acknowledge the importance of innovation for future growth affects every business.

SuccessFactors Jam for Business Collaboration and Learning
Jam is SuccessFactors’ collaboration tool that wraps social business collaboration around strategic human resources functions. You will be productive as soon as you get started using innovative authoring and collaboration features and be on your way to improved strategic alignment.

Acquia’s Dynamic Mix for Enterprise Social Software and Web Content Management
Acquia's Drupal Commons enables you to build online community and publish content in one deployment. Learn about important enablers of the Drupal Commons collaborative environment and catch a glimpse of highly visible communities.

Citrix GoToMeeting HDFaces for High Resolution Video Streaming
Citrix GoToMeeting HDFaces is high definition (HD) group video conferencing with high resolution streaming. Live, interactive communication can be also recorded in HDFaces and may be an important rich media application and distribution depending on your business need.

XWiki’s Notable Collaborative Authoring and Knowledge Sharing Platform
XWiki makes a strong case for collaborators to centralize and organize content in the cloud. Wiki technologies, like XWiki help teams and communities to collaborate.

Zendesk’s New Social Channels for Customer Support Engagement
Zendesk's new financing is positioning the company to grow and is already helping its customers engage in social media channels to provide customer support and keep customers coming back.

Binfire’s Newest Project Dashboards Geared for Novice and Experienced PMs
Binfire’s newest dashboard features are worth noting as their focus shifts to an in-depth user experience for both novice and experienced project managers.

Strategies for Noncompetitive Collaboration
Competitive behavior can be hard to change and the old hierarchal leadership style isn’t effective to solve problems in today’s leaner organizations that require collaborative leadership for innovation and growth. These 10 ways to change competitive behavior to collaborative leadership can help grow collaboration into your culture.

5 Intranet Tools for Organizations of All Sizes
As the go-to hub for communication and collaboration, intranets will foster sharing resources, making expertise connections, and working in groups.

HyperOffice Offers an Intranet of Workspaces and Business Collaboration Tools
A grown-up software company, HyperOffice helps you make the leap to software as a service (SaaS) and cloud services instead of trying to manage software and servers on your own.

Interact Intranet Builds Connections Between Users and Content
Interact Internet has a natural appreciation for employee needs. The intranet software builds vital connections between users and content.

Intranet Connections Offers Contemporary and Secure Collaboration Apps
Intranet Connections offers the building blocks of a modern and secure intranet for employees to find all company resources and collaboration tools.

Guest Author Shelby Britton

Basecamp with Clients for Visibly Better Project Communication
Small businesses and teams within large organizations can use Basecamp with clients for visibly better project communication, for example, not buried in email. Clients can be engaged online from project planning to closeout.

Mindjet Offers New Direction for Innovation Tools with SpigitEngage
SpigitEngage features a personal innovation hub that I am excited about since everybody can see their participation in producing ideas as part of a business workflow through project collaboration.

Bloomfire Integration with Salesforce.com Improves Access to Knowledge Resources
Bloomfire is a collaboration tool for everybody, so that integration in Salesforce.com enables questions to be fed into the Bloomfire community.

Actiance Vantage Monitors Real-Time Communication and Collaboration
Actiance Vantage monitors real-time communication channels to meet regulatory and compliance standards while supporting usage of social technologies

Using iMeet Video Conferencing
The new version of iMeet 3.5 enables a variety of uses for video conferencing, for training, interviewing, and meetings, at a reasonable cost.

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