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.
Taking the First Step to Innovation Leadership
Taking the first step to acknowledge the importance of innovation for future growth affects every business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telligent Drives Social Community Software Usability
Telligent fosters the enterprise social software industry growth, as it demonstrates leadership in social community platforms.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.