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Newsletter Archive: 2011
How Is Mobile Supported On The Enterprise Level?
The rise of mobile communications is one of the major game changes in technology. The amount of time spent on mobile apps has surpassed web browsing on a computer. There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (77% of the world population) and mobile devices have overtaken computers on Wi-Fi networks. Given these numbers, how are enterprise IT departments supporting their mobile users?

Date: 2011-12-06

Google+ Being Used As A Ranking Factor?
It's been clear from the beginning that Google+ would play a major role in search, and as time has gone on, we've seen various glimpses of this, whether it be the +1 buttons, Google connecting authors to their Google Profiles, or adding Circle counts and Google+ comments to search results.

Date: 2011-11-08

Socialtext Continues To Focus On Workplace Integration
I have admired the capabilities within Socialtext for some time. It was one of the early enterprise 2.0 providers, well before the term was coined. They began with a wiki base and have added capability over time to build a comprehensive platform. A couple of years ago they added Socialtext Signals, one of the first enterprise micro-blogging tools. A wrote about them a year ago on this blog (see Socialtext Adds Micro-messaging and Goes Mobile).

Date: 2011-10-25

Enterprise Cloud Providers Must Borrow A Page From Apple's Playbook
I've been on the road with clients and partners of late and one thing I can attest to, other than the fact that trains are a much more civilized form of travel versus planes, is that enterprise interest in cloud greatly outpaces actual cloud investments.

Date: 2011-10-07

Cisco On Enabling The New Collaborative Workspace
I am attending Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. Forrester notes that in five years, almost half of US workers - about 63 million people - will work virtually. I am already one of them.

Date: 2011-09-26

Evaluating VMware Cloud Foundry's Platform As A Service Progress
With a string of recent distribution and collaboration announcements, it's time to look at Cloud Foundry's progress since a beta announcement in April 2012.

Date: 2011-08-19

Using Q&A Sites For SEO Results
Taking an active part in Q&A sites is very smart SEO. You not only get targeted traffic, but also build quality links. Search engines include Q and A sites as an attempt to offer diverse search results. You must have noticed that often the Q and A sites are on the first page of search results. This is because search engines know that these sites have the relevant answer to the search term keyed. Read on to know how Q&A sites like Yahoo! Answers, Quora, Answerbag, Mahalo, Wikihow, etc. can get you relevant traffic.

Date: 2011-08-08

Twitter Search Gets A Facelift
This news is one that was long awaited. The Twitter Search has gained a new location and has got a facelift to match the Twitter.com search experience. This information was Tweeted by Twitter.

Date: 2011-07-26

It's Time To Try Social Technologies
At the beginning of the series of blog posts on Google Plus that I started earlier on this week I mentioned how I would be putting together about four different articles about my first impressions on playing around quite a bit with G+, something that those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would know it's not something that I do rather often, so you can imagine how it is starting to grow on me more and more by the day.

Date: 2011-07-12

Adobe Introduces Managed Services For Connect
Adobe quietly put an announcement on their blog this morning that Adobe Connect customers now have an option to use the product in a managed services context. If that phrase means nothing to you, stay with me and I'll explain.

Date: 2011-06-28

Apple Announces ICloud To Launch This Fall
On Monday at the Word Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) Apple announced its new iCloud to launch this fall. The service will give 5 GBs free with their new iOS 5. The iCloud is a seamless way to integrate content from applications one uses so that it is accessible from anywhere.

Date: 2011-06-07

How Big Is The Cloud?
The global cloud computing market will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020, according to new Forrester forecast data reported in Sizing The Cloud by Stefan Ried, Ph.D. and Holger Kisker, Ph.D. Based on Forrester's cloud market taxonomy, this new report outlines the different market dynamics for the three core layers of cloud computing - the public cloud, the virtual private cloud, and the private cloud.

Date: 2011-05-06

Measuring Economic Impact Of Using Cloud-Based Services: Google Apps
This post picks up on the theme from yesterday's post. In May 2010, Google commissioned Forrester to examine the total economic impact and expected return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by switching from legacy email and productivity solutions to Google Apps.

Date: 2011-04-19

How To Keep Your Google Ranking During A Website Redesign
I recently wrote an article which outlined how to create a first-class home page and this got me thinking, does your Google ranking drop when you re-design your website?

Date: 2011-04-05

Harmon.ie Provides Social Email To Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption
Harmon.ie has now released a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of the dominant enterprise collaboration tools.

Date: 2011-03-22

Recommind Supports End-to-End EDiscovery
Recommind provides predictive information management software through search-powered business applications. I last spoke with them in 2009 (see: Recommind's MindServer Search™ 6.0 Addresses need for More Effective eDiscovery).

Date: 2011-03-08

A Vision For OWASP
There's been lots of talk over the last few weeks about OWASP. Is OWASP at a tipping point? Where should OWASP go next? Has OWASP lost touch withdevelopers?

Date: 2011-02-22

Boosting Your Social Ranking With Hootsuite And Google Spreadsheets
As you know, search engines (especially Google and Bing) are taking Social Rank into account more than ever. Those who take the time to share awesome content and build up a reputation will have an ever-increasing influence over the SERPs in the coming years. So it pays dividends to tilt the social sharing benefit in your favor. Taking the time to collect, sort, and schedule your best content shares may be a great first step.

Date: 2011-02-08

Accepting Variability In Task Execution And Capitalizing On Early Deliveries
Eli Goldratt has written many novels beyond The Goal. One of the most important for IT professionals is his book Critical Chain. Critical Chain is ostensibly about project management, but in reality it's about all of demand management in a services context.

Date: 2011-01-24

Understanding The Balance Of Power In Community Driven Projects
The current situation between Oracle, the Hudson community and Hudson project founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi sheds new light on the relative value of a trademark as a project control mechanism. Understanding the balance of power in community driven project can help IT decision makers avoid vendor lock-in.

Date: 2011-01-14

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