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Newsletter Archive: 2012
The Most Common Types of IT Resistance To Enterprise Collaboration and How to Deal With It
Based on a research report Chess Media Group released last year on the State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration, the most common types of IT resistance to collaboration are: it's not a priority, there are security issues or threats, no manpower, and no budget. Let's take a look at each one in more detail and explore how to deal with them when they come up.

Date: 2012-12-11
Wrike Provides Mobile Project Management
Many studies are showing the rise of mobile computing on both tablets and smart phones. For example, Forrester reports that by 2016, 375 million tablets will be sold globally and 760 million will be in use.

Date: 2012-11-20
Can You Create a Collaborative Organization Without Technology?
Is it possible to change behaviors or to build a collaborative organization without technology? Think about that for a moment before you answer.

Date: 2012-10-30
Picking the Right Collaboration Vendor Can Help You Avoid Wasting Time and Money
There’s a bit of an unsettling trend that I’m starting to pick up on more frequently these days. That trend is some organizations are wanting to switch collaboration vendors. I typically get at least 1-2 emails or phone calls on this every week and they typically start with “we deployed vendor XYZ and they are just not right for us.” To which I immediately reply with “why did you deploy them? Let’s go over your use cases and feature requirements.” Then…silence.

Date: 2012-10-02
IBM Picks Up Kenexa To Enhance Social Business Initiatives
IBM has acquired Kenexa in a cash transaction for around $1.3 billion. I know about a bit about Kenexa as they acquired OutStart, a company that provides learning, mobile, and social media services. I helped Outstart with their blog for about a year prior to the Kenexa acquisition in January of this year.

Date: 2012-09-11
Beware: BYOA May Rival BYOD as IT Issue
There has been a lot of discussion about the BYOD movement (Bring Your Own Device) where people are getting their own smart phone and/or tablet. Well, I think the complementary to that may be just as big. This opinion is not based on any research, just a number of conversations I have had recently. Now I am certainly not claiming to be the first to raise the issue of people bypassing IT to use apps from the consumer Web or elsewhere, I am just suggesting a label to help focus the issue and put it parallel to BYOD. I Googled it and did not find anything. So maybe you first heard the term here?

Date: 2012-08-21
Google Chrome Gaining In Popularity
Google Chrome is immensely popular with its browser market share constantly rising each month. After beating out Internet Explorer back in May, it has been on a slow rise to world domination since. After a successful July, Chrome is now a third of the way toward that goal.

Date: 2012-08-07
Social Business - Where Ideas Keep Fighting Hierarchy
If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you would know how one of my favourite terms / concepts around Social Business that I have grown to become rather fond of over time, to the point where not only do I talk about it on a regular basis, but I also wear it extensively, is that one of Wirearchy ("Redarquia" in Spanish, for those who may be wondering…), that my good friend Jon Husband coined a few years back and that, still today, in 2012, is now more accurate than ever. In case you may not have heard about that concept just yet, allow me to offer over here Jon's description of it, as an introduction of what the workplace of the future will be all about… starting today: networks and communities, vs. traditional hierarchies and rigid structures, getting work done.

Date: 2012-07-24
Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs Of Developer Help
Since the Google Maps API became available for developers with a cartographical itch, digital cartographers have been putting their imaginations to impressive use with the designs they've come up with.

Date: 2012-07-03
Google Launches PageSpeed Insights Version 2
Google has released a new version of PageSpeed Insights, its Chrome extension that analyzes site performance.

Date: 2012-06-13
Google Changing Up Its Field Trials Infrastructure
Google Chrome, like Mozilla Firefox, is a browser that's built by the community. Sure, Google is the one that pushes out the updates, but it's the community that is breaking and fixing the browser on a constant basis to make it better.

Date: 2012-05-29
Want To Tell Google How To Improve? Tell Amit Singhal.
Matt Cutts fields a whole lot of questions about Google.

Date: 2012-05-15
What You Need To Know About Google's Penguin Update
There are a number of reasons your site might have been hit by Google's recent Penguin update (formerly known as the Webspam update).

Date: 2012-05-01
Learn Why Companies are Choosing AWS for Disaster Recovery
Attend this session and get an inside look at how Washington Trust Bank, Red Lion Hotels and IT-Lifeline use Amazon Web Services to cut disaster recovery costs from reduction of infrastructure to management of cloud architecture.

Date: 2012-04-25
New Interface Coming For Google's Chrome OS
Google's Chrome OS may be getting makeover that will make it look more like, well, an OS.

Date: 2012-04-10
Easy Customer Support Software - Get Started Free
Get started with Desk.com absolutely free and empower your team to deliver awesomely responsive customer support. Work quickly and wow your customers via Email, Web, Facebook, Twitter, Live Chat and Phone

Date: 2012-03-27
Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Telligent
This week I'm taking at look at Telligent which has been in business for around 8 years and is headquartered in Dallas Texas with offices in Seattle, Chicago, Paris, and Australia.

Date: 2012-03-06
Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: HyperOffice
This week I'm taking at look at HyperOffice which has been in the business of cloud based business applications for the past seven years. HyperOffice is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and currently has around 30 employees. It is privately funded and profitable. I spoke with the co-founder Farzin Arsanjani and Ross Savage (although I was never given his formal role or title).

Date: 2012-02-21
JackBe Presto Provides Self-Service Business Intelligence On A Mobile Basis
I have writtten about JackBe several times over the past few years and watched their evolution from a mashup provider to using their technology to support a new wave of business intelligence (see for example, JackBe's Presto provides Real-Time Intelligence with a Focus on the Business User).

Date: 2012-02-01
Connectivity Does Not Mean Availability
Not too long ago your workday started when you arrived at work and ended when you left work. Then, overtime, as new forms of communication were introduced and implemented in the workplace work started to play a more central role in our lives. Work was no longer about when you got to work and left work it became about when you could be reached. Now thanks to the web, email, phone, and other technologies we can be reached anywhere at anytime, but this is a double-edged-sword.

Date: 2012-01-04
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