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Digitally-positive UK workforce let down by workplace tech

Fujitsu today published a study revealing a lack of digital services being provided by UK employers to their work force. In the Fujitsu report, ‘Digital Inside Out‘, 73% of employees stated that digital is vital to the future success of their organisation, despite only 45% of employees feeling they are provided with access to the […]

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Slack hits half a million daily users in its first year

Slack turns one year old today. In its short but fascinating history, the startup has managed the remarkable feat of actually getting people excited about enterprise communication software. The company has more than 500,000 daily active users, and it’s adding tens of thousands more every each week. “That’s our primary metric,” founder and CEO Stewart […]

Are you asking users to ‘mingle’?

PCWorld have published an interesting perspective on the adoption of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), entitled ‘Many employees won’t mingle with enterprise social software‘ (and yes, that’s the first time I’ve used the word ‘mingle’ on this site!): Carol Rozwell, a Gartner analyst, estimates that between 70 percent and 80 percent of companies she talks to […]

Reviving Social Business adoption

A topic close to my heart… Dennis Pearce of Information Week: The last piece of the puzzle is how to turn a theoretical model like this into a practical analysis tool to help guide your adoption strategy. The first step we took at my company was to simplify the model to get a more focused […]

What matters to Collaboration Matters ?

Collaboration really does matter to us. We started our business on the principle that helping people to work together in new and smarter ways was a good thing to do.  We won’t hire anyone in our business unless they exhibit a passion for this. So Social Business is in our DNA. We understand that many […]

An IBM webcast you must not miss!

“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social BusinessEvent Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how […]

Sandy Carter: Social Business lessons for Education

Many of you will have seen IBM’s Sandy Carter presenting her Social Business Coffee Break series of videos on YouTube.  The series provides a good run through of Social Business concepts and case studies in the form of short sharp presentations that can be easily viewed whilst enjoying a beverage of your choice.  If you […]

Social Business: Collaboration comes of age

Deloitte Consulting: The application of social business systems and practices is facilitating discovery and creating connections across the enterprise. It is also radically changing the way we think about core business strategies and goals. It makes real-time collaboration on tasks and documents possible, and provides a systematic view of who knows who, who knows what, […]

What are the chances…

Fantastic new ‘Connected Social Business’ deck from IBM’s Louis Richardson: What are the chances? from Louis Richardson Also available as a video: Love Louis’ work and this is one of the best. Nice work, Sir!

Advertising Social Business

Seen in New York City today: And the ad itself? Whatever you think of the idea of destroying your own office (I’m not too sure about the details of the ad myself), wouldn’t it have been encouraging to see IBM Connections (and IBM Social Business as a whole) being advertised in this very public and […]

Learning from competition

Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, writes on the correct way to deal with competition: Reacting well to competition requires critical analysis of your own product and its shortcomings, and a complete, open-minded understanding of why people might choose your competitors. They’re not fanboys. They’re not brainwashed by “marketing”. Your competitors’ customers aren’t passing on your […]