Social Business CommunityEmail, "Office Hours" and Our Productivity<div><p><span class="TextRun SCX214271038" xml:unsafe.lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX214271038">In a few short years, our relationship with technology has profoundly change</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX214271038" xml:unsafe.lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX214271038">d. T</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX214271038" xml:unsafe.lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX214271038">he confluence of two major technology trends: the availability of cloud applications and marketplaces and the ubiquity and availability of mobile devices, has enabled us to connect with employees, customers, partners and suppliers across many different modes, email,…</span></span></p></div>Vanessa ThompsonMon, 22 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0500 Just Announced They Will Acquire Contractually, Looking to Disrupt the Contract Lifecycle Management Process<div><p><strong>IDC's Quick Take</strong></p> <p>Some procurement applications include some contract lifecycle management (CLM), but many users tend to author contracts in Word with the usual version control and redlining issues, use another application to "sign" the contract, and then attach the finished contract in the procurement application for management through the…</p></div>Jordan JewellThu, 14 Jan 2016 20:00:44 -0500 Social Predictions 2016: Drivers for Change<div><p>This week we will discuss the main drivers that influence the way we are thinking about future potential touch points for customers, employees, partners and suppliers. Next week we will discuss the top 10 predictions that were derived from these drivers. The <a href="" title="on-demand webcast is available" target="_self">on-demand webcast is available</a> for those that cant wait until next week :)</p> <p><strong>Perpetually…</strong></p></div>Vanessa ThompsonWed, 11 Nov 2015 00:15:42 -0500 Disconnect Between Customer and Employee Experience: IDC EXPERIENCES Survey 2015<div><p><span>With many organizations characterized as a post-industrial enterprise, business modernization can provide a stronger way to discuss the ensuing transformation. Technology is at the core of the linkages that need to be made, but it is far from simply implementing some new software/hardware, automating processes, and learning a new workflow. The…</span></p></div>Vanessa ThompsonTue, 23 Jun 2015 19:35:43 -0400 at Work...what does it really mean.<div><p>The announcement of Facebook at Work this week has ignited discussion around the ongoing value of dedicated corporate-sponsored enterprise networks (ESNs). The Facebook at Work solution is in private pilot with a small number of enterprise companies. Facebook will look to target global companies with over 100 employees. The information sharing…</p></div>Vanessa ThompsonSat, 17 Jan 2015 21:56:06 -0500 Productivity – Challenges and Opportunities<div><p>"Productivity" relies on access to information, people and data as well as the cooperation and collaboration of those people to gain context around process or decisions. Connecting people to people to information is the ultimate goal but as the working environment covers many more collaboration modalities and disparate devices, content and…</p></div>Vanessa ThompsonThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:33:49 -0500 a Social Enterprise<div><p>The utilization of social networks among consumers has attracted the attention of some enterprises in the Gulf region, but the strong consumer adoption has not translated into expected increases in business. Most of the organizations we speak to remain unconvinced of the benefits of social enterprise technologies, and as such, they are only…</p></div>CEMA GroupSat, 01 Nov 2014 10:39:18 -0400 on multiple threads is happening and there’s no stopping it!<div><p>Collaboration helps to achieve shared goals and increase productivity. The resultant increase productivity can positively effect revenue through a reduction in operating cost. While most organizations agree an increase in productivity through collaboration, they still rely on Email as the primary means of communication.</p> <p>In order to understand how…</p></div>Ajay GavagalTue, 24 Jun 2014 18:35:34 -0400 reputation context to Communities; Lithium Technologies acquire Klout.<div><p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">Since its inception in 2008, Klout has worked to build an algorithm to illicit the influence score (out of a total of 100) of an individual across a number of social media networks. Initial market skepticism of this influence scoring mechanism isolated the conversation around the value of Klout from a reputation and relevance standpoint. This is…</span></p></div>Vanessa ThompsonThu, 27 Mar 2014 13:43:13 -0400 Business and the Future of Jive Software<div><div>Jive Software held its fifth annual user conference, <span style="color: #010101; font-family: Arial; font-size: xx-small;"><span> </span></span><span>JiveWorld13, on 22-24 </span>October in Las Vegas. Since its inception in 2001, Jive Software has grown to more than 700 FTEs and, over the past two years, has pushed $200 million of investment into both the core Jive platform (primarily aligning the on-premises code base with the cloud solution) and…</div></div>Vanessa ThompsonTue, 05 Nov 2013 12:27:08 -0500