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Gartner Keynote: Don Norman on emotion

Don Norman is well known cognitive scientist who has spoken and written extensively on emotion and design in everyday things.  Today he is speaking at the Gartner Portal, Content and Collaboration Summit in San Diego.  He talked about how why and how emotions drive our decisions and our behaviors.  Something that we all know is […]

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Gartner Portal, Content and Collaboration – Opening Session

Live blogging from the Gartner summit in San Diego, CA Engaging at the nexus of Social, Mobile, Information and Cloud.  Innovation supports a new reality. The threat to China is the 3D printer and the reality is innovation is around us that are trivial and some that are game changing.  They need to be in […]

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Salesforce: Customer Company – Chicago

McCormick Place – Chicago Waiting for Marc to hit the stage in this ‘intimate’ town hall here is Chicago.  A client of ours, Cars.com, is talking about how they use Salesforce to help sell and crunch data:  Adding value to the data through customizing reporting back from the dealer giving a better experience for the […]

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IBM Announces Mobile First

Today IBM announced a (re)new(ed) mobile focus with MobileFirst.  Those of us in the IBM ecosystem know that IBM has been getting serious about mobile with their acquisition of Worklight and the push for great mobile experiences through their IBM Portal and IBM Connections product with responsive templates out of the box and integrated mobile […]

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Social goes south

I recently came across an inforgraphic on social media blunders and mistakes.  Some of them we have heard, some are more obscure.  Bottom line, companies should have a plan for when things go south on social.  Using tools like HootSuite Enterprise or Radian6 from Salesforce.com help coordinate social messaging but it doesn’t prevent all gaffes […]

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There’s an app for that – not so fast

The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way.  The rush to build apps for smart phones may have passed as users have grown savvy enough to not install them due to infringements (real or perceived) in their privacy.  Now, I have been a long-time proponent to building applications sparingly because the consumer of the app will […]

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There's an app for that – not so fast

The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way.  The rush to build apps for smart phones may have passed as users have grown savvy enough to not install them due to infringements (real or perceived) in their privacy.  Now, I have been a long-time proponent to building applications sparingly because the consumer of the app will […]

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5 use cases for Big Data

Most companies these days don’t have issue with developing use cases with their big data, they have issues harnessing the data they have and making meaningful decisions.  BUT, here is a nice set of core use cases for big data:  

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Google+ now available for the enterprise

Google announced that they are making Google+ available to companies that have Google Apps for Business through early next year.  I have written before about the potential value of  Google+ in the enterprise.  I personally know of companies that use Google Apps for Business and they champion about how it has changed how they work. […]

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You’re either in the boat or missing it on social

TJ Keitt penned a great piece on ZDnet yesterday around becoming a social business.  Its pretty simple.  You better be working on it or starting now.  This isn’t just building a social network or social business but truly changing how a company does business.  It has to be operationalized.  Below is a great snippet from […]

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You're either in the boat or missing it on social

TJ Keitt penned a great piece on ZDnet yesterday around becoming a social business.  Its pretty simple.  You better be working on it or starting now.  This isn’t just building a social network or social business but truly changing how a company does business.  It has to be operationalized.  Below is a great snippet from […]

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Back to School with IBM Connections

Summer, as defined by school schedules, has generally come to an end and that means we kick start our IBM Connection Bootcamp series.  This fall we will be continuing on our trusty format of delivering business-focused bootcamps to help business and IT leaders build use cases, define ROI scenarios and have a little fun while […]

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Connections Beta (NEXT) is now on the IBM Greenhouse

Today, IBM quietly announced today that the IBM Greenhouse.  Its a pretty slick UI and once more functionality is released you will see some really great additions to the platform.  Here is a quick screen of what you can find:   Considering the Beta is still under NDA for everyone involved, you will have to […]

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Connecting the dots: Google+ Pages

There has always been mixed-emotion around Google+.  The user experience, in my opinion, is superior to anything in the social space.  It’s insanely easy to navigate, filter, view posts.  Recently there have been a lot of articles about how brands are using Google+.  There are releases like from our partner, HootSuite, who allows companies to […]

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Fast Track your Social Business

Today Mark Polly and I presented on some tools, trick and best practices on fast tracking your social business efforts.  Below is a copy of the slide deck. The full On-Demand recording is available here.

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Report: RSA token hacked in 13 minutes

It was reported that a group called Team Prosecco hacked that little RSA token that has been a stalwart in enterprise security.  This article in the New York Times reveals: “Cryptography breaks very slowly. It’s the molasses of computer science,” said the security researcher Dan Kaminsky. “There are many technologies we abstractly know are problematic and […]

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Cisco Qaud becomes WebEx Social

Last Tuesday, Cisco upgraded and rebranded their ESN from Quad to WebEx Social.  Good idea to leverage their wildly successful UC platform WebEx name to add social.  According to IDC, Cisco had roughly a .3% share in the social software space but those who are on that platform are very emphatic and champions to further […]

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How to Fast-Track Your Social Business Capabilities

Myself and Mark Polly will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday at Noon CST on How to fast-track your social business capabilities.  Obviously past the ‘build it and they will come’ phase has passed, companies need to build a culture and provide tools that help employees work better, happier and more productive.  But with that […]

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Premier healthcare creates virtual care community

Premier healthcare alliance, a Perficient client and a project I spent over a year working on has just launched a massive virtual care portal for their members.  PremierConnect is a member facing portal that allows healthcare professionals to collaborate, connect, share, and react to data and actionable activities within one space.  It brings together clinical […]

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