Dennis Howlett makes some terrific points in comparing the new Jive Software 'Social Business Software' that refreshes the Clearspace 2.5 product line today with existing enterprise incumbents.
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
Oliver Marks leads the Global Digital Enterprise Team at HP, having previously provided seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on effective planning of business strategy, tactics, technology decisions, roll out and enduring use models that make best use of modern collaborative and social networking tools to achieve their business goals. These are Oliver's views and not those of his employer HP.
Jive Software announced the latest iteration of their Clearspace product today, and it has expanded significantly in size and scope.From origins as a forums and instant messenger vendor, Jive in 2006 launched 'Clearspace', a single application with wikis, blogs, discussions, instant messaging, RSS, email integration and files into spaces organized by topic.
I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the film 'Us Now', a documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet last week at the Barbican Arts Centre in London, and to interview director Ivo Gormley for 'Open Enterprise 2009'.'Us Now' is a film that is likely to attract accusations of naivety: at its heart is the premise that trust can be enhanced by the human interconnectivity allowed by the net.
Kimberley Swann of Clacton on Sea in England was fired from her job at Ivell Marketing and Logistics Limited after she wrote that her job was dull on her Facebook profile."all i do is shred holepunch n scan paper!!!
I heard a horrifying story this week while in the UK about a girl who lost control of her online identity. This is not a story which has been picked over by pundits and bloggers, discussed in the advertising driven media or even with any legal authorities.
If you're familiar with the relationship book 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' and work with technology, you may have noticed the fundamental differences in the way people think about software.In companies of all sizes, the challenges of working to keep existing infrastructure running and new technologies effectively integrated and secure takes up the lions share of IT engineering planning and execution time.
It seems everywhere you turn these days there's an excitable story about Twitter, the microblogging tool that is a mystery to some people, a miracle to others, and a service some are noisily evangelizing in hope of self publicity.As Twitter scales up in user numbers, the level of hysteria seems to be going through the roof.
It's been a stormy week in Northern California with torrential rain and power cables downed. People used to flicking a switch and getting electric power have been deprived of that utility.
Minor League Ebbsfleet United have a big day on their calendar on February 19th, with ownership of the club in the balance. The difference from all the other run of the mill sports stories is that the team are the world's first and only web-community owned football club - 30,000 members in 122 countries.
The above xkcd cartoon does a great job of encapsulating the difference between a technology perspective on securing data and the realities of human nature.Keeping information secure is the top priority and responsibility of all IT departments, whether they are running extranets and vpn tunnels through their firewalls to their data, or experimenting with putting data in the cloud.