From a Gartner report on the importance of enterprise social mobility to recommended books on enterprise social networking, these are the top five articles of the month!
Angela Ashenden – www.informationweek.com In the last few years, the idea of using social technologies inside a business has progressed from a passing fad adopted by only the most fashion-conscious of organizations to the point where most companies are thinking seriously about how social collaboration can deliver real business improvement.
The focus of these benefits depends on the challenges that the organization faces — whether it’s about connecting a large, distributed workforce to create efficiencies or about igniting innovation by allowing employees’ ideas to surface through the cracks of the everyday routine. As a result, we’ve seen an explosion of new (continued…)
Jeffrey Mann – www.gartner.com Gartner explores the current trends in mobile and its impact on collaboration. The report includes recommendations for implementing a mobile-first strategy, such as:
-Assume that new applications will be used primarily on mobile devices first, even if they won’t be.
-Allow for the usage of collaboration tools in unexpected contexts (continued…)
Ilkka Malva – www.tieto.com Tieto — the largest Nordic IT-services company — went looking for ways to connect its global workforce, systems and partners, while eliminating communication silos. Tieto sought to increase knowledge-sharing among its 16,000 employees and increase productivity by five percent. In this webinar, you’ll learn why Tieto decided to deploy tibbr as an enterprise social layer, what challenges they faced during the roll-out, and the excellent results they achieved (continued…)
Christopher Taylor – www.dzone.com A little over a year ago, I had a conversation with the tibbr product manager about his use of the social platform he was guiding through a rapid series of improvements. I was very curious to know why I rarely saw his posts on the corporate social media site, considering his role. He said something I’ll never forget, “You don’t see my posts in public forums because I’m posting in private groups, where the real work gets done.”
In that moment I realized something I should have seen long before…social media isn’t a new way to communicate (continued…)
Vipin Thomas – www.business2community.com As enterprise social networking continues to mature, different voices with different opinions emerge. Current and potential adopters look to experts, vendors and other users to help them form thoughts on the strengths and downfalls of the technology. How does enterprise social network fit into my enterprise? What is the return on investment? How do I strategize? How are other organizations using it? For answers to these questions and more here are some recommended books worthy of your attention. (continued…)