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Enterprise 2.0 Conference Interview: Jive Software's Ben Kiker

My first-ever video interview was at 9 a.m. this morning with Ben Kiker, CMO of Jive Software

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A Vendor & Resource Management Solution - ROI cont'd

In my post last week , I talk about a specific problem many organizations have a around managing contracted vendors and resources. I left off discussing soft costs one might see within this set of business activities which might include the time required for approvals, time waiting for hiring...

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Is social media making us dumb?

The following post I wrote is also featured on SocialMediaToday.com: http://socialmediatoday.com/richblank/154394/social-media-making-us-dumb The explosion of social media has been nothing but a phenomenon. Communities, twitter, facebook, linkedin and other networks allow us all to...

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Thinking Social? Get Back to Basics

Often times I talk to organizations that have no idea what their goals are or what they want to do with the latest and greatest social tools on the market. They focus too much on the technology and whether it looks pretty as opposed to the business problems you're trying to solve (assuming...

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The Social 7: Considerations for Investing in Social Technology

Social technology is a trending priority among IT organizations who are beginning to test drive multiple tools both in the cloud and internally. This is primarily driven by the hype of all things social on the public web and explosion of Facebook and Twitter. Often times, business users have...

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SharePoint Journey Results Are In

One of the most important aspects of deploying SharePoint successfully is simply knowing what's possible. What have other organizations done? What solutions have they built? And recently Microsoft ran a contest for people to submit a video of their journeys with SharePoint. And the...

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Using the CMM to Benchmark Your SharePoint Investment?

How do you know if or when you truly are optimizing the investment you've made in the Microsoft SharePoint platform? You've spent last year creating your SharePoint roadmaps and have grand plans for social capabilities or perhaps the cloud. Or maybe you know enough about SharePoint to...

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Gobble Gobble....BPOS is no Turkey!

It's Thanksgiving 2010 and it’s the time of year that many IT organizations are finalizing their 2011 budgets and strategy. One of the things on the radar screen for many organizations is Microsoft BPOS (aka as business productivity online suite which will soon fall under the...

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Think Communities, Not Portals!

If you are planning your SharePoint 2010 upgrade and looking at redesigning the hundreds of intranet sites -- stop right there! Don't redesign, rethink your corporate intranet. I spend a fair amount of time with clients discussing the redesign of their sites and in most cases I...

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Project Information Management on SharePoint

Just about everything we do can be thought of as a project or series of projects. In our professional lives, companies create their strategic plans and budgets based on a series of initiatives, programs, and projects which filter down throughout the organization. And collaboration within...

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