Such is the conversation around the latest social collaboration hype
My expertise is in implementing collaboration tools, building governance teams, and harnessing enterprise social networking features to create user adoption and productivity throughout the digital workplace
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Which is what your KM or collaboration tools attempt to do. The problem, though, is when you begin to introduce social platforms into the mix
Few people would argue that to be effective knowledge management must involve collaboration and engagement techniques. Using enterprise wiki, social media and other already existing tools might be an effective way to win over employees and build a reliable knowledge management environment. However, there are problems with using popular social networking and collaboration tools, be it TypePad, Twitter, YouTube, Zimbra or another “general purpose / general audience” software in a corporate environment
What we found, however, was that tightly structured collaboration was a tough sell -- both to end users, and to venture capitalists
Whether we talk about Systems of Engagement, collaboration, next generation intranets or Enterprise 2.0, organizations are recognizing the growth of social business applications
By now everybody knows that wiki and social media foster collaboration
This week I received a link to an interesting post called “Social Media's Secret Weapon – Email&rdquo...Specially coming together with Social Media, and even more when I saw it called out as its secret weapon!
Social media and ECM go together very well. In fact, collaboration (which was the 1.0 label for social software) has been part of ECM since the early 2000s when most vendors, including Documentum, IBM, OpenText, and, eventually, Microsoft introduced collaboration as an element in their respective ECM stragies. However, the fact that the social software vendors and the ECM vendors meet yet again at the Enterprise 2.0 Show makes me wonder about an interesting question: Is content management a feature of collaboration or is collaboration a feature of content management?
Some of the key factors are democratization of organization culture, largely spurred by introduction of the millennial to the workforce, availability of multiple channels of collaboration, engendered by popularity of mobile phones, a shift from the proprietary to the Open Source, a reassuring faith in collective intelligence, stemming from Crowd Sourcing, pressure for low price points, resulting in alternatives to collocation and last, but not the least, usage of social media