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Why small businesses are investing in social collaboration

The "EnterpriseSocial Network". It sounds like a big company solution, doesn't it? A wayto connect your many thousands of employees spread across the globe, a way tohighlight duplication of effort, and enable more streamlined communications,particularly closing the gap between leaders and staff....


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More than just words: why social collaboration needs executives to lead by example

Senior executivebuy-in and commitment is often cited as a vital element in the success of asocial collaboration initiative, but I've found that the reasons behind thisaren't always comprehensively understood, meaning that often it doesn't quitego far enough to be worthwhile. Of course, any...


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What's your social collaboration raison d'être?

One of the mostfrequent pieces of advice I offer to organisations considering a socialcollaboration initiative is to be clear whyyour organisation needs to be more collaborative . It's not enough for yourgoal to simply be "better collaboration", you need to unpick exactlywhat advantages...


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The 2015 Enterprise Flight Path – Will Microsoft Ignite or Combust in the Cloud?

Hey You ... With the Cloud in Your Eyes A little over a month from now the partisan faithful will gather under a sprawling Microsoft tent in Chicago and high-five to the pulsing thump of post enterprise Microsoft -- a mighty convergence of comforting office apps served over slick interfaces...


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Why? Why? Why? The social collaboration mantra

There are many reasons why a social collaboration initiative might fail, but by far the most common is that not enough thought has gone into why . Why should we invest in collaboration? Why should I allow - never mind encourage - my team to turn their attention away from doing what I need them...


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Who should lead a social collaboration initiative?

I blogged recently about how I thought HR should play a more central role in social collaboration initiatives (and it prompted some interesting discussions/debates!), so I thought this month I'd focus on who is currently driving this trend within organisations. It's a question I'm asked a...


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Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Overview: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive EPC Group’s SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 information architecture consultants have recently worked on a large number of enterprise SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 initiatives with a strong client...

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My Sites & Communities: System Architecture Deep-Dive in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013

Understanding the Underlying System Architecture Behind My Sites & Communities in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 When an organization’s deploys My Sites for their users, the underlying SharePoint 2013 system architecture create a web application, a My Site host site...

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Guess What? The Key to SharePoint Success is STILL Metadata and Taxonomy

Arguably, metadata and taxonomy management is the single most important factor in a successful SharePoint implementation. Metadata is the glue that binds within SharePoint. It powers search. It enables social computing. It drives enterprise content management strategies. Not surprisingly,...

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Knowledge Strategy: Your Leadership Advantage, An AIIM14 presentation

Missed AIIM 2014? Or did you just miss out on a session or three you wanted to see? In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing many of the presentations with you. Actionable advice and thought leadership brought to you by some of the smartest people in the information technology industry. Guy St....

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