Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies. Early adopters, first, second, third waves of adopters have all gone through that transformation of how they work and everything.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. software. software although it can be inferred from the post.

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work. Cross-post from CMSWire …] Social Business (at long last!) Social Business is Maturing. The New Challenge for Social Business. Social Task Management: A New Level of Engagement.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 the huge amount of hidden talent of your workforce by empowering them to make best use of social software tools! For those folks who may not have heard about it, I am referring to IBM’s Technology Adoption Program , a.k.a.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Benefits & Metrics (With plenty of anecdotal evidence, and success stories from fellow IBMers who were facing real problems and found real solutions with social technologies). ( Note: You see?

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

It was done by one of my fellow colleagues, and good friend, Louis Richardson under this rather inspiring title: “ People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business “ I tell you, if someone would ask me to pick up one of the sessions, just one of them, that they would need to watch and go through from #ls11 Louis’ would be it. People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: The Copernican Revolution to be a Social Business.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy. Well, a couple of weeks ago my good friends from Open Knowledge announced that the video recordings from the different keynote and breakout sessions are now available for public viewing over at the Social Business Forum Agenda Web site.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Forum in Milan, now transformed into the Social Business Forum, is moving along nicely from year to year into consolidating itself as one of the most relevant Enterprise 2.0, Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 Will social networking tools replace email any time soon? (I

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Traditional Hierarchies inside Social Networks – Not So Much an Oxymoron Anymore . Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 conference event that took place from January 30th till February 3rd and my short visit to Morristown, New Jersey, to conduct a couple of workshops for some customers on The Social Enterprise and Social Software Adoption. An opportunity not to be missed, if you ask me, specially, if you are interested in all things social, to say the least! Building the Social Business of the Future.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Not only am I going to provide an account on what’s happened in the last few months of living “ A World Without Email “, but also I am going to be sharing a good number of insights on what’s happened around me, out there on the Social Web, and how other folks have been thinking, and taking action, too!, But it doesn’t end up there just sharing those good practices, productivity tips and whatever other hacks on making the most out of email. Live Social.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Use It To Drive A Successful Social Business &# where she comes to confirm what a whole bunch of us have been saying all along for a while now; that for an Enterprise to succeed in living social culture is going to play a key role at the same time that online communities will continue to be the major drivers of social software adoption, both inside and outside of the firewall. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. Well, I am not sure what you would think about, whether we have shifted gears and moved one step further, perhaps two, from where we were in 2009, but I strongly believe that we surely have made some giant leaps into embracing, and adopting social networking tools as one of the most powerful methods to help redefine how work gets done nowadays.

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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is. However, in the last couple of days, I have been playing, experimenting and learning quite a bit more about Google Plus itself and how it will be redefining the way I interact on the Social Web.

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Quality: What can I say about quality that hasn’t been said already about Apple’s products? Yes, good quality products would do that to you. They would also even help you talk about them openly like I am doing over here, so for those vendors out there wanting to delight their clients with their products, start with bringing top quality to them. What makes a good product enchant your customers? Can you imagine that for Enterprise Social Software?

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Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

As you may well remember from a couple of recent blog posts I put together over here, this week, on June 8th, the yearly Social Business Forum will be taking place in Milan and it will be a great honour for me to be able to attend it as well as go and present on the topic of “ Communities or Organisations? They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Trends in the Living Networks

In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Tibbr put activity streams squarely on the map, by integrating status messages from people with notifications generated by enterprise software including ERP, CRM, and HR systems. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications. The number and variety of social networking sites keeps growing by the day. Social networking applications are not new to business.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation. Now, imagine for a moment that all of those social tools would not have been there!

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Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0 moniker—including social learning—and you have yourself a full-blown learning crisis for the learning profession. Enter social learning. Social learning can be thought of as the use of Enterprise 2.0

One Moment Meditation

Luis Suarez

Now, I can imagine that there would be plenty of various different things and activities you could do to help tame that stress and bring it back under control, since we all know that negative stress has never been rather helpful to one’s productivity and effectiveness.

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

. You may still remember how a while ago I put together over here a couple of blog posts, where I was talking extensively about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients in their various different change initiatives as part of their own Social Business journey. That’s why the third pillar of the Social Business Adaptation Framework I keep using all the time has always been about building a solid library of use cases.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Pretty much a follow-up from my one year-old Cloud and Social: the tectonic plates of IT 2.0 , this post will show the great challenge Business and IT need to face together to make it through the coming decade: overcoming the explosion of forces that will rip up the foundations of every business: IT as we know it In the past decade, outsourcing and off-shoring have been tried and tested, and are now part of pretty much every enterprises "IT department". The social threshold - why cross it?

Enterprise 2.0 Has Arrived

Tony Karrer

adoption has begun in earnest with a typical example being Wells Fargo taking the plunge , having rolled out Enterprise 2.0 From the production side, a brand new analysis indicates that the business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 Adoption is still sporadic, but it is certainly happening. I would suggest that there's a big difference between tools being purchased and adoption happening in big, meaningful ways.

What’s Your Purpose?

Luis Suarez

Throughout all of these years of having been involved in Social Business Adaptation (both while at IBM and nowadays as a freelancer) I have been exposed to a good number of different purposes as to why both people AND organisations embark on that so-called Digital Transformation journey. On the other hand, there are also plenty of other great purposes for which people/organisations have pretty much nailed their efforts into becoming a Socially Integrated Enterprise.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. Instead of looking at providing tightly coupled Social Learning Tools, they should instead be looking at how their offering can integrate or leverage Enterprise 2.0 Adoption - What's the PU?

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. So today I am putting a remedy to that and will start sharing the odd blog post from now onwards on what I strongly believe it’s one of the major drivers of social software tools adoption , both inside and outside of the firewall. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Computing

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. To be engaged – whether for Gallup, BlessingWhite or any other HR consulting firm – is for an employee to feel a part of the organization, like she wants to go the extra mile, is willing to stay and will recommend her place of employment – and products and services – to others. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? Get Social.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

but Social Business In a post of over a year ago , appropriately titled Social Business Design - the beginning or end of E2.0? , is the use of freeform social software within companies Needless to say, that definition is hugely tool-focused, as is the entire post. Dion Hinchcliffe said at some point Very interesting: IBM, Jive, & Adobe have all been using Social Business in their keynotes instead of Enterprise 2.0. ' ('what's our social intent?')

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0 and how it organically facilitates collaboration and productivity?

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

It has been nearly two weeks since the last post that I put over here in this blog, so I am sure that plenty of you folks out there may have been thinking I have been on holidays, or taking the typical summer break , and that at some point in time I may well be coming back to blogging on a regular basis, along with picking up my external social networking activities. There is just a whole lot more in life than just being an ignored product of the system.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Great post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Twenty-two power laws of the emerging social economy where he discusses what Steve Balmer calls “the new normal”. and Adoption of Web 2.0 The The Long Tail which tells us moving from providing best selling products to a wider spectrum of offerings gives an opportunity for larger, potentially more lucrative market overall, if you can service it cost effectively. This is important for things like Social Software Adoption.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

While I was pondering further along preparing my coming back to blogging I just couldn’t help reflecting on a good number of the various different articles that I have posted over here in the last few months, some of them exposing, quite frankly, perhaps too bluntly, at times, some of the various different challenges that Social Business, still today in 2013, keeps facing in order to provoke that massive business transformation we have all been anticipating for quite a bit.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Ready for Web 3.0?

John Hagel

I have enormous respect for Phil, one of the most insightful analysts regarding software trends. I am a loyal reader of both his Loosely Coupled and Software as Services blog. Phil has just returned from a gathering organized by JP to explore new principles of software architecture for the enterprise that he discusses here and here. and social software. Social software tags here and here. More like the widespread adoption of Web 2.0.

Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Increasing “Jointness&# and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence John 0 comments National Security , Social Media Oct 06 When the Secretary of Defense asks you to do something, you need to heed the call, whether you are in government or not. If these negative trends continue and a new “joint” business model is not adopted wholesale, the promise that sparked IRTPA is in danger of being unrealized.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. Commercial software came into existence, including both operatingsystems and application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, anddatabase tools. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

product?&# Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. I think your list of criteria works well also as a general definition of social software.