Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation?

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company? or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn.

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

I personally don’t care what tool, application or technology is being used to drive enterprise-wide micro-blogging, but it must be secure and ideally it’s behind the firewall. Providing information that is timely, be it formal, informal or in fact social / community driven.

digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

Oscar’s original work on this subject was part of my inspiration while working on a way to describe the required facets on an enterprise social network (ESN). The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks.

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To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. People cooperate in External Networks to meet a shared goal. These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., To optimize your learning, optimize your networks.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

A bit more detail

Clark Quinn

In the Coherent Organization model that we (the ITA ) came up with, it talks about how work teams are fed by and feed up to communities as they too feed up to and are fed from social networks. social strategy

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve been looking at ways to explain why social learning is so important for business today. Accommodating growing individualization, requiring more social workplaces. Social learning is what flows on these networks.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Public vs. private vs. dedicated interactions – through circles -, offline social networking through text, real-time with IM, videoconferencing with Plus Hangouts , one of my favourite features, without a doubt!,

You JUST hired this person.do you even know.

Mark Oehlert

Do you have any idea at all what kind of network that person will be bringing into your organization? Now if you hire me and block my networks, you get the ROI of Me - depending on who you ask, that''s worth either a lot or a little. how many Twitter followers they have?

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Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

I still feel it is one of the very few pleasures out there on the Social Web, and still rather relevant , apparently. Lately, as you may well have duly noticed, work itself hasn’t given me much of a choice though in terms of my external social networking activities.

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

One of the most significant and impactful ones has been acknowledging the fact what once used to be the main good old mantra from different Enterprise Social Networking platforms, it’s now pretty much obsolete having lost its touch with today’s more complex than ever business reality.

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ?

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

In fact, perhaps a bit too scary that your career, from here onwards, may well depend on the fact of not only whether you have a digital footprint out there on the Internet, but also whether you may have left a mark, a legacy, on that very same Social Web. . Networks need to get ready.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. Have you noticed how little we see nowadays in writing that awkward, old, now obsolete, conversation about the ROI of Social Media?

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including the growing volume of online and offline transactions, web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of smart IoT sensors.

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Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Luis Suarez

Like I said, I don’t think it’s down to fear, but more towards that reluctance of wanting to dive in thinking that you may be doing something wrong according to what someone may have established in the past, like best practices for social media.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Shouldn’t we be aiming higher with regards to HR and the impact of Social for that matter? .

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

I have just concluded, and be dealt with for good, I hope, what I think is the first time ever in my 13 years of social software exposure what I never thought I would be confronting: a week of denial of the Social Web.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth!

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e. How management transforms itself into leadership through social software enablement.

Social Media at Work

Luis Suarez

This time around Social Media @ Work. With the existence, and abundance, of social networking tools, we are no longer having to depend on one or two individuals, or a small team of communicators, to help spread the message around.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Cooperation for the network era ’ is a highly recommended read, for certain, as it will make you think twice about the kinds of business relationships, contacts and networks each and everyone of us has been nurturing over time. The company firewall and bureaucratic business practices?

Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a blog post over here on an upcoming business trip I was about to embark on heading to Prague, by mid-June, to speak a couple of times at the Social Connections VI event ( #soccnx ).

IBM THINK Forum – Optimism, Outrageousness and Smart Sense-Making on Leadership

Luis Suarez

But what I find really fascinating from her speech is the fact of how such a traditional knowledge organisation as the CIA has always seen, and embraced, the key paramount role of knowledge creation and knowledge sharing, and collaborating through the use of social networking tools!,

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Show me what others are interested in, as with social bookmarks like Diigo and Delicious. You can’t afford to replicate Facebook or Google behind your firewall. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network.

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Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite topics du jour is that one of the Future of Work and, more specifically, how the world of Social Networking is helping redefine it by provoking one of the most profound business transformations we have lived through in our entire history.

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Luis Suarez

I cannot believe that, in just a few minutes from now, I will be celebrating the first month anniversary in my new job as the Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM and I hardly did notice how fast and furious it’s gone by.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

And what a better resume than talking a little bit about one of the main conversations I have been having in the last few weeks: Has Social Business matured enough compared to, say, two to three years ago? What’s the state of Social Business today?

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. ( Note: You see?

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.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Social Business Adoption is, indeed, a topic that truly fascinates me to no end, since forever, as you can see from all of the various areas it covers as mentioned above with the different links to plenty, and rather interesting, reads I have gone through over time.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. “ I suppose I know now where a good number of those social business evangelists are hanging out nowadays.

You JUST hired this person.do you even know.

Mark Oehlert

Do you have any idea at all what kind of network that person will be bringing into your organization? Now if you hire me and block my networks, you get the ROI of Me - depending on who you ask, that's worth either a lot or a little. how many Twitter followers they have?

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

That is why over the course of last week you haven’t seen much of me out there on the Social Web and on this blog. And that is that shift away from Social Business into Open Business. Always have been, even with Social Business.

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, I have seen very little of it, as I have blogged about a couple of times in articles like Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver or Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Specially, those folks who have made the Social Web their new home. Douglas keeps questioning whether technology (And the (Social) Web) are part of the main problem we have been having over the last few years in the jobs market with having less and less of them.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe we are at the confluence of two revolutions – a social revolution and a technology revolution.”