Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Major Commercial PageSuite Commercial software, pricing not available, demo not functioning. ZMags Apears to be more of a commerce server, but has something they call online newspaper software. Small Commercial Flexportal Newspaper and portal software written in C (which means more installation problems but much better speed). Bondware Newspaper website software. EZY Media Services include software 'packs' (eg.,

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. We have run pilots with the software and have a few additional pilots planned for fall. What do you want the software to do?

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Will social software startups "collapse into the orbit" of the big vendors?

Dion Hinchcliffe

With Microsoft finally making a major acquisition move in social software, are we now seeing the roll up of the entire social business industry? Or is this just an minor story in a vast parade of change when it comes to how enterprises are moving to social software

Rats, coffee & software

Harold Jarche

Horses for Sources : Why Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo shifts the innovation onus onto the service providers: Companies buy software because they want standard process that can be automated with as little human intervention as possible.

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Ross Dawson

Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?&#. When I first heard about Tibbr my first thought was about the potential for enterprise social software to integrate deeply into the nuts and bolts of enterprise applications. Tibbr’s basic structure of following activity streams from across the organization, drawing on the power of its integration capabilities, is a significant step forward for social enterprise software.

An enterprise-wide vision for social business: SAP's new take

Dion Hinchcliffe

Earlier today software giant SAP unveiled their latest vision for enterprise social software, along with an integrated set of functional offerings that focus on delivering targeted business value. CIO Collaboration Enterprise Software IT Priorities SAP Software Enterprise 2.0Is it enough?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)

Xyleme

In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements. What exactly is a User Story? User Stories are simply requirements. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process.

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work

Dion Hinchcliffe

Unified Comms IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Consumerization Collaboration Innovation As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap. Social Enterprise Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business. CIO Collaboration Networking Software IT EmploymentAs some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand.

The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it

Dion Hinchcliffe

Apps Cloud Priorities Leadership IT Policies Software Servers Networking IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Data Management Data Centers Consumerization Cloud Big Data Innovation It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way.

How social data is changing the way we do business

Dion Hinchcliffe

Big Data Enterprise Software Software Tech IndustryThe vast global firehose of social media today, combined with the emerging big data revolution, is now helping organizations accomplish things that were previously prohibitively expensive or even impossible.

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How we can create open standards for social business

Dion Hinchcliffe

Collaboration Data Management Enterprise Software IT Priorities Software Development Enterprise 2.0 The proliferation of social networking silos, the growth of proprietary social media technologies, and fragmentation of digital conversation must be addressed. Here''s one way we can do it and you''re invited to contribute. Tech Industry Leadership

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business As some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand.

A CIO's guide to the future of work

Dion Hinchcliffe

Collaboration Consumerization Enterprise Software IT Priorities Mobility Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 Today''s digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

Big Data Cloud Enterprise Software IT Priorities Networking Tech Industry Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year''s watchlist shows that there''s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream.

2013 predictions for enterprise social media

Dion Hinchcliffe

IT Priorities Enterprise Software Consumerization Collaboration CIO Big DataAs the gap between consumer social media and the enterprise finally seems to be closing a bit, the rise of big data, mobility, and dark social will all have their say this year. Business Intelligence Tech Industry Enterprise 2.0

Digital collaboration goes deeper, gets lightweight and intelligent

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Enterprise Software IT Priorities Enterprise 2.0 Two tracks seem to be emerging with today''s enterprise collaboration tools. Either they''re becoming full-sized suites with the kitchen sink, or they''re focusing making a few core features work better than anyone else. Social Enterprise

The digital workplace 2014: Plight and promise of today's employees

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Consumerization Enterprise Software Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here''s how the digital workplace will look this year. Business Intelligence Leadership Social Enterprise

The leading indicators of social business maturity in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

CIO Collaboration Consumerization IT Priorities SoftwareThe consumer numbers of social media are well understood and it's the leading way people engage online. However, the numbers are a bit murkier for social business, yet an interesting picture has emerged.

Can technology improve business innovation?

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Emerging Tech Enterprise Software Enterprise 2.0 Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it. Tech Industry Social Enterprise

Ten examples of extracting value from social media using big data

Dion Hinchcliffe

Big Data Emerging Tech Enterprise Software SoftwareWhile the big data buzz is making the headlines, it's also fast-becoming a genuine force in deriving strategic insight and actionable business intelligence from social media, as we see in each of these compelling case examples.

Does technology improve employee engagement?

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Enterprise Software IT Priorities Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually let to a long-term increase in engagement and business performance? What should enterprises do today? Social Enterprise

Businesses have digitized, but not transformed

Dion Hinchcliffe

Enterprise Software The average lifespan of the traditional enterprise is plummeting rapidly, largely due to inability to adapt to today''s fast changing technologies.

How is big data faring in the enterprise?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Emerging Tech SoftwareWith the hype sometimes seeming to reach a fever pitch, we take a look at how enterprises are really using big data along with the overall maturity of the new industry itself.

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Sizing up social business for 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

SAP Oracle Microsoft IT Priorities Enterprise Software Collaboration CIO Big DataThere were many shifts in how businesses applied social media to how they worked last year. These were the most significant ones. Enterprise 2.0

Dreamforce 2014: Converging on cloud, apps, mobile, analytics, and community

Dion Hinchcliffe

Apps Tech Industry Tablets Software Salesforce.com Mobility Cloud CXO Big Data Leadership The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet?

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Collaboration Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of. Social Enterprise

Fourteen game-changing enterprise products for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

CXO Cloud Emerging Tech IT Priorities Software Tech Industry As enterprise technology often struggles to keep up with the consumer world, here are the high impact products breaking into the mainstream with excellent chance to help companies keep up and get ahead.

Enterprises grapple with social engagement

Dion Hinchcliffe

CIO Collaboration Consumerization Enterprise Software IT Priorities Software Enterprise 2.0The latest report from the Social Business Council shows that organizations have made significant progress towards embracing social media. It's also clear that there's plenty of hard work ahead.

Social business adoption in the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

Collaboration Enterprise Software Enterprise 2.0 What does becoming a social business actually entail? A practitioner in the trenches shares his top strategies and techniques for driving engagement with social tools.

Can technology improve business innovation?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Software Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it.

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Enterprise Software Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

Enterprise Software While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players.

Where is interoperability for social media?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Consumerization Data Management Networking Software Unified Comms Web development A seemingly esoteric question actually turns out to be vital for dealing effectively with the trend toward silos of communication everywhere, from social networks to online communities.

Why Australians unfairly pay more for software and digital entertainment

Ross Dawson

Fortunately the extortionate pricing experienced by Australians for much hardware and software has abated somewhat, however some software, and more prominently digital entertainment including movies and music, is still very expensive.

Dreamforce 12: Social business capabilities evolve in the cloud

Dion Hinchcliffe

Cloud Emerging Tech Enterprise Software Software Tech IndustryLike we needed more confirmation that the cloud is where so much of our businesses are shifting. The evolution of Salesforce is just another proof point that social business will largely exist there too.

Software that makes us freer

David Weinberger

Dave Winer has a couple of related posts up, one addressed to Doc Searls and me, and the other broadening the point: we need to be doing more to support software that makes us, and the Internet, freer. Dave’s point is that there’s software that increases our freedom and there’s software that “siphons off and monetizes freedom.” ” People like Dave write software that increases our freedom.

Is the social networking monoculture ready to crumble?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Consumerization Emerging Tech Social Enterprise Software Start-UpsThe emergence of new social networking services such as Pinterest and a growing base of disgruntled 3rd party developers for the leading services shows that changes in the social networking industry are far from over. It's also causing a rethinking of the business models and partner ecosystems of what's become the old guard, Facebook and Twitter.