If HootSuite and Yammer Got Married

There is a category of enterprise social software which is emerging which doesn’t know what to call itself yet.  But if engagement platform HootSuite and enterprise social platform Yammer got married, this would be it. Basically, the software encourages any employee to engage in social media activity outside the four walls of a company, and […]

IBM Develops an Enterprise Twitter Solution, But Will Anyone Buy It?

IBM Develops an Enterprise Twitter Solution, But Will Anyone Buy It?

For those employees who tweet during the workday, wouldn’t it be great to have a platform which allowed you to view all of the tweets and activity from all of your coworkers — without the noise and clutter of the rest of Twitter? For most companies, large and small, that want to collect or keep […]

From Liking to Leading: IBM Lotusphere Is Now Connect

Whew, finally a break from the 2-hour morning General Session, featuring not only the VP and the General Manager of IBM’s Social Business division, but also a performance from 1980s pop group They Might Be Giants and a speech by actor-director-producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt (for those of you unfamiliar, he was in Lincoln and 50/50, among […]

Yammer on the ‘Consumerization’ of IT

Last month’s Twitterchat on the consumerization of IT, moderated by enterprise social platform provider Yammer, turned out to be a vibrant, spirited discussion on the shifting roles, responsibilities and expectations of today’s corporate IT departments — and the employees that rely on them. [And I’m sure that this topic was further explored at Yammer’s first-ever […]

Google Enters the Social Enterprise with Public Debut of Google+ For Businesses

Google Enters the Social Enterprise with Public Debut of Google+ For Businesses

Hate it or love it, Google+ launched June 2011, and some consider it a strange anomaly in the social networking space.  Though cheered and supported — unlike its previous social/collaboration products like Google Wave and Google Buzz — Google+ has yet to reach the audience sizes of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. However, today’s Google Enterprise […]

Do You Really Need a Social Media Risk Management Program?

This tweet today from Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group   Report: Build a Safe Social Business Program by Guarding the Gates trib.al/GDE05ZWeekend Reading — Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) August 11, 2012   alerted me to a new report from Altimeter Group on social media risk management — an idea which I expect is intended to pique […]