I grew up in a pretty remote area. People would make a joke every now and then that included the line “You can’t get there from here.” The notion was that there were some places that were so difficult to get to that it was just easier to tell people that you couldn’t get there rather than try to actually explain or equip them to make the journey themselves.
People in companies run up against problems all the time. They ask themselves for the answer, they ask the people they know - and they sometimes come up with a good answer. What if there was a better way to source answers from a broader set of people, a collective help desk for challenging issues? This is the fundamental vision for Q&A within an enterprise social network.
As we get ready for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas next week, many of you have approached me with two questions: How is NewsGator doing and what is your take on SharePoint 2013? While I hope to see many of you next week at my session (FYI, do a search for NewsGator), it might be a good opportunity to give you an update on NewsGator now.
Forget election Tuesday. We have a bigger battle here. The iPad mini launched Friday, so we decided the gaunlet was officially thrown: the Nexus 7 would square off against the iPad Mini and we'd judge the contest.... And by the way, no, we did not have to wait in line. Yes, they there were plenty iPad Minis in stock. The Nexus 7 we bought direct from Google (via a banner ad no less). In both cases the purchase was painless, both Google and Apple are getting surprisingly good at taking your money.
So you are a community manager trying to increase the value and adoption of your social implementation. As you rack your brain to discover the best way to approach and leverage the engagement of your audience, don't forget to consider ideation and innovation as an important approach.
With nearly a full quarter-year left to go, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most transformative years for NewsGator as the company announced new executive leadership, unveiled several pioneering technologies for the social workplace, and experienced explosive enterprise customer growth globally for its social business software - Social Sites.
Sometime last week, my email inbox crossed over the 110,000 mark. I have 10’s of thousands of emails in other folders, but my main inbox currently shows 110,092 items. I don’t really see a problem with that, but I believe that one of the greatest promises of social technology is, at some point in the future, my “inbox” will contain messages that have been very nicely categorized and prioritized.
NewsGator today announced an app to bring the social workplace to Windows 8 – available now as a side loaded Windows Store App.
As social deployments mature and entrench, a wealth of social data is created - which can be leveraged to help manage and guide an enterprise. Here's a peek... The value of a network. Having people work together is a real productivity booster, not just from an efficiency perspective (less re-work) and for profitability (draw from other teams rather than hire new), but also in terms of employee engagement.
I love it when Apple launches new products. Its always such a media spectacle, and today was no different. However today’s iPad Mini announcement wasn’t really a giant leap forward in technology, in fact it felt a bit downplayed. Yes, its a new device, but for most it just looks like a different screen size. So it begs the question, “do we really need it?” There have been 100 Million iPads sold to date. Are all these people going to buy a new iPad Mini? Is the market much bigger than that?