Facebook Ranks Top 'Enterprise' Collaboration Platform, so CIOs who allow their staffs to drive their entire social media-driven collaboration strategies risk endangering their organizations, warns the U.K. arm of the joint Accenture-Microsoft joint venture Avanade.But ...
It wasn't long ago that companies such as Jive and Yammer were proclaiming the era of the social enterprise. Knowledge workers no longer would be slaves to email. The best parts of social media would find their way to the workplace (sans photos of drunken friends). Knowledge and data would be found and shared with ease. Communication would be neither push nor pull but one or the other in the most appropriate times.
When you ask the question Does Social Media Provide Sharing, or Just Info Collecting? it prompts thought, and in his recent commentary "Social Networks Continue to Push For Control", Thomas Claburn of the Brainyard explores the impact of social media and its integration and impact on your life and business. Is social media required to compete today?
Confused about what makes a business social? What 10 Signs You're Not A Social Business can you look for? Sometimes it's easier to see the reverse according to Debra Donston-Miller.
Just what is a social business? And what makes a social business leader? When The BrainYard went in search of people and organizations that are setting the social business pace, we found lots of common ground, including an inherent belief that social products and practices could improve business processes, and an openness to try new things. We also found lots of examples of companies using social technologies for collaboration and for identifying and leveraging expertise within the organization.