June 2015 [Volume 24, Issue 6]
Is Yammer the best way to enhance social in SharePoint?
Enterprise social network vendor Yammer was a large and fast-growing player when Microsoft acquired it in late 2012, and the service has continued to expand still further under Redmond's umbrella. Yammer boasts users in more than 150 countries, and the interface is localized into more than 20 languages.
Social media: bringing it all together
Social media has become pervasive, playing important roles in such diverse activities as monitoring brand perceptions, detecting important trends in the economy and supporting marketing initiatives. Few business leaders, whether in customer service, HR or product development, are taking the risk of ignoring social media.
Getting the most out of enterprise social networks
KM leaders share lessons learned and thoughts on ROI
ECM: an evolving process
The global market for enterprise content management is expected to reach over $9 billion by 2018.
Cognitive computing: Talking toys will shape education
Talking toys have been around for a while. The animatronic bear Teddy Ruxpin debuted in September 1985. He moved his mouth, opened his eyes and told stories that were played from an audiotape cassette deck built into the toy's back.
Collaboration— A management unicorn
How does knowledge management fit into a workplace in which employees take independence as a core principle? In my experience, enterprise software is only now being adapted to the needs of mobile, at home and contract workers.
Technology affects us
The term "technodeterminism," like "utopian" or "wild-eyed socialist," is rarely used by the people to refer to themselves. But I'm willing to accept the characterization … so long as I then get to claim a moderate form of it.
The Future of the Future
The rise of the pop-up city
You've already read about smart cities in this column. Now take that concept and make it mobile. Add to it the capacity to set up and accommodate tens of millions of inhabitants, and in 30 days, tear it all down.