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What happens within an organisation, when the internal boundaries of departments, functions and even buildings are eroded by a new expectation of what collaboration should be, where the default is to be “open”, and information …
This year’s SMI conference is all about understanding how social fits into every part of the company structure and business cycle
As Microsoft’s creative director comes under fire for weighing in on the ‘always on’ gaming debate, we consider how important it is to ‘know your place’ as an influencer on the social landscape
This year’s SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index documents the best social media sustainable communication practice at 100 leading companies.
Microsoft’s new network Socl is like a lot of other networks, but also like none at all. Is there a place for it in a world already packed with social channels?
That’s one of the big findings for a new digital jobs report that’s just been released. For the second straight quarter demand for search engine optimization specialists, those crafty Google-juicing pros, is vanishing faster than a 404 link. Who’s winning the digital jobs battle? There’s a major shift, surprise, surprise to mobile developers with Apple specialists beating out Android.
It was just a month ago that we were talking about the fierce land-grab under way for the social enterprise software space as the big business story of 2012. Since then, this sector has only heated up further.
The social media M&A warpath opened up a new front this week, as two major rivals Oracle Corp and Salesforce.com added to their already expansive fleet of cloud-based customer-focused social enterprise solutions.
Rumored for weeks, Microsoft yesterday finally confirmed its intention to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion in CASH, plugging the enterprise social network provider into its highly profitable Microsoft Office division. While the move did not cheer investors, its importance cannot be understated for the Redmond giant. The Yammer purchase now puts a suddenly social Microsoft Office suite squarely at the heart of Microsoft’s social enterprise strategy, one based on the twin pillars of collaboration + cloud efficiency and it keeps it on an even footing with rivals Cisco and IBM.
It wasn’t long ago that the cover of the TIME Magazine person of the year issue featured a computer monitor with the word “You,” lauding the ingenuity and creativity of the average internet user who posted and watched videos on something called YouTube. That was at a time, however, when online video ad spending clocked less than $500 million annually and the total number of unique video users was less than 80 million.