I've been through several "eras of change" at work. I witnessed the shift from mainframes to client server applications. I witnessed email become the core communication tool for business, then seen it challenged by instant messaging, blogs, wikis and now social networks as they are each heralded as "the new way to work." I've watched the web become an irreplaceable part of our lives. But during my two decades in technology, I've never seen so many profound changes occurring all at the same time as what we're experiencing right now.
It's undeniable that work is very different today than it was just two or three years ago. We're interacting with larger audiences via social networks both inside and outside our companies. We're more open about core business processes like trying to sign a new customer, hiring and on-boarding employees and rewarding our peers. We're connected all the time via smart phone, tablets and even our cars. Work has changed.
At Constellation Research, our analysts help people understand these changes, prepare for them and execute on plans that can help their organizations succeed. Next month, we're joining Saba at their People 2012 global summit in Miami, Florida to present a complimentary 1-day workshop titled, "The Future Of Work." You can learn more about the event and register by clicking here.
My Thoughts On Jive Software’s Jiveworld 2014
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 12:43p Alan Lepofsky Last week in Las Vegas Jive Software held their annual JiveWorld conference. In front of around 1600 people Jive talked about how their products and services enable people to "Work Better Together". Below is my analysis of some of the key announcements, including: - Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 integration - A new view for "Top and Trending" in the newsfeed/activity stream - The introduction of Jive's WorkTypes tool - Analytics and insights, including a look at their fu [read] Keywords: application
Dear Citrix, I Want To Work Here!
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 9:33a Alan Lepofsky Yesterday I attended the opening of Citrix's new office in Raleigh, North Carolina. This new facility was built upon the foundation of an old factory and warehouse and will be used primarily by employees working on the ShareFile product family. But the scope of this building is much larger for community around it. Just a 10-15 minute walk from downtown, this new office is in an area dominated by abandoned warehouses. Citrix has spent more that 3 years working with local, state and federal of [read] Keywords: citrix
Connected Enterprise Innovation Summit
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 11:03a Alan Lepofsky Next month, Constellation Research is holding our annual conference, Connected Enterprise, an immersive innovation summit for senior business leaders. The theme of this yearâs event is Dominate Digital Disruption. Join 200+ other early adopters to learn and share how digital business can transform your company and improve the way you work. This 3-day executive retreat includes mind expanding keynotes from visionaries, interactive best practices panels, deep 1:1 interviews with market make [read] Keywords: enterprise
42 Really Was the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 12:03a Alan Lepofsky As I start my 43rd revolution around the sun I reflect upon the variety of highs and lows that my 42nd brought me. While unfortunately there were sad events, there was also the best day of my life. I love you Samara, thank you for making my life so amazing. [read] Keywords:
PeopleLinx Pivots To Social Selling
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 11:10a Alan Lepofsky Yesterday's launch of PeopleLinx version 3 represents an important evolution for the company, as they shift their platform from being LinkedIn-centric to broader platform for helping Sales Professionals do their job. When I first met with PeopleLinx, the company was focused on helping businesses improve their employee's LinkedIn profiles. The idea was that employees are embassadors of the company they work for and therefore their LinkedIn profiles should properly represent their employer. T [read] Keywords: connections