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The Future Of Work Is Now
Alan Lepofsky    

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.


The Future Of Work


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.

Work is changing. Are you ready for it?

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Feb 20, 2012
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Interested in Collaboration Software? Then Think About These Things
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:50a   Alan Lepofsky
As 2014 comes to a close, here are ten things for organizations to think in regards to collaboration software as we head into 2015. Of course there are more areas such as application development, partner ecosystem and security. Which of the items in the video to you agree or disagree with? What's missing? Here is a graphical summary of the video above. [read] Keywords: collaboration application development security
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Constellation Research Named Top Firm of 2014
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 8:50a   Alan Lepofsky
Thank you to our amazing customers and to my hard working colleagues for making Constellation Research the #1 Independent Analyst Firm of 2014. More information about the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations, visit their site here. [read] Keywords:
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Happy 25th Birthday Lotus Notes
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 12:00p   Alan Lepofsky
My career in technology began in May 1993 when I was a coop student at IBM Canada. My responsibilities there were spilt between AS/400 tasks and setting up this new groupware thing called Lotus Notes. Well today Lotus Notes celebrates its 25th birthday. Image taken from Mat Newman's blog. It's amazing how pioneering Notes was in creating the industry that we today call ‪"social business." I, along with many of my friends and colleagues owe our careers to Lotus Notes. Let's l [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes apple application applications blackberry database desktop mobile network password security server
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The New Collaboration UI?
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 10:13a   Alan Lepofsky
Remember when every software product was designed to look like Facebook? Now it appears a new "common UI" being used in many of the new collaboration tools. Here's a quick UI comparison of Slack, Glip, Unify Circuit and Cisco Project Squared. [read] Keywords: collaboration facebook
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Introducing IBM Verse
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 8:20a   Alan Lepofsky
About a year ago IBM first announced they would be developing their next generation email client, code named MailNext. Today in NYC (and similar satellite events around the world) IBM unveiled the official product, now named IBM Verse. That's verse as in converse, or social interaction, not the shoe company. It's not a play on universe, nor a song or poem, nor related to Lotus "Notes" making up a verse! One of the most significant things about IBM Verse is the level of attention it ha [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes application applications development email google microsoft mobile networking office outlook
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It’s Like Facebook At Work
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 9:40p   Alan Lepofsky
For the last few years many software vendors in the enterprise social market have explained what their product does by using the analogy "It's like Facebook at work". Well, now it appears Facebook themselves will be getting into the game by actually offering, Facebook At Work. At the moment there are few official details from Facebook about the product such as when will it be available, what will it cost, what will it do, etc. Below are a few of my thoughts about the potential Facebook At [read] Keywords: collaboration application enterprise facebook google integration leak microsoft networking security




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Analytics Is At the Centre Of IBM’s Future
Wed, Nov 12th 2014 10:50p   Alan Lepofsky
Today was Day 1 of IBM's Analyst Insight Summit. This exclusive event brings together the top industry analysts from around the world to meet with the heads of IBM's software division. If I had to sum up the event in one word, it would be analytics. IBM has a vast software portfolio that covers a variety of topics, but at the centre of all of them is IBM's message around using data to gather insights that can lead to better decision making. While IBM has several technologies in the an [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm application applications email
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Microsoft Office Begins Plan For Mobile Domination
Thu, Nov 6th 2014 10:03a   Alan Lepofsky
For the last two decade Microsoft Office has been the dominate desktop productivity suite. Argue about "cool alternatives" all you want, but who doesn't come across Word, Excel or PowerPoint at some point in their day? As web-based applications began to take hold, alternatives to Office became quite viable, most notably Google Apps. The rise of web apps also brought into question the need for word-processors, spreadsheets and presentation software. Alternatives like wiki pages, blogs, coll [read] Keywords: applications desktop google mac microsoft mobile office wiki
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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 google integration microsoft office
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My Thoughts On Salesforce Dreamforce 2014
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 12:03a   Alan Lepofsky
If you've never attended Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference the first thing you need to know is that no single blog post or video recap can properly express the enormity of this event. It's huge. Gigantic. Enormous. For a week more than 100,000 people descend upon every street, hotel, restaurant, art gallery, museum and even movie theatre for blocks around San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center to participate in the spectacle. The event is part technology conference, part fund- [read] Keywords: collaboration notes application applications community development enterprise google instant messaging interface microsoft mobile wiki




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