If you are in doubt wether social software has any value for your company or not – do like you always do: Measure it!
Well, thats easy to say and more complex to do. Maybe that is the reason for so many managers say: – Social is a waste of time and money. We make refrigerators. What is so social about that?
They believe “social” is what their kids do. Facebook. Kids stuff.
But is it really? Why not give “social” a chance, read up on it, have a look at professional social solutions for businesses. And why not measure the value of it and make it a business case?
- How do I do that, you might ask. Easy. There is help. IBM has published a new White Paper with the title “Measuring the value of social software”.
The white paper looks at how to measure the effectiveness and value of a social software initiative, what tools are available to capture key metrics, and what to take into consideration when establishing a measurement approach.
Rethink your social business strategy: Folders vs brains = 30 vs 70!
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:16a Arne S. Nielsen This presentation is made by a very skilled and dear colleague of mine, Louis Richardson, a master of storytelling and the art of making complex ideas simple and understandable!
In this great presentation he is very thought provoking and points on the really important thing about utilizing the collective IQ of a company. Some creators of corporate social collaboration tools seem to forget that only 30 % of a company’s knowledge resides in folders and databases – while 70 % of the kno [read] Keywords: collaboration
What is social business vs social media?
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 7:12a Arne S. Nielsen What is social business versus social media? Today I stumbled upon a blogpost by Andrew Grill who explaines why he bets his career on social business and not social media. A great article.
I define a social business in the following way…
A social business is an organization
whose culture and systems
encourage networks of people
to create business value
Note the words I have highlighted: culture – people – business value. No mention of fans, followers, likes, Facebook or Twitter – just [read] Keywords: facebook
What can external users do in IBM Connections?
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 1:18p Arne S. Nielsen There has been some discussion on what external users of IBM Connections can and can not do in the system. Some have said that IBM Connections have very limited functionalities for external users. Here are the facts.
You become an external user of IBM® Connections when:
Someone in an organization invites you to join an IBM Connections community and you accept the invitation.
Someone in an organization shares a file with you.
What external users can do
As an external user, you can perform t [read] Keywords: connections
How to make SharePoint social!
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 1:18p Arne S. Nielsen Let us say your company has Microsoft SharePoint, but the employees does not get as much out of it as the management wanted when they decided to choose SharePoint for internal and external collaboration. What do you do?
Here is my proposal for a solution: Let IBM improve the social functionality of your investment in Microsoft technology! Watch this video and you get the idea!
Filed under: Social Business Tagged: Sharepoint [read] Keywords: collaboration
Razzia against Microsoft China
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 6:12a Arne S. Nielsen Microsoft China is under investigation for breaking antitrust laws by Chinese authorities. According to Reuters news agency Chinese government officials paid a sudden visit to Microsofts offices in China on monday.
- Representatives from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce, which is responsible for enforcing business laws, made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to local media reports that were confirmed by Microsoft, [read] Keywords: administration