Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

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Online social recruitment for experienced hires

Using social channels such as Facebook and Twitter for graduate recruitment has become the norm in a crowded marketplace for talent, but few organisations have been able to “crack” how to use social recruitment for more experienced hires. For these kinds of senior appointments, with the possible exception of hi-tech companies where potential candidates of… read full post

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Defining Social Business Design

On Tuesday morning I presented at the Get Social Roadshow in Cardiff under the title of “Social Business Design in Business Today”.  The bulk of the conversation was around examples and case studies of good social business design.  Starbucks, RedBull and RPC all featured. Before we went into the examples I wanted to get across what we… read full post

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Can IBM Connections provide the missing social layer for Sharepoint intranets?

Sharepoint dominates the corporate intranet platform market, but still lags on social features. Could SharePoint + IBM Connections provide a short-cut to a social intranet?

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Social Business Meetup in Zurich – October 5

Do you work in Zurich or surroundings? Are you involved in Social Media or Enterprise 2.0 initiatives at your organisation? Do you think a social business is indeed different from a traditional business using social media tools? Do you have time on October 5? If you answered yes to at least one of the questions above… read full post

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Would you like to test-drive Confluence 4.0?

Do you love Atlassian’s Confluence as much as we do? Do you think wiki markup is the best that has ever happened? But do you have users that avoid using wiki markup and are frustrated with the rich text editor experience in Confluence? If so, do not despair. Atlassian has been working on completely remodeling… read full post

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The Future of Work and Social Business

This Friday I’m going to be speaking as part of the Podio World Tour about the future of work and the Social Business. I’ll be drawing on recent ideas from people like Kevin Kelly, older work by people like Douglas McGregor and current work by Dave Gray to sketch a picture of the Social Business,… read full post

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Making Connections: the Social Object

There seems to be almost a collective deja vu among some of the social business commentators of late, with lots of talk about a sense of having been here before, for some more than once. For example, Andrew Gilroy, Oracle’s EMEA Enterprise 2.0 spokesperson, even though attending our forward-looking Social Business Summit in London, still found himself… read full post

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The Dot Loop, the simplest process possible

Everywhere something works, you’ll see an interesting loop, or feedback cycle: the Dot Loop: do, observe, think.

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How can internal social networks benefit law firms?

That was the question the interviewer asked me at this year’s Legal IT Show in London. At the conference, I presented on the subject together with Mark Weston from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin who are investing in an internal social business platform as the next step after launching an innovative public website. But of course… read full post

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Confluence User Group April 2010

Following the success of last year’s Confluence User Group, with over 70 attendees, we are delighted to provide details for our next user group event. This year, we are partnering with Adaptavist – a UK based specialist in technical services complimenting / extending Atlassian’s Confluence software who will focus on the technology, whilst we will focus… read full post

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