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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Social Business Transformation in Legal and Professional Services

More and more legal and professional services firms are now focusing on social business ideas as a route to greater operational efficiency and closer client relationships. We have a mature practice in this area, and here is how we might help.

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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

Categories Events, Presentations, Uncategorized, Workforce Collaboration

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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From traditional business to social business

When businesses ask for a social media strategy, what they are often really asking for is: Get me a presence on Facebook, Twitter and the like. The mantra of cultural and organisational change that is required in the social web seems to ring hollow. To be fair, it is not their fault. With a traditional… read full post

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Adoption strategies for Social Software

This post deals with adoption of social software in enterprises. It might echo with people that have faced problems in getting others to believe that their approach works. It promotes how to “get a feel” for success; rather than a measure of adoption. It’s in-house employees and veterans of the company that know how dispersed… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Legal and Professional Services, Platforms, Workforce Collaboration

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

Categories Corporate, Platforms, Uncategorized, Workforce Collaboration

Data-driven business improvement

Open data within the enterprise is set to become a leading driver of positive behaviour change and greater self-management, with real benefits for productivity. Here are some thoughts from my keynote talk at the E2.0 Conference about how this might work.

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Take your SharePoint implementation to the next level

More and more Sharepoint implementations are hitting the adoption wall. This is an avoidable problem. This post covers how Sharepoint can be used as a capability layer to drive a successful social business platform, and how to work around its limitations.

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New releases of Confluence and Jira

Today, Atlassian released new versions for their flagship products Confluence and Jira. It is one of their biggest and probably most important updates so far. Headshift has been an Atlassian partner for the past six years. In that time I have seen the platforms develop and truly earn the title ‘best-in-class’ in their respective category…. read full post

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What makes for longevity in a large company or a city?

The average lifespan of a company is actually falling, and as they grow beyond a certain level of scale, so too is productivity. Dave Gray consider why this is, and compares the factors that make for a successful city with those that lead to long-lived companies.

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