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BYOD – Forget the device

6 December, 2012 1 comment

BYOD - Forget the deviceOnly a short while ago BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) was a buzzword being thrown around in the IT industry as one of the new disruptive technologies. Employees started to bring their own devices, especially mobile devices, to work in order to use these devices for work and to improve their productivity. Email in particular was a popular tool employees wanted to access when they were away from the office. Although this is not a new phenomenon (I’ve been taking my personal laptop into work for a good number of years), mobile devices highlighted this trend. Recently though, employees don’t only want to access their email, but they also want to engage with their corporate software systems to improve their productivity. This is causing a massive additional workload on IT departments where these devices must now form part of the network to enable higher productivity. Read more…

Social business, are we missing the point?

23 February, 2012 Leave a comment

Is social business an enhanced collaboration tool, or will it be more?

Big vendors are spending a lot of money in either buying social business companies or developing their own social business software, and even more money convincing customers that they need social media in their companies to prosper. Some companies even go so far as trying to replace email with social business messaging, moving their employees forcefully onto their internal social business software.

There is a lot of focus on social business right now, but what is it all about? Read more…

Will social media replace news media

16 February, 2012 Leave a comment
Social news media

Explosive growth of social news media

Just about every online news outlet embraced social media extensively, making it possible for readers to comment on news stories using their social media, especially Facebook, logons. This also enables the readers to post interesing articles to their social stream, creating another area of commenting on articles, but ultimetaly expanding the news network’s reach. Read more…

Social Content Management

29 August, 2011 4 comments

These days it is easy to start a new trend in Information Technology, just add either “cloud” or “social” in front of any existing technology, and there you go. As I’ve already written a couple of articles on cloud computing of late, I decided to add the “social” keyword in front of ECM and came up with Social Content Management. What actually started this article is a twitter jam session I followed a while back on the topic of social content management. It was a more technical orientated discussion, and the view was that current content management systems are ready to handle social content management, as most systems can already handle email and collaboration needs. Social content is just a step further in this evolution. However, the sales people keep on telling us that we need to buy extra systems and functionality in order to manage social media. Read more…

The convergence of ECM, big data, social and the cloud

18 July, 2011 1 comment

Enterprise content management is probably one of the most needed technologies that never really took off. Even in large organisations with a definite and well-defined content management policy, there is still a lot of manual content managed by employees on their computers. Content is still send through email and stored in various repositories across the organisation. Read more…