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Jive Community09/23/14
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Vote on the JiveWorld14 Workstyle Award!

At Jive, we think our customers are pretty amazing. Sometimes we get the chance to really show them off, like with the JiveWorld14 Workstyle Award!

Adi Gaskell09/23/14
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When will professional associations start to take MOOCs seriously?

You would think that MOOCs and professional associations would be natural bedfellows. On the one hand you have organizations that have a sizable number of professional members, with all of them tasked with providing an array of professional development opportunities for their members, and of course promoting the professional advantages of lifelong learning.

Bloomfire Marketing09/23/14
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Upcoming Webinar: Improving Decision Making Through Collaboration

If you are a Bloomfire customer you already know the tremendous value that collaboration delivers. There are many obvious ones like sharing information, speeding training and shortening deal cycles.

Adi Gaskell09/23/14
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Platform aims to provide better collaboration between data scientists and managers

It’s clear that the modern world suffers no shortage of data, but it is often very difficult for organizations to make good use of that data.

Bloomfire Marketing09/23/14
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Social Business Speeds Employee Onboarding and Training for Research & Consulting Firm

As the company quickly grew from its start in 2005, Aite Group realized the need for a formal onboarding process to train new employees.

Adi Gaskell09/22/14
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The future of medical innovation is an open one

The healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors have both been enthusiastic exponents of bringing the crowd into their innovative attempts.  This has no doubt been driven by the increasing complexity of scientific breakthroughs and the desire to do...

Christopher Taylor09/22/14
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The customer can no longer be nameless, faceless

Today’s fitful starts at marketing personalization are remarkable for how much they take us back to the future.

Adi Gaskell09/22/14
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Trying to bring cultural connectedness to the sharing economy

I recently looked at a new travel guide website that aimed to provide more of a tailored and home grown approach to identifying must see sites. The site encourages local people to sign up and act as guides.

Christopher Taylor09/22/14
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Did Apple and U2 Forget It’s The Age Of The Customer?

Reportedly, Apple paid Irish band U2 $100M for the right to distribute Songs of Innocence,their latest album.

Adi Gaskell09/21/14
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Job descriptions and the pygmalion effect

I’ve written previously about the pygmalion effect, whereby peoples behaviour can change based upon our perceptions of them. So for instance, if a teacher believes their pupils to be smart and hard working, that is often what they turn out to be.

Mind Mixer09/21/14
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Using “Citizen Personas” To Increase Participation

Think back to when you first launched your MindMixer platform, those heady days of new voices and new ideas pouring in from all corners of your community.

Adi Gaskell09/20/14
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Stack rankings and your brain

Stack ranking has thankfully seen its popularity plummet in recent years as the number of horror stories surrounding its use has steadily risen.

Highq Collaborate09/20/14
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Businesses seek integrated project management solutions

Task management, resource management, reporting and document management tools are usually included in the best collaboration platforms, with the added benefit of social and collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs and commenting.

Adi Gaskell09/20/14
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Crowdsourcing public policy in Malaysia

Earlier this year I wrote about plans by the Labour party here in Britain to turn to the crowd for policy suggestions. They created a new website whereby people could suggest new ideas for policies, which could then be voted on by fellow users, with the most popular then being considered by the party for their election manifesto.

Bloomfire Marketing09/19/14
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Agile Staffing and Consulting Saves $75K

Agile is an innovative IT staffing and consulting firm that helps technology leaders speed their time to talent by connecting great people with great opportunities. Based in Atlanta, the company has over 50 employees, including a presence in...

Adi Gaskell09/19/14
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How gratitude can be used to grow your social network

I’ve written before about the value a simple thank you has in the workplace. Indeed, a study from a few years ago found that younger employees rated receiving a thank you as more pleasurable than having sex. Hard as that is to believe, it does nevertheless underline the potent power of those two simple words.

Shany Dembak09/19/14
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5 Ways to Use Games for Better Social Engagement

There are many different terms used to describe how your business affects and interacts with your audience, but engagement is one of the most important.

Adi Gaskell09/19/14
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The importance of someone who understands organizational knowledge

At the heart of the knowledge economy is having the best talent available to your organization, whether on a contract basis or more flexibly via freelancing or crowdsourcing.

Christopher Taylor09/19/14
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Apple, get U2 off my iPhone!

In an unprecedented marketing machination, Apple has just forcefully distributed U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence”to all iPhone owners – up to 500 million of them. Take a second to check your phone… it’s there right now.

Adi Gaskell09/18/14
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Research explores what makes a collaborative software project work

Crowdsourcing has had a pretty big impact upon most industries, but perhaps software development has seen a bigger impact than most. The rise of social coding sites such as BitBucket and GitHub have transformed the way software projects are undertaken.

Jive Community09/18/14
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Introducing Jive Connectors for Microsoft Office 365

I'm happy to announce the launch of the Jive Connectors for Office 365 -- making it easier than ever for companies to manage their transition to the cloud.

Adi Gaskell09/18/14
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Hack4Good brings the world together to tackle climate change

This weekend I was invited along to the Hack4Good global hackathon by Fauna & Flora International’s Gavin Shelton, a judge at the event.

Christopher Taylor09/18/14
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If your marketing isn’t relevant enough now…what’s going to happen next?

There’s an ongoing, symbiotic evolution of both consumer technology and consumer expectations that leaves marketers struggling to keep up.

Adi Gaskell09/17/14
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Using a hackathon as part of your recruitment strategy

I’ve written a bit about hackathons recently, as they seem to be growing in popularity as a means of attracting outsiders to tackle particular problems facing an organization.

Christopher Taylor09/17/14
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Death of the enterprise salesman

The enterprise sales rep, as we know them, is dying a quick death. That doesn’t mean that enterprise selling is over by any means. All organizations need software, on-premise and cloud, as much and even more than ever before.