SAP Sapphire Now 2011: Blazing on Process, Tepid on People

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As I flew into Orlando for SAP Sapphire 2011, I revisited a bunch of review posts from last years Sapphire Event to see what was promised. In my post last year, I summarized SAP Sapphire 2010 themes: In-Memory / Hana Cloud and Devices “People – Centric” To cut to the chase, Sapphire 2011 came back […]

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The State of Mobile Enterprise and Collaboration [Video]

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Last month, I had the privilege of joining Mike Wolf and JP Finnell on the opening panel at the Mobile Enterprise Summit hosted by GigaOM and Appconomy.  Mike Wolf is the super smart VP of Research at GigaOM Pro, who by the way so totally needs to sit on the interviewee side of panels more […]

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Jive , Alfresco and SolutionSet turn Content into a Social Object

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Over a year ago I wrote about Why ECM is critical to your Enterprise 2.0 Execution Plan. I wrote then about the pitfalls of closed content management processes: If you’re a large organization using enterprise content management systems (ECM), chances are that its powering images, documents and records management, and web content. These systems enforce […]

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Social Software: Midlife Crisis vs. Kid in a Suit

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This morning I was reading some stuff from SAP StreamWork that provided a rundown of integration partners that its chosen to work with: Doodle, MindMeister, CS Odessa, Evernote, Altassian. And others such as Google Apps and Scribd. I wonder if ~80% of the Fortune 500, SAPs customer base, will get these relationships. I said to […]

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Lotusphere: Looking for the Business In Social Business

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Vinnie Mirchandani, in his patented ‘what’s really happening’ style of analysis pens an insightful post on his impressions of Lotusphere 2011. “Doug did not use the word “Grand Challenges”  but he might as well have because in IBM’s vision a “social business” rethinks traditional CRM, HRM, PLM, SCM – almost every area of business where […]

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Teeing it up: What’s in store for enterprise social in 2011

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I’ve largely taken the last few weeks off from the consumption and production treadmill to frame what I see as pivotal data points that brought us to where we are and what’s on the horizon for the next 12-18 months. This was largely a rationalization based on what were seeing with customers  as well as […]

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Free Chatter, Death of Enterprise 2.0 startups, and all that bunk

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At its’ annual Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com announced a version of Chatter, its collaboration application as a free utility. There’s lots of opining on Twitter and the blogs about how enterprise 2.0 start ups are going to be in serious trouble as Chatter steam rolls into their markets. There’s no question that Chatter is going to […]

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