Process Embracing Social: SuccessFactors buys CubeTree

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SuccessFactors, a very well known provider of business software, particularly with an HR and Workplace performance focus has acquired enterprise social business software provider, CubeTree. The terms of the deal from the press release are as follows: SAN MATEO, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – May 3, 2010 – Today SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced […]

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If a link drops on Twitter but there was nothing there to read, will it make a sound?

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Here’s a screen shot of a Twitter search result for a blog post labeled “Four Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 Communities Fail”   Over 60 Re-Tweets on Twitter as of April 19th resulting in god knows how many tens of thousands of impressions on Twitter. Yay for social media syndication.   There’s only one problem. That […]

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Professor CK Prahalad Passes Away

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I was very disturbed to learn about the passing of Professor C.K Prahalad this morning (hat tip to Shiv Singh). There were a few books in the 90’s that had significant influence on shaping my personal thinking about how to accelerate performance in business. Three notable ones were The Ultimate Resource (Version One made the […]

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Performance Acceleration and Enterprise 2.0

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If you’ve read this blog before, you know that the central theme here as well as in my work is centered around performance acceleration and so I love seeing quality stuff on this topic. Dion Hinchcliffe has a super post up on ZDNet addressing the topic of performance in the context of Enterprise 2.0. Dion […]

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Chatterbox: Context arrives at the Enterprise 2.0 Doorstep

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On the heels of SalesForce.com’s announcement of ChatterExchange this morning, FinancialForce releases Chatterbox – a rules based overlay on Chatter that allows businesses to associate the use of collaborative constructs with discrete business activity. For those of you not familiar with Salesforce.com’s Chatter, I covered the initial release, here. For all the benefits of Enterprise […]

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Value Add vs. Infrastructure

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Lots of strong reaction to Union Square Venture Partner Fred Wilsons comments about Twitter (his portfolio company) today. On the issue of third party applications that leverage Twitters API, Fred commented that a lot of the apps today are filling holes in twitter instead of building substantive businesses. Much of the early work on the […]

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A note to Enterprise Software Vendors, FWIW

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I don’t focus on product launches or ‘breaking news’ here on Pretzel Logic. I have a full plate on the work front. The two exceptions when I not only cover but downright celebrate product innovation are: If I see traditional application or enterprise 2.0/social software vendors having the chutzpah to even attempt performance acceleration via […]

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