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Roundup of the best social business research and analysis 2012

Roundup of the best social business research and analysis 2012

| January 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

I carried out this exercise at the end of 2011 and it seemed to go down fairly well so here is the list for 2012 (I tracked all the new research that I saw being published throughout the year). Beside this I learn loads in the process – I hope you do too :) I […]

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The right social technology for the right job

| March 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

I’m constantly being asked what tool is available to support a social business initiative or am talking to an organisation about how they are currently doing the job and inevitably the question of the right technology platform comes up. These days there are so many platforms that the choice is difficult (there are also many […]

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Organising for the social marketplace of ideas aka Open Innovation

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

A current area of focus for The Work Foundation is how the UK develops a strategy for open innovation. They are building a new employer-led research programme to examine the effectiveness of innovation ecosystems within organisations. One key question which forms the basis of this new research is what strategies organisations need to adopt to […]

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Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Innovation

| January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

This post is inspired by an excellent post with a very similar title and purpose but different angle. Jay Baer just a few days ago looked at a Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Corporate Culture. He took data from Dachis’ Social Business Index for the most social businesses and correlated it […]

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Social Business evidence mounting: best research, cases 2011

| January 11, 2012 | 14 Comments

Amongst the plethora of annual predictions that come out at this time of year, with some very worthy efforts, I thought it useful to look backward. I’ve listed some of the excellent articles, cases and research reports from the last year that show with mounting evidence, that the case for social business is mounting positively. […]

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How to select and implement social software

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

I was recently asked by a global financial services firm’s UK office (staff 4500 in UK) to conduct a robust evaluation/selection process for a new social idea management system. The system would replace one already in existence that was developed in-house and the main intention was to improve companywide innovation efforts. Alongside the final decision, […]

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Analysis of Gartner Analysis: Social Business Hype Cycle and Magic Quadrant

Analysis of Gartner Analysis: Social Business Hype Cycle and Magic Quadrant

| September 1, 2011 | 11 Comments

Two reports just released by Gartner are analysed (perhaps “light review” are better words but analysis makes for a better title :). 1). Hype Cycle for Business Use of Social Technologies, 2011. Firstly this report examines how businesses use social software technologies. It is distinct and separate to its companion report, “Hype Cycle for Social […]

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