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Archives for September, 2010


Real World Social Software Business Value Examples

by Guy Creese  |  September 9, 2010  |  1 Comment

If you’re looking for proof that social software offers business value, here are some examples. First, some proof points from an article from The Economist entitled, “Mining Social Networks: Untangling the Social Web.” It offers some stories of how social network analysis (SNA) is being used, such as decreasing credit risks for banks. The latest […]

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I’ll Be At Gartner’s PCC Summit

by Guy Creese  |  September 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

Next week, I’ll be at Gartner’s PCC Summit in London. For those of you not familiar with Gartner lingo, PCC stands for “Portals, Communication, and Content.” This, of course, is the Collaboration and Content practice’s sweet spot, since we cover communications (e.g., e-mail, IM, web conferencing), collaboration (e.g., workspaces, social software, SharePoint, Lotus Notes), and […]

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Why I Bought an Apple iPad

by Guy Creese  |  September 2, 2010  |  2 Comments

I bought an Apple iPad for two reasons: sentimental reasons and business reasons. First, the sentimental. Twenty years ago when I worked at Wang Laboratories, I was involved in the development of a tablet PC (we called them pen PCs in those days). The Guide was a 386-based tablet with a 20 MB hard drive. […]

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Traveling with the Apple iPad

by Guy Creese  |  September 1, 2010  |  2 Comments

At the end of July I purchased an Apple iPad–and then took it on a week long family vacation in the mid-Atlantic states. And it was great. I was able to: Stay up to date with work e-mails, Twitter, and RSS feeds. Monitor the local weather (via WeatherBug, The Weather Channel, and WunderMap). Find close […]

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