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Microsoft + Yammer = ?

by Guy Creese  |  June 15, 2012  |  2 Comments

For the past several days, rumors have been swirling around that Microsoft is about to buy Yammer. The Wall Street Journal is saying it’s a done deal, although neither Microsoft nor Yammer has made an official announcement. If this acquisition does come to pass, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Microsoft […]


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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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Speeding Military Intelligence via Social Software

by Guy Creese  |  June 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

There’s a fascinating article in The New York Times this morning entitled, “Military Taps Social Networking Skills.” It describes how intelligence analysts stationed in Beale Air Force Base in California use chat rooms to warn American troops on the ground in Afghanistan of bombs, insurgents, and other dangers. Continually monitoring drone video feeds, still images, […]

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