Larry Cannell

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Salesforce, Box and Yammer walk into a Gartner conference…See what happens next

by Larry Cannell  |  September 18, 2014  |  Comments Off

Steve Gillmor, Chris Yeh and Adam Pisoni joined me for a lively discussion about mobile-first, interoperability, freemium, the future of the market and the unpredictability of cloud services at this year’s Catalyst Conference. A recording of this session is now available FREE at Gartner Events on Demand (with registration or login with a Gartner ID).

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The Video of our “Social Software Smackdown: Yammer Versus Box Versus Salesforce” is Now Available Online

by Larry Cannell  |  August 15, 2014  |  Comments Off

This week at our Catalyst Conference in San Diego, I hosted our first ever “Social Software Smackdown,” a panel discussion among Chris Yeh (Box), Steve Gillmor (salesforce.com) and Adam Pisoni (Yammer). I am happy to report that the video of this session is now available from Gartner Events on Demand (note: free with registration or […]

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Webinar: What’s New in SharePoint 2013 and Yammer for Social Software

by Larry Cannell  |  March 8, 2013  |  2 Comments

Please join me on Thursday, March 14 for a webinar discussing SharePoint 2013 and Yammer. Microsoft launched SharePoint 2013 with new social software features just months after acquiring the cloud-based social network site Yammer. This webinar discusses the company’s integration plans and guides enterprises on what to do now that Microsoft has competing social software […]

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Frictionless Sharing and the Enterprise Social Network

by Larry Cannell  |  January 27, 2012  |  Comments Off

Facebook’s new “frictionless sharing” enables someone to automatically post what they are doing online in a stream of status updates. To some, this is a little too much sharing. However, “enterprise frictionless sharing” should be the norm for internal social network sites. As a result of Facebook’s frictionless sharing I am constantly seeing what songs […]

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The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

by Larry Cannell  |  January 5, 2012  |  1 Comment

Let’s face it. Enterprise 2.0 is getting old. Coined in 2006, the term originally implied using Web 2.0 technologies within company networks. Almost six years later “Enterprise 2.0” hardly has the metaphorical oomph it may have once had, which is why we’ve seen the emergence of new labels such as “Social Business” or “Social Collaboration.” […]

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What the Heck is Cisco Quad?

by Larry Cannell  |  July 12, 2011  |  Comments Off

If you attended, or were following, the Enterprise 2.0 conference a few weeks ago you are probably aware that Cisco is starting to make a big push into the enterprise collaboration market with Quad. Although the product has officially been available for about a year, many IT professionals still don’t know much about Quad. However, […]

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Cisco Collaboration Summit: Great Taste, Less Filling

by Larry Cannell  |  November 24, 2010  |  1 Comment

Two weeks ago Cisco hosted a Collaboration Summit for analysts, consultants, and partners in Phoenix, Arizona. Conference attendees were treated to great weather and fantastic food. Unfortunately, the conference was thin on content and light on vision. At the start of Padmasree Warrior’s keynote I was optimistic when she described Cisco “new workspace” vision involving: […]

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Pay Attention to Facebook Groups

by Larry Cannell  |  October 12, 2010  |  3 Comments

The blogosphere is worked-up again, this time over recent changes to Facebook Groups. Although I am skeptical, Facebook Groups is worth watching because the opportunities it could enable are huge. Here’s why. Many enterprises have been struggling to use their intranets for more than just pathways to applications or conduits for downloading documents (an intranet-as-plumbing […]

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