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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  |  Submit a Comment

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 ( 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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Is Google Getting Serious About Enterprise Social Networks?

by Larry Cannell  |  August 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Over the weekend Google announced that its Google+ Domains API was coming out of beta. The highlights of the changes brought about by this new API are detailed here. A new domain element has been added to messages posted on Google+. This element adds an access control layer that scopes the visibility of a post [...]

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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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Search and the Enterprise Social Network

by Larry Cannell  |  April 9, 2012  |  3 Comments

Many people have pointed out the similarities between the messaging in email and enterprise social network sites. However, the synergy between search and enterprise social network sites is discussed far less. As enterprise social network sites integrate with more business applications, the similarities between enterprise social network sites and search will become evident from two [...]


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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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Email and the Enterprise Social Network

by Larry Cannell  |  January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments

Are enterprise social network sites an opportunity to remove the burden of email from information workers’ workload and move into a more collaborative messaging environment? While social networks have the opportunity to redefine messaging within enterprises, replacing email should not be a primary goal of their deployment. First off, let’s not fool ourselves into thinking [...]


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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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Thinking About Reusable Social Services

by Larry Cannell  |  February 15, 2011  |  Comments Off

From an architectural perspective, instant messaging provided us a glimpse at some of the essential capabilities that later proved important for social networks. Unfortunately, the sheer momentum of artificially defined market segments can stay around for years and cause us to not see this as an evolution of social engagement and simply continue viewing these [...]

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Tibbr Shows Enterprise Social Tools Also Start With "Me"

by Larry Cannell  |  January 28, 2011  |  1 Comment

There has been lots of discussion in the blogosphere this week over the release of Tibbr, a new enterprise social network offering from Tibco. Many in the Enterprise 2.0 crowd are saying that Tibbr is the solution we have been waiting for and shows how social networks can be applied to the enterprise. While I [...]

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Facebook Messages: Notes and Initial Thoughts

by Larry Cannell  |  November 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

On Monday, Facebook announced a number of enhancements that will be coming to the popular social network’s messaging utility. Facebook Messages is a simple private messaging utility (similar to e-mail) that manages an ad-hoc conversation thread  — where the formality of a Facebook group is not available but exposure on a social stream is not [...]

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