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April 6, 2012  8:00 PM

More women in information technology is mission of university prez



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Google, mobile applications, Social media, women in IT

Short week? Long weekend? Whether you have something to celebrate or are simply enjoying the extra time off, we invite you to take in this week's roundup of tech bits from around the Web. This week's pickings include some sobering news about Macs and about Google's forthcoming augmented-reality...

March 9, 2012  4:20 PM

The love-hate nature of a unified communications strategy



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, enterprise networking, social collaboration, Social media, unified communications, unified communications strategy, unified communications tools

While doing a recent story on the convergence of unified communications and...


June 23, 2011  7:48 PM

Six tips on avoiding social media project meltdowns



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, Social media, social media project, social media strategy

You have to admire Kevin Jones, NASA's social media organizational strategist. He stood up at this week's Enterprise 2.0 show in Boston and laid bare his


April 21, 2011  2:09 PM

What does it mean that Wal-Mart is buying social media company Kosmix?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Social media, Wal-Mart

When I read the news that Wal-Mart is buying a small software company specializing in social networking, thoughts swirled. How they swirled! Kosmix upsets the Wal-Mart cosmos. All that stuff about


March 9, 2011  9:32 PM

Using social media and networking to spy on, er, understand employees



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, social analytics, Social media

Businesses so know they need to track what customers are saying about them on social media and networking sites. Tracking customer sentiment online can contain, if not...


December 15, 2010  8:08 PM

Can the use of social media skew sales forecasts?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, Social media

Best Buy uses social media like a pro, or as professionally as a business can, given the newness of the communication mode. The company's Twelpforce service enlists the...


November 30, 2010  10:26 PM

Social bots by 2015, and other technology predictions from Gartner



Posted by: Linda Tucci
2011 technology predictions, Social bots, Social media

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us. Time to bring out the 2011 technology predictions. Hot off the presses from the Gartner research files are the consultancy's top...


November 18, 2010  5:36 PM

Time will tell if social media platforms will work at work



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, enterprise collaboration, Social media, social media platforms, social software, Web 2.0

An army of technology vendors is scrambling to sell you enterprise social media platforms, as I discovered in my reporting for a pair of stories on SearchCIO.com this week on


October 6, 2010  3:30 PM

How to use Twitter, if you’re a CIO? With discipline



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO careers, Social media, Twitter

How do you tweet? I'm supposed to use Twitter for work, but I don't. Now I believe I know why. According to two CIOs who do, David Buckholtz and Ralph Loura, tweeting requires first, "a moment" that drives home the benefits, and second, the will to form a new habit. The two were featured in a...


August 20, 2010  11:17 AM

Social media risks that will make your hair stand on end



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Enterprise 2.0, Social media, social media risks

We've all heard about the benefits of using social media in the enterprise: Brands are enhanced, customers engaged, employees connected. But as summer nears its end, let's gather around the blogfire to recount a few scary stories about


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