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April 20, 2016  9:08 AM

Hootsuite: video is part of social, tout de suite

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hootsuite, Social business

Engineers at social media management platform company Hootsuite have had a busy month already -- the firm recently announced the opening up of its API offerings.

March 22, 2016  12:58 PM

Jive: engagement is the new social

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Jive, Social business

After the recent news analysis surfacing in relation to Jive Software and its Jive World 2016 conference and exhibition, the Computer...


October 23, 2014  9:14 AM

How to build a community application platform

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Social business

Social reality number #1: companies today need individual employees to be ambassadors of the firm's brand. Social reality number #2: the job title 'head of community' is now very real. Social reality number #3: the IT industry is selling software...


February 12, 2013  8:27 AM

IBM serves up bacon double social burger

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Social business

IBM has announced that McDonald's South Africa is using IBM social business software in what the firm calls an embrace of the convergence of social, mobile and cloud. Underneath the bun and between the BBQ sauce and pickles here is a story about employee collaboration through software application...


January 28, 2013  2:49 PM

IBM’s three ages of data… leading to social

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Social business

The birth of social media and (in particular) enterprise social technologies means that we are now in the "third age" of data, software and computing devices at a wider level. This is the view of IBM's Mike Rhodin, the firm's senior VP of software solutions. Speaking at the Connect 2013 Lotusphere...


January 28, 2013  12:29 PM

What social enterprise did next

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Lotus, Social business

General manager of IBM social business Alistair Rennie kicked off the Connect 2013 Lotusphere symposium this week in what is the event's twentieth year. After an 8am opening live music set by 'quirky popsters' They Might Be Giants, Rennie and his team spent time analysing the trends currently...


December 10, 2012  8:10 AM

Top predictions, about IT predictions, for 2013

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BYOD, cloud, Mobile Application Development, Social business

'Tis the season to be jolly and spread good cheer throughout the land. Plus of course... 'tis also the season to produce a "what to expect in 2013" press release. As a collective group of individuals all hell bent on all looking for "the next big thing", it's no surprise to find that we use...


December 6, 2012  3:01 PM

Enterprise social networking is ALREADY the ‘next big thing’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Social business

As technology industry observers, stakeholders, practitioners and (dare we say it) even press and analysts, we are always searching for the 'next big thing'. If we can predict the next paradigm shift, the next sea change of positive disruption or the next strategic inflexion point then we can...


September 26, 2012  12:49 PM

TIBCO: how do we build the ‘social enterprise’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Integration, Social business, TIBCO

The TUCON TIBCO User Conference is staged this week in Las Vegas at the extremely new and shiny Aria resort. In keeping with the current technology streams being championed and evangelised by many large scale IT vendors right now, TIBCO is working to make the social enterprise zone an accepted...


January 26, 2012  7:14 AM

Social business applications very new, not for very long

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Social business

Now that the dust has settled on IBM's Lotusphere symposium, perhaps this is an opportune time to take a quick look back and try and analyse whether customers and partners "bought" the social business wave line so volubly amplified by Big Blue during the event. The company has of course supplied...


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