Collaboration and Social Networking is still trying to find its own place in the enterprise. Now, executives are for it and the end user is against it. Who will win this battle? Why would you reconsider using these communication tools, or not?

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I Predict Growth in Cybercrime During 2018 – Not Exactly Brain Surgery

As 2017 is wrapping up, we have dire predictions for cybercrime in the year to come. In an article in Infosecurity Magazine, Trend Micro predicts an increase in vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT), which, as it notes, does not rely on regulations or industry standards.…

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Digital Workplace

Intelligent Content in Context – Effectiveness

Effectiveness can increase revenue, improve decision making, and reduce risk. Sounds like sales mumbo jumbo, but it really isn’t. I would think that was an objective for all organizations. Increasing revenue, improving decision making, and reducing risk all rely almost solely on a sound information governance strategy, where a key component is enterprise search.…

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Digital Transformation

Intelligent Content in Context – Metadata

In over 91 percent of organizations, variations on manual tagging are used to describe what a document is about. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked for the past thirty years, and it doesn’t look too hopeful for the next thirty.…

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Intelligent Content in Context – Efficiency

Efficiency is achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. I would venture to guess that there is quite a bit of inefficiency in quite a few organizations. For example, doing the same process over and over, when it was created before your organization used an application to achieve the same goal.…

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Collaboration – The Unseen Cybercriminal

Collaboration is a serious issue from a cybersecurity perspective. The average company using SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business collaborates with 72 business partners.

The results of an analysis by Skyhigh Networks found that 8 percent of business partners were deemed high risk from a security standpoint.…

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Voice mail – It’s so Passé

In my efforts to find out all I could about collaboration, I discovered that only 18 percent of people check their voicemail. I thought that was shocking.

Both Coca-Cola and JP Morgan Chase actually removed voicemail systems, as no one was checking them.…

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What Exactly Are You Collaborating On? Is It Safe?

The average enterprise collaborates with 72 business partners via OneDrive and SharePoint Online, according to Skyhigh Networks. That’s quite a few.

Is collaboration safe? May sound like a stupid question, but this subject seems to be overlooked in the growing world of vendors and analyst reports.…

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The Fall of Email?

Everyone loves email, except if you are a Millennial – that’s someone between 20 and 40 years old. Why are there so many of us old fogies out there? Texting is in. My issue is that the words are too small to read on my phone and my fingers don’t work, and I am an expert typist.…

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Secure Collaboration

Yes, Yet Another Survey

Every year, for the past five years, we have published a survey for SharePoint and now Office 365 professionals.

It’s surprisingly eye-opening. Interestingly, the answers given sometimes mirror the views of analysts and pundits, while at other times the responses are totally unexpected.…

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Collaboration at its Finest

I came across some snippets of information about the effectiveness of collaboration. I thought I would share what I found, as it was rather interesting.

  • Collaboration is 34% less effective when done via video conference
  • Collaboration is 52% less effective when done via phone
  • Collaboration is 71% less effective when done via literally yelling across a divide
  • 97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project
  • Your staff spend an average of 74 minutes a week trying to contact customers or colleagues.
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