Social software

Gilbane Boston workshop details posted

The best way to start the Gilbane conference is by attending one or two of the pre-conference workshops offered on Tuesday, November 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

  • Insider’s Guide to Selecting WCM Technology – Tony Byrne & Irina Guseva, Real Story Group
  • Implementing Systems of Engagement: Making it Work with the Team That Will Make it Work – Scott Liewehr & Rob Rose, Digital Clarity Group
  • So You Want to Build a Mobile Content App? – Jonny Kaldor, Kaldor Group (creators of Pugpig)
  • Content Migrations: A Field Guide – Deane Barker, Blend Interactive & David Hobbs, David Hobbs Consulting
  • Social Media: Creating a Voice & Personality for Your Brand – AJ Gerritson, 451 Marketing
  • Text Analytics for Semantic Applications – Tom Reamy, KAPS Group

See the schedule and full descriptions of the in-depth pre-conference workshops.

Please save the date and check for further information about the main conference schedule & conference program as they become available.

New Location!
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel
510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

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Submitting speaking proposals after the deadline

For all of you who missed the deadline for speaking proposals for Gilbane Boston, our policy is that we always accept proposals – in fact we accept them all year long – however, proposals received after the deadline for each conference miss the first review by the program committee and some of the early decisions. If we have two good proposals on the same topic the on-time proposal gets preference. Also, decisions are largely made on a rolling basis once the deadline passes, so if you have missed the deadline it is still a good idea to submit as soon as possible.

If there is a particular topic we need more proposals for we will post about it here, so stay tuned.

And don’t forget to use the submission form!

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Speaker proposal update

Thanks all for the speaker proposals!

Next step is a preliminary organization by the program committee to see if we have all the topics covered.

If you have submitted a proposal remember that it may be a few weeks before a decision is made, but we will keep you posted here on our overall progress.

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One week till Gilbane Boston speaking proposals deadline!

Every year we get a last minute rush of speaking proposals for Gilbane Boston, and then… we get tons of emails asking when the deadline is, and then… we get requests for an extra day or two, and then… well, you get the picture. You’ve got a week, but why wait till the weekend!?

The deadline this year is May 14th. Here are the relevant links:

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Getting to Yes on Enterprise 2.0 in Your Company

Today we highlight Workshop D: Getting to Yes on Enterprise 2.0 in Your Company taking place at Gilbane Boston, November 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

This workshop provides attendees with the tools to construct a business case for collaborative and social tools in their companies, sell the proposal to senior management, and ensure buy-in and use by company employees. The workshop is a practical blend of presentations and hands-on working sessions where participants will begin to construct their own program for selling and introducing Enterprise 2.0 tools and strategies to their own companies. Topics include:

  • Use cases for key Enterprise 2.0 tools
  • Barriers and objections from senior management and how to counter
  • Elements of a business case for Enterprise 2.0
  • Success factors in introducing Enterprise 2.0 and how to drive utilization,
  • Metrics for measuring the success of Enterprise 2.0 initiatives.

Instructor: Marc Strohlein, Principal Consultant, Agile Business Logic

Register today!

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OpenText Delivers New Offering for Social Business

OpenText announced a new release of OpenText Social Communities (version 8.1), designed to help companies promote and drive the shift to a social business model. It combines a comprehensive social framework with a set of applications for building and engaging communities. This new release builds on the security and governance of the OpenText ECM Suite to apply appropriate controls to social objects. This is designed to create a safe environment of dialogue to foster informal collaboration and networking to help improve internal collaboration. Social Communities now integrates with OpenText Wave, OpenText’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), which allows organizations to create, develop, and deliver mobile applications for employees, partners, and customers. Integration with OpenText Web and Social Analytics offers the ability to monitor and measure social activity. To help promote and manage sharing between public social networking sites into a community site, Social Communities now gives users the ability to post content from a community site to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and other social networks. Social Communities 8.1 provides a set of social applications for social intranet, social marketing and social workplace workloads. These are complemented by reusable and adaptable site templates with the flexibility to combine features as needed to meet specific goals, such as launching a brand, product or campaign.

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Facebook Analytics Available with Attensity Analyze 6.0

Attensity, the provider of text analytics solutions for Customer Experience Management (CEM), announced an extension to its offering that includes real-time Facebook analytics capability. The new Facebook Analytics Module is available with the latest release of Attensity Analyze 6.0, the next generation in voice of the customer analytics and engagement applications. This module enables business users to analyze Facebook comments, posts and surveys to extract business insights. The Facebook Analytics Module expands on Attensity’s ability to monitor and analyze online and social media sources, including real-time access to Twitter’s ‘Firehose’ or complete data stream. Users can enter a specific Facebook corporate profile and then automatically receive-in real-time-posts, comments and survey responses from that page, or comments otherwise publicly available. The "likes" in posts, comments and surveys on Facebook can also be leveraged and understood as ‘votes’ for richer understanding. 

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Cisco buys Versly

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has purchased San Francisco-based startup Versly to form a more complete corporate software package that melds the Microsoft Office suite and its own platform, the company announced. Cisco gains technology that allows Microsoft Office users to work collectively on content used in Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Eventually, Cisco wants to include Versly’s software in its collaboration portfolio, which includes such services as social networking with Quad, instant messaging with Jabber and Web-conferencing with WebEx. Terms of the deal, which has already closed, were not disclosed. Versly, which is undergoing private beta testing with about 250 users, integrates email for easier communication within Office programs and merges changes made by different users while keeping workers up to date on who has access to the document and who is actively making changes. Versly was founded in 2009 and received funding from Bay Area-based venture capital firms Accel Partners, Baseline Ventures and 500 Startups. The company has 10 employees, including a member of Sun Microsystems’ original Java team, who will join Cisco in its San Bruno office.

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Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform Now Available

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability and free trial of its new Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform and first set of solutions for Customer Experience Management (CRM). The Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, first unveiled in June, is an open, modular, standards-based offering for delivering engaging digital solutions across social, Web, mobile, and print channels. The platform includes integration with the Adobe Online Marketing Suite to optimize digital marketing campaigns and personalize digital experiences across all marketing, sales and service delivery channels. In addition, integration with Adobe Flash Builder(R) 4.5 and Flex 4.5 helps enterprise IT organizations build highly expressive mobile applications for Android devices, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad. Built on the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, an initial set of the company’s Customer Experience Solutions are available now: Integrated Content Review; Web Experience Management; and Customer Communications.

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Google Integrates eBook Sharing in Their Social Networking Site

Google announced that they made a new feature for users to share the books they are reading on the new Google+ social network. Any book on Google books, whether it is a free or paid book, can be shared with your Circles. This feature allows one to share books, passages and details, such as cover art and the description, with friends. To share a book, visit the “About the Book” page on the Google Book listing and click “Share.” While sharing books, one can also "+1" them, and the titles will appear in on the Google+ profile under the +1 tab.

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