The increase in digital clutter has led to the emergence of collaborative technologies that promise to minimise information overkill and help us find what we need to do our jobs more effectively. However, while these technologies foster a culture of sharing, IT security and management need to be addressed before businesses simply leap onto the Web 2.0 bandwagon.
From V3.co.uk Dropbox has put a renewed focus on enterprise with re-brand of Dropbox for Teams and single sign-on (SSO) log-ins. The cloud storage provider has renamed its Dropbox for Teams software to Dropbox for Business. 'With all the changes we're making to create a Dropbox that's better for companies both large and ... read more..
From TechRepublic Whereas IT managers may once have been the target market for enterprise software, today firms are better off designing apps to appeal directly to staff, the London Web Summit heard last week. This approach relies on the so-called 'Dropbox effect', where staff start using apps they have discovered themselves rather ... read more..
From ComputerworldUK The large majority (70%) of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or 'extreme collaboration' by 2016, says analyst house Gartner. Gartner said one of the more effective techniques for business process improvement is intelligent business operations (IBO), in which processes are 'aware' of and can ... read more..
From Computerworld.com Despite strong support from IT pros, SharePoint faces increased scepticism from business leaders and it's unclear whether the collaboration product will deliver cloud, social and mobile advancements needed for future growth. Those are some of the findings from a new Forrester Research study published last week titled SharePoint Enters Its ... read more..
From InformationWeek Like a lot of small business owners, Melissa Foster leads a hectic life. Her email account reflects the non-stop nature of running a one-woman company. 'My inbox, of course, is insane just like most of my customers,' Foster said in an interview. Her company, Brilliant Life Design, offers personal ... read more..
13 November 2012, Networking Seminar An event for companies who are looking at the problem of collaboration and BI, who may already have SharePoint but want to know what is possible and how they should plan for a successful deployment of SharePoint. Download the presentation slides Keith Vooght, NCC ... read more..
Date: 20-22 March 2013Time: DayLocation: Amsterdam, the NetherlandsCost: Members of the NCC will receive a 10% discount on the pass price please enter the booking code 'NCC10'when registeringEnrol: Click hereOverview: We are pleased to be associated with the upcoming SharePoint Conference for Business Users 2013, supported by Microsoft, to ... read more..
Integration Will Slowly Shift to the CloudMany organisations are still struggling with traditional application integration issues, and the increasing heterogeneity of enterprise application portfolios driven by the rapid rise of social, mobile and SaaS applications is not good news for them. Integration is often messy and complex and beyond the ... read more..
The Landscape Around Open Data and Gov 2.0 Starts to Take Shapeidea of Gov 2.0 re-envisioning whats possible in government/citizen interaction and problem solving through the application of collaboration technologies has been around since 2004. Only very recently, however, has it reached the common lexicon, with local, state ... read more..
13 June 2012, NCC Executive Briefing Round Table Dinner The focus of this event is on why collaboration is becoming a critical business process and how an effective collaboration strategy can improve team productivity and transform business models. ... read more..
Big Data Creates Demand for Analytics SkillsThe emergence of big data promises to create IT jobs, with business intelligence (BI) and analytics expertise the key drivers. As big data increasingly becomes part of corporate IT strategies and infrastructure, organisations will be on the lookout for specialist analytics skills to unlock ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues in the use of collaboration tools including social media, SharePoint, workflow and BPM software.These technologies promise to help us collaborate ... read more..
SharePoint migration and management When used properly, SharePoint can be an incredibly useful tool, but unplanned SharePoint implementations can be easily derailed if CIOs are not aware of the particular drivers, requirements and challenges that can be barriers to success. The launch of SharePoint 2010 has meant that businesses ... read more..
24 November 2011, Networking Seminar Download the presentation slides Michael Dean Dr. Ian Woodgate Most organisations have installed SharePoint, at the very least to investigate its powerful feature set. Many organisations have found SharePoint to be a capable tool that ... read more..
According to Nobby Akiha, senior vice president at business intelligence (BI) specialist Actuate, for business users to be fully productive they need answers now. And in a world powered by sophisticated analytics tools, theres no excuse for waiting for monthly management reports If there is one theme that sums up ... read more..
09 November 2011, Networking Seminar Download the presentation slides Michael Dean Dr. Ian Woodgate Most organisations have installed SharePoint, at the very least to investigate its powerful feature set. Many organisations have found SharePoint to be a capable tool that ... read more..
SharePoint The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web, according to Microsoft - has enjoyed many years of steady growth. Its low cost, ease of use and almost endless applications make it an attractive proposition to IT departments, CEOs and project teams alike. Wikipedia lists some of SharePoints ... read more..
Just90.tv offer us an example of one of their Just90 Procedure Bursts and along the way provide a strong message for all our businesses and staff on the principles and policies to adopt in respect of our use of social media in the workplace. NCC's Quarterly Members Conference ... read more..
Ian Woodgate , MD Point Beyond, NCC Associate Consultant SharePoint seems to be everywhere these days, but how are organisations using it successfully and how can SharePoint projects get derailed? In this session Dr Ian Woodgate, who has over 10 years enterprise SharePoint implementation experience, will be taking a look ... read more..
From NCC's Quarterly Members Conference: Delivering business value from Social Media and Collaboration Tools,27th September 2011, The Trades Union Congress, London Bob Pike, COO, SiteForum An insight from the most recent research from Gallup on how social tools have made it easier for employees to communicate with others to build ... read more..
Download the presentations from the NCC Autumn Conference here. Companies such as Virgin, Dell, Amazon, and the BBC, to mention just a few are all known as successes in harnessing the power of social media for business. However, they all sell or deliver directly to consumers. How about businesses ... read more..
Chatter challenges the new world of social mediaSalesforce.com has unveiled its new Chatter Servicethis allows enterprises to integrate and use publicly available information about their customers via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook with their CRM.Chatter Service is intended to improve the customers experience because enterprises have ... read more..
enterprise social media A recent special report by Gallup exploring employee engagement in the workplace found that engaged employees are more involved in, and enthusiastic about, their work and are 50% less likely to have had three or more sick days in the past month. But how can businesses ... read more..
13 September 2011, Networking Seminar Download the presentation slides Ian Woodgate Michael Dean There's a buzz about SharePoint. Described by Microsoft as the Business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web. SharePoint is a feature-rich product and its application is almost endless. So just how easy ... read more..
NCC's Autumn Conference 27 September 11. Ian Jones, NCC's Head of Research Content, talks about our upcoming Members Conference. ... read more..
12 July 2011 Download the presentation There's a buzz about SharePoint. Described by Microsoft as the Business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web. SharePoint is a feature-rich product and its application is almost endless. So just how easy is it to build line of business applications with SharePoint? What are ... read more..
ApplicationsEnterprise collaboration tools can foster better communication and elicit transparency from business units. Here's how Random House implemented an enterprise collaboration suite, encouraged adoption and is measuring its success.Follow this link ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 15 June 2011 NCC Members can ask relevant questions to the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them and publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider membership. Are members aware of any ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 15 June 2011 NCC Members can ask relevant questions to the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them and publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider membership. Have you implemented an organisational ... read more..
Linking social, mobile, and cloudJuly 2011 CatalystDriven by changing business needs and global economic factors, organizations are starting to do things differently. Speed, agility, mobility, reuse, and innovation are the transformative factors forcing organizations to push aside old technologies and communication models to make way for new ways of working. ... read more..