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Running Cloud-Free Social Software

Running business software in the cloud is still a relatively new phenomenon for many established businesses, but what if you prefer to run enterprise software the old fashioned way? What if you would rather [more…]

Serving as a Group Community Manager in Social Collaboration

Particularly in larger organizations, you’ll typically find a distinction between enterprise community managers (or strategists) who manage the overall health of the social collaboration network and the [more…]

How to Host an Online Executive "Town Hall"

One way for executives to take advantage of a social collaboration network to connect with employees, boost morale, and set strategic direction for the organization is by hosting an executive town hall [more…]

10 Cloud Collaboration Services You Can Try for Free

The best things in business aren’t always free, and over the long term "free" things tend to have hidden costs. That said, products that are free to get started with have a lot to recommend them, particularly [more…]

Make Connections on an Enterprise Social Network

Here are some examples of where and how to find connections on your social collaboration network. These examples include a couple of demo environments provided by Jive Software and’s Chatter [more…]

10 Uses for Social Collaboration

Here are ten productive things you can do with a social collaboration network. Each one of these items is more difficult to do without social collaboration. [more…]

Guidelines for Selecting a Social Collaboration Platform

Choosing the right software (or cloud service) will not guarantee the success of a social collaboration network, which depends as much or more on factors like leadership and community management. However [more…]

How to Launch a Social Collaboration Site

Launch day is an important moment in the life of a social collaboration network. A launch is different from a pilot project, which by definition is more tentative and experimental. Here are some of the [more…]

5 Items to Include on Your Social Media Profile Page

The ability to look up people and follow or connect with them online is what puts the social in social collaboration. When others look you up, what will they see? Here is what you want them to see. [more…]

Social Collaboration and E-Mail

A successful social collaboration network ought to replace some of the communication and collaboration that takes place via e-mail, particularly in the form of e-mail lists used to manage ongoing discussions [more…]

Social Collaboration For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Social collaboration networks put the power of social networks to work with a company, making the organization more agile, innovative, and productive. Here are the essentials of how social collaboration [more…]

Get Results from Visual Social Marketing

Social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook are essential tools to get your message out there. Visual social marketing can create big-time results, such as the following [more…]

How to Create a Visual Social Marketing Plan

Always start with a plan. To get the most from your visual social marketing, decide what you want to achieve, and build a plan to achieve it. [more…]

Harness the Hottest Visual Social Tools and Networks for Your Business

If you want to make the most of your existing social media and online marketing efforts, add some of these visual social marketing tools to your strategy: [more…]

Visual Social Marketing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A strong visual marketing strategy can attract more traffic to your website, encourage more social media shares of your website, and invite more interactions with your online content. This Cheat Sheet [more…]

What Is Yammer?

Yammer is a private platform for enterprise social networking. Originally developed as an internal communication system, the site allows for business users to easily collaborate with one another to meet [more…]

How to Create a Yammer Group

Yammer is a great tool for collaborating in the workplace. That means people get together and throw around ideas, make decisions, or work together. There is no better way to do that than to create a group [more…]

What Can I Do with Yammer?

Yammer has many great tools for making business communication as simple as interacting on Facebook. You will recognize many of the basic features from other social networking sites. For example, Yammer [more…]

3 Mobile Apps for Yammer

No social networking site could claim to make your life easier if it didn’t offer you options. And, Yammer is not behind the game. How can life be simplified with Yammer? You need mobile options. You want [more…]

How to Create a Yammer Profile

Yammer makes it easy to stay connected to your colleagues and coworkers. All you need is a profile, and you will be on your way to collaborating for all your business needs. Just follow these simple steps [more…]

How to Post to Yammer

Yammer would not be complete without a way to post relevant information. That’s what this business solution is all about: having access to important information at all times. [more…]

How to Use Yammer’s App Directory

You may have heard, “There’s an app for that.” Well, that's the case with Yammer, which works great as a sole resource for networking in the workplace. But Yammer also offers you a ton of apps that can [more…]

How to Set Notification Preferences in Yammer

You'll want to set your Notification preferences in Yammer, which is supposed to make your work life easier. No one wants to be bombarded with unnecessary notifications. The last thing you need is to receive [more…]

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