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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…]

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