Category: Collaboration

Continued strategy shifts at Jive; 14% cut in headcount

Last week, social collaboration vendor Jive Software announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, posting an 8% increase in revenues year-over-year, at $50.7 million. However, the more...

Dropbox goes to [Project] Infinite… and beyond!

Dropbox’s announcements at Dropbox Open seek to strengthen the vendor’s enterprise credentials with new product capabilities, and a more attractive platform.

This week Dropbox brought its Dropbox Open event to London. The company has been keen to grow its enterprise credentials since launching Dropbox for Business three years ago, and this customer-friendly showcase saw execs take to the stage with some key announcements to further their cause.

First, though, a note about the Dropbox pitch. We noted in our On the radar report last year that the company then still felt the need to focus on the case for cloud-based file sync-and-share (as an alternative to sharing via email, FTP, USB stick etc.).

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Think “initiative” not “project” for collaboration success

It’s widely recognised now that successfully improving collaboration within an organisation doesn’t happen by itself; while social collaboration technologies might share some common characteristics with public social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, you simply aren’t going to get company-wide levels of adoption purely through “viral” methods. You need to invest in an adoption strategy to make it work, with the understanding that what you are aiming for is not just adoption of the tools, but business change.

Efficiency & Cost Reduction via Business Capability Planning

Business_Capability.png When introducing business capabilities, it is very helpful to communicate to the business and top management what value it brings, along with basic examples from your organization.

We’ve come a long way from Enterprise Architecture’s (EA) beginnings. The Enterprise Architecture domain has grown rapidly, serving to deliver strategic guidance on IT activities and planning.

Several core components of EA are by now, widely used in IT. Components such as revealing the relation between layers of applications and technology, or between processes, functions and applications, as well as data management.

In recent years, there has been increasing interest to involve top management and the lines of business, in EA. This is where business capabilities come in.