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5 Reasons Your Business Needs Enterprise Social Networking

rchevalier

November 14, 2010 11:00 pm

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Based on conversations I had at the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference, here are the top 5 reasons you want to get your enterprise to be social. 1.  Web content is static and requires people to come to you.  Social is dynamic and encourages dialogue with employees, customers and partners.  When you get social, your market …

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Managing your content stream

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August 30, 2010 1:56 pm

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When I say “curator”, what image comes to your mind?  If you envision a lady or gentleman of significant experience, perhaps clothed in the garb of academia, or a hip artist type, you aren’t alone.  Or wrong.  Mostly. But, if you partake of social networking, go look in a mirror.  It’s okay, I’ll wait.  Do …

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Are you REDI?

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July 21, 2010 4:54 pm

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Our industry loves buzzwords.  We have seen this happen since the dawn of IT, with new phraseology coming and old ones being retired. I hear about VDI a lot.  Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.  Sounds interesting.  Unfortunately the number of “definitions” are so varied that every day the term means less and less. Some years back I …

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What’s the Customer Value Proposition?

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June 10, 2010 2:52 pm

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Telling the Novell story is something we all do, hopefully on a regular basis.  Our Make IT Work as One model makes sense, is easy to understand and to explain.  Our Intelligent Workload Management strategy side by side with the commitment to Collaboration resonates very well. It’s not enough. None of us can stop at …

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Novell Conferencing – Delivers What People Actually Ask For

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June 3, 2010 8:52 am

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I’ve had a couple of people ask me why we are doing a Conferencing product under the Novell banner.  Rather than try to answer such an open ended question, I turn it around and ask how they mean the question.  The responses are both consistent and interesting. First there is an initial belief that this …

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Fire! Flood! ok not really but do read on”¦

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May 12, 2010 2:51 pm

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Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about a topic that is incredibly important to the enterprise but that isn’t getting enough attention. This past month, our partner Aveksa, made available a study that they sponsored by the highly respected Ponemon Institute.  The study covers trends in Access Governance and it’s an …

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Getting Ready for Microsoft Office 2010

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April 30, 2010 12:51 pm

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It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s Office is the mostly widely used office suite in the enterprise today. There are of course excellent challengers such as OpenOffice that we at Novell champion, but the numbers tell us that Microsoft Office is the market leader. This month Microsoft starts making Office 2010 available through MSDN and …

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The Incredible Value of Technology Events

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March 4, 2010 9:48 am

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You know my friends, I’ve been hearing from some folks that the idea of technical events that people actually go to is well past its best before date. I confess I’ve been disenchanted by some events from time to time, but I still believe that there’s real value in these things. Allow me a few …

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The Path to Intelligent File Management

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January 27, 2010 3:46 am

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I just start cooking inside when I hear someone say, “hey storage is cheap.” Certainly the purchase price of media continues to drop. I’ve watched 1TB SATA drives fall by $50 in 4 months to below $100 regularly. Even the new solid state drives (SSD) prices are falling. But it’s illusory to say that files …

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ZENworks – Your Best Choice to Make IT Happen

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January 20, 2010 9:45 pm

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Have you ever noticed that lots of people talk about systems management, or desktop management or endpoint management and that very often it looks beautiful but upon closer inspection you discover it’s a tragic intersection of lipstick and pig? Yeah, me too.  I’ve seen too many customers and non-customers who have dropped millions of dollars …

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