It is a great moment in the history of social collaboration. The moment of
social business is here. The idea itself is not new. Much has been written
over the last 2 years about what enterprise software can learn from the
principles of “social” design of popular consumer tools like FaceBook and
Twitter – the impact on user adoption, on information access, on time
saving, on productivity, and indeed, on the fundamental structure of
There are also scores of solutions in the market which specialize in
“social collaboration” – Yammer, Chatter, Podio, SocialText and so on.
However, the last 2 years can be best described as the early beginnings of
the social business movement. Experts were just starting to flirt with the
idea and its implications, and only a handful of bold companies were
implementing and experimenting with this new approach. Over the last... (more)
This post would qualify as a part of the “back to the basics” series.
While cloud based business software has gained mainstream adoption over the
past couple of years, many companies are dipping their toes in it for the
first time, and are still asking the “why” questions.
This post answers the “why” for intranet software. Why should my company
implement an intranet at all? How will it benefit me? Here’s why.
1) Productivity. An intranet is the “home” for employees (ideally) and
the intranet desktop is probably the first thing they see in the morning. An
intranet which gives empl... (more)
We tend to get carried away in the mood of the moment. As enterprise social
networks started to pick up, weren’t we a little too quick to grab our
shovels, prepare tearful eulogies post the “death of intranets” in the
manner of “intranets were great BUT…..”, and start to drag the intranet
Not so quick.
Admittedly, intranets have had a rocky past, suffering from adoption
problems, never quite delivering their promise. However, the objectives where
sound, and lots of companies which thought through their intranet
implementation, did have great success. Social software on th... (more)
While it makes sense to take a strategic approach towards collaboration
software, as a tool which will have far reaching effects on how a business
operates, oftentimes, businesses opt for collaboration software in response
to an immediate problem. This is a first of a series of informative articles
we will feature on the HyperOffice blog that deal with common problems that
businesses face, and how they can be solved by HyperOffice as well as other
As iPhone becomes popular as a business tool, employees quite naturally want
to be able to access and sync Outlook and iP... (more)
iCloud is great news
iCloud is great news for the cloud industry as a whole. As everyone knows,
the genius of Steve Jobs is to show everyone the importance of “sexy” in
technology (for lack of a better word) – take an existing technology, and
make it so compelling, so beautiful, that people can’t wait to lay their
hands on that sleek shiny new thing. He did that with iPhone, and repeated
it with iPad.
The same could well happen with iCloud. The cloud has been around in the
consumer market for more than a decade, and the business world has finally
embraced it in the last couple ... (more)