How Social Tools Are Changing The Way We Collaborate [Future Of Work] - PSFK
Digital platforms are pushing work from the tactile and analog worlds of solitary ownership, towards collaborative work processes, making it difficult for a single individual or a whole collective to coordinate tasks. The old in-box and out-box strategy no longer effectively helps organize day-to-day work, as to-do lists have become over burdened with multiple steps, contributors and moving parts. Innovative business tools are mimicking the existing social platforms by deconstructing the top-down management of workflows and making it a more collaborative process. With more co-workers working on the same documents and files, clear communication is becoming paramount for delivering a successful end product.
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How Social Tools Are Changing The Way We Collaborate [Future Of Work] - PSFK

Digital platforms are pushing work from the tactile and analog worlds of solitary ownership, towards collaborative work processes, making it difficult for a single individual or a whole collective to coordinate tasks. The old in-box and out-box strategy no longer effectively helps organize day-to-day work, as to-do lists have become over burdened with multiple steps, contributors and moving parts. Innovative business tools are mimicking the existing social platforms by deconstructing the top-down management of workflows and making it a more collaborative process. With more co-workers working on the same documents and files, clear communication is becoming paramount for delivering a successful end product.

FavorTree - New App Uses Gamification For Social Good - Forbes
A new mobile app called FavorTree is harnessing the competitive energy that makes online games like FarmVille successful and using it to fortify real-life communities.
FavorTree, which opened for pre-registration today, rewards users for sharing goods and services with their neighbors. Each time users do favors for their neighbors — like lending textbooks, giving rides to the airport, or helping with chores — their virtual “trees” gain fruit.

FavorTree - New App Uses Gamification For Social Good - Forbes

A new mobile app called FavorTree is harnessing the competitive energy that makes online games like FarmVille successful and using it to fortify real-life communities.

FavorTree, which opened for pre-registration today, rewards users for sharing goods and services with their neighbors. Each time users do favors for their neighbors — like lending textbooks, giving rides to the airport, or helping with chores — their virtual “trees” gain fruit.

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Linux played a crucial role in discovery of ‘Higgs boson’ A physicist from CERN throws open-source Linux “some love” for its role in collaborative high performance computing used in discovery of the particle fundamental to the creation of mass in the universe. Via  Ubuntu Vibes 

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Linux played a crucial role in discovery of ‘Higgs boson’ A physicist from CERN throws open-source Linux “some love” for its role in collaborative high performance computing used in discovery of the particle fundamental to the creation of mass in the universe. Via  Ubuntu Vibes 

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Puzzling over big data.  Can a presentation about analytics, big data and algorithms be funny.. and perfectly understandable to those of us who know nothing about higher math? Absolutely! Inspired by the way people put puzzles together, Jeff Jonas, chief scientists, entity analytics at IBM, challenges teenagers to a puzzle project. Unbeknownst to them, some pieces are duplicates while others are missing (just like the data you need in real life). Jonas shows how he studies human approaches to problem solving to devise better ways to mine big data. He also explains why you get better information when you co-mingle social network data with other data, rather than analyze it separately. See also Gigaom

Innovation Excellence | The Rise of Social Innovation
Many different flavors of social collaboration explained in this paper provide an overview of the possible, the probable and the actual from a somewhat theoretical perspective. One interesting take-away: Social Innovation includes two directions, partnerships and revised value chains as well as “user integration” into product design.

Innovation Excellence | The Rise of Social Innovation

Many different flavors of social collaboration explained in this paper provide an overview of the possible, the probable and the actual from a somewhat theoretical perspective. One interesting take-away: Social Innovation includes two directions, partnerships and revised value chains as well as “user integration” into product design.

Visit the GBS Virtual Center  for the 2012 CEO Study 3D Experience

To socialize and share Leading Through Connections, the 2012 IBM Global CEO Study, we’ve converted our newly upgraded Virtual Center into a realtime environment where you can experience some of the findings from this seminal study via “web walls” and internet-integrated content.

You can also interact with IBMers and other visitors in realtime 3D, complete with built-in 3D voice. new features including webcam sharing and support for Macs.

So stop by anytime and connect with IBMers and experience the 2012 CEO Study in this exciting new way. After a brief one-time setup of the environment’s plugin, you can come in, customize your avatar and take a tour of the virtual space.

Innovating together with your partners is a win-win for both. At Shell, we not only deal with energy, we also need to focus on challenges such as water and food as they’re all interlinked. That’s why driving innovation together, also across industries, is extremely important.

The IBM Connections Suite brings the best of the best communications, content, and social software capabilities into a single platform: microblogging, ideation, instant messaging, web meetings, softphone, blogs, wikis, forums, communities, document libraries, social analytics and much more.

This video is part 1 of a 3 part series which shows how the IBM Connections Suite delivers real business value today by: optimizing your workforce, improving customer care processes, and accelerates innovation.

This video presents a demo of how the IBM Connections Suite helps optimize your workforce with a focus on mobile devices. 

Specifically, I’ll show some of the capabilities of the IBM Connections Suite, such as presence, microblogging, instant messaging, meetings, and file sharing.

Part 2 of this series is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL4Jkn76Juw Part 3 of this series is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWpPqruj9no

Turning data power inward to core business

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In his blog, Wanted: more predictive collaborative apps Josh Dormont argues that big data concepts applied outside the enterprise in social media can be just as powerful when turned inward toward collaboration as a whole. 

How Three Businesses Scored Big with Gamification | Entrepreneur.com
Ready or not, gamificationReady or not, gamification is taking the business world by storm.
For anyone unfamiliar with gamification, it’s the application of game-like elements such as challenges, points, badges and levels to business and other nongame websites. An estimated 70 percent of the top 2,000 public companies in the world will have at least one gamified application by 2014, Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Gartner Inc. predicts.
Patrick Salyer, CEO of gamification platform Gigya, believes there are two keys to success with gamification. “One is making sure that all gamified elements are inherently social,” he says. “That is, don’t restrict engagement to the internal site community. Award points for activities that reach users’ social [networks] to bring in referral traffic.”
The other is to focus on rewarding activities that create value for your businesses. “For example, award points and badges for behaviors like subscribing to your company’s newsletter, checking into your store or sending coupons to friends,” Salyer says. “Gamification is not about haphazardly throwing badges across your site.”

How Three Businesses Scored Big with Gamification | Entrepreneur.com

Ready or not, gamificationReady or not, gamification is taking the business world by storm.

For anyone unfamiliar with gamification, it’s the application of game-like elements such as challenges, points, badges and levels to business and other nongame websites. An estimated 70 percent of the top 2,000 public companies in the world will have at least one gamified application by 2014, Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Gartner Inc. predicts.

Patrick Salyer, CEO of gamification platform Gigya, believes there are two keys to success with gamification. “One is making sure that all gamified elements are inherently social,” he says. “That is, don’t restrict engagement to the internal site community. Award points for activities that reach users’ social [networks] to bring in referral traffic.”

The other is to focus on rewarding activities that create value for your businesses. “For example, award points and badges for behaviors like subscribing to your company’s newsletter, checking into your store or sending coupons to friends,” Salyer says. “Gamification is not about haphazardly throwing badges across your site.”

Crowdsourced credit card lets members share in profits and decisions

It was only a few weeks ago that we covered CivilisedMoney’s crowdsourced banking services, and recently we came across a new effort that brings a similar concept into the realm of credit cards. Earlier this month Barclaycard US introduced the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard, billed as “the first social credit card to be designed and built through the power of community crowdsourcing.” READ MORE…

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Crowdsourced credit card lets members share in profits and decisions

It was only a few weeks ago that we covered CivilisedMoney’s crowdsourced banking services, and recently we came across a new effort that brings a similar concept into the realm of credit cards. Earlier this month Barclaycard US introduced the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard, billed as “the first social credit card to be designed and built through the power of community crowdsourcing.” READ MORE…

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