Social Media/Collaboration

Social media includes the tools and activities of personal and group engagement, discourse and shared experience. In social and business settings, collaboration tools and platforms help to summon, engage and organize people, information, activities, projects and programs with shared planning, records, timelines and measures of work. Inc. was reportedly a rival potential bidder for LinkedIn Corp. in the process leading up to the professional networking website’s acquisition by Microsoft Corp.
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FeatureWord that Microsoft is paying $26.2 billion to acquire LinkedIn has drawn plenty of commentary focused on Microsoft’s move to the cloud. But social media expert Paul Gillin sees the move as all about the data.
NewsSnapchat’s application for sharing disappearing photos, video and images, which has 150 million daily users, was recently valued at $18 billion after a financing round.
FeatureThis deal is a major play for a market no company has yet captured -- intracorporate communication. Evidently, Microsoft felt it had to move after Facebook made its own grab with Facebook at Work.
BlogWith deep access to the LinkedIn social graph, Microsoft will be able to power new capabilities for work and collaboration across an employee's personal connections inside and outside the firm.
FeatureMost tech watchers were probably surprised by yesterday’s huge announcement that Microsoft Corp. is buying LinkedIn. So what does Microsoft expect to get from it's $26 billion payout? One word – data.
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NewsInformation workers find in-office technologies stunted and ineffective, according to a new study by Forrester Research commissioned by Prysm, a provider of cloud-based interactive workspaces.
BlogAs Microsoft integrates LinkedIn features with workplace applications, people may start to mentally associate LinkedIn more completely with their professional lives.
NewsCEO Satya Nadella is trying to tilt the Redmond, Washington-based company toward selling software and services over the Internet, and the LinkedIn deal is a way to accelerate that shift.
NewsNetSuite Inc. and Ultimate Software Group Inc. could both be targeted by companies including SAP SE, IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. that want to strengthen their cloud-computing assets.
BlogForrester’s Digital Transformation Europe 2016 Forum in London started [June 7], and our first industry speaker was Blake Cahill, head of digital at Royal Philips.
FeatureNearly all of the country’s hospitals have adopted certified electronic health records, according to new survey data released May 31 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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