70% of employees are unhappy. What do you do?

Most of your employees are unhappy. What are you going to do about it? Gallup's State of the American Workforce survey found that 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work. That's less than one third of your people that are on board the way you...


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Learning to dance with video

This video has been making the rounds on social media over the last week. San Francisco designer Karen X. Cheng taught herself how to dance over the past year through sheer persistence. It’s pretty impressive to see her go from doing a pretty dorky...


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Work out loud: if you have a message, say it with Social Media

Social Media was high on the agenda at last week’s Melcrum Digital Communications Summit in London. When delegates, predominantly senior internal communication decision makers, were asked what their current priorities for corporate digital...


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How video fits into SharePoint

Qumu recently exhibited at the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen, which was attended by over 1,400 SharePoint users and integrators from the European community. The event provided the perfect opportunity to meet with customers and the wider...


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Video is the diva of enterprise content

As I watched the Academy Awards the other night, it occurred to me that video is the diva of enterprise content: She requires more space than other content She creates network traffic jams wherever she goes She demands to be treated in very special ways...


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Video blogging on IBM Connections: just do it

Alan Lepofski at Constellation Research sees 2013 as a year of less talking and more doing for social business initiatives. To him, this is achieved by "adding just a little extra organization to the things people create and share." This rings true to...


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Fuhgeddaboudit….and other notes on compelling communications

I live in Brooklyn, NY, and like all savvy New Yorkers, I know that whenever I need to drive out of the city headed west, the fastest way out of town will be to avoid Manhattan traffic by crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.   If you don’t know this...


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“Social” impact on enterprise IT – is it the technology?

In a recent publication, the technology research firm Gartner, Inc., named “Social” as one of the four biggest trends impacting enterprise IT (for the record, the others are Mobile, Cloud, and Information).  Certainly, recent news like Microsoft’s...


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Capturing video for enterprise social networking

You’ve probably heard about the “90-9-1” phenomena of social media. In a nutshell it claims that 90% of an online community are observers or “lurkers”- they never contribute. 9% contribute occasionally, and mostly by commenting. Only the...


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