As mentioned in a previous post, Managing Communities through Taxonomy, one of the benefits of implementing a taxonomy-based community management solution is the ability to leverage powerful insights with community analytics. In the process of building your managed communities, you will access a store of valuable data that can provide impactful metrics to inform and guide your business in all aspects of membership, communication and ad hoc analytics.
Social media networks have had a significant impact on how people connect and share information, and more and more businesses are looking for ways to incorporate that kind of conversational, small group networking into their organizations. For organizations using Office 365, Microsoft is offering their business-focused social media network Yammer as a way to make enterprise social work for your organization.
In almost every industry, Excel spreadsheets are the standard for viewing and working with data due to the ease of use and visual nature of Excel. SQL databases offer more efficient and powerful ways to analyze large amounts of data, but Excel is hard to beat when it comes to visualizations, especially for self-service analytics.
A multitude of factors influence any organization's decision on whether or not to move their data and computing to the cloud, including efficiency, collaboration, security, and of course, cost. Amazon Web Services (AWS) just announced the launch of a new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator aimed at helping customers make the decision to move to the cloud.
Windows 8 and 8.1 run on 14.33% of computers, according to data provided by StatCounter as of April 20, 2014 . While that may seem like a small number compared to the 55% running Windows 7, the percentage is constantly growing because most new PC sales include Windows 8.1. That seems to be enough for companies to decide to develop an app for the Windows store. The Windows store has grown to 156,443 apps as of April 24, 2014 according to MetroScanner .
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One of our areas of expertise lies in the ability to effectively customize, develop, integrate, and use the Microsoft SharePoint application in order to help our clients streamline communication while better managing their communities. This includes everything from custom development and creative design to portal administration and communications strategy.
Salesforce just published an interesting post on their blog called "How to Really Solve a Problem with a Mobile App," by Technical Platform Marketing Director, Quinton Wall. The article covers some best practices to keep in mind while building mobile apps. It's great advice, especially their focus on a user-centric and iterative approach to building apps, and it made me think of some key considerations to keep in mind with mobility.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Salesforce.com are both powerful tools that can help you streamline and improve your organization's sales, marketing, and customer care processes. But how do you choose which solution is right for your unique needs? We've compiled some of the key areas to consider in choosing a CRM for your business.
Workflows are one of the key components for automating and streamlining business processes. Since SharePoint 2007, there have been a wide variety of workflow options. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the evolution of workflows in SharePoint and guidance on determining the best fit for accomplishing tasks.
In a previous post, we discussed getting started with predictive analytics and recommended executing a proof of concept to prove the general benefits of predictive analytics to your organization. But how do you make sure that you're providing specific, actionable predictive analytics insights that deliver real value to your organization?