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Enterprise social networking

Enterprise social networking : Enterprise social software (also known as or regarded as a major component of Enterprise 2.0), comprises social software as used in "enterprise" (business/commercial) contexts. It includes social and networked modifications to corporate intranets and other classic software platforms used by large companies to organize their communication. In contrast to traditional enterprise software, which imposes structure prior to use, enterprise social software tends to encourage use prior to providing structure. (Source: Wikipedia)

Big Data Drives IT Spending

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Analysts at Gartner say that big data will drive $28bn of worldwide IT spending this year and is forecast to drive £34bn in 2013. The researchers are to further analyse the use of big data at this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, USA, October 21-25. A recent report from Gartner found that most of the current spending in IT is being used to update traditional systems to adapt to big data dem ...   read more

Gartner Revise Cloud Security Services Value

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The forecasted value of the security services market for the cloud-based security services sector has been revised upwards by researchers at Gartner. This year should see the market value rising to $2.1bn and it’s expected that this will rise to $3.1bn by 2015. According to many reports, this is due to the need for stronger encryption ...   read more

Microsoft confirms $1.2bn takeover of Yammer

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Microsoft has bought the office social networking site Yammer for $1.2bn, the tech giant confirmed on Monday. The four year old site, which currently has five million users offers a social networking platform for use within companies. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer said, "Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft's growing port ...   read more

Videoconferencing is Transforming Information Workers into Remote Workers

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Despite the growing popularity of flexible working, only 60% of UK businesses offer flexible working arrangements to their staff, despite one in four office workers wanting the chance to work around family commitments and from home. However, according to an independent study commissioned recently by Polycom, Inc., remote working is something th ...   read more