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Alcoa Tackles IT Projects and Compliance
The IT division of Alcoa Fastening Systems used Traction® TeamPage to reduce time spent on compliance activities by 61% and reduce time to deploy IT systems from sixteen months to seven. Alcoa's TeamPage results are documented in the Deloitte report on Social Software and Business Performance and blog posts by Alcoa employees. From the Deloitte report "The paper highlights the experience of ...
Jordan Frank / Public2520 / April 24, 2014 / 6:20 pm
Where Collaboration Meets Chess
In 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations, @Jacob Morgan draws awesome parallels between collaboration strategy and chess strategy: Chess is virtually an infinite game yet somehow we have grand-masters who are always at the top. How do they succeed in this infinite game? They identify patterns and look for identifiable scenarios. This same approach is applicable for collaboration. ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2256 / April 4, 2014 / 4:22 pm
Pharma and Biotech Risk Management
Risks are the leading cause of costly delays in the process of bringing a biotech product to market. Risk management in the product development process all too often means one person juggling a list of risks in a spreadsheet. It's hard to edit, but even harder to open a discussion on an existing risk when someone has a question, sees a problem, or wants to add a new risk. Traction® Software ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2104 / June 17, 2013 / 10:19 pm
Open Cafe: E2.0 Implementation and Adoption
@JeffMerrell posed a series of questions for his Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change. I'll offer my own experience as it pertains to each of his question areas. Question Area: Implementation of new social technology platforms When stepping into E2.0, there's a temptation to go enterprise wide while also wanting to meet a specific need and show success. Invariably, it's easier ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2079 / May 29, 2013 / 1:07 pm
Join us at E2 Boston 2013 - Traction Software is Social and Collaboration Track Sponsor
[e2 logo-1.png]How well you work with your colleagues, online and off, will make the difference when trying to win the next deal, design the next product or craft the next winning strategy. Consider how important people are to process and how social collaboration (versus some pre-ordained workflow) is the barrier to or the enabler of successful outcomes. We see immense value when people ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2060 / May 17, 2013 / 3:39 pm
May 2013 | TeamPage listed as key product in Technavio's Global Enterprise Social Networking Market Report
[ad_novus-fluid_logo.png]Traction® Software Inc (along with its Traction® TeamPage product) has been recognized as a key player in TechNavio's upcoming report on the Global Enterprise Social Networking market 2012-2016. TechNavio analysts forecast "the Global Enterprise Social Networking Software market to grow at a CAGR of 51.94 percent over the period 2012-2016." They continue: "one of the ...
Jordan Frank / Press1072 / May 17, 2013 / 9:11 am
May 2013 | Getting Work Done with Social Task Management
[constellation-logo.png]Alan Lepofsky @alanlepo of Constellation Research coined Social Task Management last summer to describe a trend he saw in December 2011 as task management started to enter Enterprise 2.0 systems. Lepofsky's presentation at E2.0 Boston 2012 highlighted Traction® TeamPage as a social business platform with a native (versus integrated) task management (slide 34). Luis ...
Jordan Frank / Press1067 / May 9, 2013 / 2:18 pm
7 May 2013 | Real Story Group's Updated Traction TeamPage Evaluation in Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Report
[RealStoryGroup Logo.png]The Real Story Group's Kashyap Kompella @kashyapkompella posted an update describing RSG's new version of their Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Evaluations research covering twenty-five key software vendors. The new version includes a major update for the Traction® TeamPage section, including TeamPage project management, action tracking, TeamPage's ability ...
Jordan Frank / Press1061 / May 8, 2013 / 5:16 pm
Big Data, Meet Long Data, Meet Blog Data
Big Data Meet Long Data by Jeff Bertolucci - @jbertolucci - column appears this week in InformationWeek to reminds us that "Long Data" or historical data is vital for analysis and comprehension of trends that span years. Bertolucci's article links to a Wired article from January 2013 titled Stop Hyping Big Data and Start Paying Attention to ‘Long Data’ where the author, Samuel Arbesman - @ ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2047 / April 2, 2013 / 8:18 pm
Problem and Process rather than Incentives for E2.0 Tools
Over on Quora, Ben Lopatin @bennylope has a best-answer to a question on the best ways to incentivize people to use E2.0 knowledge management and collaboration. He starts by shunning external incentives (as I do in Need for Incentives, and other Innovation Myths) and works through a few key principles which I've seen work time and time again: Focus on the problem for which the tools are to be ...
Jordan Frank / Blog2031 / February 15, 2013 / 1:11 pm
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re: 14-16 June 2010 | Traction Software at Enterprise 2.0 Boston 
Thanks to Bill Ives for his writeup of my panel: Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Tools.
Jordan Frank / Public1933 / June 18, 2010 / 9:13 am
re: Social Process Reengineering? 
The title of this entry had three goals. First, I wanted to convey and play off the stark differences between Social Process Reengineering and Business Process Reengineering. Second, I wanted to leverage the similarities of SPR and BPR to explain that these two processes can, and need, to co-exist rather than compete. Finally, I wanted to ask the question about whether this is the right term ...
Jordan Frank / Blog1329 / June 18, 2010 / 9:09 am
re: At What Scale Can Web Services Survive? 
9 Months later, I have an answer: 300 Million Users. It's good to see that all that traffic can add up to enough dollars to sustain the service. I wasn't looking forward a cash crunch at FaceBook leading to the dismantling of the network of friends I've spent a few hundred (or maybe a thousand) clicks putting together.
Jordan Frank / Blog1126 / September 16, 2009 / 11:50 am
re: I Love My iPhone 
Joel (Chief Geek at loves his iPhone too. He called me after I'd left my Providence Geeks presentation to tell me he'd been walking around like a wet dog in the rain in search of his car. We used our iPhones to find eachother and then used his to find his car. Good fun.
Jordan Frank / Blog986 / February 26, 2009 / 2:37 pm
re: Detailed Data Aside, Executives Back E2.0 
Forrester provided more grist for the data mill on this topic. The following chart and some detail on it was posted at Read/WriteWeb: [forrester_july07a.gif] Minus the seeming misplacement of IM along with other Web 2.0 technologies, two great points for consideration come from this data: 1. All except Social Networking are perceived to have at least "Limited Value" by > 90% and at least " ...
Jordan Frank / Blog439 / July 30, 2007 / 12:32 pm
re: Detailed Data Aside, Executives Back E2.0 
To add a bit more data fuel to the survey research fire: In an in depth survey of 120 IT Executives at large companies (average $10B revenue), Nemertes Research reported that "18 percent said their company is using blogs, 32 percent are using wikis, and 23 percent are using RSS." The story goes on to indicate "some IT executives will consider open source, but many do not think it is enterprise ...
Jordan Frank / Blog433 / July 21, 2007 / 9:21 pm
re: Beta Bloggers Need Not Lurk in the Enterprise 
A study by Bill Tancer of Hitwise provides more grain to the Lurker effect that I referenced at AlertBox. He indicates that 0.16% of visits to YouTube are to upload content and 0.2% of visits to Flickr are to add a picture. This affirms that most of us are passive visitors of public sites. But this is far from a blow to 2.0. In fact the increase in viewership affirms the value of the medium. ...
Jordan Frank / Blog382 / April 19, 2007 / 4:39 pm
re: Blogging Policy = Blabbing Policy 
In support of this point, Rod Boothby's post titled Bloggers are Dangerous includes this thought: Blogs dont cause problems, people do.
Jordan Frank / Blog268 / October 11, 2006 / 9:27 pm
re: Collaboration - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Boston KM Forum 
Bill Ives was also at the KM Forum on Collaboration and, in a post about IBM's new Global Innovation Outlook 2005 report, expands on Bob Wolf's discussion of the Linux Community's ability to respond to a crisis.
Jordan Frank / Blog68 / April 19, 2006 / 5:21 pm