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The 3rd platform: Cloud, mobile, big data, social and other insights from IDC Directions

Posted on 18 Mar, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the IDC Directions conference in Santa Clara, California. I say "pleasure" because it turned out to be a great event. Sometimes one goes to an event and is overwhelmed with self-serving, high-browed mumbo-jumbo, but this was an event where I felt educated, listened to and engaged with.… Read more


Cracking the corporate communications collaboration conundrum

Posted on 12 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | 1 comment

Marketing can sometimes feel like asking a magician to do real magic. You’re expected to conjure up instant collaboration with your team and your network of marketing agencies, make sure nothing confidential slips out the hat and meet almost impossible deadlines. You’ll know too that there’s no magic in the fragmented set of systems you’re… Read more


SharePoint & user adoption: you’ve built it – now will they come?

Posted on 11 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity, SharePoint | 1 comment

One of the big problems with SharePoint is convincing your employees and other vested parties to use it. You spend a ton on buying this software, deploying it, and customizing it, but your job is not done. You still have to get people to click into it and start working with it. Why is this… Read more


Coleridge Medical Centre makes more time for patients with Huddle

Posted on 10 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity, Customer stories | Leave a comment

Finding a more inclusive way of working is never easy in healthcare. There are critical data security issues to consider, you need to ensure seamless collaboration outside the perimeter of the medical practise and preferably support mobile content collaboration. In this Huddle case study, we explore how The Coleridge Medical Centre in the UK is… Read more


Mobile and cloud – new focus for Microsoft?

Posted on 07 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

Tuesday was a big day for Microsoft and an even bigger day for the cloud and mobile computing, now touted as the new core focus for newly appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer. Nadella who has been with Microsoft for 22 years is no stranger to the cloud. He has transitioned from the position… Read more


Secure external collaboration made simple

Posted on 06 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

This blog is a follow-up to my previous post about Enterprise Collaboration. Take a moment to think about the last time you saw one of these in an email attachment to a team:  If you’re actively involved with this file, you probably saved it in a folder like this: You then probably went back to… Read more


What you need to know about SharePoint & external access

Posted on 05 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity, SharePoint | Leave a comment

In today’s environment, users expect to be able to work from anywhere. On a plane, on a train, waiting for a table at a restaurant, at their kids’ soccer games, and in the office as per tradition, users need—and demand—to have the access they need to get work done from wherever they are. But collaborating… Read more


Secrets to a successful collaboration deployment

Posted on 04 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | 1 comment

I’ve always said that collaboration is an inherently human activity—when we’re at work, many of us spend hours in meetings, swapping documents and sharing notes. With this daily activity consuming so much of our lives and the huge momentum of workspace technology, you would have thought the “collaboration problem” would have been fixed. Yet it… Read more

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East Devon District Council delivers outstanding public services with Huddle

Posted on 03 Feb, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity, Customer stories | Leave a comment

East Devon District Council is ambitious for the district and its residents. And this ambition shines through in this Huddle case study. The Council—one of 11 local authorities delivering public services in the county of Devon in the South West of England—is using Huddle to share content, internally and across the firewall, both securely and… Read more


Have a bath on us, and a rubber duck

Posted on 31 Jan, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | 2 comments

I honesty don’t remember what my work life looked like before Huddle both the life before I began doing marketing for this company and before I started using Huddle as a productivity tool. Six years (two weeks from today) is a long time in the technology industry. If you’re an avid Facebook user, try to… Read more


How IT can drive user adoption through seamless integrations

Posted on 30 Jan, 2014 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

It’s a story repeated ad nauseam: IT professionals being told they need to be more “business-minded” these days, and that they need to embrace the fact that business units are adopting their own cloud-based tools. Sounds simple right? Well, IT also has the important job of overseeing and governing the various tools being used. So… Read more