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Oracle WebCenter Focuses on the Complete Customer Experience

…Oracle is committed to helping customers deliver engaging experiences to their customers. Whether that’s Internal experiences that span Enterprise Applications, Intranets and Team spaces (enterprise collaboration), or External customer experiences, you can do it with Oracle WebCenter.

Looks like an integrated suite of social marketing, intenal collaboration, and back-end integration,

Add to Salesforce.com (Chatter), SAP (Streamwork), and Epicor’s as-yet-unnamed social solution.

Luis Suarez on “5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload”

Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. However, I still feel, very strongly, that Activity Streams will never become your next overloaded Inbox.

Activity Streams permeate throughout transparency and openness

They help you, greatly, be done with the obsession to read AND respond to everything

They facilitate serendipity and Informal Learning

They help flatten organisations and traditionally hierarchical structures

They inspire an open knowledge sharing culture

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Mentions some interesting work from stream skeptics who claim our streams will become just as overcrowded as our inboxes.

Jive Study Unveils Social Business is Top Executive Strategic Imperative

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software today announced the results of a new study of 902 U.S.-based knowledge workers that was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland and commissioned by Jive. The study revealed that Social Business is increasingly perceived as a strategic executive imperative in the enterprise. Seventy-eight percent of the executives surveyed recognized that having a social strategy is critical to the future success of their businesses.

No surprises here.

Finding #1: Social Business Is a Top Executive Strategic Imperative

Finding #2: App Stores Are Gaining Traction in the Enterprise

Finding #3: Email Usage Is Growing but Is Not Solving Communication Challenge

@errinoconnor on continued SharePoint dominance in a post-PC world

…what other system can allow you to implement a Hybrid Platform with one licensing model, one common skillset for your support staff, and browser, mobile, and Microsoft Office compatibility with Social Professional Networking capability all built in? There is not one out there and that is why Documentum, LiveLink, FileNet, and many others are more and more wanting to “play nice” with SharePoint and offer more integration capabilities so that they have some option of even getting in the door or not being replaced.

Great proof points around mobility, browser compatibility, and compliance in the SharePoint 2010 platform and beyond.

Infor acquisition of Lawson finalized

GGC Software Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, and Infor, a leading provider of business software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Lawson Software, Inc., under the terms of the merger agreement disclosed on April 26, 2011, effective as of July 5, 2011. Pursuant to the terms of such merger agreement, Lawson’s stockholders (other than stockholders who have perfected their statutory rights of appraisal under Delaware law) will receive $11.25 per share in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes, for each share of common stock they owned immediately prior to the effective time of the merger. 

I’m excited about what the future hold for my company and our product direction. I hope to have news of developments in my area of interest, as evidenced elsewhere on my site.

As any news becomes public, I will be sure to include comment.

In the meantime, this is an auspicious time, for sure.