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1 Mar 2014 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

For the tenth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software, naming the company to their annual KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. "Traction Software has proven to define the spirit of practical innovation by blending sparkling technology with a deep, fundamental commitment to customer success," says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-Chief. The list is compiled by analysts, system integrators, and a select group of users along with KMWorld colleagues over a one year period.
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September 2013 | KMWorld names TeamPage a Trend-Setting Product of 2013

On Sept 1, 2013 KMWorld recognized Traction Software's TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product of 2013. KMWorld editor Hugh McKellar writes: "The common thread running through all the products listed here is the unique value—and potential value—they offer the organization, its workers and their various constituencies." Traction Software is honored that KMWorld has again selected TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product. TeamPage customers such as Athens Group show the value of an integrated Quality Management system, industry knowledge base, and training curriculum. TeamPage enables Athens Group to train and support a rapidly growing cadre of expert consultants helping customers design, construct, and operate safe, reliable drilling rigs and platforms around the world. Read KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2013
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1 Mar 2013 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

For the ninth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software by naming the company to their annual KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. KMWorld’s list is compiled by KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, their customers and colleagues. This is the 13th year of the list. "Criteria for inclusion varies, but all companies have things in common. Each has either helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one, and they all share two things—the velocity of innovation and the agility to serve their customers" says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief.

Greg Lloyd, Traction Software President and co-founder said: "We're honored that KMWorld consistently ranks Traction Software as a company that matters in Knowledge Management. Traction Software employees work closely with customers to build a stronger and more useful TeamPage platform." Lloyd continued, "Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter 2012 TeamPage releases introduced many user interface, performance, and Developer SDK additions and improvements to make it easier for customers to get work done. I thank Traction Software's employees and customers for earning this recognition." See the 2013 KMWorld 100 list.
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25 October 2012 | ZDNET Japan on the TeamPage Cloud

A column in ZDNet Japan covered the release by Applied Knowledge Co, Ltd, Yokohama of the TeamPage Cloud in Japan. They wrote "The greatest advantage of TeamPage is that it provides the virtual space to aggregate any information concerning the business and progress in the work space." The column discusses how companies in Japan can take advantage of collaboration tools like TeamPage to produce business value. Japanese companies can get started with Cloud and Download options as of the first of October 2012.

1 September 2012 | KMWorld names TeamPage A Trend-Setting Product of 2012

KMWorld recognized Traction Software's TeamPage as a 2012 Trend-Setting Product of 2012, citing TeamPage for "action tracking, Twitter-style status, threaded discussion, collaboration, social networking and deep search." KMWorld editor Hugh McKellar writes: "This year more than 700 products/product families were whittled down to the 89 listed in these pages. Each company whose products are listed below helped to define and enhance a market critically important to our readership by listening to and working with customers. They all represent a commitment to innovation and their customers." Traction Software is honored that KMWorld has selected TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product for the fifth consecutive year. » Read KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2012

23 Apr 2012 | Traction Software Named Finalist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2012 Innovation Showcase

Cambridge, MA – April 23, 2012 – The 9th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has announced Traction Software as one of ten finalists for the 2012 Innovation Showcase as its Traction TeamPage product represents a cutting edge B2B solution that combines the strong value and innovation to enterprise IT. Traction Software will receive key exposure to many of the world’s most creative and influential IT executives at the Symposium on May 22, 2012.
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7 Mar 2012 | Forbes - Social Business Is A More Moral Form of Business: Discuss

Forbes.com contributor Haydn Shaughnessey says: "Traction, for my money, is the best conceived collaboration suite for company’s that have a technical development requirement." He cites Traction Software as an example of a business that successfully competes with large companies like IBM by retaining: "... close attention to client needs, a personal desire to explore changes in the work environment, and a desire to see those reflected in the platform." Thank you! Shaughnessy is co-author of a new ebook, The Elastic Enterprise an account of how some stellar companies are reinventing business. » Read the article.

1 Mar 2012 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

For the eighth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software by naming the company to their KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. The list is compiled by a team of judges including KMWorld editors, analysts, system integrators, theorists, practitioners and a few select users. "We're honored that KMWorld continues to rank Traction Software as a company that matters in Knowledge Management," said Greg Lloyd, Traction Software President and co-founder, "In 2011 Traction Software released TeamPage 5.2 introducing capabilities make live content in external documents, public or intranet Web pages, and even database records social objects seamlessly integrated with Traction TeamPage's action tracking, search, collaboration and communication. I thank Traction Software's employees and customers for earning this recognition, as well as KMWorld for awarding it." » See the 2012 KMWorld 100 list

11 Jan 2012 | Forbes - In Social Business, How to Prioritise a Successful Outcome

Forbes.com contributor Hayden Shaughnessy writes: "By moving social media practices into the enterprise we will change the way senior managers communicate, the way employees communicate with customers, and possibly people’s experience of work." He asked three platform vendors, including Traction Software President and co-founder Greg Lloyd, to respond to three questions on how a company can make social a success, starting from Day 1 requirements, benefits to the employee and enterprise outcomes . Greg's advice includes: "“Social” use can informally open up a timeline of activity to make it easier for people working on the same activity – including people who may be from different parts of the organization or even customers, partners, suppliers. Jon Udell and Jim McGee call this “Observable Work” (on a personal basis “narrating your work” hits many of the same points). It’s very easy to do, and generally well accepted – people learn by example." » Read the article
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21 Dec 2011 | エンタープライズソーシャル+サーチで「知識管理」の課題解決

ITPro Active has published a white paper by Traction Software Partner Applied Knowledge Co, Ltd on Social Enterprise Knowledge Management and Search. A Google English translation of the article begins: "Knowledge management is an eternal challenge for companies. Traditional knowledge management approaches are not quite accumulated knowledge and fresh content to help you develop your business even if the substrate is stressed not utilize excessive accumulation have also been organized, and there is a problem."
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7 Dec 2011 | Tech Expert Offers Advice to British Company That Plans to Ban E-mail for 80,000 Workers

PRNewswire Dec 7, 2011: Leading unified information access company, Attivio, suggests alternate approach to all-out ban. "Visionary companies must find ways to change the way e-mail is used; not banish it," commented Sid Probstein, Chief Technical Officer at Attivio in response to widely reported news that a 'zero email' policy is underway at one of the world's largest IT companies. Thierry Breton, CEO of British-based Atos, wants to phase out e-mails over the next 18 months.
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29 Oct 2011 | KMWorld - Rich options expand the collaborative horizon

Writing in KMWorld Magazine Judith Lamont quotes Forrester Analyst Rob Koplowitz: "Many companies are placing a big bet on collaboration to support their business activities. In particular, the workplace is moving toward one in which many business applications are integrated through collaboration and exposed through the social layer." Lamont chooses Teampage customer the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) as her first example. BGRI is an international research project funded by the Gates Foundation and others to organize and conduct research aimed at stopping the spread of crop disease that threatens a third of the world's wheat supply. "The organization selected TeamPage from Traction Software as the collaboration solution and the Attivio Active Intelligence Engine (AIE) to aggregate the many types of content on the website. TeamPage includes wiki, blog and social networking capabilities. "We chose TeamPage because it could be deployed very quickly and was simple to use," says John Bakum, webmaster for the site, which is hosted by Cornell. The site was up and running in just a few weeks, and has grown rapidly over the past several years."
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1 September 2011 | KMWorld names TeamPage A Trend-Setting Product of 2011

KMWorld recognized Traction Software's TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product for 2011. TeamPage: "enables searching both external sources and TeamPage's Social Enterprise Web to discuss, tag, task, share and badge internal or external content." KMWorld's judging panel of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators and users evaluated over 800 products in reaching their decision for KMWorld's ninth annual list. Traction Software is honored that KMWorld has selected TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product for the fourth time. » Read KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2011

23 Aug 2011 | Financial Times - Tapping the Full Power of Social Software as a Strategic Tool

Writing in the 23 Aug 2011 Financial Times, John Hagel and John Seely Brown of the Deloitte Center for the Edge advise CIO's how to improve performance, usually without increasing spending. They recommend that CIO's identify their biggest pain points, and adopt a Performance Improvement Funnel approach to leverage the unique, full value of social software. Hagel and Brown cite two examples from their Feb 2011 Social Software for Business study including: "Alcoa Fastening Systems reduced time spent on compliance activities by 61 percent using an internal collaborative platform provided by Traction Software. Both companies targeted specific pain points and were able to deliver tangible improvement in performance that mattered to the senior executives of the firm." » Read the full story

27 Jun 2011 | Forbes - Reevaluating Performance Management

Forbes Connected Business blogger Rawn Shaw writes on the value of keeping a record of your work. This observable work practice documents your accomplishments, helps you understand your own performance, preserves knowledge, and provides context when you and others work on the same project, talk to the same customer, or you transfer to a new job. Shaw says: "The subtler psychological point is that it is easier to document and track a project or activity if you can do it in the flow of what you are doing, rather than returning after the activity is complete... In talking to Larry Hawes, analyst and consultant at Dow Brook Advisory Services, vendors like Traction Software and IBM provide the tools to support managing a practice of observable work." » Read the full story
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24 Jun 2011 | Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check - Marrying deep search and collaboration

Analyst Peter O'Kelly comments on KMWorld's Marrying deep search and navigation saying "...While it may not (yet…) be trendy to be the market-leading collaborative hypertext journaling platform, I believe that’s what the Traction team has created, and that TeamPages’s underlying architecture and flexibility, especially when used in conjunction with Attivio for faceted search and navigation, make it especially powerful for the various types of tools and services (workspaces, blogs, wikis, activity streams, tagging, tasks, etc.) now commonly associated with “social” software/services." » Read the full post
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22 Jun 2011 | KMWorld - Marrying deep search and collaboration

Traction and Attivio team up for the enterprise Traction Software has released TeamPage Attivio Search Plus to index and search external sources and TeamPage's Social Enterprise Web to discuss, tag, task, share and badge internal or external content. These TeamPage options connect TeamPage with structured data or unstructured content in sources including Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum, Microsoft Exchange, file servers, SQL databases, intranets, and the public Web. » Read the full story
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21 Jun 2011 | Asahi.com「TeamPage 5.2」を販売開始 ~タスクリスト機能を強化、プロジェクト全体の俯瞰的な状況把握を可能に~

Yokohama Japan, 21 Jun 2011 Applied Knowledge Company, Inc President Masayuki Kojima announces availability of Traction TeamPage 5.2 in Japan. The newest release of TeamPage includes an enhanced task list, providing enhanced situational awareness and a birds-eye view of entire projects. TeamPage includes a fully localized Japanese user interface selectable as a default or personal preference as well as Japanese language search. » Read the Japanese language release or Google English translation.

15 Jun 2011 | The App Gap - Software Announcements at the Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Bill Ives writes in The App Gap: The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston this coming week is often a place for related new product announcements. That is certainly the case this year. Here is the list of companies making announcements leading up to or at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference that I received this week. I have also spoken to three of the firms this week, Adobe, NewsGator, and Traction, and more in-depth coverage of their new moves will follow on this blog. I am also scheduled to speak to a few others in the coming weeks. » Read the full story
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14 Jun 2011 | Fierce Content Management - One on One with Greg Lloyd of Traction Software

Fierce Content Management editor Ron Miller interviews Traction Software President and co-founder Greg Lloyd. Topics include: Enterprise 2.0 evolution, business benefits and barriers to wide-spread adoption; relationship between content management, enterprise collaboration tools, search and knowledge management; why Traction Software decided to introduce a project-driven metaphor for TeamPage collaboration: "GL: I believe the ability to link plans, actions, discussion and work product (in any system of record) in context is the key to unlocking the value of social software for businesses of any size." » Read the full story
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20 May 2011 | CMS Wire - Traction Updates TeamPage to v5.2, Adds HTML 5

CMS Wire reporter Geoff Spick on Traction TeamPage 5.2: "Having made a big play of tracking and collaboration in last year's 5.1 TeamPage release of its social enterprise tool, Traction makes reading what's going on easier with the introduction of slick-looking, context-based dashboards and activity feeds in the new 5.2 release." He says: "Able to view projects by tasks, people working on them, conversation threads, Traction TeamPage can be used by all parties, including teams, clients and other users with permission-based access to appropriate parts of a project and encourage collaboration and rapid solution of speed bumps or problems" » Read the Full Story

16 May 2011 | Fierce Content Management - TeamPage 5.2 adds dashboard and project tracking

Fierce Content Management editor Ron Miller describes Traction TeamPage 5.2 as providing new tools to track different levels of project activity. The project dashboard tracks detailed actions, while also allowing you to step back to see the bigger picture. Miller says: "When you see something you like you can tag it or comment on it and help raise the visibility of the post for others who might be interested in it. Using the project metaphor as the basis for understanding information in the corporate social stream, the idea is to give you a hook on which to hang the information. » Read the Full Story

1 Mar 2011 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

For the seventh consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software's market leadership by naming the company to their KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. The list is compiled by KMWorld's panel of KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers and colleagues. "We're honored that KMWorld continues to rank Traction Software as a company that matters in Knowledge Management," said Greg Lloyd, Traction Software President and co-founder, "In 2010 we brought TeamPage Release 5.0 and 5.1 to market, introducing a new generation of social software with integrated collaboration, communication, action tracking and exception handling along with a user interface that's fast, great looking and simple to use. I thank Traction Software's employees and customers for earning this recognition as well as KMWorld for awarding it." » See the 2011 KMWorld 100 list

23 Feb 2011 | Traction TeamPage customers Alcoa and Ensign Bickford featured in Deloitte "Social Software for Business Performance" report

"The paper highlights the experience of one early adopter, Alcoa Fastening Systems, which has significantly improved employee productivity -- achieving a 61 percent reduction in time required for compliance activities -- by leveraging social [Traction TeamPage] software tools." - Deloitte 23 Feb 2011 press release. Traction TeamPage customers Alcoa Fastening Systems and Ensign Bickford are featured in an independent Deloitte research report: Social Software for Business Performance (.pdf) - The missing link in social software: Measurable Business improvements by John Hagel III of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. See video interview with John Hagel and a Web version of the report, Metrics that Matter, published by Deloitte University Press.
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15 Feb 2011 | GigaOM Pro - The Future of Work Platforms

GigaOm Pro analyst Haydn Shaughnessy writes "The enterprise collaboration space has entered an exciting new phase of collaboration. New software and applications are coming to market, as are new concepts for how to work and communicate in the knowledge age." Shaughnessy analyzes the new diversity of work, the human element, and provides key takeaways as well as reviews of hosted and E2.0 collaborative platforms. The free summary includes complete table of contents [ including Traction Software in the E2.0 Platform space ]. A GigaOm Pro subscription is required to view the full report, with a seven day Free Trial available. » Read the summary see also The Future of Work Platforms: Like Jazz
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