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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 ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1105 / March 3, 2014 / 6:31 pm
Dec 2013 | The Wiki Way - Jordan Frank at Gilbane 2013 Boston
What makes the public Social Web work so well? How is social software in the enterprise similar? How is it different? What does a path to success for enterprise social tools look like? Traction Software's Jordan Frank answers these questions in The Wiki Way - Towards Quality, Change and Risk Management as a Path to Enterprise Social Software Adoption (slides below). Jordan's model uses ...
Greg Lloyd / Public2505 / December 5, 2013 / 1:08 pm
An Infinite Number of Cats on Keyboards: Ted Nelson & Computer Lib at Homebrew Computer Club Reunion
Order a perfect reprint of the original version of Computer Lib / Dream Machines directly from Ted Nelson. Highly recommended. Autographed by Ted if you wish. Ted Nelson's original 1974 edition of Computer Lib / Dream Machines was tour de force on hypertext, personal computers, and more. It was printed tabloid size, with Ted's hand drawn diagrams, neatly scribbled annotations, pasteup text ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2241 / November 16, 2013 / 4:19 pm
Ada Lovelace Day | Marissa Ann Mayer, Software Engineer, Product Manager, and Executive
Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of women in science and technology, follow @FindingAda for news and events. This year I've chosen to write about Marissa Ann Mayer Software Engineer, Product Manager, and Executive, currently President and CEO of Yahoo! Over her career Ms Mayer earned exceptional recognition for Computer Science teaching (while working for her Stanford degrees), ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2231 / October 15, 2013 / 7:01 am
The Work Graph Model: TeamPage style
Justin Rosenstein wrote an excellent option piece for Wired, The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix. Justin begins: "With Twitter’s recent IPO filing, the most popular graph dominating conversation is the “interest graph.” Before that, it was the “social graph,” courtesy of Facebook. But we’re now seeing the emergence of a ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2183 / October 11, 2013 / 3:12 pm
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 ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1097 / September 5, 2013 / 3:51 pm
How to make your ISO Auditor Smile; And Make Your Professional Life Much Easier
Jordan had a conversation with a TeamPage customer in Sweden who agreed to document and publish a TeamPage case study, but the ISO auditor story is too good to wait. The customer is small precision machined products manufacturer. They initially supplied prototypes to the Swedish defense industry, but now focus on precision products for heavy vehicle manufacturers. The company is ISO/TS 16 949 ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2161 / August 27, 2013 / 5:14 pm
Remembering Doug Engelbart, 30 January 1925 - 2 July 2013
I was very sad to learn that Doug Engelbart died quietly at home on 2 July 2013. Doug had a long life as a true visionary engineer, inventor, and pioneer of technology we use every day, and technology where we're just starting to catch up to Doug and his SRI team in 1968. Unlike many pioneers, Doug had a quiet, friendly, and unassuming nature combined with deep knowledge, iron will, and a ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2121 / July 4, 2013 / 4:02 pm
Decagon Devices: Plans, Products, Projects, Procedures and ISO 9001 Quality Management
Decagon Devices (Decagon.com) designs, manufactures and markets scientific instruments used to measure water, light and heat in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Decagon devices are used by 80% of the top one hundred food companies to measure water activity in food; by farms to measure soil for water and nutrient use; and by NASA where Decagon devices were sent to Mars to measure humidity ...
Greg Lloyd / Public2460 / June 24, 2013 / 2:33 pm
Working Across Boundaries
In his Jun 2, 2013 blog post, Chess Media analyst and author Jacob Morgan asks: How Open is Too Open? He asks "Would you be comfortable working in an all glass building where people can see everything you do and every move you make?" Jacob outlines the benefits of transparency: "Keep everyone on the same page; Build trust and fostering better relationships; Allow employees (and customers) to ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2095 / June 16, 2013 / 3:39 pm
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Intertwingled Work and Adaptive Case Management 
Tuesday July 6, 2010: As promised, John Tropea posted a comprehensive analysis and synthesis on observable work and Adaptive Case Management (and much more) titled: Have we been doing Enterprise 2.0 in reverse : Socialising processes and Adaptive Case Management It's a great post that's long for a very good reason: John pulls together many themes with well-sourced references and quotes [ ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1452 / July 6, 2010 / 3:51 am
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Monday July 5, 2010: For an update on the Observable Work conversation, see Blog1424: Intertwingled Work
Greg Lloyd / Blog1447 / July 5, 2010 / 5:48 pm
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Friday June 25, 2010: Observable Work discussion centered on Jim McGee's original blog post Managing the visibility of knowledge work, including a comment and blog post: Observable Work: The Taming of the Flow by @briantullis and a comment and analysis with several well sourced examples by @johnt, including this: "Yes, the real learning is in all the nuances of how we work, not reading a ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1387 / June 25, 2010 / 10:13 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update Dec 17, 2009: Facebook's controversial ex-post facto revision of member privacy settings along with the revenue driven rise of apps like Farmville (as well as sleezy internal promotion) lead me to revisit this, see Blog1232: Facebook: A Carnival Midway not a Neighborhood?
Greg Lloyd / Blog1236 / December 17, 2009 / 10:50 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Rafe WTF of the day: @Josh comes back from lunch... "I got some cat food, do you want it?" Twitter.com 4:13PM 15 Apr 2009 ... much funnier than my example, but QED.
Greg Lloyd / Blog1053 / April 15, 2009 / 10:17 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update: Steve Buttry Information Content Conductor of Gazette Communications posted an excellent tip sheet: Leading your staff into the Twitterverse for a workshop he'll be leading for the American Society of Newpaper Editors. It's an great introduction to Twitter which covers linking, following, tools and ethics. I believe Steve's advice is just as valuable for neighborhood (Facebook) and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1045 / April 3, 2009 / 12:31 pm
re: Kuka Systems TeamPage Case Study 
A customer story about giant orange robots - for real! How good can it get? KUKA Titan Largest and strongest 6-axis industrial robot in the world. Payload capacity: 1000 kilograms
Greg Lloyd / Blog1005 / March 14, 2009 / 10:59 pm
re: Reinventing the Web 
For an excellent first hand history of the Web - and a linked data proposal which seems to share many of the simple, scalable properties of his original invention - see Tim Berners-Lee's Feb 2009 TED Talk on the 20th anniversary of the Web: Tim Berners-Lee The next Web of open, linked data TED.com Feb 2009, Published Mar 2009 Some comments on this talk's comment thread suggest that it ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog997 / March 14, 2009 / 2:36 pm
re: Why Software is a Good Investment 
What Jordan meant to say: Send us your money and you'll be happy and save more than you spent!
Greg Lloyd / Blog973 / February 24, 2009 / 6:37 pm
re: Ask an Engineer: What do you think of the Facebook Terms of Service Flap? 
For a good example, see Nicolas Kolakowski's Feb 20, 2009 eWeek story Facebook Launches Social Widget for Facebook Connect : "Facebook Connect allows users to sign on to other sites and blogs using their Facebook account information. Comments Box would allow these users to post comments on not only the outside Web site, but also their Facebook profiles, where they could be shared with other ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog962 / February 22, 2009 / 10:17 am
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