TUG 2010 Newport | Interviews

Paula Thornton followed up on a TUG tradition she started last year with a series of short and lively interviews of folk who participated in TUG 2010 Newport. This year Paula interviewed: Brian Tullis, Alcoa (preview below); Michael Wadsworth, Decagon; Patrice Livingston and Masayuki Kojima, AKJ Ltd.

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TUG 2010 Newport | Videos and Slides


TUG 2010 Newport was the best Traction User Group meeting yet! For links to individual video and audio podcasts of the fifth annual Traction User Group 12-15 Oct 2010 sessions and slides, see the TUG 2010 Newport Agenda page. Keynotes, customer talks, interviews, training sessions, and Thursday 14 October's Observable Workshop are published on the Traction User Group blip.tv channel, presentation slides in the Traction Slideshare archive. The #TUG2010 Twitter archive is a record of the lively TUG Twitter stream. See Chris Nuzum, Traction Software CTO and co-founder's TUG 2010 Traction Update below.

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Follow TUG 2010 Newport on Twitter

If you can't make it to the fifth annual Traction User Group meeting on 12-15 October 2010 in Newport RI, you can still join the fun on Twitter! Use hash tag #TUG2010 to follow updates from Newport or ask questions - see live updates below. You can also follow folk attending TUG 2010 Newport with the TUG2010-Newport list

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Jon Udell to give closing keynote and join TUG 2010 Newport Observable Workshop

Jon Udell - author, information architect, software developer and new media innovator - will give a closing keynote for the 2010 Traction User Group conference in Newport RI on 13 Oct 2010, bookending Jim McGee's opening keynote on Observable Work. Jon's 1999 book, Practical Internet Groupware, helped lay the foundation for what we now call social software. Udell was formerly a software developer at Lotus, BYTE Magazine’s executive editor and Web maven, and an independent consultant. He is now a writer and producer for Microsoft as well as a hands on organizer of the elmcity project, see Jon's blog and bio page.

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1 Sep 2010 | KMWorld names Traction TeamPage a Trend-Setting Product of 2010

KMWorld recognizes Traction's continued leadership in the Enterprise 2.0 market, naming Traction TeamPage a KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2010. KMWorld Editor in Chief Hugh McKellar says: "This year, more than 600 products were assessed by our judging panel which consists of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, vendors themselves (sometimes even competitive ones), line-of-business managers and users. The products selected all demonstrate clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors’ full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers." » Read the September 1, 2010 KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2010 announcement.

Jim McGee to Keynote TUG 2010 Newport

Jim McGee, Managing Director at New Shoreham Consulting, expert on organizational design and change management for Enterprise 2.0 and Social Media Technologies will deliver the Traction User Group 2010 opening keynote in Newport Rhode Island on Oct 13. Jim is also well known as the author of the popular McGee's Musings weblog on Knowledge Management, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Media technology. On Twitter follow Jim as @JMcGee.

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15 June 2010 | Traction TeamPage 5.0 Delivers Integrated Social Networking and Collaboration with New Generation Interface Technology

Enterprise 2.0 Boston MA — June 15, 2010A fresh look at how social networking and collaboration work for business Traction® Software, the leading developer of enterprise 2.0 social software for secure, scalable collaboration, today announced Traction® TeamPage Release 5.0. This release uses Traction’s new generation Proteus interface technology to deliver a look and feel that’s fast, easy to use, and looks great. TeamPage 5.0 leverages this technology to integrate extensible personal profile pages, Twitter style personal status, group live blog technology, a slick and simple Feed summary and more as natural parts of Traction's award winning Enterprise 2.0 collaboration platform. Read » full release

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14-16 June 2010 | Traction Software at Enterprise 2.0 Boston

If you plan to attend Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2010, be sure to visit Traction Software at Booth #515 between 11:30 am through 6:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday for a major Traction TeamPage product announcement and demonstration! Jordan Frank will be at E2.0 Boston as a panelist for Monday morning's Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies Workshop run by Oliver Marks and Sameer Patel (8:30-11:45am). He'll also represent Traction Software for the Social Vendor Idol competition versus Blue Kiwi, Cubetree, Newsgator and Socialtext (3:30-4:30pm Tuesday) - be sure to watch and vote! Greg Lloyd will be a panelist on Mike Gotta's Expert Panel on Standards for Social Computing in the Enterprise (2:15-3:15pm Wednesday). To schedule a meeting, please email e20boston@tractionsoftware.com See you in Boston!

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12-15 Oct 2010 | Fifth Annual Traction User Group Meeting, TUG 2010 Newport

Traction Software's Fifth Annual Traction User Group Meeting (TUG 2010) will be in Newport Rhode Island, 12-15 October 2010. Mark your calendars! Wed 13 Oct will feature an opening keynote by Jim McGee followed by a TeamPage update by Chris Nuzum CTO and co-founder of Traction Software, a talk by Attivio VP of Engineering Rik Tamm-Daniels, customer stories, and a closing keynote by Jon Udell. If you can't attend TUG 2010 Newport in person Follow TUG 2010 Newport on Twitter

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1 Mar 2010 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management"

For the sixth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software's market leadership in Enterprise 2.0 Social Software 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 by KMWorld's recognition of Traction Software. I'm extremely happy to accept this award on behalf of Traction's outstanding employees, partners and customers. " said Greg Lloyd, Traction Software President and co-founder, "I believe that customer success using Traction TeamPage is proving the business value of knowledge management by making KM part of the context of work, benefiting everyone in the organization, every day." » See the 2010 KMWorld 100 list

19 Nov 2009 | Ontologies & Tagsonomies at Taxonomy Boot Camp

While at KMWorld 2009, Jordan Frank, Traction Software VP of Sales and Business Development led a customer panel titled Whats Social About Software and co-led a talk with Christine Connors of TriviumRLG at KMWorld 2009's counterpart, Taxonomy Boot Camp. In the session, Ontologies & Tagsonomies: Linked Data, Web 3.0 Tag Mush! Christine addressed questions including: What do ontologies provide that taxonomies and thesauri lack? What is the big deal about the semantic web? What’s the difference between the semantic web, linked data, and Web 3.0 and what are the technologies that will power this next evolution of the web? Jordan explored how driven social tagging can work for or against you and then suggests tagging and search driven entity extraction strategies that can put tagging to productive work. » Click here for the PDF of Jordan's presentation.

17-19 Nov 2009 | What's Social About Software? | KMWorld 2009 San Jose

Jordan Frank, Traction Software VP of Sales and Business Development will moderate a KMWorld 2009 panel What's Social About Software Wednesday Nov 18th 4:14 to 5:00PM: As "social software" is finding its way into the enterprise, people are wondering what's social about software and why it matters. These practitioners from leading organizations share their views on the realities of how interactions in social software platforms lead to productive work in the enterprise. Panel members include:
Carol Stickley, Manager, IT Knowledge Management - Avery Dennison
Joe Crumpler
, IT Manager, ERP and Integration Projects - Alcoa Fastening Systems
Brian Tullis
, Director, Information Services - Alcoa Fastening Systems

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2 Nov 2009 | Traction Software Showcases New Collaboration Capabilities at Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Traction® Software today showcased three major capabilities that build on the new Traction TeamPage™ 4.2 release also announced today. “Traction TeamPage has always gotten high marks for its capabilities from analysts, independent reviewers and some of the most demanding and innovative customers in the world,” said Greg Lloyd, president and CEO of Traction Software. “We’re happy to be in this position to listen to our customers as well as the market. Today I’m happy to show Traction’s new Proteus Google Web Toolkit (GWT)-based Web interface and Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE) running on Traction TeamPage Release 4.2. These new capabilities combine Traction’s proven strengths with true innovation - delivering a simple, fast and beautiful user experience that leverages Google’s great Web user interface technology and Attivio’s track record for advanced search, and industry leading innovation in content analysis and navigation. The Oracle RDB backend for Traction TeamPage is a new option for customers with mission critical applications where the ability deploy and maintain all TeamPage data in an Oracle 10g or 11g server provides outstanding ease of use for a high-availability configuration on an RDB platform that’s the gold standard for enterprise IT.” All three new capabilities are available for evaluation and developer release of TeamPage R4.2 starting today, with customer qualified releases starting this quarter. Read » full release

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2 Nov 2009 | Traction TeamPage Release 4.2 Adds Mobile Subscription, Notification, and Email Collaboration to Award Winning Enterprise 2.0 Platform

Traction® Software today announced Release 4.2 of its award winning Traction TeamPage™ enterprise 2.0 social software platform. The software now includes flexible mobile subscription and notification allowing road warriors to easily post content and comments with simple, secure two-way e-mail based collaboration. “With Traction customers in consulting and professional services as well as the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, high tech and government industries, we often see people using BlackBerry and other mobile email devices as much or more than their desktop or laptop Web browsers,” said Traction’s CEO Greg Lloyd. “We defined and developed these capabilities by collaborating with TeamPage customers in professional service firms who love their BlackBerry email as much as they love TeamPage in their browser. These new subscription features bring Enterprise 2.0 collaboration to the road warrior, making it easy to get a clean and simple summary including automatically generated context.” Read » full release

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14 Oct 2009 | Traction Software Selects Attivio to Power Information Access for Enterprise 2.0 Social Software

Traction Software and Attivio today announced that Attvio's Active Intelligence Engine™ will power the Advanced Search and content navigation functions of Traction Software's TeamPage Enterprise 2.0 platform. Traction evaluated several market-leading solutions before choosing Attvio's unified information access engine for its single, flexible API, full Java support as well as its sophisticated and secure permissioning model. “Traction Software’s award-winning social software enables enterprises and government agencies to share information and collaborate in a secure environment. We needed to partner with an information access company that would enable our users to securely capture and share data across entities from one central repository,” said Greg Lloyd, President & Co-Founder of Traction Software. “Attivio was the clear choice for a variety of reasons, including its ability to update information in real-time to ensure the most relevant and current results. AIE improves our users’ ability to find content quickly and offers a dramatically smaller footprint than our previous search engine solution.” » Read full release

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What's being said about TUG 2009 on Twitter?


Can't attend the Traction User Group 2009 meeting in person? Follow what's being said and talk back on Twitter using tag #TUG2009 . The Main event starts at 9:00AM EDT Wed 14 October with Carmen Medina's opening keynote Enterprise 2.0 and the Context of Work, followed by Chris Nuzum CTO and co-founder leading the Traction Software Roadmap discussion at 10:45AM EDT. See TUG 2009 Providence | Keynotes by Carmen Medina, Chris Nuzum and Stewart Mader

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28 Aug 2009 | KMWorld names Traction TeamPage a Trend-Setting Product of 2009

KMWorld recognizes Traction's continued leadership in the Enterprise 2.0 market, naming Traction TeamPage a KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2009. KMWorld Editor in Chief Hugh McKellar says: "[These products]... represent what we believe are the solutions that best exemplify the spirit of innovation demanded by the current economy, while providing their customers with the unique tools and capabilities to move and grow beyond the recession." » Read the August 28, 2009 KMWorld Trend-Setting Product announcement.

TUG 2009 Providence | Keynotes by Carmen Medina, Chris Nuzum and Stewart Mader


Traction Software's fourth annual Traction User Group Meeting - TUG 2009 13-16 October 2009 in Providence RI - will feature an opening Keynote by Carmen Medina, closing Keynote by Stewart Mader and customer talks by Alcoa, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a top tier management consulting firm, and others. For live updates see What's being said about TUG 2009 on Twitter?. Tune in for Carmen Medina's 9:00AM EDT opening keynote followed by a Traction TeamPage Product Roadmap session and other highlights listed below. [ Update: See links below for TUG 2009 videos and slides ]

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TeamPage ハンズオン セミナー | Free Seminars in Yokohama


Traction Software partner Applied Knowledge Company Japan announces free TeamPage seminars July 29, Aug 7, Aug 26 2009 at AKJ's Yokohama office. See CNET Japan announcement or AKJ Seminar Page for registration details.

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2 July 2009 | 出展レポート|製薬IT ソリューション Expo 2009 (INTERPHEX 2009)

Traction Software partner Applied Knowledge Company Japan President Masayuki Kojima spoke and exhibited at the 2009 Tokyo IT Pharma Solutions Expo. Kojima-san's theme was use of Traction TeamPage to support strategic management of internal and external information. See highlights (in Japanese) below, with more information at TractionSoftware….

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13-16 Oct 2009 | Fourth Annual Traction User Group Meeting

Traction Software's fourth annual Traction User Group Meeting will be in Providence Rhode Island 13-16 October 2009. Mark your calendars! This year we'll feature more customer stories and roundtable / birds of a feather discussions as well as an exciting keynote and TeamPage roadmap session. In addition to the customer and keynote sessions we'll offer an afternoon of basic to power user Training preceding the Conference, and two days optional days of advanced training with SDL/SDK and Advanced Platform Topic tracks. For agenda, training, travel and registration information see tug2009.TractionS….

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Enterprise 2.0 2009 Conference & Presentation on What is Social About Software

This year's Enterprise 2.0 Conference was June 22-25. Traction Software had a booth and Jordan Frank presented in the Market Leaders track on "What is Social About Software? And Why it Matters." Here's the presentation (PDF) and its abstract:

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KMF2009 ワークショップでの講演のビデオを掲載!

2009年4月14日(火)に開催された日本経済新聞社 主催「ナレッジマネジメントフォーラム2009」ワークショップでの弊社小島の講演『KMに必要なものは戦略、ツール、評価、そして風土改革です!』の一部を You Tube にアップしました。是非、ご覧ください。 [ As posted on TractionSoftware…. For English summary, please see April 2009 | Knowledge Management Forum Japan - grl ]

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22-24 April 2009 | SCIP Conference booth and Presentation on Tagging Strategies for CI

The Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals SCIP 2009 annual conference will be held next week in Chicago - 22-24 April 2009. Come see Traction Software at our booth and at Jordan Frank's Clinical Skills Track presentation, Tagging Strategies and the Information T, on Thursday 23 April at 11:35 AM. You can also register for the free Intelligence 2.0 Clinic on April 22nd hosted by AuroraWDC (SCIP 2009 registration is not required for the Clinic)

22 April 2009 | Intelligence 2.0 Clinic

If you're attending the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional's annual SCIP 2009 conference next week - or happen to be in Chicago - join us from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Wednesday April 22 for a free Intelligence 2.0 Clinic moderated by Arik Johnson of AuroraWDC and featuring CI Software and Systems from Traction Software, Digimind and Comintell. SCIP registration is not requried to attend the Intelligence 2009 Clinic. The event will be held in the Lincoln Executive Boardroom at the Sheraton Chicago. Click Here to find our more and RSVP.

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