Author: Melissa McElroy

Business Transformation

Business Transformation – “Out of Pocket”

Mobile accessibility has transformed business. Not only has the expectations changed for response time and availability after hours, these changes are impacting business models as well. We expect to be able to not just check-in, but to be able to conduct business without a desk. The question has now changed to – what can’t you do when you’re “Out of Pocket”?

Against the background of a brick patio, a seated woman holds a white tablet displaying a Power BI dashboard

Harnessing your BI Powers

Technology has allowed us to have data at our fingertips and we all know that knowledge is power. Let’s harness our power for good! The definition of Business Intelligence (BI) is to support better business decisions. BI should  empower people to make better choices and gain insights into problems so they can be solved easier, faster, and better or discover new opportunities.

SharePoint UX

5 Tips to Improve UI/UX and Adoption

So you have a corporate intranet that’s supposed to be unifying your workforce and helping them collaborate, but there’s one problem, nobody is using it! It’s no longer a secret – If you’re not giving your employees an engaging and modern user experience, your portal is as good as your old Walkman. Using these 5

blog usability

UX & Usability – Tools & Resources

There really isn’t a usability bible of guidelines because there are many resources for following standards depending on what you are creating or what platform you are developing on. In light of this, I thought I would put together a list of resource that I use and trust.

We are the Champions

Enterprise Social – We are the Champions!

You can’t do it alone! A successful launch requires a team of people. We know that we are looking for committed people who have responsibility to get the word out and utilize the social network we are looking for, but what types of people are these exactly?

Countdown to Launch

Enterprise Social – Countdown to Launch

So you have support and buy-in from the powers that be at your company to launch a social network, you have the platform setup and you’re ready to “Go Live.” The platform will be ready tomorrow, so you will launch next week, but are you really ready?

Business Integration

Enterprise Social – Continuing to Engage with Business Integration

Think about the amount of time it takes for you to log in to each of these systems to review, create or update the information and make business decisions. Wouldn’t it be nice if the business critical information was at your fingertips? It can be, with social integration.

Empowering People

Empower with people-oriented governance for Enterprise Social – SPR Social Series 8 of 8

There’s no argument that governance is a critical component of any successful Enterprise Social deployment; but the truth is, most implementations begin with little to no governance. Why’s that? Because this promising method of collaboration and communication will not be stuffed into the tight box of control and comply.

Social Cloud

Uncover. Align. Adapt. Refine…with Enterprise Social Analytics – SPR Social Series 7 of 8

How do you take the next step to uncovering and assessing, in an evidentiary way, the extent and benefit of what’s going on? The easy answer is – analytics.

News Feed Action

Enterprise Social News Feeds are all about action! – SPR Social Series 6 of 8

In Enterprise Social, the News Feed (also known as the activity stream or conversation thread) is where the action is. This free-flowing sequence of pure engagement provides the framework for making magic happen.