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About 50 years ago, Andy van Dam joined the Brown University faculty with the world's second PhD in Computer Science (earned at the University of Pennsylvania). Today many of Andy’s friends, faculty, students and former students are celebrating his 50 years at Brown with Stone Age, Iron Age and Machine Age panels. [ June 9, 2015 update: See event video: Celebrate with Andy: 50 Years of ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2644 / May 22, 2015 / 10:48 am
May 2015 | TeamPage Bookmarks, interactive filters, and Japanese search improvement
TeamPage Summer 2015 Release introduces a new Bookmarks sidebar and interactive filtering. Interactive filtering makes it easy to focus on what interests you; bookmarks make it simple to return to any filtered or standard view with one click. The release also: improves searching and hit highlighting of Japanese text using the TeamPage native search interface; adds new classes to the TeamPage ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1225 / May 7, 2015 / 11:13 am
March 2015 | TeamPage 6.1 Burn-up charts, interactive tables, SDK extensions
TeamPage 6.1 Spring 2015 Release focuses on improvements to the Project Management suite, including a new "Burn-up Chart" for tracking progress; user-defined interactive tables to dynamically summarize activity; and better tools for understanding the big picture of a project or milestone. This release also includes major under-the-hood improvements to TeamPage's forms SDK to make it easier ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1197 / March 26, 2015 / 3:12 pm
Dec 2014 | TeamPage @ Mentions
TeamPage Fall 2014 Release Introduces inline @ mentions. An @ mention makes it it easy to bring any TeamPage item to someone’s attention just by typing their name. Automatic inline completion makes @ name lookup easy. When a person is mentioned, TeamPage will automatically notify them of follow on comments. Reply to the inline or email notification to add a quick response from your ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1176 / December 4, 2014 / 10:38 am
Enterprise 2.0 - Are we there yet?
Andrew McAfee writes Nov 20, 2014: "Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0, a topic I used to think a great deal about. Five years ago I published a book with that title, arguing that enterprise social software platforms would be valuable tools for businesses... Why did it take so ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2602 / November 21, 2014 / 11:05 am
Ada Lovelace Day | Emmy Noether, Mathematician
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 mathematician Amalie "Emmy" Noether. At the time of her death in April 1935, she was described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Herman Weyl, Norbert Weiner and others as the most important woman in the history of mathematics. ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2571 / October 14, 2014 / 6:24 am
Named Data Networking - Boffin Alert
On Sep 4, 2014 the Named Data Networking project announced a new consortium to carry the concepts of Named Data Networking (NDN) forward in the commercial world. If this doesn't sound exciting, try The Register's take: DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore. What if you could use the internet to access content securely and efficiently, where anything you want is ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2529 / September 8, 2014 / 11:59 am
Sept 2014 | KMWorld names TeamPage a Trend-Setting Product of 2014
On Sept 1, 2014 KMWorld recognized Traction Software's TeamPage as a Trend-Setting Product of 2014. KMWorld editor Hugh McKellar writes: "This year, we looked at more than 600 products. Traction TeamPage was selected by the panel because it demonstrates thoughtful, well-reasoned innovation and execution for the most important constituency of them all: the customer.” Traction Software is ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1155 / September 1, 2014 / 4:40 pm
Linked, Open, Heterogeneous
Art, Data, and Business Duane Degler of Design For Context posted slides from his 5 April 2014 Museums and the Web talk, Design Meets Data (Linked, Open, Heterogeneous). Degler addresses what he calls the LAM (Libraries, Archives, Museums) Digital Information Ecosystem. I believe the same principles apply when businesses connect internal teams, external customers, external suppliers, and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2512 / August 31, 2014 / 5:21 pm
Aug 2014 | Providence Business News - Social tools being adapted for Web-based QC tool
Writing in the 8 Aug 2014 Providence Business News, Staff Writer Patrick Anderson interviewed Traction Software VP of Sales Jordan Frank and Thomas Cogdell, DTA quality manager for Houston-based firm The Athens Group. The oil-rig consulting firm purchased TeamPage to support its push for ISO 9001 certified rig inspection, verification and technology assurance services. Anderson quotes Cogdell ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1148 / August 5, 2014 / 8:36 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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