Traction Software is honored to be named one of EContent Magazine's one hundred companies that matter most in the digital content industry. Traction was one of only ten companies named to the list in the collaboration category. Traction Software partner Attivio was named to the 2010 EContent 100 list in the search category. EContent Editor-in-chief Michelle Manafy said: "... this year our judging team was tougher than ever before. Few (if any) incumbents were kept on through mindshare and momentum alone; every company was held up to scrutiny in terms of innovation and meeting customer needs. It was a challenging year for voting—as it has been for the companies that made this list through their hard work, customer focus, and continued responsiveness to the changing digital content landscape. The need to leverage tools to effectively maximize the value of digital content has never been greater. Like the creation of this list, the process is a tough one, but it’s well worth it." » See the EContent 100 Introduction and Category Descriptions and the EContent Judging Team.
Meet Jordan Frank and see Traction TeamPage 5.1 at Booth # 406, KMWorld 2010 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. TeamPage Release 5.1 makes it easy for individuals to see their own action plans, the status of shared projects, team workload, individual progress, and team progress toward common goals, all within the context of the TeamPage collaboration and communication platform. This clear and simple model is focused on the lightweight coordination of individual and team actions that drive collection, analysis and planning for knowledge management, intelligence analysis, and all business activities.
Santa Clara CA / Enterprise 2.0 — November 9, 2010 —Bridging project management and the flow of work Traction Software, the leader in enterprise social software innovation, today announced new TeamPage capabilities to help teams work together more effectively. Traction TeamPage Release 5.1 makes it easy for individuals to see their own action plans, the status of shared projects, team workload, individual progress, and team progress toward common goals – all within the context of the TeamPage collaboration and communication platform where the planned work can also be managed or done.Read » full release
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.
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
Friday Oct 22 Update: First batch of TUG 2010 video and audio podcasts including Jim McGee, Jon Udell keynotes, Traction CTO Chris Nuzum and most Wednesday customer talks posted to the Traction User Group channel on blip.tv
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.
Jon will join Jim McGee, Brian Tullis, Paula Thornton, Larry Hawes and others for a Observable Workshop session on 14 Oct discussing the pattern for Jon called observable work in 2009: "... the idea that by narrating our work, we can perhaps restore some of what was lost when factories and then offices made work opaque and not easily observable." This should be lively and interesting based on this summer's globe spanning Twitter and blog discussion of Observable Work.
Follow @judell on Twitter, and use the #TUG2010 Twitter tag to join the fun if you can't be at TUG 2010 Newport in person.
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, 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.
Jim is a highly regarded expert in organizational design and change management. He works with senior executives in organizations to formulate, structure, and solve problems in the effective use of information technology in complex knowledge work settings. Jim has experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, professor, author, blogger, speaker, systems developer, designer, and consultant. His previous positions include Director at Huron Consulting Group, Professor of Electronic Commerce and Technology Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, and as Founding Partner at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. Jim has an MBA and doctorate from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Statistics from Princeton University.
Enterprise 2.0 Boston MA — June 15, 2010 — A 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
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
Friday Oct 22 Update: TUG 2010 video and audio podcasts including Jim McGee, Jon Udell keynotes, Traction CTO Chris Nuzum and most Wednesday customer talks posted to the Traction User Group channel on blip.tv. See links to podcasts and slides below.
Tuesday October 12, 2010
Jordan Frank, Basic to Jedi Skills | 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Traction Software VP of Sales and Business Development Jordan Frank leads a session which takes folk from Basic to Jedi TeamPage skills, and shares his experience on effective use of social software in the enterprise. Slides
Wednesday October 13, 2010
Jim McGee Keynote | 9am to 10:00am Doing and Managing Knowledge Work Video | Slides
Chris Nuzum, Traction Software Update | 10 to 10:45am Video | Slides
Rik Tamm-Daniels, Attivio Update | 11:00 to 11:30am
Customer Talks | 11:30am - Noon, 1:30 - 4:15pm
Customers presenting at TUG will include Brian Tullis, Information Systems Director of Alcoa Fastening Systems, Angela Varner, Worldwide KM Technology Manager of the Boston Consulting Group, Kevin Duprey, Manager of Design and Analysis, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense, Paul Fisher, Senior Policy Advisor of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Pam Blasius, North American Marketing Manager of Armstrong International, and Arik Johnson, Founder and Chairman of Aurora WDC.
Brian Tullis, Alcoa Video | Slides Patterns of Observable Work Keven Duprey Ensign Bickford Video | Slides Observable Processes Pam Blasius, Armstrong International Video | Slides Using Traction As A Marketing Tool Paul Fisher, FDA Video | Slides Traction Training and Enhancements at FDA - CDRH Arik Johnson, Aurora WDC Video | SlidesAdventures in 21st Century Organizational Design
Peter O'Kelly | Noon to 12:20pm Oct 13 2010 Video | Slides | Communication / Collaboration / Content, Competition "Co-opetition," and Culture
Analyst and consultant Peter O'Kelly will survey the market dynamics at the intersection of communication, collaboration, and content management, including opportunities for Traction Software and its customer community
Masuki Kojima and Takashi Okutsu, Applied Knowledge Company Inc | 4:15 to 4:30pm Video| TeamPage in the Japanese Market
Matt Cole, Managing Director, Intuli | 4:30 to 4:45pm
Jon Udell Keynote | 4:45 to 5:45pm Being observable: culture, environment, and habit Video | Slides
Continuing a TUG tradition, we'll have memorable TUG dinner that evening: a traditional Rhode Island Clambake - lobster, clams, corn, potatoes and more steamed in seaweed over hardwood coals. Video
Based on TUG 2009 feedback, TUG 2010 offers two optional days of workshops, training and discussion on topics of interest to SDL / SDK / Java Developers and to those responsible for planning, management and support of Traction TeamPage (business practice as well as IT topics).
Joint Developer / Management Track These sessions provide information on new Attivio and TeamPage 5.0 capabilities that are important for both managers and SDK/SDL developers.
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Attivio - What's new in AIE2 and Dictionary Management Video | Slides 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM TeamPage 5.0 Profiles - Concepts and facilities Video | Slides 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM TeamPage 5.0 Status - Concepts and facilities Video | Slides 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM TeamPage 5.1 Project Management - Concepts and facilities Video | Slides 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Where do we go from here ? - Priority and roadmap discussion
Friday October 15, 2010
Joint Developer / Management Track 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Traction Instant Publisher 3.0 and Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Video 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Proteus CSS Style Sheets Video | Slides 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Transitioning to TeamPage 5.0 and Proteus Video | Slides
Developer Track 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM Customizing TeamPage 5.0 Profiles Video | Slides 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Proteus - New SDK Features Video | Slides 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TeamPage 5.1 Project Management Architecture Video | Slides 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM Office hours discussion and examples
Management Track 10:35 AM - 12:30 PM Managing and Monitoring TeamPage Video | Slides 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Managing TeamPage Q&A and examples
You can Resister (free) for your own account on Traction Software's TeamPage Community server and get a free TeamPage license along with access to forums, Java SDK code, documentation, examples and more - join the conversation!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 ]
Wed Oct 14 2009 [ all times are US Eastern Daylight Time ]
9:00-10:30 AM: Carmen Medina - Director, Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA - will deliver a thought provoking TUG 2009 opening keynote on Enterprise 2.0 and the Context of Work.Video | slides | transcript | interview
10:45-12:20PM:Chris Nuzum - CTO and co-founder of Traction Software - will lead a Traction Software Roadmap session with product and partner announcements, introduction of Traction Software's new Google Web Toolkit (GWT) based Proteus user interface, and a roadmap for the year ahead.Video | slides | interview | introducing Proteus (demo)
TUG 2009 will 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, including:
Attivio Advanced Search for Traction TeamPage - Daryl Gies, Attivio Manager of Professional Services Video | slides | interview
Introducing Proteus - Michael Angeles, Traction Software Director of User Experience Video Demo
Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Proteus - Andy Keller, Traction Software Director of Engineering Video | interview
Customizing Proteus - Michael Angeles, Traction Software Director of User Experience Video
TUG welcomes people who are using or interested in Traction TeamPage - including the free Traction TeamPage software - analysts and industry experts who are interested in learning about Enterprise 2.0 and the future of knowledge management.
For the complete TUG 2009 agenda, training, travel and registration information see TUG2009.TractionS….
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….
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….
As "tweeting" and "friending" become commonplace in a wave of interest around social networking, companies and organizations of all forms are wondering: What's social about software, and why does it matter? Jordan Frank, VP of Marketing and Business Development from Traction Software will explore this question and explain how "wiki" is about more than co-editing a web-page, why forming communities around content is tantamount to innovation, and why (and how) you might tweet within your company's four walls.
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