Activities Streams Critical to The Social Fabric
By Ramin Vosough, Vice President Products, Neudesic
Neudesic Pulse received some important validation this week when Forrester Research recognized the enterprise social software as a “Strong Performer” in its latest report evaluating activities streams as part of enterprise social offerings. The report found narrow margins separating the top performers, and Pulse matched the highest scores in the areas of Execution on Social Strategy, Management Team and Product Roadmap, as well as Licenses or Active Users.
In “The Forrester Wave: Activities Streams, Q2 2012” (Forrester Research, Inc., Rob Koplowitz, May 17, 2012) Forrester aptly noted that activities streams are the foundation for creating a social layer or, as we refer to it at Neudesic, a social fabric. While some organizations want enterprise social software that operates in its own silo, more and more enterprises are seeking social collaboration solutions that provide both stand-alone features but which can also integrate into existing enterprise applications and systems such that enterprise knowledge capture and collaboration is ubiquitous and not limited to a single application.
“Social activities streams are a bridge to this enterprise social vision,” Forrester said in its report. “They connect workers to each other and to information. On its own, the information workplace lacks a mechanism that pulls together events, along with their context, background, and required actors, in a manner that is attractive and easily consumable for knowledge workers. This is where the activities stream comes in.”
The key to an activities stream – and the social fabric approach – is to be both a stand-alone Enterprise Social solution without any other dependencies but also have the flexibility to be located anywhere a user wants to capture and communicate information and get work done. Neudesic Pulse Unified Activity Stream capability offers companies a unified and connected experience of Social across all their platforms and applications as well as a native Web UI experience.