The Forrester Wave Community Platforms 2010 Report

first_imgTags:#Analysis#enterprise Related Posts klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Forrester has released its 2010 The Forrester Wave: Community Platforms report by analyst Melissa Parrish. Jive and Lithium took top honors this year. Forrester also evaluated KickApps, Telligent Systems, and Mzinga. The firm concluded that those five vendors have the most mature products and have a lead on the rest of the crowded marketplace. The report focused on vendors providing externally facing community platforms, not internal collaboration suites.Forrester changed its criteria this year. The firm created a large list of features (such as polls, analytics, and access controls) that were required even to be considered. Forrester also preferred vendors that provide services geared specifically towards marketers.It evaluated vendors against 60 different criteria, which it categorized into three groups: Current offeringStrategyMarket presenceAll five vendors Forrester selected had a large customer base of marketers, experience working with large enterprises, strong revenue, and solid retention rates.Awareness and Pluck were included in the Wave report last year, but not this year. Forrester didn’t add any new vendors this year.As we reported last week, Jive earned the highest marks in three Gartner reports: Magic Quadrant 2010 for Workplace Social Software, Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software 2010 and Magic Quadrant for Social CRM 2010. It was also considered the leader in last year’s Wave for community platforms.Forrester also found that 24% of the large enterprises polled are currently implementing or piloting programs using a community platform, and 31% are planning a pilot in the next 12 months.center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Apple iOS 8.1 Is Here—But Should You Download It?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology As promised, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8.1, is now available for download. Eager iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can grab the latest software on their devices by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update, or via iTunes on the desktop. Whether they should, however, is another matter. Here are a few things to consider:Reasons to upgrade to iOS 8.1: You want to try out Apple PayYou miss your Camera RollYou need iCloud photo libraryYou need fixes for all the bugs iOS 8, 8.0.1 or 8.0.2 rained down on your deviceThe download’s smaller than the super, mega-fat, “gigs” big iOS 8.0 upgrade. (On an iPhone 5S with iOS 8.0.2 installed, the iOS 8.1 update weighs in at 117MB.) See also: Why Half Of iPhone Users Don’t Trust iOS 8 YetReasons to wait: You’ll lose your jailbreakYour iPhone runs fine, and you don’t want to risk new bugsYou have nearly maxed out the space on your iPhone. The iOS 8.1 download may be a smaller file than iOS 8.0, but it still needs extra room for installation. If you don’t have enough space and need to make way, you might have to make some tough choices about the apps, media or other files that are currently on your iPhone.Given the numerous and critical bugs of previous iOS 8 releases, prudent iPhone users not desperately needing bug fixes may choose to wait. But if you’re brave and grab it anyway, let us know what you think is the best and worst of the new software in the comments below. Images by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite Related Posts Tags:#Apple#Apple Pay#iOS 8#iOS 8.1#mobile#smartphones#tablets adriana lee Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Powerpuff girls

RiRi sparks pregnancy rumors with baby bump

first_imgRihanna has sparked pregnancy rumors after she was seen sporting a rounder-looking belly at a showbiz bash in LA.Rihanna sparks pregnancy rumours.According to the sources, the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker, who was wearing a tight red dress at the Diamond Ball in Beverly Hills, the songs on her new album make reference to “the baby growing inside” her, the Daily Star reported.The insiders added that she has put a blanket ban on anyone smoking marijuana in her recording studio, however some sources have rubbished the claims saying that the singer isn’t pregnant.last_img

Guess who’s going to be on the cover of FIFA 20? Doesn’t look like…

7 days agoEmery says Arsenal improving ‘little-by-little’

Youth Clubs Encouraged to Develop Business Plans

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling on youth clubs across the island to develop business ideas and plans that will make them sustainable. “We are going to be saying to our youth clubs, ‘How can you develop business ideas for the club that can generate income for the space and for the members?’ That is the next step that we have to take,” Mr. Green said. Story Highlights Addressing young persons at a National Youth Symposium, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said that youth clubs with profitable businesses are more likely to be sustainable. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling on youth clubs across the island to develop business ideas and plans that will make them sustainable.Addressing young persons at a National Youth Symposium, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said that youth clubs with profitable businesses are more likely to be sustainable.“We are going to be saying to our youth clubs, ‘How can you develop business ideas for the club that can generate income for the space and for the members?’ That is the next step that we have to take,” Mr. Green said.He added that business plans are forms of fundraising activities that would be ongoing for the clubs, which would assist with paying their overhead costs and their outreach activities.“Work on projects that can raise funds to sustain the entity. That’s how we have to look at it, because just the creation of a space [for youth club operations] isn’t enough if the space cannot be maintained,” he said.Mr. Green also urged youth clubs to use Government-run entities to host their meetings and save the cost of renting spaces.“Again, I am saying to the youth clubs, if you have a difficulty in finding a space to use, look to your closest Government-run school. The Ministry has said that all our Government-run schools should be provided as spaces where our youth clubs can meet,” he said.Mr. Green added that if youth club administrators and members are not allowed to use Government-run entities which they have an interest in, they should contact the Ministry for assistance.last_img read more

Group of 300 Hollywood women unveil antiharassment initiative