1 - It adds Up: How accountants use Yammer - Rachel Miller
Three employee needs were identified as issues:
- Needed somewhere to go and find out who colleagues are and what they look like (Suzanne said their intranet fails in this area)
- Wanted a platform to share information, to avoid duplication and starting from scratch
- Identifying expertise – employees wanted to have a central base to share that information
Survey results released today from Telligent,find that 74% of UK employees say a social collaboration platform would be valuable for using in workplace communications; yet 79% of workplaces do not provide such tools, based on a survey of 1,000 UK employees, conducted by Redshift Research. The survey found that 62% of employees report regularly working with team members remotely or in different locations.
3 - Social whirl - The Economist
Rumours of a bid by Microsoft for a social network highlight its clients’ growing appetite for setting up their own networks
4 – A tribute to Turing, the father of modern computing – Official Google Blog
Turing’s life was one of astounding highs and devastating lows. While his wartime codebreaking saved thousands of lives, his own life was destroyed when he was convicted for homosexuality. But the tragedy of his story should not overshadow his legacy. Turing’s insight laid the foundations of the computer age. It’s no exaggeration to say he’s a founding father of every computer and Internet company today.