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Trafcom News 118: Successful enterprise collaboration

Jarrod Gingras

Jarrod Gingras

Choosing software for enterprise collaboration is no easy feat, with all the options available today. In this edition of the Trafcom News Podcast, Jarrod Gingras of Real Story Group discusses some of the steps you need to take to navigate this process successfully.

Jarrod is an analyst at Real Story Group, covering technology across the enterprise information landscape, including Web content management and enterprise content management. He has more than 10 years of experience in the content technology industry, after starting his career as a Web developer and information architect. I met him at the IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen this spring.

Here are the show notes:

00:01 Introduction and welcome

01:33 Interview with Jarrod Gingras begins. Steps suggested by Jarrod:

  • Start with the problem you want to solve, not a list of technical requirements.
  • Test vendors from both a technical and a partner perspective. Don’t fall in love with a slick demo!
  • Negotiate a deal throughout the section process.
  • Do your homework.

16:04 Discussion of trends in enterprise collaboration; not needing to “go” somewhere else to be social; no walled gardens.

21:10  Comments from Kurt Kragh Sorenson, Pawel Banaszak and Ivalo Andreassen

23:44 Where to send comments; email donna at trafcom dot com or comment here on the show blog.

Theme music for Trafcom News Podcast is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from Music Alley.

About Donna Papacosta

Writer, speaker, podcaster, communications and social media consultant, content marketer and curator. As a consultant, I emphasize the importance of storytelling and relationship-building, and enjoy helping people understand how today’s technology, combined with tried-and-true tactics, can help them communicate better with employees, customers and prospects. In other words: Share your story, build your business.

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