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Userplane continues to extend its clients' Flash-based communication tools for use in various aspects of social networking. The company continues to embrace the world market through innovative use of its Instant Communicator, Web Chat, and Web Recorder applications. The types of clients using social networking are diverse, coming from areas not usually thought of having a need for such services. ChosenNet, an online Jewish community; LDS LinkUp, a community for Latter-Day Saints; and French language networking site, Amidami, are using Userplane's Community Suite to enhance their communication abilities. CityCrowd, an online site offering social and professional services to busy professionals, is another Userplane client, equipping its products with an ever increasing number of media applications. Userplane is using Macromedia Flash technology to make users' online ... (more)

Social Computing Will Turn the Web World Upside Down

Since most any two words can and will be put together in this world, what with us being Homo Loquens and all, it is easy just to shrug when you hear new colloquies like 'social software,' 'social networking' or 'social computing' and dismiss them as just three more inevitable permutations in a world of whirling words and phrases. But this time, trust me, things are different. I would go so far as to say that "social computing," far from being just a random word-combo along the lines of wannabe duos like "air walking," "base jumping," "text messaging" and suchlike, is that fabled "New New Thing" (a reference to Michael Lewis's invaluable book of that name, documenting Netscape's Jim Clark's serial webpreneurship in the heady days of the Internet Boom 1.0). In other words, Social Computing is about to turn the Web world upside down. Before I explain how and why, let us ju... (more)

InteleCom Launches Web 2.0 Viral Communication Tools Through Its Social Network

InteleCom announced that its new Web 2.0 Social Network toksee successfully launched 3 new viral communication tools or widgets for easy copy and placement on websites and blogs. All 3 immediately received top rankings from Widgetbox. The toksee chat or video messaging widget allows toksee Members to talk with and see their friends and family who also have the toksee online conference system. The toksee guest chat widget can be emailed to multiple non-toksee Members for video conferencing. The most popular is the toksee instant messenger widget which can be placed on any website for audio-video instant messaging and chat and can be used for instant product information, customer service, technical support and a host of other functions. All three communication tools or widgets are viral and non-members can click them to join the toksee community and obtain these free ... (more)

Coaching na Copa

Percebemos que alguns profissionais usarão inteligentemente a desaceleração natural que ocorrerá no período da Copa para (re)iniciar o programa de Coaching.  Assim, para estimular a adesão nos meses de Maio/Junho/Julho, preparamos um pacote especial válido apenas para os 10 primeiros profissionais que se beneficiarão de um desconto especial de 10% no primeiro pacote contratado e para nosso portfólio: carreira, executivas, negócios e CNO - Chief Networking Officer. Tem interesse? Junte-se aos bons e seremos os melhores. Como cortesia, convidamos para uma sessão virtual de 15 minutos através de Skype (octaviopitaluga) ou Google Hang Out ([email protected]) No aguardo de uma oportunidade em serví-los.  Subscribe in a reader ... (more)

Dubes Joins Conseco as President, Conseco Insurance Group

CARMEL, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/20/05 -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that Michael J. Dubes has been named President of Conseco Insurance Group (CIG), reporting to Conseco's President and CEO, William Kirsch. "I am delighted to welcome Mike to Conseco as the president of CIG," Kirsch said. "Mike is a first-class individual and a proven leader with excellent credentials in the independent insurance channel. Mike's extensive industry experience and strong record of accomplishments will allow him to play a significant role in implementing our strategy for building Conseco into a premier insurance company serving Middle America. He is well known by the management team and thus will be able to make an immediate, meaningful impact." "I am very excited about joining the Conseco leadership team," Dubes said. "Conseco has a tremendous future, and I am enthusia... (more)

Chief Investment Officer of CNO Financial Group to Present at the 2013 Life Insurance Conference

CARMEL, Ind., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), today announced that Eric Johnson, EVP and chief investment officer, will present at the 2013 Life Insurance Conference on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  The conference, jointly hosted by LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, and ACLI, will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Johnson, who also serves as the president of 40|86 Advisors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, will speak on "Economic and Investment Outlook and Implications for the Life Insurance Industry."  Johnson will share his insight on the current economic conditions and trends, as well as current and prospective investment opportunities.  He will also share specific insights on how low interest rates are impacting the life insurance industry. A copy of Johnson's presentation w... (more)

Alfresco Gets Terribly, Terribly Social

Alfresco Software, the open source ECM play, is now Alfresco, the trendy open source Social Computing Platform for the enterprise. The content-searching REST-enabled apotheosis has been made possible by Alfresco integrating its ECM software with the "happening" Web 2.0 tools and services like Facebook, iGoogle, Adobe Flex, Skype, RSS Readers, TypePad, MediaWiki and WordPress. That way it can bring Web 2.0 social networking into the workplace, and business, in turn, can quickly tap into the "wisdom of the crowds," it says. Flex provides Alfresco's rich mashup architecture, and a way for Rich Internet Applications to be created on top of Alfresco, without the technology lock-in of Microsoft's competitive SharePoint, Alfresco sniffs. Alfresco is currently previewing its Google Gadgets for ECM, which will let businesses create, edit and manage content from within an iGoogl... (more)

Social Network Analysis Library Released As Open Source

In light of the explosion in social networking web sites (MySpace, FaceBook, Xanga) the field of social network analysis (SNA) is hotter now than ever before. A new open source library released (libSNA) helps social scientists and software developers rapidly create experiments and computer programs to understand emerging social networks. The sale of MySpace.com for $850 million to News Corp underscores the value and importance of social networks. Marketing gurus want to understand how to tap into social networks to maximize sales. Law enforcement officials want to minimize the risks that social networks pose to teens and children. Young adults in Generation Y want to get plugged into these networks. Does anyone really understand social networks? "I created libSNA out of necessity" says Washington, DC, based Abe Usher, a well-known information security expert and the d... (more)

New IFS Explorer and Excel Exporting Enhancements for IBM i

Building on over a decade of success with the database and file utility for the IBM i – Version 3.8 of the award winning Surveyor/400 is now available. Surveyor/400 is a GUI based application running on your desktop computer that makes working with IBM databases, libraries, files, and spool files on the IBM i easy. Surveyor/400 provides access to the power and stability of the IBM i on the following desktops: Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, and Windows. Work with files and database fields in a rich visual environment or jump to a 5250 green screen from within Surveyor/400. New IFS Explorer – Previously, many functions could be performed by browsing the IFS in the main Surveyor/400 window, but the new IFS Explorer allows file lists to be maintained in separate windows for an enhanced folder browsing experience. The IFS Explorer provides easier IFS navigation with a drop-dow... (more)

Top Ten Benefits of CRM

Dear Lee, I have worked in sales for the past fourteen years and have seen fads come and go. The latest is CRM that, my company has forced upon me. Isn’t CRM just another way for my company to act like BIG BROTHER to watch and monitor my every move? Stan, Tx Dear Stan, Would you board a commercial airline if you knew, 1) the plane was lacking a navigational system, 2) you would be flying to the busiest airport in the world without the aid of an air traffic controller or radar, and 3) the pilots would not have any radio contact to direct their take off or landing approach? Most likely not. CRM is not a fad nor is it a way for your company to act as BIG BROTHER! CRM is a navigational tool that, when used properly it will increase your profitability, productivity and enhance your customers buying experience. I believe that what you are really asking is, what is in it... (more)

CNO - Chief Networking Officer

In this article, we will discuss the paradigm shift that the modern world offers the global corporate market. Several challenges and opportunities are found embedded in various scenarios. Among these we can highlight the evolution in today's corporate world of a new business model. They could be called "virtual, agile and global networking enterprises".   A new business expertise is required; Business Network Management. The architect of a Business Network Management project is the CNO - Chief Networking Officer, someone with leadership responsibilities focused on the future. We are walking at large steps towards the society of knowledge, communication and entertainment. Knowledge is power that enables decision-making. Proper communication is what connects people in engaging and meaningful discussions. Entertainment is a common factor of interest to all people regard... (more)