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People Are Spending More Time In Mobile Apps Than On The Web | Social Media Today

People are spending more time inside mobile applications on average than they are on the web, according to an analysis from Flurry, a mobile analytics firm.

Flurry measures the time people spend in apps through its own direct analytics. It got numbers for the web using public data from comScore and Alexa. The analysis is somewhat imperfect, but even if you judge it solely on a directional basis you can see mobile apps are consuming more and more time.

So what are people doing in those apps? Gaming and social networking, which absorb 79% of people’s time, according to Flurry. The rest is news, entertainment, and other apps.

Posted at 5:06pm and tagged with: mobile, apps, social business, trends, Web, culture, it infrastructure, commerce,.

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People Are Spending More Time In Mobile Apps Than On The Web | Social Media Today
People are spending more time inside mobile applications on average than they are on the web, according to an analysis from Flurry, a mobile analytics firm. Flurry measures the time people spend in apps through its own direct  analytics. It got numbers for the web using public data from comScore  and Alexa. The analysis is somewhat imperfect, but even if you judge it  solely on a directional basis you can see mobile apps are consuming more  and more time. So what are people doing in those apps? Gaming  and social networking, which absorb 79% of people’s time, according to  Flurry. The rest is news, entertainment, and other apps.

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Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business | Fast Company

IBM is moving itself and its clients well beyond social media into a new era of collaboration, insight sharing, and lead generation it calls social business.

It takes extraordinary chutzpah to promote a vision before it can be fully realized by your audience let alone your company. IBM did just that in 1997 when it introduced the notion of e-business. Fourteen years later, it is doing it again with a concept they call socialbusiness. Given its prescience about e-business, a concept that radically transformed how companies buy and sell their products, it is hard to dismiss their latest idée fixe.

That said, getting your arms around this grandiose idea is not easy. Ethan McCarty, Senior Manager of Digital and Social Strategy at IBM, spent the better part of an hour with me explaining the ins and outs while providing specific examples of how IBM is testing various social business approaches both internally and externally. In the end, I came away with these seven reasons why just about every company should be thinking about becoming a social business.

Posted at 10:52am and tagged with: social business, Ethan McCarty, commerce, social media, Enterprise 2.0, new intelligence,.

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Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business | Fast Company
IBM is moving itself and its clients well beyond social media into a new  era of collaboration, insight sharing, and lead generation it calls  social business.
It takes extraordinary chutzpah to promote a vision before it can be  fully realized by your audience let alone your company. IBM did just  that in 1997 when it introduced the notion of e-business. Fourteen years  later, it is doing it again with a concept they call socialbusiness.  Given its prescience about e-business, a concept that radically  transformed how companies buy and sell their products, it is hard to  dismiss their latest idée fixe.
That said, getting your arms around this grandiose idea is not easy. Ethan McCarty,  Senior Manager of Digital and Social Strategy at IBM, spent the better  part of an hour with me explaining the ins and outs while providing  specific examples of how IBM is testing various social business  approaches both internally and externally. In the end, I came away with  these seven reasons why just about every company should be thinking  about becoming a social business.

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The Virtual Center, IBM Global Business Services’ 3D, voice-enabled, and web-based collaboration complex, is open for social business.

IBMers need to meet and work with each other — and with clients, business partners and external contacts — every day. But as the business world becomes more global and travel becomes more constrained, “face to face” collaboration becomes harder to come by. Through the GBS Virtual Center, you can connect and communicate with colleagues in ways that transcend traditional voice or online channels. And you can do real work in an immersive, easy-to-use 3D environment that is voice-enabled and web-based.

Based on IBM partner Avaya’s web.alive platform, the GBS Virtual Center is a 3D, avatar-based venue ideal for a wide range of business gatherings such as team meetings, group brainstorms, client presentations even analyst/press briefings. The GBS Virtual Center offers intuitive controls and wide-ranging capabilities:

  • Advanced 3D, spatial audio for natural voice conversation
  • An auditorium for up to 50 attendees, smaller conference rooms for more intimate get-togethers, ample informal gathering areas
  • State-of-the art presentation tools, document- and desktop-sharing
  • “Web walls” for sharing any Internet content, including video or animation
  • The ability to secure rooms to accommodate private discussions.
  • Easy avatar customization and simple navigation controls

To schedule a tour or inquire about an event or meeting, please leave a comment.

Posted at 7:52pm and tagged with: social business, virtual center, IBM, new intelligence, 3D, avatar, collaboration, web.alive,.

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The press release tells a broader story, highlighting Cummins ability to use Notes Traveler to improve productivity for their 40,000 employee workforce.

Cummins Inc (NYSE: CMI) is a global leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines, power generation systems and related products and technologies. A Fortune 500 company with 2010 revenues of $13.2 billion, Cummins has approximately 40,000 employees in 353 locations in 190 countries. Cummins is the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world. 

The ability to collaborate from a smart, mobile device enables Cummins employees to be more productive in more places because they can access mail, calendar, contacts, and to do lists anywhere in the world.  In the future, the promise of mobile computing expands “true” business capability enabling new business paradigms ranging from performing diagnostic tests while working on top of large engines to taking parts inventory and finalizing parts distribution logistics to having instant access to comprehensive business analytics that reflect a business unit’s growth in a key market segment. 

“Cummins’ workers have benefited from the use of IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and its functions have been well integrated into our model of how we work and help to increase the productivity of our workforce overall.  We look forward to expanding our use of IBM mobile collaboration applications in order to enhance the flexibility and on demand features that allow workers to work where they want to work,” said Eric Christian, Director, Global Architecture and Security, Cummins.

Posted at 10:38am and tagged with: mobile, apps, social business, Connectiions, Traveler, Sametime, Cummins, productibity, commerce,.