A social graph for businesses: HP’s ‘Collective Project’ project demonstrates the power of enterprise social networking
By creating an intelligent, context aware system, each employee has complete access to the full scale of organisational knowledge at their fingertips from the moment that they log on. A user can locate experts; discover published content and analysis of work topics in a fast and easy-to-use manner. This automated method of connecting people with colleagues and content saves the organisation the considerable time which is wasted on locating relevant experts or solutions to problems which in any enterprise may already have been solved by other employees.
The power of the enterprise social network lies in the empowerment of employees. File sharing and social connections expose insight into the organisation’s professional knowledge via the use of advanced analytics algorithms and clear user visualisation. By automating user participation and analysing documents, emails and working patterns to spot experts the burden of ‘training the system’ is removed from the user.
Social platforms and networks commonly suffer from two barriers. The first is acquiring users and the second is to create an environment in which they are actively participating and creating content. For enterprises that have invested into building social technologies into their intranets, this can mean that those investments are not returned, if users are not proactively taking time to engage with the new system.
The resulting technology can:
- Automate participation for users at work, removing the task of uploading content to another network or intranet
- Analyse work products generated by individuals (such as documents and e-mail correspondence topics) and presents them as a ‘social graph’ of organisational data
- Identify experts within an organisation based upon the work products they create and the files they access – making it easy for employees to build better teams
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