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Denovati SMART Blog Posts

Denovati SMART Blog posts explore the applications and implications of social and digital technologies in organizations from both conceptual and tactical perspectives. Focusing on both opportunities and challenges, the Denovati SMART Blog is primarily targeted to organizational leaders and others who are in the early stages of climbing their social media and digital technology learning curves. People with more advanced knowledge can also benefit from the ideas conveyed, in addition to adding their own expertise and perspectives by commenting on specific posts and contributing their own content.

  • The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

    The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

    As organizations become digital enterprises, various business functions – and the professionals who work in them – will be digitally transformed as well. External applications of social and digital technologies like marketing and sales are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal applications and implications will be far more extensive and significant, and virtually all functions and jobs will have a digital dimension to them. This essay offers food for thought and examples along these lines…

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  • Long Live the SMinOrgs Community (via Denovati)

    Long Live the SMinOrgs Community (via Denovati)

    Five years ago we established the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs Community) website. Today it was officially retired. Soon it will disappear from cyberspace, but its mission and spirit continue on through The Denovati Group. (December 16, 2014)

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  • We’re All Becoming Tech Workers… And We Need to Be Ready

    We’re All Becoming Tech Workers… And We Need to Be Ready

    As the Digital Era continues to progress and social and digital technologies become more fully integrated into not just the work we do, but how we do it, there's an increasing need for all workers to be digitally literate and competent. Here are some of the things organizations, organizational leaders, and individuals can and should do to increase current capabilities and lay a foundation for ongoing growth and development. (November 24, 2014)

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  • Our Social Media and Digital Technology LinkedIn Group

    Our Social Media and Digital Technology LinkedIn Group

    Denovati's Social Media and Digital Technology LinkedIn group provides a forum for exploring individual, organizational, social and economic implications of digital technology, including social software, mobile, data/analytics, and cloud computing. The emphasis is on the intersection of people and technology, including communication, collaboration, human capital management, learning, change, etc. (November 17, 2014)

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  • LinkedIn Activity: Trying to Manage the Virtually Unmanageable

    LinkedIn Activity: Trying to Manage the Virtually Unmanageable

    This article attempts to help intermediate and advanced LinkedIn users understand how their LinkedIn activity is broadcast and shared with other users, and provides recommendations for the best approaches to managing that activity within LinkedIn's constraints. It provides a comparable assessment and recommendations for filtering and managing other people's LinkedIn activity as well. (November 6, 2014)

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  • Technology-Focused Career Options for Women: Virtually Limitless

    Technology-Focused Career Options for Women: Virtually Limitless

    Framing digital technology as a means to an end rather than an end unto itself can help girls and young women in particular realize the diversity of career options for women available in the Digital Era. This knowledge can in turn encourage them to pursue areas of study and choose professional paths that combine topics about which they're passionate and knowledgeable with technology. (October 31, 2014)

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  • Women in Technology: Promoting a Broader Perspective

    Women in Technology: Promoting a Broader Perspective

    For many, the notion of "women in technology" is focused on computer science and the tech industry. Should the definition be so narrow? Do we really want to send the message to girls and young women that aspiring to be coders and tech entrepreneurs is the best (or only) way they can make a professional contribution in the Digital Era? This essay offers a broader perspective. (October 28, 2014)

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  • What Does it Mean to be a Leader and Thrive in the Digital Era?

    What Does it Mean to be a Leader and Thrive in the Digital Era?

    To be a leader in the Digital Era requires complementing and extending traditional leadership competencies with a new set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that reflect today's realities and embrace tomorrow's possibilities. Making the necessary changes will require both rational and affective shifts among leaders, starting with the recognition that digital technologies are now the norm. It's a brave new world - even if they want the old one back! (October 22, 2014)

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  • Denovati SMART Resources…. Get Smarter

    Denovati SMART Resources…. Get Smarter

    Denovati SMART Resources have been restructured based on learner focus rather than content type, with resources targeted to individual professionals, small organizations, larger organizations, and organizational leaders. We have also streamlined our topical areas to better reflect the subjects and issues people are most interested in. (October 12, 2014)

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  • LinkedIn Company Pages: A Worthwhile Investment?

    LinkedIn Company Pages: A Worthwhile Investment?

    LinkedIn Company Pages once held a lot of promise, but their value has becoming increasingly limited over time. Most organizations can now probably either live without them or restrict their usage to a simple organizational profile. This article assesses the past and current state of the feature and offers guidance on the most practical ways to leverage it. (September 23, 2014)

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