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  • @opensocial intro slideshare

    Posted in News on February 10, 2014

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    What’s @opensocial all about?  Why does it matter to enterprises, to app developers and to SIs?  Check out this short slideshare to see how @opensocial standards can radically reduce integration costs and speed time to market.

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  • How To Solve The Biggest Enterprise Application Problems With Open Technologies

    Posted in News on January 20, 2014

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    IBM Connect is right around the corner and I’m really looking forward to meeting all the enterprise architects, IBM partners and IBMers who are leading the definition and adoption of Open Technologies, including OpenSocial.

    I’ll be co-presenting a session on Tuesday called “Unlock Social Integration Secrets with the Latest Open Technologies” (full session details below).

    The topic is one I think will resonate very well, especially if you see any of the following questions being ones you run into on a regular basis…

    • Do you have data silos emerging between your apps that need to be connected?
    • Are you facing increasing needs of integrating mobile data?
    • Is the pain of dealing with multiple APIs that share nothing in common causing support headaches?
    • Is dealing with cloud diversity becoming a sticky situation?
    • Do you struggle with integrating with systems outside your corporate firewall?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you aren’t alone. I talk with companies every day that  face these challenges.  … Read the rest

  • New OpenSocial Project for Activity Streams Action Handlers

    Posted in News on January 8, 2014

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    As the new OpenSocial VP of Projects, I am really excited to announce that James Snell (IBM) and I have started a new OpenSocial@Work project for 2014.

    The project Activity Streams Action Handlers (or Action Handlers for short) focuses on expanding and elaborating Actions in the current Activity Streams 2.0 draft.

    What Are Actions?

    Actions make activity streams interactive in a standardized way.  Action Handlers provide a flexible mechanism where actions can be handled or “carried out” in a consistent and portable manner across activity stream applications.  For example, a common action that you see within activity streams is Share.  Right now, every activity stream does Share in their own special way.  But this means that if I create an activity and post it to an activity stream, I don’t have any control over what happens when users later Share it.  This problem is further exacerbated if I want to post the same activity to multiple activity streams that all Share differently.  … Read the rest