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Application Event Streams – Attack of the Social Machines

Application Event Streams – Attack of the Social Machines


By: Hunter Richards
Accounting Market Analyst, Software Advice
on 3/9/2011

(Published per a request from Hunter Richard to post on this site – Great Article, thanks Hunter)

Application event streams – timely business intelligence (BI) updates that can be followed and discussed in a social activity stream – promise to kick-start conversations around critical business data.

We have all witnessed the value of Twitter and Facebook acting as critical communications networks in times of crisis… or just boredom. Yammer and Salesforce.com’s Chatter application apply these same concepts to business, enabling workers to share their thoughts and experiences in a social activity stream for the enterprise.

Now middleware vendor TIBCO is extending the conversation to include machines. The company’s Tibbr offering pulls application event data from existing systems and incorporates the data into an activity stream. Workers can take it from there, adding their own qualitative assessment of the data. Users can follow relevant event streams and form groups around related topics.

Social Media and Business Intelligence Converge
Enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems have created overwhelming troves of corporate data. BI tools provide a sophisticated means of summarizing and analyzing this data, but these tools have not become pervasive across the enterprise. Too often, they are limited to a few executives and business analysts. Social media concepts, when implemented with more traditional BI and middleware tools, present a new opportunity to disseminate and discuss intelligence gleaned from corporate systems.

Application event streams empower people to stay aware and discuss information as soon as it emerges. Just as Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized social interactions, the application event streams of new enterprise social systems like Tibbr can revolutionize how businesses collaborate when analyzing data.

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Link Building Best Practices – A Guide to Effective Link Building Methods

by SEOFocused.Com
submitted 11-02-2009

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Just to cover the ground, lets go over what link building is quickly. Link building is the process of building backlinks to your site. More backlinks (link form other sites to your site) a site has, higher it ranks on the search engines. Link building therefore is a mission of all money making webmasters.

Link building methods have changed form time to time and a specific method that worked yesterday may not work today anymore. This is due to changes in the industry over time and in some cases extreme abuse. If a specific link building method has been abused too much, then that method will not work anymore. It is therefore very important to know which link building method works today so that you can spend your time in a most productive way.

There are many link building methods out there today that work with some working better than others. Below are some of the today’s popular links building methods that work to some extent:

Article Submission: If you are reading this article, then you know that you can publish your own article on article directories. Not only you gain backlinks to your site from your published articles (see bottom of this article), you get some traffic as a bonus. Think of you reading this article. There can be many reading your published articles as well.

Article submission is a great way to building backlinks as it provides you with 100% relevant contextual backlinks that Google loves.

Directory Submission: Directory submission used to work lot better before but it is still a popular link building method that still works if done properly. How many web directories are out there as of this date is anyone’s guess but one thing is certain that most of the directories don’t worth submitting.

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