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Key Dangers of Developing Many Custom Mobile Apps for Business

Key Dangers of Developing Many Custom Mobile Apps for Business
An important debate persists comparing the strategies of whether it’s better to have a single app tailored for all organisational needs versus multiple small micro-apps , each dedicated to very specific functions. Research shows the majority of people only use a fraction of the, on average, 42 apps they have on their mobile phones, with only 1 to 4 apps being used regularly. This is indicative of the fact that most are either reluctant to use so ...
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The Immense Importance of Enterprise Architecture for IT

The Immense Importance of Enterprise Architecture for IT
At Mumba Cloud we believe most decidedly in the power of excellent strategy and what it can achieve when executed effectively. One such strategic area of importance is Enterprise Architecture (EA) which provides a conceptual blueprint setting out the structure and operation of an organisation. The objective of Enterprise Architecture is to assess how best an organisation can optimise both its current and future objectives across specifically defi...
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Why you should avoid custom mobile app development for business

Why you should avoid custom mobile app development for business
Gartner estimates that by 2019 there will be 2,1 billion mobile phones in the world. Add to this the plethora of other mobile devices such as laptops and tablets and it becomes eminently clear why there is so much buzz surrounding enterprise mobile app development, both on and offline. Despite this, many companies lack clear direction as to how to develop their mobile apps. In this blog take a brief look at why Mumba Cloud's SaaS mobility solutio...
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Follow the Leader: Should CEO's Become Social Leaders?

Follow the Leader: Should CEO's Become Social Leaders?
Very few would not have played, or at least heard of the game, ‘Follow the Leader’ as a child. In addition, the term has been popularised in many contexts besides a game. The expression ‘Follow the Leader’ is still very valid in today’s business world when it comes to social media, including enterprise social networking. Two excellent blogs we recently encountered point out that CEO’s and other business leaders can play a vital role in encouragin...
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Internal Communications: The case for marketing to own it

Internal Communications: The case for marketing to own it
Because of its importance and immense value, internal communications is at the heart of what Mumba Cloud offers and delivers to many significant organisations across the world. Internal communications can be utilised for a host of key tasks within organisations but needs to be optimally managed. In addition it should also have both a strategy and plan that details exactly what an organisation's internal communications objectives are, and how thes...
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Internal Branding: The Power of Communications

Internal Branding: The Power of Communications
Your brand has the potential to be a considerable asset, so much so that in some instances brand comprises the most valuable component of a company’s entire net worth (e.g. the Virgin brand). Whilst most organisations focus on promoting their brands to their customers, many are unaware that great brands most often develop from the inside out. This means communicating with your management and employees in the most optimal and consistent manner wit...
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Enterprise Social Network Killer App: Content is Next-to-Worthless Without Context

Enterprise Social Network Killer App: Content is Next-to-Worthless Without Context
“Content is King” is the refrain we are always taught, but content is next-to-worthless without context . The way organisations have stored and managed their content has traditionally been quite poor at providing the context needed to understand it and in so many ways context is the “Killer App” that an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) can bring to an organisation’s knowledge. We all know how starting a new job can often be like attempting to solv...
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In Social Business, Teams That Understand Collaboration Score the Most Goals

In Social Business, Teams That Understand Collaboration Score the Most Goals
I’m watching a lot of World Cup Football at the moment, along with much of the world’s population, and while I know it may be a cliché to draw parallels between sport and business, I think the insight into collaboration is well explained when you look at how effective teams play together. Infact, I came across this article in Harvard Business Review recently that makes the point perfectly by looking at what businesses can learn from Tiki-Taka (ot...
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Enterprise Social Community Managers are Doing it for Themselves

Enterprise Social Community Managers are Doing it for Themselves
In the 1990s, “build it and they will come” was the mantra for the dot com boom when businesses were launching their own websites and merely praying traffic would arrive. However as businesses adapted by actively driving traffic using web advertising, they soon learned that you couldn’t simply buy your way to success. Today, the same mantra is also short-hand for describing best practice around making sure your Enterprise Social Network  (ES...
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Governance, Regulation & Compliance Meets Enterprise Social Networking

Governance, Regulation & Compliance Meets Enterprise Social Networking
Companies spend millions of dollars annually on various forms of regulatory compliance, be it government, industry or even self-imposed internal compliance. Compliance can range from occupational health and safety through to internal branding compliance within franchises. As new legislation is continually introduced, repealed or reformed the costs of conforming are increasing and management can sometimes spend more time focusing on compliance tha...
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“Social” - What’s in a name?

“Social” - What’s in a name?
In some ways, the Social Collaboration and Social Business Software industry has not helped itself by adopting the “Social” epithet. It has to some extent given these powerful and effective tools a bad name. We often find during the education process that we must overcome barriers to adoption caused by the various negative business connotations and perceptions this word conjures up.   Often the word “Social” can paint tools such as Enterpris...
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Moving Social Collaboration Tools from the Water Cooler to the Meeting Room

Moving Social Collaboration Tools from the Water Cooler to the Meeting Room
We call it the “Eyebrow Moment”. The moment in our sales meetings when our prospect’s eyebrows suddenly rise. They don’t know they're doing it but we are working towards this point. This moment is important because it's when they start to appreciate that Enterprise Social Collaboration is a serious and robust business tool, not merely a “nice to have”. We have been in the enterprise social networking industry for a while now and over the past cou...
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Social Collaboration Tools: 2 Sides of Disruption featured on CMSWire

Social Collaboration Tools: 2 Sides of Disruption featured on CMSWire
We recently had an article published on the popular US Technology Business website CMSwire.com which discussed how social collaboration tools are being misunderstood. The article has to date been Tweeted 120 times with a further 87 shares on LinkedIn - so it obviously struck a chord! What we are seeing is that both companies implementing collaboration software and the larger software vendors in general are totally misunderstanding the role of Soc...
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Social Collaboration is about Structured Outcomes, not “Happy Accidents”

Social Collaboration is about Structured Outcomes, not “Happy Accidents”
Far too often the focus of Social Collaboration evangelism is about the wonderful things that could happen when an organisation deploys an Enterprise Social Network (ESN); instead of what will happen. Decision makers are far more likely to respond to such a discussion than the “just deploy it and magic will happen” message that consistently floats around the industry. At Mumba Cloud we advocate very strongly that an ESN deployment is most success...
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Think Agile When Considering Return on Investment for Social Collaboration Tools

Think Agile When Considering Return on Investment for Social Collaboration Tools
Most significant business projects typically have short term and long term objectives, but executives often make the mistake of losing sight of one in the pursuit of the other. Too often this can spoil the ultimate appreciation of the project value on completion. Of course this can be the fault of the outsourced partner who might over-promise and under-deliver. But it can also be a problem customer-side as impatience for the grand vision clouds a...
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