Why The World Needs to Get OpenSocial@Work


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Find out what the OpenSocial Foundation (@opensocial) is all about! Social business is all the rage and there's a flood of social applications. What's missing - and what @opensocial provides -is a way to make sure all your enterprise apps can be social together!

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Why The World Needs to Get OpenSocial@Work

  1. 1. Why The World Needs OpenSocial@Work January 5, 2014
  2. 2. Why OpenSocial@work • Interacting with other people is a basic human need – at work and at play • At work, people need to collaborate to get things done • Barriers between work systems... HR Systems | Sales Systems | Accounting Systems | Marketing Systems | Project Management Systems | Workflow Systems | ... ...inhibit collaboration, reduce productivity and limit velocity OpenSocial@work standards allow all enterprise applications to be social together so people can interact seamlessly at work 2
  3. 3. Why OpenSocial@work Standards Standards Unleash Productivity The shipping container standard increased trade 790% over 20 years 3 “Estimating the Effects of the Container Revolution on World Trade“, by Daniel Bernhofen, Zouheir El-Sahli and Richard Kneller, Lund University, Working Paper 2013:4, February 2013
  4. 4. How Did Shipping Containers Unleash Trade? Cost or Activity Before Container Standard After Improvement $5.83 $.16 3,544% 1.7 30 1,665% Theft of Cargo Rampant Minimal Insurance Cost High Low Loading Cost per Ton Ton per Hour Loaded onto Ships OSF Believes Standards for Application Integration Can Yield the Same Magnitude of Benefits for Enterprises, Developers and ISVs 4 The Economist, Why have containers boosted trade so much? http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/05/economist-explains-14
  5. 5. OpenSocial@work for Enterprises • Fewer platforms to support • Speedier and Less Costly (Social) Web Application Integration • Happy end users who can do simple yet powerful things like link a Jive group to a Box folder with bidirectional comments and get real-time engineering activity from Jira into IBM Connections activity streams That’s OpenSocial@work 5
  6. 6. OpenSocial@work for App Developers • Access installed bases of IBM Connections, Jive and a growing list of major platform players (SAP, Tibco) • Reduce development and maintenance costs and speed time to market 6
  7. 7. OpenSocial@work for Systems Integrators • Radically simplified integration environment • Increased productivity • More reusable tech (fewer one-off projects) 7
  8. 8. Towards OpenSocial@work Standards • Joint OSF/W3C workshop in August 100+ attendees • New OSF spec work in Social Web WG; align with HTML5 web components, ActivityStrea.ms and PubSubHubBub efforts • Partnership with Open Mobile Alliance on mobile/social standards 8
  9. 9. Towards OpenSocial@work Standards A standard social vocabulary allowing any social app to talk to any other social app with minimal integration time and cost 9
  10. 10. Get OpenSocial@work • Right Now - Apache shindig - OS Spec 2.5.1 • Coming Soon... - Activity Stream 2.0 - Incubation of reference deployments 10
  11. 11. Get In Touch www.opensocial.org officers@opensocial.org @opensocial Name John Mertic Andy Smith Matt Marum Greg Wallace Role President Executive VP VP, Projects VP, Marketing Day Job Community Manager and Solution Architect, SugarCRM Software Engineer, IBM Sr. Software Engineer, SugarCRM Engagement Manager, Philosophy IB www.LinkedIn.com/in jmertic pub/andy-smith/4/8a3/643 mgmarum gtewallace 11
  12. 12. Thank You!