Is this 1992 or 2013? Microsoft, IBM, RIM Reinvent Themselves for the Social, Collaborative Enterprise

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the social software company, today released 2013 predictions for the industry by CEO and co-founder Yaacov Cohen. Cohen sees social and collaborative processes becoming fully integrated into business workers’ daily habits, as opposed to being individual silos supported by a separate set of tools. Specifically, the proliferation and adoption of Microsoft’s SharePoint and IBM’s Connections place these traditional enterprise leaders back in the center of the business with key social collaboration platforms. And RIM’s re-entry into the enterprise mobile market with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 (BES 10) and BlackBerry 10 devices will signal its renaissance as a secure mobile player in the enterprise.

“Social interactions and collaboration will become an integral part of employees’ daily workflow and business processes. Users will not be relegated to an isolated set of productivity tools,” said Cohen. “The integration between collaboration/social products and enterprise business software will breathe new life into old behemoths. Most notably, the emergence of meaningful activity streams in enterprise applications will become mainstream.”

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harmon.ie provides software solutions to advance the social user experience by aggregating document collaboration, enterprise social networking and other social tools into the email client and mobile devices. Thousands of businesses including Continental Corporation, BearingPoint and Amway use harmon.ie to vastly increase user adoption of applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections, and Google Docs for social and collaboration functions. harmon.ie is a Microsoft Gold Competency ISV Partner. For more information, visit .

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