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The “social” trend is part of something bigger ... much bigger: the coming convergence of social, mobile, cloud, and big data.

Social technologies can be applied to customer-facing applications and to employee.

We’ll take a quick look at some early adopters of social business, followed by fly-by of some of the hottest companies in the work media.

Looking at social business from a business model point of view may help further understand the benefits and challenges.

Early social business pioneers are reporting positive benefits as they begin to confirm the opportunities promised by social technologies.

Some say that we, humans, have always been social. The rise of social technologies enables people to finally fulfill their innate desire to become more connected to one another.

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A list of links to other useful tools and resources that you may find useful as a supplement to the information offered on the ‘Social Business’ report.

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