Our monthly summary of worldwide technology conferences returns with a run-down of what’s on in October 2013. HeyStaks will host a booth at the Dublin Web Summit on October 30th and 31st, so if you’re attending make sure to pop over to us to say hello!
General Business & Technology Events
- Aug 7-9, Mixwest, Indianapolis, USA
- Aug 9, unSexy 2013, Mountain View, CA, USA
- Aug 11-14, SXSW V2V Las Vegas 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Aug 18-20, XChange Washington 2013, Washington DC, USA
- Aug 19-22, Inbound 2013, Boston, USA
- Aug 21-22, IT Sourcing and Procurement Summit, San Francisco, CA, USA
- Aug 26-29, ITExpo, Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Aug 28-29, The Next Web Latin America, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Big Data and Analytics Events
- Aug 1-2, eHealth Initiative’s 2013 National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare, Washington DC, USA
- Aug 5-7, HP Vertica Big Data Conference, Boston, MA, USA
- Aug 11-14, KDD 2013 – The 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Chicago, IL, USA
- Aug 21-23, SSTD 2013: 13th Int. Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases, Munich, Germany
- Aug 25-28, The 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Niagara Falls, Canada
- Aug 26-30, VLDB 2013, Riva Del Garda, Italy
- Aug 27-28, Big Data Schweiz, Zurich, Switzerland
- Aug 03-04, MNCApps 2013, Chandigarh, India
- Aug 15-16, ICMCNA 2013: International Conference on Mobile Communications, Networking and Applications, Venice, Italy
- Aug 19-21, MoWNet 2013, Montreal, Canada
- Aug 27-30, MobileHCI 2013, Munich, Germany
Consumer Web Events
SharePoint is many things to different companies. To some, it’s a document management platform with an enterprise-grade, federated search system; to others it functions as a communication platform, corporate intranet, project management portal, and scheduling tool and for others still it’s a content management system for hosting websites. While this is a diverse range of use cases, each of them represents two central underlying goals – information access, and collaboration for employees. Indeed, SharePoint may be used in many senses as a complete knowledge management system – with appropriate supporting offline processes (we’ll discuss how HeyStaks automatically behaves as a knowledge management system in a future post!).
While most companies who use it view SharePoint as a way to encourage collaboration within their employee population, many do not fully realize its collaborative potential and instead use it merely as a document storage and retrieval system. This is partly due to SharePoint’s architecture, which puts too much focus on documents and not enough on users and partly due to the complexity of SharePoint itself, which can be daunting in the absence of a dedicated administrator resource. Jeremy Thake provides an overview of the evolution of Sharepoint social & collaboration capabilities from its early days to 2013.
In this post we’ll see how difficulties in maximising SharePoint social features can deter companies from taking full advantage. We’ll also see how the HeyStaks extensions for SharePoint can help companies use the platform in better and more dynamic ways.