Kabuto now integrates with Dropbox!

Working collaboratively on DropBox files is now easier than ever.  Link files from your Dropbox account directly into Kabuto, and share them with other team members in a secure environment. Team members can preview, @mention, and follow all linked Dropbox files just like any other document stored in Kabuto. 

To get started, simply sign in to Kabuto, select any Space, click “Add Files”, and select the Dropbox option. We hope you find this feature as useful as we do; give it a try and let us know what you think!

Kabuto's New File Sharing Web Application is Here!

You asked, we listened. We completely revamped the Kabuto web application to be faster, sleeker and even easier to use.

Stunning Redesign

From the color scheme and iconography to fonts and legibility, every aspect of the interface has been reconsidered to convey vital data at-a-glance.

Informative Dashboard

The all-new dashboard shows you the information that matters right away. A global feed brings each conversation across all your spaces together in one place.

Improved Navigation

Move through your spaces quickly and easily with our next-generation navigation bar. Filter, group and reorder spaces to find what you’re looking for with a single click.

The update is available now. Log in and experience the all-new product today.

10 Insightful Quotes from Top Social Business Leaders

If you are searching for a comprehensive list of today’s social business leaders, then look no further than Michael Brito’s list titled, “Top 25 Social Business Leaders That Influence Me.” As you can see, Michael, Group Director at WCG, a W2O Group company, has created a “Who’s Who of forward thinkers” in the growing social business & enterprise 2.0 landscape. Over the past few years, “working” as we know it, has changed dramatically. Due to perpetual innovation in technology, workers are now consistently connected with their colleagues and their clients. That’s a good thing and should be embraced within every organization and company to help drive their business to new heights.Being transparent and connected authorizes everyone to share their voice and expertise on a topic or situation discussed within and beyond the company walls. It creates an all-inclusive culture that is bonded together by shared goals or outcomes.  A community is formed, where the exchanging of information allows members to learn new ideas and access a greater diversity of perspectives. Michael’s list inspired me to get to know more about and learn from these leaders. Their viewpoints on why becoming a social and collaborative organization, takes a deep look into what the future of work will look like and how it will get there.

In the spirit of sharing and collaborating, I decided to read large amount content created by the Top 10 leaders and offer some quotes that stood out to me. I also included their Twitter handles in case you wanted to follow them and get more of their thoughts on the future of business.

  1. Rawn Shah: @rawn – “One thought duality remains: the word ‘social’ itself will fade into the normal operation of business, and the processes themselves are changed without having to refer to it as a separate idea.”
  2. Dion Hinchcliffe: @dhinchcliffe – “..interaction and collaboration amongst employees is the very lifeblood of the typical businesses.“
  3. Sameer Patel: @SameerPatel – “I’m of the thinking that most leadership styles give too much credit to good idea origination and by extension, “strategy”. I’ve always intently focused on crediting execution in my leadership roles. If you have a good idea, use it. If you have a way to improve on someone else’s idea, use that. Either way, move fast to execution. Rewarding an execution culture is far more useful in my book.“
  4. Chelsi Nakano: @chelsi – “What you really want Social Business initiatives to accomplish is an effect on behavior and the forming of real connections. “
  5. Mark Yolton: @MarkYolton – “Know your audience and what they value…focus there .”
  6. Sandy Carter: @sandy_carter - “Employee engagement drives client engagement.”
  7. Olivier Blanchard: @thebrandbuilder – “Social is something you are, not something you do.”
  8. Haydn Shaughnessy: @haydn1701 – “Cloud and mobile (and also peer-to-peer networks) enable us to do miraculous things like move massive amounts of data around at the press of a button.”
  9. Matt Ridings: @techguerilla - “To achieve an environment of effective collaboration for example requires ensuring certain traits are in place along with meaningful motivators.”
  10. Maria Ogneva: @themaria – “Isn't a Social Business basically a connected business — when people connect to people, ideas, resources and business processes? If connectedness is the mark of today’s society, then isn't Social Business just good business?”

Which of these quotes stood out for you? Are there other quotes that you think need to be on the list? Let us know via Twitter  - @KabutoApp

Jason

Are You Prepared for the Information On Demand Workflow?

Let’s face it. We want information and we want it now! Information provides us the ability to take action on a decision or adapt to any situation that you may find yourself in. No other tool in our recent lifetime has allowed us to consume the information we want, more so than the rise and proliferation of the smart-phone.A study analyzed by mobile technology consultant Tomi Ahonen and commissioned by Nokia, brought to life how integrated the smart phone has become in our culture. Here is a stat that stood out to, but did not surprise me. “In total, users check their smartphones an average of 150 times during a waking day of 16 hours, the research found.”  You know why that did not surprise me? That’s because I am one of the users that constantly checks their phone. My smart phone has become part of my fabric and when I don’t have it on me, I feel lost, vulnerable and unconnected. I can only imagine how people in business who are constantly on the road must feel if they forgot or lost their phone.

The anytime, anywhere workplace is knocking down the walls of the traditional workplace.  According to a Forrester study called, 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends, “..we characterize 29% of the global workforce as anytime, anywhere information workers -- those who use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and use many apps. The is number has risen from 23% of the global workforce in 2011 and will continue to rise…” Even though the office walls are coming down, business processes and collaboration, can’t be compromised in today’s need to have it now attitude.

Information is great to have, but it how an organization shares and uses it with their colleagues is more important. The traditional process begins with getting all of the correct parties together in a room and work together (collaborate) on what appropriate steps to take. But what if you can’t get everyone together in that one room? Collaboration and team can still take place, but don’t you even dare say email. Email conversations can be taken out of context, are long, cluttered, and eventually fall into a situation where someone sends the wrong attachment that totally derails everyone’s train of thought.

Don’t limit yourself to that. The power of mobile and cloud is much powerful than just email. Why not collaborate in the same interface where you share your information? I’ll let that question sink in a minute. Here is an equation that I came up with to help you answer that:

Cloud + mobile + real-time messaging + collaboration + storage + security = Kabuto

Kabuto will change how people & organizations will create, share, and store content in a secure system. Technology has made us more and more efficient. I would advise you to take advantage of it and think outside the “box”. Find out how.

A New Collaborative User Experience Has Arrived

Organizations today are focused on becoming more of a collaborative business. That requires tools and software applications that will help reach that goal. Luckily for them, Kabuto is here to offer a seamless and secure user experience.Ever worked with your colleagues on a file, sending updates back and forth with email? The email threads get longer and longer, which leads to frustration, confusion and then anger. Different versions of the file are everywhere and you don’t know which one to work on? Kabuto’s mission is to solve this challenge. Why don’t we communicate and collaborate in the same place we store our files?

Designed for mobile first, Kabuto combines the essential components of real-time messaging, task management, and secure cloud storage into a single and easy to use product. With email, the content is isolated and often taken out of context. As we all know if you have pleasant and memorable experiences with any product or service, you are more than likely to keep using said product.

Thinking about workflows, processes and time are factors that play a key role in how a business becomes innovative and collaborative. The user experience needs to break down the walls and connect employees with each other and with your customers at any time and location. Kabuto allows an open and transparent dialogue between employees globally, which will in turn make the work experience richer and more fulfilling for everyone involved. Take a look for yourself.

Jason