IDG Contributor Network: Docker draws distinctions between enterprise and community editions

Docker Inc., the company known for popularizing the concept of containers, is refining its business model and product portfolio by ‘containerizing’ Docker.

The company has renamed the Docker Commercially Supported (CS) edition to the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). It’s also changing the name of Docker Engine to Docker Community Edition.

But renaming isn’t the only change. “Docker Enterprise Edition is more than the CS Engine, as we’ve built a complete certification program around it for both container content and platform plugins on the Docker platform and announced partners,” said David Messina, SVP of Marketing, Docker Inc., in an email. “Additionally, we’ve made it modular, bundling several different options for organizations depending on their requirements.”

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Salesforce New Community Cloud Brings Big Data Analytics to Entire CRM

SalesforceCC 300x198 Salesforce New Community Cloud Brings Big Data Analytics to Entire CRMIt is not always easy for organizations to stay in touch with customers, partners and employees through home communities. With Salesforce’s new Community Cloud, companies can create their communities, in the LinkedIn style, but for their customers, partners and employees.

Built on the Salesforce Community Cloud Platform – via Connect API – companies can directly connect to Salesforce CRM and data sources and third-party systems. In this way, companies can deliver better service to their customers, more sales through partners and increase employee engagement. Salesforce research shows that digital communities guarantee 48 percent faster problem resolution, a 48 percent increase in employee engagement, 45 percent more customer satisfaction and 43 percent increase in sales through partners.

Community Cloud has a new feature called Targeted Recommendations which seeks to promote user engagement on these sites. The new feature, which is based on algorithms that analyze structured and unstructured data, is designed to bring members of the community the most relevant content, as inputs, resources, files and groups. The community managers can suggest content to specific information or an ad in the news and direct it to a group member type or a specific individual.

The second new feature now available is called Lightning Community Builder and Templates, and allows any business user community to deploy a customized, branded and optimized for mobile devices without the need to seek the help of IT. Companies can use Lightning Builder to create your own custom communities with custom applications. For example, a non-profit institution could build an application to organize volunteer events and incorporate it into the home page of your community.

Finally, Salesforce Connect for Google Drive Files is a new feature that allows community members to share any file created or stored in Google Drive. Thus, a marketing team could share a file from Google with the campaign planning group to easily access and work on it. You can also attach files within Google Drive to a record, as sales opportunities or service case.

According to IDC, the enterprise collaboration market was $ 1.24 billion in 2014, and the market expected to reach $ 3.5 billion in 2018, an annual growth of 23.1%. The sector as defined by IDC includes software for collaboration internally and externally. Other major players such as IBM Connections, Microsoft Yammer, Jive Software, Tibco Tibbr, Zimbra and SAP Jam also have a foot in this market.

Last year, Microsoft and Salesforce have signed a strategic partnership to create new solutions that will enable you to connect the platform and the CRM app to Windows and Office apps. The agreement provides that the Salesforce CRM solution is integrated with the Windows OS, the Azure cloud platform and the office suite Office 365.


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IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

The site, called DeveloperWorks Recipes, provides a base for developers to learn about how IoT systems work and how to create code to run these systems.

This is the second community site that IBM has set up in the past month. Last week, the company established DeveveloperWorks Open, to help developers collaborate on building open-source business software.

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The Community Roundtable Chooses Higher Logic as its New Community Platform

The Community Roundtable & Higher Logic

The Community Roundtable, a professional development network for community, social media and social business professionals, will launch a new community platform for its current member community, TheCR Network. It chose Higher Logic, an industry leader in cloud-based, online community platforms.

The Community Roundtable focuses on advancing the business of community through research, education and TheCR Network – an unparalleled resource for community professionals. Organizations around the globe, from Fortune 500 brands to associations and start-ups, leverage the power of their communities to achieve business goals more efficiently, collaborate more effectively and communicate more openly with their audiences. Higher Logic has been a pioneer of this community strategy, building dynamic, private online communities for organizations worldwide.

“Higher Logic offers a great platform and dedicated people who understand The Community Roundtable’s long-term strategy for TheCR Network,” says Jim Storer, co-founder of The Community Roundtable. “Their track record with over 500 clients proves they understand how to meet our needs for relationship building and member satisfaction.”

As best practices for community engagement and strategy continue to evolve, Higher Logic offers an organizational community model useful for any group, from communications and marketing to client support and recruiting. The cornerstone of the Higher Logic platform is a cohesive, collaborative environment for community members to engage and network with each other, surrounded by community management knowledge and resources.

TheCR Network’s members will interact with a platform that is fully responsive, including unlimited discussions and libraries, modules for events and ongoing programs and enhanced email functionality, all to help members connect faster and easily engage in the community on their own terms.

“The Community Roundtable is a major thought leader in the community space,” says Hunter Montgomery, Higher Logic’s chief marketing officer. “We are excited to have them as a community partner, and look forward to great input and feedback from them regarding our product. We also hope to see them participating and asking questions on the Higher Logic Users Group (HUG), where we’ve put our own community platform to practice for our clients.”

The new community announcement follows the release of The Community Roundtable’s State of Community Management Report 2015, sponsored by Higher Logic.

About Higher Logic

Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms, with over 25 million engaged members in more than 200,000 communities. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together, by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay energized.

Higher Logic aims to empower relationship building and foster community evolution, which we believe are the fundamental elements to the long-term relevance of any organization. There’s no denying the power of community—by fostering its growth, you can open up a world of possibility. Tap into the power your community can generate for you. Learn more at http://www.higherlogic.com.

About The Community Roundtable

The Community Roundtable was established in 2009 as a professional development network for community, social media and social business professionals, providing an extensive array of training, tools, research and advisory services to members and enterprise customers both in and outside of the U.S. The CR Network gives members access to exclusive connections, events, training and resources, as well as immediate support from TheCR and peers from over 100 organizations in community and social business roles. TheCR’s Community Maturity Model has been adopted by customers worldwide as a framework to start, build and grow communities, and the annual State of Community Management provides in-depth analysis of the growth and maturation of community management.

Clients come from 100+ organizations, including SAP, Aetna, IEEE, H&R Block, Walgreens and CA Technologies. To learn more about TheCR Network, advisory services, tools and research, visit http://www.communityroundtable.com or follow on Twitter at @TheCR.