Atom is a simple way to read and write information on the web, allowing you to easily keep track of more sites in less time. Atom is designed to be a universal publishing standard for personal content and weblogs. Atom feeds may be added to a Cluster's Industry News feed.
A blog (a combination of the words web log) is akin to an online diary or journal. Blogs live in groups and are authored by the group Manager or Moderator(s). They are archived in chronological order in the blog tab within each group for others to enjoy and comment on.
Clusters provide secure cloud hosted communities with integrated team workspaces including a collaboration toolset at the fingertips of all users. Each team member can select the tools best suited for their needs without extra costs, software downloads, or concern that others may not have access to compatible tools.
Each Cluster consists of Cluster Home and GroupsProTM pages. The Home page acts as the summary for all community activity and contains the Media Mosaic to highlight contextual content. Categories and icons can be customized or selected from a menu of existing sectors.
Clusters can either stand alone or live inside Knowledge Networks.
Community of Interest
Community of Interest is a community of people who share a common interest or passion. Participation in a community of interest can be compelling, entertaining and create a ‘sticky’ community where people return frequently and remain for extended periods. Frequently, they cannot be easily defined by a particular geographical area.
TallyFox surveys use cross tabulation to report results.
Cross tabulation is a statistical technique used in the analysis of survey results that establishes an interdependent relationship between two values but does not identify a causal relationship between the values. For example, a cross tabulation might show that water professionals with a PhD believe 5 times more often than those without a PhD that arsenic is the most important water contaminant affecting our health. Cross tabulation can be used to analyze the results of surveys that, for example, indicate a preference for certain solutions to issues based on which country the respondent resides.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
TallyFox CRMs are integrated within each Cluster and GroupsProTM, giving members a tool to manage relationships and assign tasks and milestones to members who are working together on a common project. CRMs include: alerts; notes; history; integration with email programs and surveys; campaigns and reports.
Discussions are extended communications consisting of threaded comments dealing with a particular topic.
Discussions begin in groups and can be selected as public or privat. Public discussions can be viewed on group, Cluster, and Network home pages to encourage broader engagement.
Private discussions will only be visible to members of the group where the discussion is taking place.
Each group has a documents tab where group members can upload and share documents. Public documents will also be displayed in the Cluster or Network Library, giving other members read-only access rights.
Documents can also be uploaded to meetings and shared with meeting invitees, on to a wiki page to highlight relevant content.
Documents have configurable access rights and revision control.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. http://drupal.org/
Written in PHP, Drupal is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine.
Drupal is free, flexible, robust and constantly being improved by hundreds of thousands of passionate people from all over the world.
Networks powered by TallyFox use Drupal as their core CMS framework.
EventFox is a TallyFox product that provides online communities and networking spaces conference for attendees to nurture business relations prior to and post a real world event.
Tailored features available for EventFox members include: smart scheduler for scheduling meetings between attendees; #tweets for real time event specific twitter; attendee, speaker and sponsor profiles; Who’s Who map; groups; discussions; event content library; Q&A knowledge bank; and SmartMatchPro expert search.
The Events tab on each Network and Cluster homepage provides a comprehensive list of global events that pertain to the Network theme or Cluster client.
Clusters have their own private Events list, and can elect whether to share them on the Network homepage as well.
A hashtag (hashtweet) is a tag embedded in a message posted on Twitter, consisting of a word prefixed with a hash that allows it to be sourced and grouped with other entries with the same hashtag appropriation.
This functionality groups Twitter microblogs on specific topics allowing the Cluster or EventFox managers or moderators to define the twitter stream.
Hosted solutions do not require in-house expertise to set up the software or infrastructure and typically have a lower total cost of ownership. Hosted solutions often allow users to automatically scale as they need to, allowing lower entry level costs.
Know-how allows you to define your expertise by selecting terms in the dropdown menus on your profile page or creating terms of your own. This allows you to be found by other members searching for your precise expertise.
Networks, Clusters and EventFox communities have their own dedicated Knowledge Bank.
The Q&A knowledge bank acts as an ‘Experts exchange’ where questions can be submitted directly or in relation to content published in the Media Mosaic.
Alerts are automatically sent when an answer or a comment is posted in response to your question.
Each Knowledge Bank also includes a summary of all poll results.
Knowledge Network Ecosystem
A Knowledge Network Ecosystem (KNE) is a purpose built platform that enables the building and sharing of knowledge in a bottom-up, networked and dynamic fashion as part of the normal workflow of the members.
The utilities provided in Networks powered by TallyFox have the specific purpose of identifying Know-how, sharing it and creating new insights that contribute to a continuous growth of clients’ knowledge capital.
TallyFox is the only provider offering an intelligent collaboration platform that lives inside a Knowledge Network Ecosystem allowing seamless integration of collaborative work with knowledge creation.
The Library is a central repository for all public content uploaded to a Cluster or a Network. Library content is accessible to all members by navigating to the main Library tab on the home page.
Maps are an efficient and effective way to display people, organizations, or crises around the world.
Crisis Map: Allow members to publish and bring awareness to areas that are in risk stressed situations or have already become crisis on their own such as they relate to the Network Cluster theme.
Who’s Who Map: Search for people by location and Know-How. Who's Who maps are available on Network, Cluster, Group and EventFox home pages and display members of each.
Organization Map: Find organizations by sector and keyword. The Organization Map is available to promote in the Media Mosaic. . Organizations can be added by Network and Cluster members.
The Media Mosaics frames deliver a variety of topical content designed to engage members and makes building Knowledge Bank easy. Mosaic frames are interactive where users can ask questions, comment, and bookmark and share the content internally and across the web. Questions, answers and comments made to Mosaic frame content is stored and searchable under the knowledge tab in the Q&A knowledge bank. Frame types include: Hot Topic; Events; EventFox; Who’s Who People; Who’s Who Organization; and Crisis Maps.
The Mosaic provides an easy way to share and retrieve content based on keywords. Frames can also be sorted by custom categories by clicking selections in the legend below the Mosaic.
All content resides in the Media Library which is accessible by the link below the Mosaic or the Hot topic tab at the top of the Network homepage.
A microblog is limited to 140 characters and is designed to keep the community aware of frequent news and bulletins of interest.
Microblogs can be used as status updates by Manager or Moderators of Networks, Clusters, Groups, and EventFox home pages.
A poll is a utility for gathering opinions that is posted on Network or Cluster homepages.
TallyFox polls are single questions with an unlimited choice for answers. They can be posted by the Network or Cluster manager or moderator.
Your professional profile represents you across the entire network, including any Clusters and EventFox Communities that you are a member of. How you complete your profile will determine how easy is it for others to find you based on expertise they are seeking.
Personal profiles include: professional expertise based on Know-How terms; biography; job title, company and role; recommendations; social flow links (LinkedIn, Facebook); where you work geographically; and your professional classifications.
Your professional information is public to Network or Cluster members unless you set your profile to hidden.
Short for Resource Description Framework. RDF details information such as a site's sitemap, the dates of when updates were made, keywords that search engines look for and the Web page's intellectual property rights.
Recommendations display commendation of a person as a validation from peers with regard to their professional know how.
Simply check the recommendations box next to each area of know-how on the profile of members you would like to recommend.
The number of recommendations and a link to each endorser is available on members profile pages.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to find and publish content on related themes in a standardized format.
An RSS document includes full or summarized text, links to full articles or webpages, publishing dates and authorship.
Each Cluster has a configurable RSS feed on the home page for Industry news. The easiest way to subscribe to this feed is to link it to your browsers bookmark toolbar. The Industry News RSS feed will then appear in your Bookmarks toolbar.
SAAS stands for Software as a Service. It is a software solution that is deployed over the internet hosted by the solution provider.
Networks powered by TallyFox provide collaboration solutions that are hosted in our secure private clouds located in a high security, high availability data center in Zurich Switzerland.
TallyFox SmartMatchPro™is expert search made easy.
SmartMatchPro™ identifies members with specific Know-How settings, tracks updates in real time and alerts you when new members join who match your search terms. Your personal SmartMatchPro™ settings can be selected in your Account dashboard. People and content matching the expertise that you are looking for are immediately identified.
Alerts will be sent to you when people and content show up that match your smart match settings.
Social Flow is represented by the different icons indicating a member’s personal social media badges, i.e., twitter, linked in or Facebook profiles.
Social Media uses web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media into social dialogues.
Social media on Networks powered by TallyFox has two forms.
One is on your personal, Cluster and group profile pages that list Social flow links (LinkedIn, Facebook...) for you, your group or your Cluster.
The second is the utility to easily share content from the Media Mosaic with social networking sites, inside Networks powered by TallyFox or by email.
TallyFox conducts commissioned surveys Network industry sector themes.
How TallyFox interactive surveys work:
1. When an interactive survey is initiated, the Cluster Manager constructs the survey by identifying the target respondent by filtering cross tabulation categories using the create survey tool.2. A sample is then drawn from the Cluster CRM of potential respondents.3. Selected respondents are sent an email to participate which includes a link directly navigating to the survey on TallyFox’s secure cloud.4. The email link for each survey is unique and expires after one use.5. The survey stays active until such time as it is deemed that the necessary numbers of respondents have completed the survey.6. Results are viewed in the Cluster Manager Administration panel by cross tabulation report
A tag is a keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (content, group, discussion, wiki) that allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.
Networks use two different types of Tags: Industry Tags and Keywords.
Industry Tags allow members retrieve information based on a common lexicon. Industry tags show up on the Tag cloud on the left column of Networks, Clusters and EventFox Communities.
Keywords are free tags that are mainly for personal information, or for smaller groups within a Network or Cluster to tag and retrieve content based on unique terminology. Key words are displayed in the tag cloud on the right column of groups.
When using advanced search, results for both industry tags and keywords are found.
Taxonomy is the science of classification. A taxonomy, or taxonomic ranking scheme, is a particular classification that arranges information in a hierarchical structure.
All Networks have professionally curated taxonomies that allow for easy search curation and retrieval of content. The taxonomy uses terms relevant to specific sectors within the industry to identify and classify data in the form of Industry Tags. Network and Cluster members assist in building the dynamic taxonomy that works to define a common lexicon for expertise.
Trending discussions showcases the most popular discussions taking place on Networks, Clusters or Groups.
This helps everyone to know what the "most popular" topics currently are and capturing them in a dynamic delivery allows the communities to understand the most interesting topic under discussion.
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which enables its users to send and read other users' short messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page.
Tweets are publicly visible by default; however senders can restrict message delivery to their followers list. Users may subscribe to other author tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers. All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website.
Networks powered by TallyFox interface with Twitter via the 'share' utility on Media Mosaic frames.
Web conferencing is synchronous (real-time) online meeting between two or more parties. This communication can combine voice and video communication as well as screen sharing, white boarding, document upload and real time chat.
Clusters support multiple concurrent Web Conference rooms each with up to 25 or 50 attendees. We support both VOIP audio and dial in numbers for numerous countries around the world.
Each Web conference has its own private, secure room with a unique pin number that is available only to attendees.
No software is required to download in order to use web conferencing on Clusters powered by TallyFox.
Wikis enable members of GroupsProTM to collaborate on, and create exportable documents.
Changes are tracked so that previous i versions of the Wiki can be viewed compared and if needed, reverted to. Wikis are organized with relevant pages and documents displayed in their correct chapter or sub-chapter tree structure for easy navigation.