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Colin is the COO and Co-founder of Shelf.io and a 2x software entrepreneur.

How Knowledge Management Makes Chatbots Better

According to a recent study, 40% of millennials claim to use chatbots on a daily basis. This astounding number highlights the importance of AI technology in the commercial world. However, chatbots are inherently limited. These programs are only as smart as the rules and algorithms used in their creation. […]

By |2019-08-08T16:06:58+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge Management|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Knowledge Management Makes Chatbots Better

How AI Empowers Your Chatbots

Chatbots are quickly becoming an essential part of delivering customer service. According to a study by IT experts Spiceworks, up to 40% of businesses with 500 or more employees will have active chatbot or AI assistants by the end of 2019. These businesses have discovered the incredible benefits of using AI-related technology in their daily tasks. The right system improves customer interactions without investing in expensive overhead like manpower and training. […]

By |2019-08-08T16:07:21+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How AI Empowers Your Chatbots

Save 10 Hours per Month with these 7 Productivity Tips

Information Overload is a funny thing. We can all relate to it because it annoys each and every one of us. I’m willing to bet that in the past month, 90% of the people reading this have clenched their fists, thrown their arms into the sky, and shouted “WHERE THE $&@# IS ________!?” Or at least you thought about it. That’s because the inability to locate something – typically information – is one of the most common byproducts of Information Overload. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:33:59+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Information Overload, Productivity|2 Comments

Why We’re Launching on Product Hunt

On September 27th 2017, Shelf is launching its knowledge sharing solution on Product Hunt. For all of you who are new to Shelf, we offer a content sharing platform that helps distributed teams organize, declutter, and instantly find their most important resources in one place. Why are we so interested in helping distributed teams? Because our startup was distributed from the beginning. Since Day 1, we’ve had offices in different parts of the world, and the use of web technologies and cloud platforms is baked into our company DNA. But it goes even deeper than that. Even before Shelf came into existence, the founding team spent years working in similar setups and building knowledge management platforms. We [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:00:51+00:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Product Update|Comments Off on Why We’re Launching on Product Hunt

Shelf CEO’s Article Featured on Fast Company

Everyone on the Shelf.io team was extremely excited to see our CEO’s article featured on the home page of Fast Company this past weekend! In this column, Sedarius Perrotta talks about how the month he spent living with the Tucano tribe of the Amazon forever shaped his career and helped guide him on his entrepreneurial journey. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:36:37+00:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shelf CEO’s Article Featured on Fast Company

Shelf’s Collaborative Web Clipper Featured on the Google Chrome Store!

Over the course of the past week, the Shelf Collaborative Web Clipper (CWC) was featured on the home page of the Extensions section of the Google Chrome Store. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:51:26+00:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Chrome, Group Content Sharing, Productivity|Comments Off on Shelf’s Collaborative Web Clipper Featured on the Google Chrome Store!

User Stories: Knowledge Sharing Across a Global Community

The Shelf User Stories series is meant to help prospective users understand why different businesses and organizations have chosen to use Shelf. In this interview with Kate Elci, Program Director at the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI), she explains how Shelf evolved from being a tool to manage content for the organization’s staff to a knowledge hub for it’s 500+ program participants and alumni. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:14:28+00:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Group Content Sharing, Learning Community, User Stories|Comments Off on User Stories: Knowledge Sharing Across a Global Community

Is it Time to Consider Migrating to Google Apps?

Shelf’s Ask the Expert interview series explores a variety issues that impact workplace productivity. In this interview with Michael Spadaro, CEO of Profound Cloud, Shelf Founder Colin Kennedy picks Michael’s brain on migrating from on prem IT infrastructure to the cloud, with a particular focus on Google Apps. Michael touches on a number of topics including: 1) indications that it’s time seriously consider migrating to the cloud, 2) best practices for implementing this IT transition, and specific things to keep in mind when moving to from on prem to Google Apps. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:08:50+00:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Ask The Expert, Cloud Trends, Productivity|Comments Off on Is it Time to Consider Migrating to Google Apps?

Shelf User Stories: A Library for the Organization’s Best Information

The Shelf User Stories series is meant to help prospective users understand why different businesses and organizations have chosen to use Shelf. In this interview with Pol Stafford, Nerd-in-Chief at Partners in School Innovation, we learn about the process Pol and the team at Partners went through to identify to right web application for their resource library. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:09:54+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Content Curation, Learning, User Stories|Comments Off on Shelf User Stories: A Library for the Organization’s Best Information

Shelf User Stories: Lesson Planning and Knowledge Sharing in a Classroom Setting

The Shelf User Stories series is meant to help prospective users understand why different groups and organizations have chosen to use Shelf. In this interview with Carolyn Feenaghty, a Special Education Teacher for the New York City Department of Education, we talk about how Shelf helps streamline various day-to-day tasks such as lesson planning and knowledge sharing with teaching assistants and the parents of special needs students. […]

By |2019-08-13T17:10:56+00:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Learning, User Stories|Comments Off on Shelf User Stories: Lesson Planning and Knowledge Sharing in a Classroom Setting
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