Socialcast blogs bring you the latest trends and best practices for enterprise social networks, to help you harness them to boost productivity, employee satisfaction, and business performance across your organization. Drawing on our own and others’ experience and insights, we’ll provide you with a stream of fresh ideas, stimulating insights, and thought-provoking commentary. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.
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90 days of preparation, 48 hours of execution: All Managed in Socialcast Projects

|   Sep 2, 2015
The VMware Professional Services team had been asked by a German Fortune 500 Global engineering customer to assist with a data migration and integration project. Hundreds of gigabytes of application data were to be transferred from a local, on-premise data center into a cloud deployment. Moving application data to a cloud solution can often be as simple as a click of a button, but in this case, it involved collaboration and coordination, overcoming challenges and mitigating risks, outlined below: Team members and experts located across two continents, in different time zones Some (planned) team fluctuation due to Spring/Summer vacation season A short maintenance window over one weekend to execute the migration to avoid downtime Migration success or failure visibility to over 350,000 end users, therefore, there was no room for error The VMware customer has had a long, successful history with VMware Socialcast, so the decision was made very quickly to use the Socialcast platform to drive this project. Besides its well-known social networking capabilities like posts and comments, Socialcast has a popular Projects feature, which allows users to enter tasks, group them by objectives, and assign due dates and persons to them.… Read more »

Join Socialcast at VMworld 2015

|   Aug 31, 2015
VMworld 2015 is taking place this week and the event offers a great opportunity to learn about Socialcast.  Find us at the Enterprise Collaboration booth to make sure you are ready to kick off a social initiative at your organization as soon as you’re back from the show.   This is your chance to get a Socialcast product demo and learn more about the Socialcast Integration Store, which brings together Socialcast, VMware vCenter Server, Airbrake, GitHub, Jenkins, JIRA, New Relic, PagerDuty and other industry-leading DevOps applications and services.  The ability to integrate Socialcast with these solutions will empower VMware vSphere administrators, DevOps teams and developers to tackle a variety of DevOps issues within their Socialcast community. To learn more about Socialcast’s collaborations with cloud management and DevOp solutions, visit the VMware Enterprise Collaboration Booth (EUC6) at VMworld 2015 US.… Read more »

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Feature Updates: August 2015

|   Aug 28, 2015
This month, we have a few enhancements around the Topics/hashtags feature and addressed some challenges for LDAP-integrated communities. We've also improved out mobile browser experience so that the entire Socialcast feature set (Projects, Challenges, Town Halls, etc.) can now be accessed from a mobile tablet or phone. Check it out below!*  1.… Read more »

Fearlessly Innovating with SC

Fearlessly Innovating with Socialcast: Part I

|   Aug 17, 2015
We’re excited to launch a new blog series entitled Fearlessly Innovating with Socialcast showcasing the successes of Socialcast as part of the broader VMware community. Socialcast by VMware, a leading enterprise social networking platform, is used by thousands of VMware employees each and every day. Each month, we will highlight how the Socialcast platform is transforming communication and collaboration across the company, leading to increased productivity, efficiency, and transparency. Socialcast is enabling VMware to succeed in an increasingly competitive IT landscape – and with even more robust features around the corner, this is just the beginning. ___ Connecting Global Interns:… Read more »

Case Study: Socialcast gives students, professors, and professionals the right tools for solving real-world design challenges

|   Aug 13, 2015
Washington State University (WSU) is a nationally recognized research university providing world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in ten different colleges. As part of their Senior Design Curriculum, students from WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science needed a simple and intuitive platform to support collaboration between students, faculty, mentors, and sponsors. The tool also needed to be safe enough to ensure the privacy of sensitive intellectual property provided by the sponsoring companies. After selecting Socialcast by VMware, participation grew rapidly as students discovered it was a very efficient platform and replaced meetings with a real-time activity stream of sharing documents, posting comments, adding suggestions, and sharing ideas. It also gave professors the ability to bring teams together and visibility in observing all facets of student performance.… Read more »

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Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com