Browsing articles from "September, 2010"

On Virtual Appliances – An Agile Engineer’s Perspective

|   Sep 23, 2010
*This is the first in a series of posts about deploying software behind the firewall with an agile development team. There are three ways to deploy a Socialcast community. Basic and Premium setups are hosted in one of our Tier-1 data centers using the software as a service (SaaS) model. The Premium deployment can also be deployed using a private cluster, which is deployed on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud infrastructure to give a community its own separated instance. Finally, there is the On-Premise, Behind The Firewall deployment that allows Socialcast to run within a virtualized infrastructure inside your organization’s firewall.… Read more »

Improving Enterprise Communication through Measurement

|   Sep 15, 2010
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” - Lord Kelvin Improving workplace communication is a battle that every organization faces. Whether the issue is the loss of tacit knowledge as an aging workforce retires, information silos among different divisions, or the lack of conversation between multiple offices, communication issues impact every organization. Countless professionals have dedicated their careers to improving enterprise communication, but until recently, there has not been a cost effective, simple way to measure the direct impact of the remedies put into place. Corporate social networks are changing the game by capturing inter-company communication digitally. This allows for the detailed measurement of information shared inside the network.… Read more »

Exception Handling – What is the ROI of an Employee Social Network?

|   Sep 8, 2010
There are two common questions that potential clients often ask us about Socialcast: “What are some practical applications to my business?” and, “what’s the ROI of an employee social network?” The best answer to these questions has come from doing a significant amount of research in exception handling and management in the enterprise. I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the Deloitte Center for the Edge workshops, lead by John Hagel (who writes a phenomenal blog for the Harvard Business Review alongside John Seeley Brown, whom I’ve taught with at UC Irvine’s MBA program).… Read more »

Community Polling, Private Messages and Enhanced Analytics Reporting: Socialcast Feature Updates for September 2nd, 2010

|   Sep 2, 2010
Today, Socialcast has announced several new features and enhancements to make your Socialcast EASE® community even better. Our new updates reflect our commitment to making enterprise communication both productive and measurable for end users and administrators alike. NEW Polling Feature: Any employee can now create a poll in the network, allowing voting and collaborative decision-making on employee ideas. The goal of this feature is to make shared ideas meaningful and actionable via real-time feedback from colleagues.… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

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.