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Five Analytics Features Every Socialcast Admin Should Use

|   Mar 12, 2015
Social Business Intelligence (SBI), Socialcast’s in-app analytics platform, is enabled for all Socialcast communities and has many great features that add tremendous value for community administrators. Today, we would like to highlight some of the most useful SBI features that we think every admin should leverage to increase adoption and engagement in their Socialcast community. People Dashboard The People Dashboard is a powerful tool to track community growth and adoption. This chart allows you to stay informed on community growth by looking at the number of invitations sent and new accounts created. You can easily see if your community is growing with increasing vigor or if you should take action to catalyze growth.… Read more »

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Socialcast + Workday: HR’s Dream Come True

|   Feb 25, 2015
With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews. Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, and people managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all of their direct reports. At VMware, we’ve developed an integration between Socialcast and Workday that is helping us to alleviate these very real pain points, and save countless man hours in the process. By integrating our 18,500-member Socialcast community with our HR platform, we’ve made it easy for both employees and people managers to account for all of the hard work performed across the organization over the course of the year. Socialcast comes built with a feature called Thanks, which allows members of the community to publicly recognize others for exemplary work by sending them a personalized badge.… Read more »

The Presidential Precinct Welcomes YALI Fellows to Virginia with Socialcast by VMware

|   Jun 26, 2014
I had the opportunity to experience the Presidential Precinct Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Opening Ceremony first hand on June 16, 2014, where we were greeted by fellows and leaders, including the honorable Tim Kaine, followed by a reception at the pavilion and a noon luncheon at Garrett Hall at the University of Virginia.  To top it off, we all gathered at a local Mexican restaurant where we watched the USA vs. Ghana World Cup game - a victory for USA with memorable performances from Ghana. Check out this video of the fellows cheering on Ghana after they made their first goal. The next six weeks will be full of leadership training, academic coursework and mentoring for the Washington Fellows representing 18 African countries.… Read more »

Making Data Work

|   Feb 13, 2014
Yesterday, I spoke at the 2014 Strata conference in Santa Clara alongside a brilliant and like-minded data scientist, Kim Stedman.  Every year the conference brings together the top minds in the data world to talk about the most important issues companies are facing. In past years, there has been a strong focus on new technologies like Hadoop, that are enabling organizations to store, process and analyze vast quantities of data. While these tools are exciting things to talk about, we are seeing a shift back to the fundamentals of data, and the most important question of how to get value from the data that we capture and store.  After all, the tools are a moot point if we don't know how to make data work for our organizations.… Read more »

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Announcing Socialcast Challenges for Social Ideation

|   Oct 15, 2013
Today we are pleased to announce Socialcast Challenges, a new social ideation feature that provides companies with the ability to crowdsource ideas to drive continuous innovation. Continuous innovation is what separates great companies from the average ones. Companies that manage innovation well tend to spot trends faster, deliver what customers want, and find smarter ways to do business. A steady stream of new ideas that are brought to life by dedicated, engaged champions fuels innovation.  More often than not, breakthrough ideas come from within your own organization.… 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. www.socialcast.com