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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People vs. Process: 5 Ways Social Networks Improve Engagement

|   Sep 25, 2013
Gallup has been conducting an ongoing study of employee engagement in the American workplace. The latest report, looking at data from 2010 to 2012, shows the number of “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” employees hovers around 70% -- a statistic that hasn’t really changed in the past twelve years! In previous blogs, we’ve talked about employee engagement – its impact on companies and what can be done about it. But the real question is why, despite an improving economy, workplace perks like flex time and telecommuting, and major investments in mobile and productivity tools, do American workers continue to feel so disenchanted at work? Part of the answer could be the dramatic increase in “work about work.… Read more »

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Organize Your Assets with Rails Engines

|   Sep 19, 2013
This post is a follow-up to my previous post where we broke down our application into components using Rails Engines. When breaking down our application we found that there were two types of components that worked well as Engines. The first were mini apps, targeted views that are separate from the main web application. An example is our bookmarklet: The other type of component was an extension to the core, something that contributed new pages to the core web application.… Read more »

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#E2sday: The Mobile Worker

|   Aug 27, 2013
People can be productive from almost anywhere thanks to high-speed networks, cloud computing, and mobile devices. Flexible work options are fast becoming the norm, with 57% of US companies offering some form of telecommuting. Today's #E2sday takes a look at a few characteristics of people working out of the office.  … Read more »

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Announcing the new Socialcast mobile app for Windows Phone

|   Aug 8, 2013
Today we are excited to announce the new Socialcast mobile app for Windows Phone, now available in the Windows Phone Store. At Socialcast, we’re focused on delivering a mobile experience that’s personal, contextual, and simple. Our mobile development team is not simply shrinking the web app to fit a smaller screen; we are reimagining Socialcast mobile apps to meet the specific needs of mobile users. We are also embracing each platform’s unique design strategy in order to create a simple, intuitive experience that is optimal for that particular device.… Read more »

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#E2sday: The Differences between an ESN and Facebook

|   Jul 23, 2013
In talking to people about enterprise social networks, we often hear a lot of confusion about what an ESN offers versus popular social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. One big difference is that ESNs like Socialcast offer companies complete control of their community. You choose the features, policies, security levels, whether to deploy behind the firewall or in the cloud, and what to do with the data. While the products look similar, ESNs differ from Facebook and LinkedIn in a number of important ways. Take a look at the key distinctions and why they matter.… 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