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.
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 »
We continually add new capabilities to make Socialcast more secure, easier to use, and to help you get work done. Take a look at a few of the new features available in January*:
1. Socialcast Reach Dynamic Group Extensions – ACT BY February 3, 2014
First, we’ve tightened security in the way Reach interacts with other business systems. For customers using Dynamic Reach extensions that reference groups, you MUST update the Reach code snippets by February 3, 2014.… Read more »
Socialcast mobile apps keep you connected and up to date with what is happening in your Socialcast community. Our goal is to give users the simplest, most intuitive experience possible on their device of choice. We have a few new features for iOS and Windows mobile devices.
Socialcast iOS 3.3 App available January 27th
The Socialcast iOS mobile app 3.… Read more »
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 »
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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