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.

Fearlessly Innovating with Socialcast: Part 2

|   Sep 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. ___ Town Halls:… Read more »


#TipTuesday – Commit to it.

|   Sep 15, 2015
In my previous post in this series, I shared the first of 12 pieces of advice for building a successful enterprise social network (ESN) - have a full-time community manager from the start. In this post I’ll discuss my second tip: Commit to it. Every few decades some new form of communication comes along that substantially changes how communication happens. It gets embedded into our culture and impacts our personal and business lives forever.… Read more »


Recap: Socialcast at VMworld 2015

|   Sep 14, 2015
VMworld 2015 in San Francisco has sadly come to a close and the show is headed to Barcelona. But, before we officially hang up our VMworld badges, we wanted to share some Socialcast highlights from this year’s event. Here’s just a small glimpse into Socialcast’s presence at VMworld 2015! Socialcast at the VMworld Keynote We kicked things off with Sanjay Poonen’s keynote where Socialcast was showcased in Noah Wasmer’s demo of simple logon via VMware Identity and using ACE.   Figure 1:… Read more »


#TipTuesday – Have a Full-time Community Manager From the Start

|   Sep 8, 2015
Last year I had the opportunity to present a session at the J. Boye Web and Intranet Conference in Philadelphia. The session was about building a successful enterprise social network (ESN) – an internal social network used by employees within a business. This has been my profession and passion for the past 5+ years, so I was pleased to talk about it and to hear others’ experiences as well. The time for that presentation was limited to about 35 minutes of me presenting plus time for discussion.… Read more »


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 »

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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.