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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Feature and Mobile Updates: October 2015

|   Oct 23, 2015
Hi Everyone! For the month of October, we've released improvements around files and integrations*. We also have another version of the Android App available for the download, and an iOS App release coming out shortly. Check it out below: 1.… Read more »

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#TipTuesday – Encourage Business & Non-Business Content

|   Oct 20, 2015
This is part 7 of a 12-part series on building a successful enterprise social network (ESN). These 12 tips are ones I promote as vital to the success of the ESN I’ve managed for Humana the past 5+ years, and I believe they have applicability to other organizations as well, large and small. Here’s tip #7: Encourage business and non-business content. If an ESN is about accomplishing business objectives via connecting people, being open and human and transparent, and building relationships with others around areas of mutual interest, then it is important that we not only allow but encourage ESN users to have conversation and fun in such an online community just as we hope it happens in the face-to-face experiences of employees who work together.… Read more »

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#TipTuesday – Avoid “Big Launch Syndrome”

|   Oct 13, 2015
For this sixth tip in my series on building a successful enterprise social network (ESN), I am deeply indebted to online community management consultant Rich Millington, his excellent resources at FeverBee.com and his book Buzzing Communities. Here’s the tip: Avoid Big Launch Syndrome. What is Big Launch Syndrome?… Read more »

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Why Socialcast Projects Is Superior to the Old School Paper To-Do List

|   Oct 9, 2015
We all have those days when there are too many tasks to accomplish, dozens of emails to respond to, calls to schedule, and so many projects to keep track of that we don’t know where to begin. Sometimes we have so many balls up in the air that we may lose track of loose ends and forget to complete an assignment, causing us to feel like we are barely able to keep our heads above water. I used to think the traditional pen and paper to-do list was the most efficient and effective way to keep track of my daily tasks. There’s something about writing down to-dos and scratching tasks off your list that’s incredibly satisfying. You can almost feel the thing you’ve just accomplished when you’re holding a pen, just about to scratch it off the list.… Read more »

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#TipTuesday – Pick a Good Platform, But Don’t Focus on the Technology

|   Oct 6, 2015
This is my 5th post in a series of tips on how to build a successful enterprise social network (ESN). In this post, I’ll address two important matters regarding the ESN platform decision. First, the tip: Pick a good platform, but don’t focus on the technology. In this tip, I have two concerns:… Read more »

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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