PSI Collaborates from the Remote Corners of the World

|   Feb 9, 2012

Email is one of the fastest ways to communicate with your colleagues – unless you’re working in a remote area of the Ivory Coast with a less-than-stellar internet connection and your colleagues are ten time zones away, likely asleep during your busiest work hours.

PSI found a better way to connect its globally dispersed workforce by using Socialcast as an alternative to email. As a non-profit with 8,000 employees focusing on the family planning and health needs of underserved populations, PSI’s work directly impacts the well-being of the people it aids. Its employees don’t just do a job – they are passionate about the care they provide for others. That’s why having an alternative to email is important – when a far-flung employee needs information quickly, it is about more than just completing a task – they have a deeply personal motivation to find an answer or solution for a person in need. Socialcast allows individual aid workers to find each other and share answers quickly when information from headquarters may simply not be available fast enough.

PSI is a strong example of how a non-profit can use collaboration to make a real impact in global healthcare. PSI’s constituents may not have access to social media, but in this case, social tools are helping spread the services of a non-profit faster than ever before.

Read more about PSI’s collaborative efforts with Socialcast in Information Week’s recent case study.

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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.