The momentum for enterprise social networking continues to build. Analysts like Gartner and Forrester who cover the space along with a number of high-profile thought leaders such as McKinsey Global Institute have validated that companies are increasing their investment in social tools and technologies in the workplace.
I am continually impressed by the various ways our customers are using Socialcast – many times it is in ways that we had not initially envisioned. There is still quite a bit of skepticism regarding the actual business value of enterprise social networks. This stems primarily from ROI-driven approaches to software investment, which is fairly easy to calculate when evaluating software that automates business processes.… Read more »
There are many benefits in using enterprise social; some of which were mentioned in a recent post by Fast Company that highlighted one of our long-standing customers, Philips. Philips, a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting has over two years experience learning what it takes to build a successful enterprise social network to unite their global workforce in a single place where employees can have conversations, work on projects, and recognize individual contributions.
In general, a company cannot successfully launch an Enterprise Social Network on a global scale without carefully considering the best way to roll it out to employees. Here are five things you can do today to ensure you get the most out of your enterprise social network:… Read more »
Xcentric is a cloud computing and technology company that focuses solely on the needs of CPA firms. Founded in 2002 by three guys in a basement, Xcentric has been helping CPA firms, small and large, move to effective cloud technology that helps reduce costs and increase accountants’ accessibility to the information that they need. With 30 percent year-over-year growth, Xcentric outgrew the basement long ago; however, their founding team looked to Socialcast to help ensure executives and employees still had an open line of communication as they scaled their business.
From the start, a standing open door policy has made it easy for employees to surface ideas and concerns to the executive staff so that everyone can contribute to important business decisions and the overall direction of the company.… Read more »
Today we’re proud to announce that Socialcast has been recognized as a “Leader” in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis (doc #237336, October 2012). The report highlights VMware’s leadership position and our strategy around business system integrations, mobile capabilities, analytics and providing real business value for our customers.
According to the report, key differentiators that earned Socialcast a leadership position include:… Read more »
Last February we hosted Charlene Li from the Altimeter Group for a Webinar on Making the Case For Enterprise Social Networks. While that was a great conversation and lively debate (and worth checking out the on-demand version if you missed it live), what we’ve seen over the last few months is even more interest around the specifics of deploying an enterprise social network and how to evaluate solutions to meet your needs and get the most out of your ESN.
This month we’ve invited Brian Solis, also from the Altimeter Group, to discuss how enterprise social networks affect the entire organization and how a coordinated approach to assessment, selection, and deployment is critical. Like Facebook and Twitter, enterprise social networks present challenges to IT as low barriers to entry facilitate decentralized deployment.… Read more »