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#TipTuesday – Make It Easy to Access

|   Nov 3, 2015
It’s time for tip #9 in my 12-part series on my best advice for building a successful enterprise social network (ESN). This one is related to tip #8 which is “Integrate your ESN where people do their work.” However, that tip focused on the applications and workflow to which people are accustomed. This tip is more about a combo of the behind-the-scenes ease of access as well as the mobility of it. Here is tip #9:… Read more »

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Gartner Releases New Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

|   Oct 28, 2015
Industry analyst firm Gartner today published its Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, where VMware Socialcast is positioned as a challenger based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Download the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace free now. Socialcast, AirWatch Content Locker and AirWatch Video make up the VMware Collaboration Bundle. The solution provides a central access point to help businesses aggregate content, drive organizational alignment, discover experts and connect applications and people with content, social networking and video services. These simple to use, but powerfully integrated solutions, spur innovation, transform business processes and distribute knowledge across the organization—all while protecting sensitive information and intellectual property.… Read more »

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#TipTuesday – Integrate Your ESN Where People Do Their Work

|   Oct 27, 2015
This is part 8 of a 12-part series on tips for building a successful enterprise social network (ESN) for your business. Tip #8 is an extremely important one if your ESN is to really make a difference in how your company gets work done. Here’s the tip: Integrate your ESN where people do their work. There are two aspects of this integration to consider:… 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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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. www.socialcast.com