Jive

  • Jive Adds Four New Board Members as the IPO Gets Closer

    Jive Adds Four New Board Members as the IPO Gets Closer

    Jive CEO Tony Zingale is finally announcing the results of a big project he’s been working on since he took over the company in 2010. It’s not an acquisition or a product release: It’s a massive upgrade to Jive’s board of directors. Joining the board are McAfee’s outgoing chairman Charles Robel, McAfee CEO (now at Intel) Dave DeWalt, Facebook’s vice… Read More

  • Yammer Swings Back at Jive with a Survey and Salesforce with a Video (TCTV)

    Yammer Swings Back at Jive with a Survey and Salesforce with a Video (TCTV)

    The social enterprise wars are heating up. Last week, Jive’s Tony Zingale came on to talk about a user survey that showed quantifiable value his customers were getting from Jive’s software and answer why Yammer and Salesforce get the bulk of the industry press. I invited Salesforce’s Marc Benioff and Yammer’s David Sacks on the show if they wanted to rebut anything said. Read More

  • Jive's CEO Throws Down the Hammer on Competitors, Plans 2011 IPO (TCTV)

    Jive's CEO Throws Down the Hammer on Competitors, Plans 2011 IPO (TCTV)

    Enterprise software isn’t as sexy a topic as the iPhone or consumer apps. So why do I love to cover it? The fights. While most consumer Internet companies view their market as a warm and fuzzy place where there can be multiple winners, in enterprise software it’s a slug fest. Companies are competing head-to-head for deals and customers want as few software vendors as possible. Read More

  • Jive's Tony Zingale Makes a Case for Social Enterprise– with Actual Numbers (TCTV)

    Jive's Tony Zingale Makes a Case for Social Enterprise– with Actual Numbers (TCTV)

    There’s been a lot of debate about how much Twitter and Facebook buzz can really benefit big companies, and even more debate over the value of so-called “social enterprise” software offerings from the likes of Jive, Yammer and Salesforce. So Jive commissioned a third-party survey of their customers to find out just what benefits they were seeing. The results were pretty… Read More

  • Jason Green on Why SaaS Is More Than a New Business Model

    Ask a VC: Why SaaS Is More than a New Business Model, Plus Salesforce v. Yammer v. Jive (TCTV)

    Who cares about enterprise software? Apparently you do. Even though I posted this solicitation for Ask a VC questions late on a Thursday, I woke up this morning to one of the better inboxes of questions since the show began. Our guest in your virtual hot seat was Jason Green of Emergence Capital. Like a lot of things in tech, Green is a believer that the hype in software-as-a-service may… Read More