Social enterprise giant Jive is releasing a study today, called the Jive Social Business Index, which surveyed 902 US-‐based executives at large and mid-sized companies on their views of social in the enterprise.
The study revealed that Social Business is increasingly perceived as a strategic executive imperative in the enterprise, with 78 percent of the executives surveyed admitting that… → Read More
Social enterprise giant Jive is continuing its shopping spree today, picking up OffiSync, an Israeli startup that adds a collaboration layer to Microsoft Office applications, we’ve confirmed. The deal was first reported in Israeli publication The Marker, which estimates the acquisition size to be around $25 to $30 million.
OffiSync offers a a plugin for Microsoft Office that serves as a bridge… → Read More
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.
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. Sacks took me up on it… → Read More
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. That means scrappy… → Read More
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 staggering. Internally… → Read More