Social Networking for Business
- May 22, 2020
Workplace Rooms, a new video conferencing service for Facebook's business customers, falls short of competitors on features.
- October 09, 2019
Facebook will soon integrate Workplace by FB with its Portal video calling devices.
- July 23, 2019
Facebook will boost monthly fees for Workplace by Facebook but offer a discount to so-called front-line workers, such as baristas, warehouse workers and hospital staff.
- April 05, 2018
Apple is partnering with a handful of large businesses for the beta release of Apple Business Chat. The messaging service should help Apple compete with Facebook and Google in the enterprise market.
- February 02, 2018
The Apple Business Chat release comes as many businesses are rethinking the role of the contact center, which could turn the platform into a market disruptor.
- October 10, 2017
Symphony Communication Services says it's ready to compete with Cisco, Microsoft and Slack. Experts point to security as a strength of the Symphony collaboration platform.
- June 28, 2017
Despite its name, Microsoft Stream currently does not offer live streaming. The enterprise video service, launched last week, also lacks API support and analytics tools.
- February 02, 2017
The new Slack Enterprise Grid has the technology basics for business. But winning large enterprise deals will require a better strategy against Microsoft.
- February 01, 2017
Team collaboration applications such as Slack and Unify Circuit can make life easier for enterprises. But for some organizations, the risk might not be worth the reward.
- November 01, 2016
HipChat is offering through its marketplace an add-on for Amazon Alexa integration. The SoftServe voice bot is aimed at software development teams.
- October 20, 2016
Cisco buys startup Worklife to fold its team-meeting software into Spark. Worklife provides tools for creating and sharing tasks, agendas and meeting notes.
- October 12, 2016
Facebook's enterprise social network, Workplace, lacks integration with popular business applications and protections for corporate data.
- October 04, 2016
Yammer's integration with Office 365 Groups reveals Microsoft's collaboration roadmap, but raises questions for on-premises Office 365 users.
- August 25, 2016
Microsoft plans to use startup Genee's online intelligence to automate calendaring tasks in Office 365. Microsoft acquired Genee this week.
- June 21, 2016
The LinkedIn acquisition should help Microsoft's analytics and streaming video initiatives, according to industry experts. But questions remain over the privacy of LinkedIn users.
- November 03, 2015
Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for enterprise social software named Microsoft a market leader, while Polycom's third-quarter revenue is seeing short- and long-term declines.
- November 02, 2015
Despite brand recognition, familiarity and big customer wins, Facebook's business offering faces hurdles in the enterprise social networking market.
- September 16, 2015
More companies are seeking email alternatives to curb an overabundance of information.
- May 13, 2015
Jive Software's new, real-time messaging app focuses on simplicity, mobility and consumer-grade ease of use in the highly competitive collaboration app industry.
- March 05, 2015
Jive social software is delivering more relevant content to administrators and users with an updated homepage, analytics and integrations.
- March 04, 2015
In this week's sUC blogs, analysts discuss why effective collaboration must be a priority for enterprises and how Google is ready to join the BYOD game with Android for Work.
- February 26, 2015
Combining collaboration and social features into existing email platforms will encourage adoption, without forcing users to work with standalone tools.
- February 03, 2015
The three new Jive social mobile apps gives users an enterprise-grade social experience in a lightweight, mobile form factor.
- January 19, 2015
Businesses can soon legitimately use Facebook for work, as the new business-friendly application was officially released last week.
- October 24, 2014
A deeper Jive-Google integration will let users work simultaneously on documents within the Jive environment.
- September 12, 2014
Jive updated its cloud-based tools, including Jive Present and JiveX, for better mobility. It also unveiled early Cisco integrations.
- August 13, 2014
As Yammer's co-founder leaves the company, Microsoft plans to deepen the integration of Yammer with Office 365 and Outlook. Learn more about the Microsoft-Yammer social integration.
- October 15, 2013
Siemens Enterprise Communications changed its name to Unify in a rebranding effort emphasizing unified communication technology.
- July 31, 2013
Many enterprise social strategies still include consumer tools, but businesses are starting to realize the benefits of enterprise social software.
- July 24, 2013
Google drops XMPP and integrates its voice app into Hangouts to unify Google applications for a blended social experience.
- June 28, 2012
Microsoft officially announces Yammer acquisition, an effort to accelerate social strategy and cloud services.
- August 11, 2011
The barriers to enterprise social software adoption are more cultural than technical. In this Q&A, Caleb Barlow, IBM director of UC, explains how UC pros can overcome them.
- July 10, 2008
Strict network policing will not solve productivity problems stemming from excessive social media use, and the tactic could backfire. IT managers should embrace social media in the enterprise and create best practice guidelines for employee usage...