Jive Blog

Millennials, BYOD, and Why You Should Care

Is the way you communicate with colleagues really working? It’s time to try something new! It’s the end of an era. This month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced they’re pulling the plug on voicemail for employees; Coca-Cola said goodbye to it back in December. While this plays big in the headlines, it’s really just a […]

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  • June 29, 2015

Latest Releases of Jive-n and Jive-x Now Available: A Super-Charged Intranet & World-Class Support Center

The most innovative companies grow more digital, more mobile and more collaborative by the day – developing workplaces that better connect people, ideas and information across locations, generations and functions. Our collaboration solutions allow business to expand the possibilities of a truly connected workforce. Today, we’re building on Jive’s vast experience in rolling out communities […]

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  • June 24, 2015

Good-Bye Email, Hello Real-Time Communication

How does your company handle the notion that “being at work” doesn’t always mean “being in your seat”? Instead, it means being connected; from desk to conference room to coffee pot to business trips, work happens wherever and whenever. But if your company is using multiple platforms and channels for real-time communication with the team, […]

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  • June 22, 2015

Effective Employee Engagement Doesn’t Involve Email

If you’re still using email to stay in touch with your team, chances are your engagement strategy is on a one-way road to nowhere. With email traffic at an all-time high, the sad truth is that most internal communications go straight from the inbox to the trash. With no way to respond except a “reply […]

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The Interactive Intranet: A Digital Business Leadership Opportunity for IT Professionals

IT leaders must be invested in the business benefits of every technology they deploy. Gone are the days when the IT staff was viewed as a cost center with the singular goal of completing technology projects on time and under budget. Today, IT professionals are expected to partner with business leaders to deploy technologies in […]

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Jive’s Social Community Platform Making Waves in New Analyst Report

We’re tremendously proud and smiling with pride: Forrester Research placed Jive’s external community platform, Jive-x, as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Social Depth Platforms, Q2 2015.” What’s more, out of the four Leaders in this space, Jive had the highest score in the ‘current offering’ category. Here are some of our favorite highlights from the report, which […]

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  • June 18, 2015

4 Real-World Stories About The Interactive Intranet

In my previous post, I offered four reasons why companies should take stock of their intranet now, evaluate how it compares to their competitors’ and peers’, and determine how large the gaps are between its capabilities and those currently available from vendors. Those reasons include: the increasing pace of business the customer is king aging […]

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Jive Wins 2015 PR Daily Award and Unveils the Jive Canvas Project

At Jive, we have been thrilled about how our redefined brand has been received — whether with our employee-base, our valued customers and partners, or across the industry at large. So it gives us great pride to share that Jive has been selected as the winner of the 2015 PR Daily Award for Best Branding […]

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  • June 11, 2015

The Workstyle Movement, and Worktypes

Workstyle: The Secret Ingredient of Company Success What if there was a way to unleash our insights, ideas and impact from anywhere at any time? What if we could work with complete transparency to connect, communicate and collaborate however we want? How much happier would our employees, partners and customers be? When companies embrace a […]

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  • June 10, 2015

Get Smart: How Wichita State University Is Using Jive To Prepare Students For Life Outside The Classroom

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that WSU has chosen Jive to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, initially within its Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI), and eventually amongst the university’s 15,000 students, faculty and staff. This Jive-n community helps industry partners retain social knowledge assets created during ATAI projects by empowering idea sharing amongst student […]

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  • June 9, 2015

4 Reasons You Need an Interactive Intranet, Now

Business has changed remarkably since the end of the last century. It’s become more global and customer-focused. Process execution time and product lifecycles have shrunk as the overall pace of business has increased. Business now places a premium on traits such as speed and agility, rather than resilience and predictability. Intranets have been around to […]

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  • June 8, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Security Program

Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to review and build many security programs, and those that were the most successful always had something in common. They adopted a methodology for security that was supported by the company and shared with customers. The customer piece is key because their engagement can help strengthen your program, […]

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  • June 1, 2015

Customer Obsession Is The Secret to Lifesize’s New Jive-x Community

Customers are at the center of everything we do, so we love it when companies come to Jive who want to connect and engage more deeply with their own customers. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Lifesize has chosen Jive to power their new external community. Lifesize is no stranger to customer love; customer obsession […]

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5 Internal Communication Misses—and How to Fix Them

Think you’re connecting with employees? Think again. Everyone has something important to say—coworkers, managers, the executive team—so their inboxes are an avalanche of information, tasks, and questions. All this brings to mind that old office proverb: If you share big news within your company and no one is listening…did you make a sound? With numbers […]

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  • May 27, 2015

How Executives Can Build a Culture of Social Community Engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now yet one which companies struggle to define for themselves. While it can be hard to pin down exactly how to define and measure, when you don’t have employee engagement you can feel it – and it shows. If you’ve ever worked for a company where employee engagement […]

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  • May 26, 2015

Build Customer Loyalty: One Person at a Time

Gone are the days when customers were faceless names or account numbers in a system. With the advent of online communities, companies can connect with customers in very individual ways by providing care and support as well as an occasional laugh or two. These days, customer loyalty is built on a personal level by virtue […]

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  • May 20, 2015

Jive Software Named Finalist For Two Branding Awards

At Jive, we don’t toot our own horn often, but when we do – you know it’s because we are very excited. We’re proud to announce that we are finalists for not one, but two different branding awards — The Stevie American Business Awards and the PR Daily Awards. Both award opportunities showcase Jive’s brand evolution. […]

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  • May 19, 2015

Think Networks and Platforms

We used to live in a world of hierarchies where the chain of command made things efficient and streamlined. Information would bubble up the chain and decisions were made at the top, and passed back down. Many of us still hold on to that hierarchy belief. But by now, most companies are learning that time […]

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  • May 12, 2015

Behind the Scenes with Jive Chime: A Startup that Thrives Inside Jive

Today is an exciting milestone for our Jive Chime team – it’s not every day you see the nugget of an idea you had just a couple of quarters ago get launched as a fresh new GA product by the industry leader in business communications and collaboration. But that’s just what has happened for my […]

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  • April 29, 2015

Deepen Relationships with Line of Business Peers

A CIO recently asked me “Do you think CIOs need to have sales skills?” My answer was a resounding: “Yes, because everybody sells.” But for the many people who’ve never carried a bag, sales skills aren’t necessarily what they might think. The best salespeople deeply understand the needs and emotional drivers of their audience—both on […]

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  • April 24, 2015

Now That’s A Bright Idea: Cerner Enhances 93,000-Member Jive-n Community Using Ideation

Since 2009, Cerner’s hybrid Jive-n community has driven knowledge sharing among hospitals, clinicians and medical device companies, as well as technology suppliers, consultants, researchers and industry experts. Today we announced that Cerner recently added Jive’s Ideation Module to enable their clients to provide feedback and influence changes in the solutions in a collaborative forum. Since implementing uCern Ideas, […]

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  • April 23, 2015

CIOs Must Align Towards the Future

I remember traveling through Poland in 1996 and witnessing the gray “after effects” of communism; antiquated cars, building, and roads. I stared into the empty eyes on the wrinkled faces of the elderly who had struggled through wars and several eras where the country had been on the brink of economic and/or civic decline. But […]

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  • April 18, 2015

Transforming Big Healthcare: One CIO’s Journey

During the webinar “Redefining the CIO: Envisioning and Enabling the Next Generation Enterprise” with CIO’s Patrick O’Hare of Spectrum Health and Tony McGivern of FICO, I shared several data points highlighting the fact that CEOs are concerned about the pace of technology advancement, but aren’t necessarily confident their IT function is up to the task […]

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  • April 10, 2015

Plex Picks Jive…Again!

Plex Systems has been a customer of Jive since 2012 when they launched their customer community on the Jive-x solution. We were of course thrilled that they turned to Jive when they needed an employee communications solution to help connect their global workforce. Called “Cloud City,” the recently launched Jive-n based employee collaboration hub facilitates employee […]

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  • April 9, 2015