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Telling your Grandma about Mobile Apps: My Top 5 Take-Aways from SXSW

What a weekend! It was my first #SXSW experience, although I’ve been dying to go for about 15 years. The crowds, the people-watching, the #meerkat live streams, #uber pedicabs and marketers everywhere — it was Vegas in Texas for nerds and I loved it! Our team spent the weekend talking to amazing people about our […]

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  • March 19, 2015

5 Employee Engagement Ideas that Make a Difference

About a year ago, I was the internal enterprise community manager for a high tech company in the San Francisco Bay Area. I can tell you, employee engagement was always on my mind. We had a large population of employees nearing retirement age with an average length of employment around 20-30 years. On top of […]

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  • March 17, 2015

Let’s Hear It For Pink Power!

We love hearing how our Jive-x powered communities bring people together. It is particularly rewarding to celebrate the launch of the brand new energy industry community called Pink Petro.   This new Jive-x community debuted yesterday and is all about empowering woman in this important industry by helping them share career development advice, unite around common causes […]

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  • March 11, 2015

Nurturing an Internal Community Culture as a New Community Manager

When I was growing up, my family moved a lot due to my parents’ work. We lived in Japan, Australia and Hawaii just to name a few.  In each place we lived, there were distinct cultural attributes that I assimilated to so that I could connect with people of the community. Some cultural aspects that […]

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Ellucian Chooses Jive-x To Help Further The Mission Of Higher Education

I love sharing our customer’s stories with the world. So, it’s with great excitement that I share that higher education software and services provider Ellucian has chosen Jive-x to power their customer community. Named “eCommunities,” this self-service solution empowers all college and university administrative offices with one place to connect, communicate and collaborate on best […]

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  • March 5, 2015

Jivers Helping Women Move Up in the Workforce

Over the past few months, Jive’s headquarters in Palo Alto have been a bit livelier on Wednesday evenings with the sound of women networking. Jive has been home to Move Up, a Mountain View based non-profit working to empower underserved women and gain skills to navigate the American job system. Jive’s Darshita Maniar (pictured below […]

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  • March 4, 2015

Delivering On Our Vision to Enable The World To Do Great Work: Announcing the 2015 Winter Release

The best organizations in the world know that when you give your employees, partners and customers the right tools to help them work better together, wonderful things happen. Employees become closely aligned to what’s happening in their company, and people feel more connected to each other and to the business. Today, we introduced the Winter […]

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  • February 26, 2015

Welcome to the Jive family, IRESS!

I am thrilled to share with you one of the latest additions to the extended Jive family. This morning we announced that financial services software company, IRESS, has chosen Jive-n to power their internal community called “The Wire.” IRESS has a great story, and is solving for many of the challenges we see across our […]

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  • February 19, 2015

5 Tips All New Community Managers Should Consider in the First 60 Days

Picture this scenario – you are interviewed for an internal community management position at an awesome company. You’re already comfortable with community management best practices, the company’s community platform and you were able to eloquently answer all the questions based on your past experiences.  After three phone interviews and five face-to-face interviews you got the […]

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  • February 9, 2015

Introducing Jive’s Workstyle Apps: Built for You

Today, Jive is making it easier than ever for people and organizations to work better together. This morning, we announced three new mobile workstyle products — Jive Daily, Jive Chime, and Jive People. This suite of apps is focused on helping employees connect, communicate and collaborate wherever they are: in the office, at home, or […]

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  • February 3, 2015

How Successful CIOs will Ride the Waves of Speed and Change

Speed. Change. The two are colliding. Merging, and conspiring to take us all on a fantastic ride with unexpected shifts, views, and turns. For those on the crest of the wave, it’s a fun and exhilarating ride with new adventures, new possibilities, and unprecedented highs. For others at the base of the wave, it feels […]

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  • January 21, 2015

How I Work: Michael Muscato of T-Mobile

I met Mike Muscato at JiveWorld14. He’s a Sr. Developer for Knowledge Management Systems & Social Media Support at T-Mobile and had his photo featured in the Jive Community on “Vote on the best attendee photo” of JiveWorld14! Since I didn’t have very many How I Work interviews with developers, I figured we’d give Mike the spotlight! Besides learning […]

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  • January 15, 2015

Online Project Management with Jive!

Why use Jive software for project management? Jive project manager, Ryan Ruark, describes below how Jive combines web-based documentation accessible from anywhere with powerful collaborative discussions. The software provides a fantastic search tool that makes finding content and conversations incredibly simple. User profiles contain rich information about skills, experiences, and involvement.  All of these powerful […]

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  • January 10, 2015

Three Predictions for Driving Modern Workstyles in 2015

As our world is increasingly connected, people are engaging in ways that we could not have even imagined just a few decades ago. Who would have thought that a pre-teen singing phenom would be discovered via videos he posted on YouTube? Or that a health foundation would report over $100 million in donations from an […]

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How to Cure Your Office Potluck Woes

It’s that time of year again! And just like I’m sure many of you are experiencing, this is usually the week of the holiday potluck lunch at the office. It’s days like this that I remember what it was like to work without access to collaboration tools (although I try to not think about it). […]

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  • December 23, 2014

How I Work: Keeley Sorokti, Northwestern University

Keeley Sorokti is the community strategist for Northwestern University’s amazing social learning community called The Hive. Additionally, she advises faculty on how to leverage technology to create engaging learning experiences and how to become comfortable with social collaboration tools. Since Northwestern offers courses which teach students about enterprise social networking platforms, it is safe to say they are a […]

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  • December 2, 2014

The Jive-n and Jive-x Fall Cloud Release Is Here: Google Docs Integration, Better Community Engagement & More.

It’s an exciting day! With our Jive-n and Jive-x Fall 2014 Cloud Release, we’re delivering the new functionality we announced  at JiveWorld 2014. Since the conference, we’ve received nothing but great feedback from customers, analysts and the press on the new features and our product vision. It’s all part of our ongoing mission to improve […]

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  • November 22, 2014

How I Work: Jessica de la Torre, Bluegreen Vacations

Imagine a darkened theater. The main stage is in front of you and the entire room is empty. You’re sitting and waiting for the dress rehearsals to get started when someone walks up and sits next to you and sighs. That’s how I met Jessica de la Torre of Bluegreen Vacations at JiveWorld14. Waiting for […]

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  • November 20, 2014

Serving Our Veterans: Social Collaboration Powers A Giant Leap Forward

When Megan Smith, the newly appointed CTO of the United States, explained her role, she said,“It’s focused on all the technology opportunity ahead for our country and for ourselves.” On this Veterans Day, not only will I take time to reach out to my brave family members and friends that have served in the military, […]

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  • November 12, 2014

How I Work: Crystalee Beck, MarketStar

Crystalee Beck is MarketStar’s Social Community Manager and the winner of Jive’s 2014 Workstyle Award! She believes in the power of connection people through strategic and fun engagement. When asked, Crystalee describes her style as “hummingbird-esque.” In our interview, we’ll learn how Crystalee manages their two internal communities and connects to sales associates using training, […]

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  • November 4, 2014

Only Art is Human: The Story Behind Our New Brand

Jive Brings a Human Touch to Technology At its core, art is about expression. It’s about giving form to your unique perspective. On your life, your relationships, your community. To be successful in the modern world, we believe companies must enable people to bring those unique perspectives into the workplace, in ways that make sense […]

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  • October 15, 2014

Top 10 activities at JiveWorld14

When flipping through my phone’s photo gallery it’s easy to tell what time of year it is: Christmas trees, fireworks, football season, and JiveWorld photos! It’s obviously quite a memorable occasion. I’m so excited to be attending my 3rd JiveWorld365 this year, and hopefully I can share a sneak peak into what to expect this […]

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  • September 24, 2014

Q3-2014 Jive Developer Webinar – Recording Now Available

Thank you to everyone who took the time to register and/or attend yesterday’s webinar!  In total, we had over 100 people register, and 50 attend.  We are definitely working on our formula on how to improve the value of these webinars to increase attendance and help build our developer eco-system.  Please keep an eye out […]

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Workplace Flexibility: What’s Your Workstyle?

I’ve been talking a lot about workstyle. For those of you new to the term workstyle, let me step back and explain. If someone asked you to talk about your lifestyle, you might say one of the following: “I have a fast-paced lifestyle and my career is my top priority. I work hard at my […]

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  • September 22, 2014