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Two for Two: Jivers Unite

The number two is proving to be a special number for us Jivers in the UK. Last month marked the two-year anniversary of our Reading office opening, and now, we have another notable “2” that we are adding to our lists of achievements! We are delighted to announce that Jive UK has been placed number two in the “Top […]

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  • September 10, 2015

6 Tips for Engaging the New Mobile Workforce

From the onset of the industrial revolution until sometime in the early days of the 21st century, business drove most technology innovation. That makes sense—industry has always had an incentive to develop new ways of making workers more productive. A technology usually began its life in the office before being adopted by consumers: think the […]

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  • September 3, 2015

Community Management Best Practices: Pre-Launch

Let’s face it, community management can be a sticky subject in some companies. Heck, some companies don’t even think they need a community manager for their site! Here at Jive, we know there are some basic activities that will keep your community in great shape during the early phases as well as into the future. […]

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  • September 2, 2015

Let the Sun Shine In…

One of the hottest (no pun intended) industries out there is renewable energy, and SunEdison is at the forefront of a whole new era. In order to maintain its innovative culture, the company recently implemented Jive-n to help drive strategic alignment, cultural unity and increased productivity across a 3,300-employee strong global workforce. Jive-n powers an […]

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  • September 1, 2015

User-Centered Design In The Enterprise: A Case Study Of Jive Circle

We just announced Jive Circle, a new employee directory app for iOS and Android that we’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. I’m really excited about this app, because we were able to follow a user-centered design process to ensure we’re launching a product that is both useful and usable. So let’s […]

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  • August 31, 2015

Everyone In Your Company, In One Place

One month ago, we announced our newest addition to the Jive-w portfolio: Jive Circle, the mobile employee directory app for your company. Today we are excited to announce that Jive Circle is generally available to the public. We have really taken an unique approach to the design of this app. Our Director of Product Design […]

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  • August 28, 2015

Employee Collaboration Tastes So Sweet…

We’re excited to say “Bonjour!” and “Bienvenue à notre famille” to Cristal Union, the newest Jive customer in France. The company behind popular sugar brands like Daddy and Erstein, Cristal Union is implementing Jive-n as an interactive intranet and collaboration hub to boost employee engagement and alignment across 2,000 workers in 13 factories throughout Europe. […]

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  • August 27, 2015

What Happens When You Give 600k Customers & Partners a Community?

Here at Jive, we’re all about celebrating our customers’ wins, and some of the biggest successes we’ve seen are Cisco’s customer and partner communities, all underpinned by Jive-x. In this new video, Cisco’s VP of Digital Mark Yolton shares some interesting insights into how these communities add value to the business – and to its […]

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  • August 24, 2015

They Shoot! They Score! (with Employee Engagement)

With so many Jivers hailing from #RipCity, it’s hard not to get up and cheer when one of our biggest hometown teams joins the Jive family. Today we’re pleased to announce that the Portland Trail Blazers selected Jive-n to power the organization’s new interactive intranet. By modernizing internal communications and collaboration, all of the employees […]

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  • August 20, 2015

On the Move in the Same Direction: Overcoming Fears in the Mobile Workplace

Workplace mobility has untethered many of today’s employees from their desks. While most are cheering, others are facing the new realities with clenched teeth. It’s been said that change is both inevitable and constant. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean everyone is going to embrace it. In fact, a lot of people fear […]

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  • August 12, 2015

Welcome to the Family, Jeff Lautenbach!

We’re happy to share today’s news about an exciting addition to the Jive family. Our newest Jiver, Jeff Lautenbach, will start later this month as our new president of worldwide field operations. Jeff brings extensive experience in building cloud and SaaS businesses to scale and leading direct and indirect teams, including tours at SAP, where […]

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  • August 10, 2015

Newly Public GoDaddy Goes for Jive-n

Organizational agility is key for any business – but especially for one at an inflection point in its corporate journey, like GoDaddy. Fresh on the heels of its IPO this spring, the world’s largest SMB technology provider was looking for a better way to foster connections and collaboration amongst its developers. We’re pleased to announce that […]

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  • August 6, 2015

Mobile Workforce Uprising. Give Them Communication Apps.

The work commute is about to get a whole lot shorter; will your business be ready? By 2020, mobile workers will account for close to three-fourths of the total U.S. workforce. That’s more than 105 million Americans literally phoning in work from, well, their smartphones. And their laptops, tablets and, increasingly, wearable devices such as […]

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  • August 4, 2015

Finally, a Fast and Secure Way to Find Your Colleagues While On-the-Go

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin’s wise remarks, “in this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes” …and the frustration of tracking down your colleagues when you need them. While that might not be an exact quote from Mr. Franklin, we can all relate to the panic scenarios of trying to find a colleague when you’re all […]

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  • July 30, 2015

IM Apps Give Email a Run for its Money

If your team isn’t responding to your emails, it’s not you; it’s your technology. With new technologies making traditional telecommunications seem like they’re from an ancient era, freemium solutions have filled the void big time. And that’s certainly the case with Instant Messaging apps. When it comes to productivity, even email has begun to seem […]

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  • July 28, 2015

Ready for Generation Mobile? Rethinking Team Communication for Your Business

Blending is the new balance. Mobile is helping employees seamlessly integrate their work lives and their personal lives to create a happier—and more productive—life life. Work happens. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen when you need it to. Waiting around for an email answer today when you needed results yesterday isn’t just frustrating, it can cause […]

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  • July 23, 2015

Jive Chime Upgrades Team Communication in the Latest Release

This week we released our biggest Jive Chime update yet, Version 1.1.0 for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac! As we build Jive Chime, we have an important philosophy that  features should sync across every platform. This design philosophy has been our north star for our product roadmap, and will continue as we build more features. […]

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  • July 21, 2015

Mobile Adoption: The Tipping Point for Improving Employee Communication

Mobile has given us incredible freedom to work anywhere, anytime, anyplace across the boundaries that used to be restricted,” says Alan Lepofsky of Constellation Research, a Silicon Valley-based research firm. According to the results of the company’s most recent Future of Work survey, a majority of the 500 organizations (with 1,000 or more employees) surveyed […]

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  • July 13, 2015

Integrating Your Knowledge Base & Community Is a Customer Self-Service Win-Win

Customer support technology is changing rapidly. Gartner reports that by 2017, 67% of customer service interactions won’t require an actual human to provide support. ”[1 ”]Gartner Research, “Why You Need to Rethink Your Customer Self-Service Strategy,” Brian Manusama, 17 March 2015. [Get the Report] So how can companies keep pace with the increasing sophistication, complexity, […]

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  • July 9, 2015

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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