4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business

Mindjumpers

Most people wrongly assume social enterprise networks are simply Facebook for business. Such platforms as Yammer, Chatter and Jive certainly look and feel similar to Facebook – with a news feed, groups, friends and status updates. This month, I surveyed end users to find out how they draw value from going social. Social enterprise platforms move conversations from someone’s inbox to the public, so management has continuous insight into the team’s progress.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Maria Ogneva of Yammer. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

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The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity SMM

Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Worse, C-level executives who don’t use social media themselves are also much less likely to understand how to capitalize on the social media savvy and reach of their employees to benefit their companies. The fundamental barrier to embracing a social business strategy seems to come down to one word: fear.

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Major Social Media Acquisitions: 3 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Big companies have been acquiring social media startups a lot lately. Here are 3 must-reads on some of the larger acquisitions and, more importantly, why these companies feel the need to become more social. Salesforce Buys Buddy Media To Ride Social Media Marketing Wave. By Trefis Team Salesforce.com has agreed to buy Buddy Media, a leading social media marketing platform for $689 million in cash and equity. Oracle Buys Involver to Boost Social Media Presence.

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Social Pros 22 – Evan Hamilton, UserVoice

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 22 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Evan and some social media news from Eric and Jim ( this week : Facebook changes users’ email addresses without permission, LinkedIn offers targeted status updates, and Microsoft acquires Yammer). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment, Thanks to Speechpad for the Transcription. Welcome to Social Pros episode number 22.