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Jive and Cisco’s Partnership: A Big Move for Collaborative Leaders

Posted by Sindi Markette on Thu, May 29, 2014
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Earlier this month, Jive and Cisco revealed huge news: The two are combining forces to facilitate stronger jive-social-business-software-and-ciscoenterprise collaboration. That means more immediate and impactful communications for companies that leverage specific collaboration solutions afforded from each brand. Organizations can benefit from Jive’s collaboration platform and Cisco’s real-time technologies, including WebEx and Jabber—a delectable combination for collaborative business leaders, we must say.


This is also exciting news for customers who use Esna’s iLink product suite. The move will strengthen our accompanying iLink solutions for Cisco, WebEx and Jive, which enable users to take these already powerful communication platforms and maximize them beyond measure. 


For example, Esna iLink for Jive transforms Jive into a one-stop shop for instant communications and collaboration by integrating unified messaging and real-time solutions like presence, click-to-call, geo-location sharing and WebEx scheduling. Jive’s platform comes stocked with a lot of great features, but our cloud application upgrades it further so that you never have to leave the portal to manage business operations such as day-to-day interactions, voicemails and impromptu meetings. In short, our solutions enable us to take these great solutions and make them that much better. 


The Jive-Cisco move also makes sense given the fact that collaboration has shifted from a trend to a necessity within the workplace. Stats from our latest blog validate the importance of enterprise collaboration. Our favorites: 80 percent of businesses use social collaboration tools for enhancing business processes, and social collaboration can improve team efficiency by up to 20 percent. 


"Cisco is one of the most well-respected companies on the planet," said Tony Zingale, CEO and chairman of Jive Software, in a statement. "Together, we can bring Jive's industry-leading collaboration platform to these customers, and help drive even deeper and more productive business outcomes across their employees, customers and partners."  


 We want to hear from you! What do you think of this reveal and how it will impact the collaboration market? 

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Topics: Jive integration, business communications, social collaboration

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