Back in the day, employees gathered around the corporate water cooler to chat about everything from brainstorming the next great product innovation or closing on loose ends from the last team meeting. Regardless of the topic of discussion, the water cooler was a place where people connected with one another. In this simple way, team-based productivity was organically amplified, synergizing workers and increasing productivity. Such gatherings of like-minded individuals were often the spark that ignited innovative business strategies.
FB@Work? Isn’t it already here? Yes, perhaps unofficially amongst your employees—and even officially for organizations that have leveraged Facebook Groups and Group Messaging—but what if Facebook could be used to enhance collaboration and benefit your business as an internal enterprise communications platform? It just so happens, according to rumor from an anonymous source within Facebook, that the company is building an “at work” version of the social media platform.
The source did not reveal whether the new platform—reportedly being developed in London under the leadership of Danish computer scientist and former Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen—would be an actual collaboration tool or simply an at-work version of Facebook. The former would allow users to market their businesses by interfacing with the social network’s hundreds of millions of daily users. Either way, FB@Work could drive new business for organizations that leverage the platform.
Driven by the need to increase workplace productivity—research shows employees spend 28 hours a week sifting through emails and searching for information—today’s business leaders are looking to beef up standard work processes with bleeding-edge collaboration components known to effectively bridge time consuming communication issues. In fact, that same research shows that integrating collaboration solutions like IM and social tools can reduce employee time spent searching for information by as much as 35 percent. This is only one of many ways in which enterprise collaboration can help companies make a 360-degree turnaround.
Webinar: Integrating Jive and Cisco for Complete Communication & Collaboration
Wednesday, June 25th
10 AM PDT / 1:00PM EDT
Remeber when we wrote about Jive and Cisco’s partnership and it's potential to improve enterprise collaboration? Now you can get a first-hand look on how you can leverage Cisco's real-time capabilities directly inside Jive with Esna.
Earlier this month, Jive and Cisco revealed huge news: The two are combining forces to facilitate stronger enterprise 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.
We’re a big believer in enabling people to communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere. To make this possible, Esna has focused its business on connecting things—premises-to-cloud, telephony systems to cloud apps, people to their teams.
Working with Cisco and Jive Software enables us to connect unified communications capability with the power of the Jive platform to drive better collaboration in the enterprise. We view tools like Jive as an integral part of the unified communications and collaboration universe that give people more ways to connect, share information, and get work done.
Officelinx 9.0 takes social, cloud and mobile communications to the next level of collaboration
Esna, a leader in cloud-enabled unified communication and collaboration solutions released version 9.0 of its award-winning Officelinx unified communications application. Officelinx 9.0 available in early December, features an entirely new user experience, greater mobility and integration with enterprise social networks for its popular UC&C software.