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Jive Software News & Analysis

Transforming Connections in an Age of Digital Change

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The goal of marketing still revolves around accelerating new and repeat sales. But the means to that end has shifted over the past few years.

This fundamental shift can be tied, in part, to digital innovation. However, it’s not just about technology. It’s about the lifestyle shift and what could be considered a "workstyle" shift, which I define as a person’s expectations and preferences in how they work and engage with a company.

How can companies transform the ways they engage with customers and partners and connect to their existing marketing automation systems? Here are three significant points to consider.

Thank You, Jive, Let's Get Producteev

ProducteevDomestic task management is hard enough, unless you’re one of those drones who gets a charge from crossing something off of your “honey do” list. 

Put yourself in the office where teamwork and collaboration are defaults and keeping track of things — like who’s doing what, where’d you put that, when are you going to finish your part so that I can do mine, what’s the priority — becomes a nightmare.

Or not, if you have Producteev, a social task management solution, offered by Jive.

Renewed Buyout Talk Lifts Jive Shares

Shares of Jive Software jumped during the past few days on renewed reports that the social business provider is seeking a buyer.

Talk of a takeover has risen repeatedly since last May when Bloomberg News reported SAP passed on the deal. The latest report came on Tuesday when Re/code writer Arick Hesseldahl reported the company has been seeking a sale over the past several months with the help of the investment bank Qatalyst Partners, which is led by Frank Quattrone.

Company officials were mum. "We don't comment on rumors," said investor relations spokesman Brian Denyeau. Company spokeswoman Amanda Pires added nothing.

Cell Phone Habits of Highly Annoying People [Infographic]

MadonnaYou have to love a business that has the gumption to ban Madonna -- simply for having the audacity to use her cell phone. But that's just what happened in October after the performer dared to ignore the strict no-talking and no-texting policy at the Alamo Drafthouse, an indie cinema chain known for its commitment to cinema-going etiquette.

It was probably the smartest marketing move the chain has made since opening its first location in 1997. It not only demonstrated that it treats everyone equally, but also proved that nonstop texting and talking are simply out of control.

And it left a lot of people wishing they had the power to do exactly what management at that New York City theater did to a performer who clearly thought she was more important than those around her: Stand up, speak out and tell someone to get off the phone.

Jive Updates Flagship Software, Intros Cloud-Based Customer Platform

Jive is out with the fall release of its flagship enterprise social software, as well as a cloud-based version of its customer community platform.

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Jive's Universal App for iPad, with new features from the company's fall update

Forrester Wave for Social Depth Platforms: Lithium, Jive, Acquia, Telligent

communities, Forrester Wave for Social Depth Platforms: Lithium, Jive, Acquia, TelligentNot sure when we started calling social community software "social depth platforms", but Forrester's latest Wave has hit the street and there are some well known social platform providers topping the list. 

Webinar Recap: How Social Business is Accelerating Sales & Marketing

Social Business for Sales, MarketingIf you are trying to find the best social business tool for your organization or simply looking to glean best practices and insights from those who have been there, there was a lot to learn from our recent webinar: How Social Business Tools are Accelerating Sales and Marketing. Read on for the webinar summary and the full event recording.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Jive, Forrester, Yahoo, Pinterest, Hootsuite, Nuxeo and Yammer (23-May-13)

Start off the New Year with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Jive Releases Rebuilt, Free Producteev Task Management Tool

Jive Releases Rebuilt, Free Producteev Task Management Tool
The Mac version of Jive's updated Producteev

Social task management for free. That’s the appealing price tag of a rebuilt version of Producteev, the tool that Jive Software bought last fall. 

Jive StreamOnce Connects Exchange, Gmail, Dropbox; Salesforce, SAP Soon

JiveStreamOnce_ex.png Following the acquisition of StreamOnce, which was announced in the Q1 earnings at the end of April, Jive Software has already started releasing products around the buy. Today, it announces the release of StreamOnce that ultimately will bring a whole pile of major business applications into a single place.

Digital Marketing Briefs: SalesFUSION v8, Chief Customer Experience Officers Dish on Social Media

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Consero Group LLC -- 2013 Customer Experience Data Survey.

The customer experience, it's not just a passing thought in digital marketing, it’s a core focus as seen from the countless products dedicated to improving it, which include this week's marketing briefs.

Box for Jive Improves Collaboration and Productivity + Jive Integration with Saleforce

Cloud-based document sharing provider, Box and social business software provider Jive, have released Box for Jive, which enables users to manage and share content across both platforms.

Get Out of Email: Social Business at the Tipping Point

Why email when there is social media? Knowledge workers are bogged down by tasks like responding to and reading emails, and by simply looking for the information they need to complete daily tasks. But can social business make them more productive, and make businesses run better?

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Edelman, Siteworx, Workday, Jive, AvePoint and Forrester (6-Dec-12)

Start off Fall with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Jive Increases International - and Local - Presence

The US may be its home, but Jive Software has a hankering to get international -- and local.

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