Here’s social networking software for your business

Does your company need to brainstorm among employees, communicate with partners and customers?

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Jive Software makes a Facebook style social network for businesses where employees and their bosses can communicate with one another within a protected environment. Make no mistake, it is not a social media, it is a serious business tool. It enables communication between employees; communicate with business partners and customers. Jive Engage (formally known as Clearspace and subsequently Jive SBS) combines community software, collaboration software, social networking software and social media monitoring into one product. Intentions are to increase team work and productivity. It enables workers to communicate, share ideas and see each other’s work. It also allows video conferencing.

Jive helps to increase employee productivity by cutting company e-mails and lower the cost of communication with customers due to reduce cost for telephone services.

Intel used Jive software to create it’s Open Port, a highly interactive online community for the company. Other jive customers include VMware, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, NetApp, Linden Lab, National Instruments and many others.

Jive Software founded in 2001 and is based in Palo Alto, California. Other office locations are in Oregon, Colorado, Germany, Israel and United Kingdom.

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