Aurea sells Jive-x business to Lithium.. So now what?

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Less than three months after Jive was acquired by Aurea, the company has now sold the external communities piece of the Jive portfolio, Jive-x, to Lithium Technologies. In an announcement released by Lithium yesterday, Lithium stated its plans to continue offering the solution, and supporting Jive’s existing Jive-x customers through this transition. A great new […]

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On the Radar: InnoCentive

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

InnoCentive provides “Challenge Driven Innovation” services to businesses, government and non-profit organisations, connecting clients with a network of over 380,000 external “solvers” to address a variety of business problems through crowdsourced, open innovation. Who? InnoCentive provides “Challenge Driven Innovation” services to businesses, government and non-profit organisations through a combination of a technology platform, a ready-made […]

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SAP targets digital transformation through innovation

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

SAP’s Innovation Management offering combines a software product with professional services, and is designed to help organisations embrace innovation, particularly in the context of digital transformation initiatives. The product, SAP Innovation Management, focuses on the front-end aspects of innovation: enabling the collection, validation and selection of ideas. It integrates with SAP Project and Portfolio Management […]

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University of Chicago builds online learning community for alumni

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

To help it extend its reach and engagement with its vast alumni population, the University of Chicago implemented an online community using Jive Software, where it provides interactive online classes, seminars and other graduate programmes. Case study key facts Organisation University of Chicago Industry Higher Education Project goals Against a background of ambitious funding goals, […]

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On the Radar: MindSumo

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San Francisco-based MindSumo provides a hosted and managed open innovation community that enables organisations to engage with university students through innovation challenges. Who? Former Stanford start-up MindSumo provides a hosted and managed open innovation community that enables organisations to engage with university students through innovation challenges. What does it do? Described by the company as […]

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On the Radar: InnovationCast

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Based in Portugal, InnovationCast provides a SaaS-based innovation management tool that has a community-style, social engagement and interaction approach to enabling innovation – whether inside an organisation, or in an externally-facing, open innovation context. Who? Based in Lisbon, Portugal, InnovationCast provides a SaaS-based, collaborative innovation management platform, together with consulting services to help organisations plan […]

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IBM buys XCC to add a digital workplace layer to IBM Connections

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Today, IBM announced its acquisition of TIMETOACT GROUP’s XCC product, a “digital workplace hub” which is built on top of its collaboration product, IBM Connections. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. XCC – a quick win for IBM As I outlined in my recent blog, IBM is working hard on revamping Connections. Most of the […]

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Waitrose saves £3.5 million through Partner Ideas

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK retailer Waitrose has implemented an idea management platform from Wazoku to overhaul its long-established suggestions box and to better-engage Partners in driving the business forward. The Partner Ideas programme has delivered clear ROI multiple times over, and is gaining traction throughout Waitrose and its parent organisation, the John Lewis Partnership. Case study key facts […]

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Acquisition news fuels uncertainty at JiveWorld 17

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Six years after its IPO, social collaboration vendor Jive Software is to be acquired by ESW Capital for $462m. While there has long been speculation that an acquisition was on the cards, the news has certainly overshadowed Jive’s customer conference this week, and will undoubtedly leave many customers and prospects wondering what’s ahead. A new […]

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On the Radar: Kore.ai

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Florida startup Kore.ai provides an enterprise-focused chatbots development and hosting platform, and a collection of pre-built “Smart Bots” that addresses key industry- and line-of-business-focused use cases. Who? Headquartered in Orlando FL, Kore.ai is a two-year-old start-up that provides technologies which take advantage of AI, natural language processing and bots to help organisations improve digital customer […]

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