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

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

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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On the Radar: Wazoku

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK-based cloud software vendor Wazoku has experienced rapid growth of late. It offers a collaborative idea management platform and aims to capitalise on generally high-levels of industry interest in innovation initiatives and processes. Who? Based in the UK, Wazoku is a young vendor that provides a SaaS-based idea management platform designed to help organisations engage […]

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IBM looks to the future with Connections Pink

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Faced with a constantly shifting and increasingly competitive collaboration technology market, IBM is completely overhauling its established IBM Connections technology to make it more flexible, scalable, and ready for the next generation of customer needs. A much-needed revamp for IBM Connections Last week we heard IBM’s plans for the future of IBM Connections, its enterprise […]

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Microsoft Teams is let loose against Slack

COMMENTARY

This week, Microsoft announced the official general availability of its new team collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. Launched in preview back in November, Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite alongside applications including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Yammer, and will now be automatically provisioned to customers with the following Office 365 […]

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