Why The Healthcare Industry Needs More Than Microsoft Plus YammerTags: social software, enterprise collaboration, yammer, Social Business
The social software industry is red hot. In case you missed it, Microsoft officially announced it will acquire Yammer, an enterprise social networking platform, for $1.2 billion in cash. This follows Jive’s very successful IPO as analysts estimate the company’s revenue may jump 157%.Read more » « Collapse
Enterprises are Riding the Social Wave. Will Healthcare Keep Up?Tags: healthcare, social software, enterprise collaboration, yammer, jive software, chatter, saleforce
For anyone keeping score these days, the market for social business software, especially enterprise collaboration, is heating up.
Large software players such as Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce.com all tout the “collaboration capabilities” of their products, from Microsoft's enhanced social features in SharePoint 2010 to the release of Chatter 2.0 by Salesforce. However, the real push is coming from a rapidly growing number of pure-plays like Yammer, Jive Software and Lithium.
IDC reports 41% of respondents have already deployed an enterprise social software solution. Which isn't surprising, since Chatter has more than 60,000 customers and Yammer is used by over 90,000 companies and organizations, including over 80% of the Fortune 500.