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By Chris Dong, Business Analyst & End User Experience Intern, VMware


We’re excited to launch a new blog series entitled Fearlessly Innovating with Socialcast showcasing the successes of Socialcast as part of the broader VMware community. Socialcast by VMware, a leading enterprise social networking platform, is used by thousands of VMware employees each and every day. Each month, we will highlight how the Socialcast platform is transforming communication and collaboration across the company, leading to increased productivity, efficiency, and transparency. Socialcast is enabling VMware to succeed in an increasingly competitive IT landscape – and with even more robust features around the corner, this is just the beginning.

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Socialcast unveils Chat for secure instant messaging and collaboration

This past August 3rd, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the trusted previous Private Message feature, and now provides a seamless flow between web and mobile devices.


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Presidential Precinct Connects Community Leaders and Experts Across the World Using Socialcast by VMware

The Presidential Precinct brings together young leaders from around the world to meet and collaborate with scholars, diplomats and private sector experts. Whether it is through a one-day program or a six-week program, Precinct participants make connections that drive change in their communities around the world.

However, at the conclusion of these programs, participants lacked a reliable way to keep in touch with experts who could help shape ongoing projects and offer encouragement along the way. The Precinct wanted to establish a digital platform for young leaders to stay connected with influencers to continue valuable discussions and planning beyond Precinct programs.

After selecting Socialcast by VMware as the foundation for its PPN (Presidential Precinct Network), the PPN brought on more than 1,000 users to connect and share ideas about community development projects within its first year.

Today, Socialcast enables Precinct participants and experts to do the following:

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Socialcast and the Annual Performance Review

by Inna Fabrikant, Sr. Client Development Manager, Socialcast

With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews.

Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, while managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all direct reports.

At VMware, we’ve developed an integration between Socialcast and Workday that is helping us to alleviate these very real pain points, while simultaneously saving countless man hours in the process.

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Five Analytics Features Every Socialcast Admin Should Use

by Jeff Sato, Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst- Statistician


Social Business Intelligence (SBI), Socialcast’s in-app analytics platform, is enabled for all Socialcast communities and has many great features that add tremendous value for community administrators.

Today, we would like to highlight some of the most useful SBI features that we think every admin should leverage to increase adoption and engagement in their Socialcast community.

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EUC is ROCKING the show floor @ VMworld


This year we have put together the biggest, baddest and loudest EUC presence we have EVER had at VMworld!

Starting at our huge 16-screen HD video wall, you’ll be blown away by our Hollywood VFX artists using software like ZBrush, Maya, 3ds Max and more, all powered by smoking-fast Horizon desktops turbocharged with NVIDIA GRID graphics. (And yes, the Makerbot 3D printer is back, this year we have the Z18!!)

Checkout the AirWatch wall and while you’re there take the time to chat to our dedicated team of experts who can talk you through every aspect of our market-leading mobility platform.

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VMworld Europe 2013: Leading the Industry in Support for the Mobile Workforce

Erik Frieberg, vice president, product marketing

Today, VMware is making two very exciting announcements at VMworld Barcelona that reinforces our commitment to advancing end-user computing for the industry and for our customers.

First, we are introducing new, innovative product offerings and capabilities across the VMware End-User Computing portfolio to broaden support for the mobile workforce. Second, we are announcing that VMware has acquired Desktone, a pioneer and leader in desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) as part of its commitment and effort to advancing that segment of the market and end-user computing as a whole.

This is a very exciting time for the End-User Computing Group at VMware and in the end, it will be our customers who will ultimately benefit from the advancements we make today and the vision we have for the industry for tomorrow.

Let’s start with the product updates.

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Socialcast Mobile Apps For a Modern Workforce

by Joan Bodensteiner, Sr. Director, Socialcast

Today we are pleased to announce a new release of the Socialcast mobile app for iOS. It is the first of many new-and-improved mobile apps we plan to release in the coming months as part of our commitment to making the Socialcast mobile experience the best in the industry.

We continue to focus on delivering products that meet the needs of a modern workforce. Recent technology trends, including the shift away from the desktop to mobile devices, are part of what is helping to shape our vision, however, there is a human side too. In the not-too-distant future, companies will need a very different kind of employee to drive profitable growth. In a recent study conducted by CEB, global executives say they will need a 20% improvement in productivity to meet their business goals.

Those productivity gains will come from employees equipped to exploit the changing nature of work in a global, hyper-competitive business environment. CEB identifies four major changes in the nature of work that will impact how it is structured and managed, and what it will take to succeed. The successful employee will be mobile, increasingly knowledge-driven, highly adaptable to change, and deeply collaborative with a broad range of individuals, both within and outside the company.

Meeting the needs of this modern information worker was at the forefront of our spring re-design of Socialcast, and continues to inspire our ongoing improvements for iOS and other popular mobile platforms.

The new Socialcast mobile app for iOS is built from the ground up to keep today’s workforce in synch with everything they need — colleagues, conversations, files, and projects. It’s faster and packed with community features such as Thanks, our employee recognition feature; auto-complete; Like; and universal search. It has been completely redesigned for greater ease of use, and optimized for iPhone and iPad devices.

If you are an Android or Windows user, stay tuned for more news in the coming months.

Enterprise social is really about helping co-workers connect, communicate, and get work done faster. With Socialcast mobile apps, we’re keeping you in synch with everything at work wherever you are, and from any device you choose – the modern way.

Download the new Socialcast iOS mobile app today!

 Tell us what you think about the latest app on Twitter and Facebook!

Socialcast Powers The Extended Enterprise

By Tim Young, founder of Socialcast and vice president Social Enterprise for VMware

The modern workplace is a complex ecosystem of employees, vendors, partners, contractors and customers. As in nature, there is a distinct role for everyone, and in order for each member and the sum of the parts to flourish, a symbiotic relationship must exist amongst all parties.

In simpler terms, a company doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it is part of, and relies upon, many others in order to succeed.

Today, Socialcast is announcing several new features that employ this concept:external contributors, enhanced user roles, and organizational charts. Until today, our platform was only available for the employees inside an organization, and there were two distinct roles that these employees could have (a user or an administrator). Now, we are introducing features that permit secure, role-based collaboration amongst employees and non-employees inside a Socialcast community, complete with the appropriate context around each user’s permissions, reporting structure, and role within the communication ecosystem.

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