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Pushing innovation through an enterprise social network

Today’s post features Mark Seall, Group Vice President and Head of Digital Communications, ABB ABB Reinvents Its Intranet with Social Networking Technology A leader in power and automation technologies, ABB supplies power grids, industrial motors and drives, and generators for industrial, commercial, and utility operations. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs about 145,000 people operating in around 100 countries. Known for breakthroughs in areas ranging from power transmission to…

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Leveraging the power of networks to help kids succeed in school

Today’s post features Mat Heller, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, & Erica Vevurka, Communications Integration Manager, CIS Leveraging the Power of Networks to Help Kids Succeed in School Communities In Schools (CIS) has always been all about networks. That began with its founding in 1977, when CIS started fostering cooperative partnerships among local businesses, social service agencies, healthcare providers, and volunteers to do whatever it takes to help kids stay in…

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Innovating Government for the 21st Century

Today’s post features Neil Castles, Director General, Department of Housing and Public Works, Government of Queensland, & David Johnson, Acting Chief Superintendent, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Government Innovating Government for the 21st Century Established more than 150 years ago, the Queensland Government has a long history of protecting citizens from crime, rescuing them in fires and floods, and assisting with matters ranging from transportation to housing. But in recent years, Queensland found itself grappling…

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Corporate Culture Reborn through Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Takuo Tada, Manager of the Strategic IT Planning Dept, Strategic IT Systems Planning Unit, Corporate Management Group, Yuta Kishio, Junior Manager of the Strategic IT Planning Department, Strategic IT Systems Planning Unit, Corporate Management Group, & Shogo Fukahori, Chief Officer of HR Development and In-House Communication, Corporate Management Group, Sharp Corporation A Culture Reborn Through Enterprise Social  Founded in 1912, Sharp Corporation has a long history of producing innovative electronic products, from…

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Finnair takes to the cloud with Office 365

The airline industry has seen its share of turbulence over the last decade, as mega-airlines merge and acquire smaller players, more regional airlines take to the air, and customers aggressively seek online bargains. Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and the fifth oldest airline in the world, has remained successful because it knows how to adapt and find smarter ways to operate. Find out why Finnair decided to unplug its expensive email…

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Collective Wisdom and Banking with Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Bellinda Carreira, Executive Head, Interactive Marketing, Standard Bank Banking on an Enterprise Social Network Africa’s largest financial services provider by asset value and market cap is also one of its oldest: Standard Bank has a 152-year history in South Africa and similar long-standing histories in many other African countries. The bank began expanding across the continent and other emerging markets in the early 1990s; today it operates in 33…

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Brewing Up Success With an Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Shekhar Ramamurthy, Joint President & Manmohan S Kalsy, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, United Breweries Brewing Up Success With an Enterprise Social Network  Currently headquartered in Bangalore, India, erstwhile United Breweries Limited began in 1915 with five breweries. Today it has approximately 2,600 permanent employees operating out of 46 plus locations, with close to 1,250 in managerial and administrative roles. The beer they produce are popular both domestically and…

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Reed Elsevier rallies around Office 365 to collaborate across countries and cut costs

“We have hundreds of SharePoint sites today and we are beginning the journey of migrating all of these to SharePoint Online and unplugging our on-premises SharePoint servers. This will deliver huge cost savings.” — Michael Bouchet, vice president of Infrastructure Services, Reed Elsevier. Learn more about Reed Elsevier’s decision to move to Office 365.

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UNICEF UK Connects and Collaborates Through its Enterprise Social Network

Today’s post features Katherine Crisp, Head of Strategy and Innovation, UNICEF UK UNICEF UK Connects and Collaborates Through its Enterprise Social Network The mission of UNICEF—the world’s leading organization for children—is that children, no matter who they are or where they live, should have an opportunity to grow up safe, happy, and healthy. That’s an ambitious objective, not least because staff must overcome many obstacles themselves as they carry out relief, education,…

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Montgomery County, PA—How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” Read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania