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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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Rugby Football Union Builds Internal Culture with SharePoint and Yammer

There are many reasons that businesses today might choose to invest in their technology and adopt new digital solutions. However, underlying core business requirements, there is usually a need for some form of change. Companies always start the conversation with “something could change to improve X,” or “something has to change to overcome Y.” It’s…

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Rightpoint Embraces Social with 100% Yammer Adoption

This post was co-authored by Microsoft’s Steven Piotrowski If you’ve followed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s mobile-first, cloud-first announcements, you know that he envisions a Microsoft that provides the productivity platform that will be the “operating system for all human activity” or, in other words, the single pane of glass through which you see your entire…

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Microsoft Interns at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit

The 2014 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit was held in Sydney and brought together more than 350 delegates from the G20 countries to promote youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, job creation and innovation. Yammer was utilized as the main platform for communication and collaboration over the three-day event, with Microsoft…

CIS

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…