New Cloud-Based Assets Help Companies More Easily Integrate and Manage Existing Social Applications, Encourage User AdoptionNew York City - November 30, 2011 (Cloudforce NY) - Appirio a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud, today introduced a new social enterprise toolkit to help companies break down social silos, increase employee collaboration, and encourage greater user adoption of existing social enterprise tools. The toolkit consists of nearly 20 social assets built during Appirio’s work with leading enterprises and crowdsourced through the global CloudSpokes development community.
The contents of Appirio’s social toolkit are viewable on any mobile device by visiting m.socialenterprisetoolkit.com. The toolkit browser, which itself was built using the CloudSpokes community, allows anyone to view descriptions of each tool, vote on the tools they think are most useful, share them on social sites like Facebook, and submit their own ideas for new tools. To encourage new idea proposals for the toolkit, Appirio will sponsor a contest on CloudSpokes to build the most popular new idea. The person with the winning idea will receive $1,000. More information about the contest can be found here.
The assets in this toolkit are part of Appirio’s greater cloud asset library, and are available to customers as part of Appirio’s broader Social Enterprise service offerings.
Assets in Appirio’s Social Enterprise Toolkit
Appirio’s social enterprise toolkit helps roll out new social enterprise applications by integrating new applications with existing social networks, making new social applications engaging for employees, and ensuring compliance with company policies. Below is a selection of tools in each area.
- Google+ to Chatter: Allows users to post from Google+ to Chatter using hashtags
- Twitter to Chatter: Allows users to post from Twitter to Chatter using hashtags
- Chatter influence: Measures a user’s influence within a Chatter organization
- Email photo to Chatter results: Allows photos in email to be sent to Chatter organizations
- Chatter compliance: Enables admins to receive alerts when certain keywords are used in Chatter
“Our social enterprise toolkit highlights how committed we are to helping customers create real business value from social technology. Our ever-expanding library of social assets addresses current processes and behaviors, while allowing for the adoption of new social norms.”
- Narinder Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, Appirio
“At Brown-Forman, we continually look to create opportunities and efficiencies in the collaborative space that help our employees stay better connected with their work, their co-workers, and key business partners. Appirio’s knowledge of the social enterprise landscape has helped us deliver these opportunities as we continue to implement our corporate social strategy.”
- Toby Lester, VP Global Director Technology Architecture and Innovation, Brown-Forman
“Appirio’s social enterprise toolkit shows how easy it is to integrate Salesforce Chatter and the Force.com platform into existing processes and connect to other social platforms. Companies are looking to reinvent themselves as social enterprises, and partners like Appirio can help greatly.”
- Kendall Collins, SVP and GM of Salesforce Chatter, salesforce.com
- View, vote and submit assets for Appirio’s social enterprise toolkit
- Social enterprise offerings on Appirio.com
Appirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like salesforce.com, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 250 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L'Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio’s technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of 400 cloud experts and CloudSpokes, a nearly 20,000 person-strong global cloud developer community. The company’s expertise and innovative brokerage technology have been recognized by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, Gartner, and IDC. Appirio has offices in the U.S. and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.
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