Socialcast(R) by VMware Advances Enterprise Social Networking With New Capabilities

Socialcast(R) by VMware Advances Enterprise Social Networking With New 
Capabilities 
New Project Management, Secure Instant Messaging Unlock Ideas and
Collaboration From Communication Silos 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced the immediate availability of the latest version of
Socialcast(R) by VMware that introduces new capabilities such as
integrated project management and secure instant messaging to help
increase employee productivity, community engagement and business
performance. The new Socialcast addresses the challenge of managing
and accessing information trapped in silos by consolidating all
activities associated with the daily flow of work into a single
location with an intuitive interface that is accessible from any
device. Socialcast users can now tap into activity streams, messages,
private chats, projects and tasks to efficiently complete assignments
to drive business outcomes. 
"Although we were named a leader in IDC's latest MarketScape
report(1), we have not stopped innovating and are committed to
delivering on our core promise of helping customers use social tools
and practices to discover a better way to work," said Tim Young, vice
president, social enterprise, End-User Computing, VMware. "We
continue to advance the product with new capabilities to ensure we
deliver the most value to our customers." 
For companies in today's knowledge economy, competitive advantage is
achieved by tapping deeper into the passions, imaginations and
ingenuity of employees. Socialcast is the enterprise social
networking platform that connects people, conversations and projects
in one place to improve communication and collaboration to achieve
better results, faster. A recent study of Socialcast end users
revealed that 67 percent of community members found Socialcast helps
them get answers to their questions faster and 81 percent indicated
that being part of their employer's Socialcast community makes them
feel more connected to the company(2).  
"More than 44,000 Philips employees engage through Socialcast to work
together, exchange ideas and knowledge, and respond to questions
asked by colleagues," said Dennis Agusi, global internal
communications officer, Royal Philips Electronics. "The new
Socialcast features allow us to work even more effectively and help
us make collaboration even easier." 
Bringing Simplicity and Efficiency to Workflows
 Unlike traditional
communication and collaboration tools such as email, spreadsheets and
intranets, Socialcast eliminates the multiple inboxes and information
silos that stifle ideas and drain productivity. By giving employees
modern ways to discover and connect, and by integrating social
capabilities into the business systems people use every day,
Socialcast helps unlock the flow of ideas and innovation across the
organization to achieve untapped levels of performance. 
New capabilities in Socialcast include: 


 
--  Integrated Project Management - With the introduction of Projects,
    Socialcast integrates project management and activity tracking,
    providing a single place for the day-to-day flow of work that now
    spans multiple systems. Socialcast Projects allows teams to track
    project deliverables, action items and due dates without spreadsheets,
    emails or status meetings.
    
    
--  Secure Real-Time Messaging From Anywhere - Socialcast Messenger is a
    free mobile application companion to Socialcast Private Message that
    allows users to have ad-hoc conversations with individuals or teams,
    as well as share files and photos from the road, along with location
    information. Socialcast Messenger stays synchronized with Socialcast
    so all work-related communications are in one place.
    
    
--  Enhanced Community Management - An improved command and control
    interface for community administrators allows the configuration and
    customization of communities to fit the unique requirements of their
    culture. Management of security, employee access, integration with
    other business systems, auditing and reporting are all centralized.

  
Pricing and Availability
 The latest version of Socialcast is available
immediately as an on-premise or SaaS solution.  
Go to Socialcast by VMware Pricing Page for more information.  
Additional Resources 


 
--  Read our blog for more Socialcast and industry information
--  Follow Socialcast on Twitter or join the conversation on Facebook
--  Start a free Socialcast private network today at
    www.socialcast.com/sign-up

  
About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the
Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way
they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a
manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With
2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000
customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found
online at www.vmware.com. 
VMware and Socialcast are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other
marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective organizations. The use of the word "partner" or
"partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between
VMware and any other company. 
(1) IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor
Analysis (IDC #237336) October 2012  
(2) Annual Socialcast End-User Survey, April 2012 
Contacts:
Louis Cheng
VMware Global Communications
chengl@vmware.com
(650) 427-7643 
Angela D'Arcy
The OutCast Agency for VMware
adarcy@theoutcastagency.com
(415) 345-4724 
 
 
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