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Will Jive Customers Win With Lithium Takeover?

Will Jive Customers Win With Lithium Takeover?

Lithium Technologies CEO Rob Tarkoff said the company will give newly-acquired Jive customers the option to continue using their Jive-x online community software or move to “something better in a relatively near-term period of time.” Tarkoff was short on specifics in his interview with CMSWire the day after Lithium announced it acquired Jive’s external online community business, bringing

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Huddle Reportedly Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $89M

Huddle Reportedly Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $89M

Huddle, an 11-year-old enterprise collaboration software provider, will be acquired by private equity firm Turn/River Capital for $89 million, according to industry reports. That sum is far less than London-based Huddle's reported peak valuation of up to $300M when it snagged a $51 million Series D funding round in 2014.  And it marks yet another private equity buyout

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Will Jive’s Acquisition Revive the Company’s Fortunes?

Will Jive's Acquisition Revive the Company's Fortunes?

Jive CEO Elisa Steele took the stage at the company's JiveWorld conference in Las Vegas today to reassure customers and partners alike following yesterday's announcement of its acquisition by ESW Capital.  The message Steele shared was clear: the company faced some tough choices in the past which drove the

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Microsoft, IBM, Jive, Salesforce Lead Forrester’s Enterprise Collaboration Wave

Microsoft, IBM, Jive, Salesforce Lead Forrester's Enterprise Collaboration Wave

Business collaboration is nothing new.  Geeks and computer enthusiasts were sharing and chatting on bulletin board systems in the early 1980s, via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in the late 1980s, eRoom -type tools in the 1990s and with technologies like Microsoft Sharepoint, Jive Software and Socialcast (now part of VMware)

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Microsoft, IBM, Jive, Salesforce Lead Forrester’s Enterprise Collaboration Wave

Microsoft, IBM, Jive, Salesforce Lead Forrester's Enterprise Collaboration Wave

Business collaboration is nothing new.  Geeks and computer enthusiasts were sharing and chatting on bulletin board systems in the early 1980s, via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in the late 1980s, eRoom -type tools in the 1990s and with technologies like Microsoft Sharepoint, Jive Software and Socialcast (now part of VMware)

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The Enterprise Social Network Market Heats Up

The Enterprise Social Network Market Heats Up

When Microsoft rolled out Office 365 Groups in 2015, it once again thrust the future of Yammer into the spotlight.  The enterprise social network (ESN) industry at large closely watched the move as other providers, including Jive and Beezy, continued to enhance their platforms.  Many of these questions were answered in September with Microsoft's announcement of a tight integration between the two, giving all Yammer groups access to Office 365 Groups.    The Yammer announcement came shortly before the launch of Workplace by Facebook, the social networking giant's foray into the ESN business space.

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Jive ‘Realignment’ Results in Renewed Focus, Layoffs

Jive Software announced a realignment plan Tuesday that will result in layoffs of 14 percent of its employees by the second quarter. The 15-year-old Palo Alto, Calif.-based collaboration software company is cutting back and refocusing its efforts on the enterprise.

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