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Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips

Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.

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Justin Belmont
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Justin Belmont,
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5/25/2014 | 11:02:55 PM
Re: SAS and Socialcast
Great tips. Social business can be a tricky business to master, but it's definitely possible, and these are great and concrete tips to help newer companies get started. Thanks for sharing!
David F. Carr
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5/21/2014 | 11:47:50 AM
SAS and Socialcast
I reported a couple of years ago on the use of Socialcast at SAS Institute and found it to be going strong when I checked in for an update to include in my Social Collaboration for Dummies book. The Socialcast product never got as much hype as some competitiors, and now there seems to be a lull in interest in social intranet platforms in general, but as noted here the secret to success was never just buying and installing a software product (or subscribing to a cloud service). It's not the platform's ability to share, collect, and collaborate that's most important -- it's the motivation and the leadership of the people in the organization to create a collaborative culture and use the tools as an enabler. That doesn't mean software choice is not important, but there are probably several products and services for every need.

I suggest focusing more on the limitations of the platform and making sure it won't hold you back. Once you clear that hurdle, take your choice and really run with it. Your momentum and commitment will make the biggest difference.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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5/20/2014 | 2:05:03 PM
How long to sink or swim?
How long has it taken your company to either reach critical mass in or abandon your enterprise social network? What contributed to your success or failure? Let's hear your experiences.
Social is a Business Imperative
Social is a Business Imperative
The use of social media for a host of business purposes is rising. Indeed, social is quickly moving from cutting edge to business basic. Organizations that have so far ignored social - either because they thought it was a passing fad or just didnít have the resources to properly evaluate potential use cases and products - must start giving it serious consideration.
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