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    At New York Event, Customers Share How They Leverage Social Software to Improve Business Performance

    In New York on Thursday, we hosted the first of a Socialtext event series that will be taking place all over the country, bringing together Socialtext customers and IT professionals who want to hear the benefits, challenges and experiences of implementing social software.

    Held at the Silverleaf Tavern in midtown Manhattan, our main speaker was Anand Padmanabhan, CIO of NYU Stern. Anand and his team has deployed social software to nearly 10,000 faculty, students, and staff at NYU Stern, fundamentally transforming communication between those constituencies.

    Anand discussed how NYU Stern approached social software adoption: Combine traditional, informational portal technologies with the easy, social tools inside Socialtext. The result: A vibrant social intranet where work gets done at NYU Stern.

    Michael Idinopulos, our vice president of customer success, also spoke during the event. Michael has coined a phrase that has been very popular in both our customer base and industry followers: Social software in the flow of work. His overall point: If social software exists outside of key business processes and the systems a company has in place, it will be impossible for a company to realize its value. Organizations like NYU Stern, he emphasized, identified key areas and pain points that social software could address, which is why they’ve enjoyed great adoption and value.

    We appreciated everyone who attended the New York event and the great conversations that took place. The Socialtext team is looking forward to our next one in Chicago.

    NYU Stern Chooses Socialtext to Power Its Next-Generation Collaborative Intranet Portal

    As one of the leading business schools in the country, NYU Stern has a reputation for rigorous academics, strong leadership training, and thought-provoking research.

    But with a diverse group of more than 10,000 students, faculty, and staff, the school needed a central, secure intranet to manage knowledge and access to the critical content and applications that drive the school’s academic and research mission. NYU Stern also wanted to enable students to leverage information using social tools across the community.

    To build a user-friendly intranet portal that empowers people and the enterprise applications they rely on everyday, NYU Stern chose Socialtext’s enterprise social software platform. NYU Stern will leverage Socialtext’s integration with Ping Identity to create an intranet that surfaces multiple applications in a single Dashboard for each person at NYU Stern.

    NYU Stern’s CIO Anand Padmanabhan and Senior Director of IT Van Williams also liked Socialtext for its secure SaaS appliance, which gives customers the benefits of an on-site deployment without having to worry about patching updates (which Socialtext does remotely).

    “Socialtext will allow us to get the most from our current business applications by integrating them seamlessly with the flexible, easy-to-use social tools that comprise the Socialtext platform, making it easy to share knowledge,” Anand told me. “In addition, with customized Dashboards, NYU Stern’s faculty and staff can leverage, organize and “see” the information that matters most to them.”

    With the recent launch of Socialtext Connect, we’re looking forward to seeing more integrations of NYU Stern’s existing apps into activity streams and Signals. For more information on how you can get more from your enterprise systems with Socialtext Connect, click here.

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    Weblog on gaining business results from social software.

    On this blog, Socialtext staffers and customers explore how companies can gain the most business value from their use of enterprise social software, including microblogging, social networking, filtered activity streams, widget-based dashboards, blogs and wikis.


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