Add up moves involving Google Apps and the Twitter Firehose, and you get Jive's effort to be more like a Facebook for the enterprise.
Jive has started going after its open-source competition, which may indicate that the upstarts are giving it trouble.
Jive Software's latest social software product is designed to exploit knowledge of social connections inside and outside the corporate firewall.
The company launches Social Business Software 3.0, a suite of collaborative apps. Ultimately, though, Jive will face off with Oracle, IBM/Lotus, and Microsoft.
There's an ongoing battle against using e-mail to share information inside businesses. Jive Software updates its software built around discussions, blogs, and shared "spaces."
Microsoft and Jive have reached very different conclusions about what software they should be giving away, and to whom.
Jive Software recently cut headcount by up to a third, a prudent move designed to maintain profitability.
The Jive is designed to get elderly technophobes connected to their friends and family without feeling overwhelmed of learning how to use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
The future of enterprise software looks a lot less like "enterprise" in the traditional sense: Stodgy, clunky, safe. It looks much more like the free-wheeling web, with appropriate security and robustness baked in. Jive and Atlassian seem to be doing th
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