Jive Software Gains Momentum in Government as User Adoption Soars 900 Percent in...
Jive Software Gains Momentum in Government as User Adoption Soars 900 Percent in Less Than a Year PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Company News -- Jive, the Social Business Software leader, today announced that its Government business is gaining momentum, as the public sector embraces Social Business Software at a rapid clip. In less than a year, the number of people in the U.S. Federal Government using Jive SBS has increased by 900%. -- Working with organizations including NASA, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force Medical Services and members of the U.S. intelligence community, Jive is helping to connect the dots in a more productive, innovative way - agency to agency, department to department, people to people and system to system. Jive Social Business Software (SBS) employs the most rigorous security measures in the industry, and is essentially the defacto standard for the intelligence community, with tens of thousands of users. -- Jive is increasing investments in its Government business to capitalize on this momentum. In July, Jive hired industry veteran Jim Kovach, leveraging his nearly 20 years of experience with the Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community. -- Jive is a founding sponsor of the Government 2.0 Expo in Washington D.C. on September 8th. The Jive booth can be found in the Concourse just outside of Room 146 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Customer and Partner Highlights -- A-Space : A-Space, a social network for U.S. intelligence analysts and covert operatives across multiple agencies, allows analysts to monitor and share critical information on geopolitical events ranging from the Avian Bird Flu and piracy in Somalia to averting potential terrorist threats. Just over a year after its inception, A-Space is now adding 150 users a day. With partner, Mantech, it was recently announced that Jive will power the next phase of the "A-Space Next" project, and will continue to build out this powerful network. -- National Journal Group's 3121 : NationalJournal.com opened its new site, 3121, to private beta last month, with a full launch expected in September. 3121 arms congressional members and their staff with the content, collaboration tools and contact information they need to help make the legislative process more effective. For example, 3121 will include a secure directory of key staffers, with biographical and job information and will ultimately serve an audience of up to 10,000. -- Air Force Medical Services : Air Force Medical Services (AFMS) Knowledge Exchange is the hub of 20,000 Department of Defense medical professionals. It connects a global network of physicians, medical staff, administrators, and technicians, to facilitate shared expertise and documentation -- at home in the U.S., on the battlefield, or stationed in remote locations across the globe. -- Carahsoft Partnership: Jive SBS is now available via GSA schedule through a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a leading government IT solutions provider. Carahsoft is a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder that serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. As part of this partnership, Carahsoft will provide proactive sales and marketing support to drive demand for Jive SBS in the public sector. Jive is the only Social Business Software platform offered by Carahsoft. Analyst Commentary -- "Internal communities can play a key role in transforming internal operations by allowing government employees to share knowledge, achieve process improvements, and respond more swiftly to unexpected events for which there are no procedures or where processes prove inadequate," said Andrea DiMaio, VP Distinguished Analyst with Gartner. "Communities go beyond simply providing knowledge about a subject or topic. They provide a means for members to benefit from the expertise and experience of peers regardless of geography or department silo." Jive Commentary -- "We are thrilled to be working with agencies responding to President Obama's call for a more collaborative and participatory government," said Dave Hersh, CEO, Jive Software. "When government agencies can collaborate in a scalable and completely secure environment, a powerful amount of knowledge is unleashed, and true progress is made. Agencies including Air Force Medical Services and members of the U.S. intelligence community are putting Jive SBS to work for new and productive ways of serving citizens." -- "Social Business Software is helping government agencies connect people, content, and collaboration activities; a critical requirement that in the past had been difficult to do securely and efficiently across departmental silos," said Jim Kovach, Director, Federal Sales, Jive Software. "For example, the A-Space 'Facebook for Spies' program has truly answered the 9/11 Commission's directive for 'Analytical Transformation' and has eclipsed the 10,000 user mark." Additional Resources -- Jive CEO Blog on Government Momentum -- Jive Software Website -- Air Force Medical Services Webcast About Jive Software Jive frees people to engage in open, natural business conversations and workflows that typically are trapped inside of emails, phone calls or meetings. As the leading enterprise-class suite of SBS applications for Global 2000 companies and governments, Jive's collaboration software and community software solutions are the first to effectively manage employees, customers, and partners on a unified platform built for tens of thousands of users and millions of page views. SOURCE Jive Software Bronwyn Saglimbeni, Reidy Communications for Jive, +1-408-414-7250, firstname.lastname@example.org