Jive Software
Jul 25, 2011

Jive Executives and Jive Apps Partners Explore Impact of 'Consumerprise' Era on Future of Business

Jive Unveils Industry's First Social Enterprise Apps Market at Exclusive Event

Palo Alto, Calif. – July 25, 2011Jive Software announced today that its CEO Tony Zingale, joined by several executives from Jive and the industry, will lead an exclusive thought-leadership gathering on Wednesday, July 27 in San Francisco. The participants will discuss the quickly evolving apps market landscape and explore strategies to enable enterprises to thrive in the 'Consumerprise' era. The event will feature select partners in the Jive Apps Market, the first social enterprise apps market.

Apps have become core to employees’ personal and work lives – from mobile devices to the desktop. Delivered from the cloud, they are immediately accessible, social and easy to use. Employees are both demanding and installing them independently of their enterprise organizations. Jive views this as the emergence of the Consumerprise era, which will redefine how apps are developed and used in the enterprise.
 
This new paradigm presents enterprises with a new challenge: meet the expectations of employees who are demanding consumer-like simplicity in installation and use of their business apps, while empowering IT to drive business results. The Jive Apps Market will enable employees and IT to succeed in this new era. Employees will have access to rich business apps to get their work done, while IT will have the ability to deploy apps that liberate the valuable data trapped inside their enterprise infrastructure.
 
"Today, business is happening at the speed of social, and enterprises have to respond to this reality," said Chris Morace, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Jive. "In order to thrive in the Consumerprise era, enterprises need a purpose-built social apps market that satisfies the desire for consumer simplicity with the compliance and security demands of the enterprise. This is the new way to enterprise apps."
 
Featured Jive Apps Partners Attending the Event
Jive has partnered with leading cloud applications and system integrators to bring rich functionality to all employees across the enterprise, whether they work in sales, marketing, support, engineering or HR. Featured partners include:

Free Jive 5 Platform for Jive Apps Partners
During the event, Jive will also introduce the Jive Apps Jumpstart program. It will offer Jive Apps partners free usage of Jive 5, Jive's industry leading Social Business platform, for up to 200 users. This program will help Jive and Jive Apps partners collaborate faster to bring the next wave of Social Business apps to market and change the way work gets done.
 
Jive Apps Market is available today with Jive 5. To learn more, attend Jive’s annual user conference, JiveWorld11, which will take place in Las Vegas, October 4-6 at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel.

About Social Business
Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business software combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business
Jive is a leading Social Business company that brings social innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale. Jive is funded by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

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