Sometimes email isn’t the best way to stay up to date on everything you’ve got going on in your business. That’s where Yammer comes in. Yammer is a Microsoft corporate social networking site intended to bring a Facebook-like feel to business communications. This week, Yammer announced a Google-esque feature called Microsoft Translator that will accompany regular Yammer posts.
This guest post is by Gavin Baker, a tech-minded, digital marketing strategist.
Yammer selling to Microsoft is a wakeup call because they are spending BIG money to acquire key technologies. I've liked Yammer from its start four years ago because it is a communication platform that is Facebook-esque but internal to your own network. Employees prefer to use software that is up to date and easy to use, and Yammer fits the bill. Imagine your Facebook news feed, but replace the posts from your friends about weekend plans, or photos from trips with real-time information as documents are created, and employees update what they are working on. This type of nimble communication and collaboration is what Yammer brings to your company, and its ease of use will bring about employees who are better informed without spending hours in email every day. Social enterprise software makes companies more efficient in their communication and output.
In today’s technological age almost everything we do is on the Internet somewhere. Whether it be online banking, a Facebook profile or Twitter account, an old MySpace that was never deleted, or just online shopping profiles, our lives are connected to the web. A lot of the time, we don’t give appropriate consideration to the question, “What happens to these things when we die?”
We can’t disclose all the details right now, because, well, it’s top secret
. What we CAN tell you is there is something a little different coming to the Claris blog next Monday. HINT: It involves the words “you,” “free,” “stuff,” “technology,” and “Thanksgiving/Christmas.”
Come back to the Claris blog next Monday, November 15th for all the crazy details in full!
Now to try to hide all this from the tech guys…
Today, Facebook experienced a large security breach through the application Sendible. Some of the largest companies on Facebook (Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, etc) are sending out a malicious link to their followers that says, “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” If this link appears in your news feed, do not click on it. The link takes you to a site that asks for your personal information. As always, safeguard your personal information and use wisdom in how and where you give information about yourself on the internet.
See the screenshots below for what to look for.
If you would like to read more about the hack, read the TechCrunch article here.