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Yammer - "Enterprise Social Networking" - anyone use it ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    The company I work for is thinking about using it.
    It lacks solid search, I can say that right now and it looks exactly like facebook.
    I'm not impressed with what I've seen.. It's for corporations to "tap into" a social media type environment and still have some control.
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think it's more for enterprises to use as INTERNAL social networking with full control by the company.
    I don't think it has any integration with facebook.
     
  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's exactly what's being marketed as but I don't see it being beneficial unless your company is full of 20-40 year olds who are already familiar with other social networks.
    I see it being a big waste of time in our company (gov) and I don't think we'll really use it much but we are testing it out.

    I didn't say it was integrated with facebook, I said it looks exactly like facebook ;)
     
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  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    So we've been testing this more and more at work and I'm not sure it's going to work for us because of what we need it for but I did find out that yammer was acquired my microsoft recently
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/microsoft-buys-yammer-for_n_1625193.html

    also here is a screenshot of what I was talking about them looking exactly like facebook.. Even down to the profile fields, adding pictures etc.. all the same as facebook

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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I want a Group TODO thing.
    I wasn't able to find much about TODO lists on their site.

    Have you seen such a thing ?
     
  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Like project management?

    Have you looked at SharePoint?
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    My needs are even less.
    I want TODOs, that can be prioritized.

    I have checked it out. Not the latest version, which I hear is better.
    It could work but I want something leaner.
    If sharepoint had a good wiki I would have gone for it.
     
  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    like this maybe?
    http://www.taskmerlin.com/

    There is another one I've seen a LOT but I didn't find it with a quick search.
    Sharepoint is nice for what it does but it's an enterprise software and a bit expensive.

    BTW.. you can list off project along with % of completion in Sharepoint.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Thanks for TaskMerlin.

    What I really want is a networked TODO list.
    I essentially want to assign myself and others tasks. Quicker the better.
    If it has some real time messaging ... even better (ie. instant message when someone assigns you a task).

    I'd prefer to be able to have it on my network, but I'll settle for a web based solution.

    I think TaskMerlin would fit the bill ... but that it doesn't have Instant Messaging. I read the user guide, and I don't think you can alert people with an email for a new task assigned to them.
     
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  11. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    How about Trello?

     

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