Friday Vendor Roundup: Acquia, Mindjet, and Moxie Software

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Every Friday I’m going to attempt to summarize any relevant news in the future of work/collaboration space. I’ll provide the name of the vendor, a short summary of what the announcement or piece of news is with a link to the original, and finally a short POV. I can’t cover every single thing that comes out but I will do my best to provide as much relevant content as I can. If you have something you think I should include then please send it over and I will decide if it’s something I can add. Again, keep in mind this is weekly roundup so the news or announcements need to be from that week. Here is the roundup for this week:

Acquia launches rescue program for Jive customers

Although it’s just a marketing campaign it’s still interesting. Acquia is going after Jive head on with this new campaign saying that Jive is too expensive, too hard to customize and integrate with other applications, and is just building more silos within organizations.

My POV

Personally I love the marketing approach, nothing wrong with a little competition especially since Jive’s CEO was recently quoted saying that Yammer was dead. Jive is certainly one of the more expensive vendors out there but theirmarket share is still growing. I know they are working hard on making the integration and customization process easier but to be honest this isn’t exactly easy for any vendor today. However, the advantage of Open Source is the massive community that can help innovate.

Link to announcement

Mindjet launches a productivity gains calculator

In order to help organizations figure out how much money they waste by sitting in meetings and searching for information, Mindjet created a productivity gains calculator. The data from the calculator is based on survey data from over 5,000 business professionals over a three year period.

My POV

This certainly isn’t the first calculator of its kind but it’s still interesting to play around with and I like that they used actual employee survey data. You also have the ability to select what region you are from to get a more accurate dollar amount. It’s a nice marketing vehicle designed to help organizations realize why they need technologies like Mindjet.

Link to announcement

Moxie Software bring on a new SVP of global field operations

Steve Yount who was previously the SVP at Workshare joined Moxie to run field operations. According to the announcement Steve’s role is going to be to help fuel growth for the company including sales through channel partners.

My POV

Apparently Steve also has a strong background in M&A and has been involved in a successful company IPO. I don’t think that Moxie is planning an IPO but perhaps they can be a good acquisition target for a larger organization which I think is a direction they are certainly exploring.

Link to announcement

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Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).

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