Mike Ihbe advises, Piggy back on trends and the social
1214_ 6/1/12 - As the "cloud" becomes a common platform, web applications still live in a "stovepipe" world. At the Glue Conference, we met folks who are exploring the new technologies that are forming around web applications in a post-cloud world. We caught up with Mike Ihbe, Application Platform Engineer with Yammer. Yammer is the social intranet, providing social collaboration tools for people to get work done on their intranet and leverage the social mechanisms that are so popular in today's world. We are talking intranet, Yammer is for inside your company so you can collaborate with your coworkers on projects or anything you do during your normal job, you can do online with Yammer. Larry asked Mike what he sees down the road for Yammer. Mike said, "We're adding features all the time. We started as kind of a Twitter for the enterprise and we worked our way up to a fully featured intranet suite. We've just acquired this company called 'One Drum" they do a lot of file sync. So we'll have a lot of "DropBox" type features now. We're integrating more and more of your offline work with Excel documents and whatnot into the Yammer experience. Larry asked if Yammer works with large, medium or small companies and Mike told us they work with every size. In fact they have accounts with 85% of the Fortune 500, and small and medium size businesses are a huge part of our business too. Larry asked Mike what advice he would give entrepreneurs today. Mike said, "Piggy back on trends actually. We're piggy-backing on social and the other trend we found is enterprise tools basically. So, enterprise tools are very old and we're capitalizing on the cloud to deliver high quality, consumerized, enterprise products...listen for more...
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