blog It’s been more than a year now since Microsoft bought enterprise social networking company Yammer, and while there was a great deal of hype around the company’s corporate offering at the time, we’ve really seen very little in the way of publicly known deployments in Australia since that time. To be honest, I’m not sure where corporate social networking is at the moment in Australia, but I think it’s fair to say, at a minimum, that Yammer appears to have lost a little of its momentum in the area. Perhaps the first rollout we’ve seen in a while comes in news from iTNews today with regard to Adelaide City Council. The outlet reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“Adelaide City Council is one month into a pilot of Office 365 and Yammer as it looks to enable a more mobile workforce … The pilot follows the council’s successful deployment of Microsoft Lync 2013 to replace its PABX, boosting video conferencing and instant messaging features.”
I am aware that Microsoft is currently working to integrate Yammer’s functionality into its other products — particularly collaboration platforms like Sharepoint, but also its wider Office and Office 365 products. However, I don’t think the company has done enough yet to demonstrate how it will integrate Yammer successfully. If we don’t start seeing more pilots of this kind in Australia over the next year or so, I’d be questioning whether the acquisition was a success at all.
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