In the IT industry we all talk about “social collaboration” and the benefits it can bring to Information Workers both within and outside our business. However, we are all at fault on when it comes to the continued overuse of email and personal drives to run our businesses. At AvePoint, we are pushing extremely hard to leverage the social collaboration technologies to reduce our stubborn need to use email and personal drives to run our business to our 1,300 – and growing – employees.
Fortune 250 Company ABB Adopts ‘Socail Email’ to Drive Its Global Collaboration Initiative by harmon.ieBlog Posts
Fortune Global 250 power and automation technologies group ABB is currently rolling out a multi-year, global collaboration program. Designed to improve the company’s competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, and improve work efficiency, this initiative is intended to encourage and improve employee interaction and information sharing among the company’s 124,000 employees. To bring everyone on board, ABB is using harmon.ie for SharePoint to integrate people’s social and collaboration spaces into the email client, where people are accustomed to spending their workday.
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ABB, the power and automation technologies group, has adopted ‘social email’ software from harmon.ie as part of its effort to improve collaboration across the global business.
Prior to the implementation, ABB’s employees would access on average six to nine platforms to get their work done. This required them to toggle between their IBM Lotus Notes email, various Microsoft Office applications, instant messenger service from Sametime, web-based applications such as SAP and file servers including eRoom, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 and Lotus Notes team rooms.