While I hate getting tool specific when I write blog posts like these, some are deserving enough to get an entire post dedicated to them (in this case, three). Yes, I’m talking about internal focused micro-blogging tool, Yammer. When I first joined Powered 20 months ago, I was amazed at how much valuable information I was able to unlock by going back through our company’s Yammer stream. I blogged about my findings here (many still hold true). I also did a deeper dive on the purpose of enterprise micro-blogging over on Mashable with friend, Joe Cascio just two months earlier.
The reason I’m revisiting the topic is because our company (which is now a combination of four companies) is experiencing a renaissance of Yammer and it’s bringing new and valuable results. I also thought I’d help my Twitter friend, Charlie Browning, provide some answers to his company who is asking questions like:
- How does Yammer complement other communications channels?
- What kinds of conversations take place there?
- How does Yammer differ from other collaboration tools? E-mail? Wikis?