Companies that embrace social media give employees the tools they need to collaborate, communicate and innovate across organisational lines, geographic locations and time zones. There are plenty of benefits:
- more productivity
- better collaboration and communication
- innovation boost
- decreased IT costs
- easier knowledge management
- improved product development cycles
- increased profits
- improved efficiencies
Our speaker is Chris Gledhill, managing director of PDMS, the Isle of Man’s largest software developer. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, PDMS has experience in helping organisations implement intranets and portals to aid internal collaboration using SharePoint and other technologies. He will present a case study based on PDMS’s own experiences of using social media and internal collaboration technologies to share information, exchange ideas and improve communication.
In addition, yours truly, Sherrilynne Starkie will give a brief overview on using other social platforms like chat, wikis, blogs, podcasts, and Facebook to fuel internal communications excellence.
The Social Media Club has chapters in more than 170 cities around the world and brings together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators, basically anyone using or impacted by the social internet. Our motto is ‘if you get it; share it’ and our mission is to advance media literacy, promote industry standards, encourage ethical behaviour and share the lessons learned.
It all happens on 24 June, 2010 at 12.30 at The Hilton in Douglas. A finger buffet will be served. Super Third Thursday is sponsored by PDMS and so it’s free to attend, but space is limited so book early by email smc(a)sherrilynnestarkie.com