Dear Customers and Partners,

With this newsletter we’d like to keep you up to date on what’s been happening at Pokeshot///SMZ during the first months of 2014.


SmarterPath and Translation Manager Releases Feb. '14

Pokeshot///SMZ is pleased to announce the new releases of our Jive add-ons SmarterPath and Translation Manager. After putting a considerable amount of time and energy into the development of additional features, we are excited to tell you what’s in store for you. SmarterPath As some of you remember, we launched the social LMS add-on SmarterPath…
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Community Management [1/4] - Reaching the critical mass or how to get my penguins in the water?

[SB] Today I’d like to describe the factors that are key to reaching a critical mass in newly launched communities. Most community managers follow the lead of older, more established communities and take actions that are more suitable for full-grown social networks. So it is essential that community managers know which phase their community is…
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Jive and JiveX Winter 2014 Releases - what you need to know

Last week Jive announced that the Winter 2014 Releases are now available for Jive and Jivex. Here is a brief summary of all the new features. Jivex at a glance Want to get quarterly updates right when they are released? That’s not a problem anymore. Jivex for external communities is now available in the Cloud….
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Pokeshot///SMZ helps VDW roll out its new social intranet portal

VDW, headquartered in Munich, turned to Pokeshot///SMZ for social software consulting and technology support when it decided to implement a social intranet for its more than 250 staff members. Its new employee portal VDW Engage was launched in October 2013 leveraging the power of Jive Cloud. VDW is the only manufacturer worldwide to specialize exclusively…
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Pokeshot///SMZ strengthens consulting team with addition of community and change management expert

Pokeshot///SMZ, a leading full-service software consultancy and technology provider, is pleased to announce that the business informatics specialist Sandra Leupold joined its Social Business Consulting team in mid-January. Sandra brings extensive experience in the fields of community and change management and e-learning, areas that she focused on in her previous position at T-Systems Multimedia…
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Pokeshot///SMZ matches the Christmas donations made to children’s aid groups

Pokeshot///SMZ would like to extend a special thanks to all partners and clients who forewent receiving a Christmas gift in favor of making a charitable donation. These acts of generosity raised a total of 840 euros for children’s aid organizations. Pokeshot///SMZ also matched these donations euro for euro, so both the Children’s Guardian Angel Association…
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Best wishes

Your Pokeshot///SMZ Team