Enterprise Apps Have a New Marketplace

The Jive Apps Market is the new place for IT administrators to shop for enterprise level apps. Jive Software has commitment from several innovative cloud-based developers who are willing to sell their wares in their marketplace. The purpose of the market is to give users in the marketplace the ability to purchase innovative, small footprint enteprise class apps in an efficient manner.

“Jive Apps Market is poised to create a breakthrough in enterprise innovation,” said Christopher Morace, Senior Vice President of Products, Jive. “The time, complexity and cost required to develop and customize enterprise applications have stymied progress in the enterprise. Jive and our rapidly growing developer partner community are embracing the best of the consumer apps principles and applying them to the enterprise, with the required controls.”

Applications in the marketplace will use open standards such as OpenSocial and oAuth with the following purposes:

Cloud application vendors will use Jive Apps Market to bring innovative cloud applications to the enterprise in a secure and
scalable way;

Enterprise IT will leverage Jive Apps Market to build and deliver the next generation applications that matter to their employees and increase productivity through the Jive platform; and

Enterprise application vendors will exploit Jive Apps Market to extend the reach and engagement of their applications and data through integration into the Jive What Matters activity stream.

Companies that have commited to development apps in the new marketplace are Accept, Akatoo, Box.net, Brainshark, Clarizen, Egnyte, Etacts, GetSatisfaction, Gist, Gliffy, GoodData, gShiftLabs, Klout, Lingotek, Manymoon, MassIngenuity, Napkin Labs, OffiSync, Pixetell, RescueTime, RoundPegg, SlideRocket, Smartsheet, SolutionSet, StockTwits, SurveyGizmo, TrackVia, Tungle, UserVoice, Vivu, ZimRide and others.

“We’re excited to partner with Jive to bring Box’s leading cloud content management solution to Jive’s enterprise customers,” said Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net. “Businesses today are increasingly turning to cloud-based business software to solve information and collaboration challenges. Jive Apps Market will drive adoption of featured services like Box and promote open standards.”

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