IT market research agency IDC has ranked IBM number one in market share for enterprise social software.
IDC says the enterprise social software applications market grew from $968 million in 2012 to $1,242 million 2013.
Leading organizations – including 75 percent of the Fortune 100 – are transforming how they connect, collaborate and get work done using IBM enterprise social software.
IBM’s Social Business portfolio, including IBM Connections and Smarter Workforce technologies, allow organizations to integrate social solutions with business applications and processes that empower employees, increase workforce productivity and deliver exceptional customer service.
These solutions also enable business leaders like the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) to attract and retain top talent when combined with social workforce analytics that ensure the organization has the skills and expertise to meet emerging market demands.
Rheinmetall, a provider of automotive and defense industry technologies with more than 21,000 employees worldwide, first adopted IBM’s Social Business technologies more than five years ago to help unify employee communications, drive collaboration and enhance knowledge sharing across the organization, said Markus Bentele, CIO of Rheinmetall.