Following up on Christy’s post about Virtual Information Services (VIS) move to WebCenter, Christy is back to provide an overview of OraTweet and its use within VIS.
OraTweet is a micro-blogging platform internally at Oracle that allows employees to broadcast a message to a wide audience, share information, collaborate, learn, and connect – it’s basically like our internal Twitter. We are allowed 256 characters and the messages can be viewed by anyone or by users that choose to “follow” the user/group handle.
Microblogs often represent current activity, thoughts, questions, or news-feeds from a
given source and allow for short content which is easier to read and respond. With that, the Oracle Virtual Informaiton Services (VIS) program decided to leverage this social enterprise tool to connect with and share with Oracle employees.
VIS is an Oracle HR program within the Organization & Talent Development (OTD) organization enabling all Oracle leaders and employees by providing them with high quality information services to learn, innovate, develop, make effective decisions, stay competitive, and grow the business. VIS is centered around ensuring employees are connected with the right information, knowledge, and internal expertise to drive decision making, learning and enabling collaboration and knowledge sharing - “Good Information = Smart Decisions = Better Business”. VIS is powered by Oracle WebCenter.
OraTweet was a great fit to help VIS meet its goals and has allowed VIS to connect with employees across the globe where information is critical to their daily work. VIS can share information, ask questions, respond to information questions, participate in other OraTweet conversionats, and quickly reach a very broad audience for so many information management related activities.
This means of communications and collaboration is like no other. We can also integrate the OraTweet feeds into other sites and enterprise social sites – connecting the messaging and conversations.
Here are a few VIS OraTweet examples of the value to Oracle's business because of the availability of these social programs – thanks to Oracle's Social Networking Business Collaboration (SNBC) team!
The viral effect of these connections and the business efficiencies that spiral after the connections are made are so valuable. In addition, the global span of the connections that can take place because of active participation with these enterprise social tools allows for strong business, productivity, collaboration, and for VIS, a better program for Oracle employees and higher impact to the business.