What is Yammer?
What is Yammer?
Yammer is a tool many businesses are adopting as a new and more interactive way for their team to work together. It brings modern ways of communicating into the business world – think social networking for business. Microsoft bought the company in 2012 – paying $1.2 billion for it. You may already have Yammer as part of your Office 365 subscription. It allows social media type communication with users internal and/or external to your organisation. Accessible on your PC, Mac, iPhone or Android phones, Yammer fits well with the often mobile and remote workforce of the modern world.
Yammer provides a platform, for your team, for transparent communication where they can share ideas and seek information. It helps people find solutions, make announcements, foster discussions and used properly can increase productivity by reduce the need for meetings and save time in many other ways.
We have listed 5 useful elements of Yammer below:
All staff can connect – you can follow colleagues so you can stay in the loop with projects they are working on. You can also create an external group to collaborate with people who work in other companies. Dynamic groups of up to 100k members can be created.
Seamless Integration with Office 365– Yammer fully integrates with Office 365, it enables your team to create, edit and share content.
Share Knowledge – Colleagues can share information – as a link, PDF, image or video. Gain insight and knowledge from different perspectives as you gather information from across your organisation.
Discuss – you can put out requests for help or info, identifying who within your network has the skills to help.
Security – You can manage the Yammer security settings – control where your team can access Yammer from, manage password polices and external network access etc.
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