Vicki Tambellini, President, CEO, & Founder
Higher education is eager for disruption. “Institutions are looking for solutions that allow flexibility with options that allow them to innovate on their campuses and deliver based on the needs of their constituents,” begins Tambellini, President, CEO and Founder, Enterprise Hive. She believes that the key to technology in this connected world is to be flexible, mobile, social, open, and cloud-supported. However, institutions at present are highly pressurized to offer enhanced student and faculty services, orchestrate institutional affinity, improved workflow solutions to innovate their campuses. Enterprise Hive creates superior social collaboration software and solutions that integrate quickly with the institution’s technologies and transform the way campuses function. “Our mission is to help higher education institutions overcome the pressures they face to become better institutions, and be more effective at fulfilling their own missions by creating smart students.”
HiveSocial, their social networking platform for higher educational institutions, is designed to unify communication, connecting all internal and external constituents of the campus and knowledge-sharing throughout the precinct. This platform is one of a kind that has gamification engine embedded to rapidly convert the educational institutes into a well-engaged and connected campus. It is a two way communication provider and has a full suite of collaboration tools like the blogs, activity streams, and online chat, which can also be accessed from mobile devices. “We developed HiveSocial for higher education to give institutions a world-class engagement platform for a number of uses within institutions, like campus intranet, next generation portal, faculty network, student network, and delivery of non-traditional courses.”
The company’s ergonomic online community software, edu1world. org—powered by HiveSocial—centers on helping institutions to work smarter and deliver better student services.
We developed HiveSocial for higher education to give institutions a world-class enterprise engagement platform for a number of uses within institutions
It brings the complete ecosphere of education, such as vendors, institutions, consultants, and thought leaders connected together, collaborate and work to rejig higher education that is known to social media users.
In the recent past, Enterprise Hive assisted Information Technology Services (ITS), the University System of Georgia’s (USG) central organization for technology-based services as they faced challenges while administrating the state-wide implementation of Student Information Systems (SIS) to more than thirty universities and colleges. The main objective of ITS was to launch a program, GeorgiaBEST on HiveSocial to aid institutional users stay up to date with projects that affect each of the 34 campuses. Enterprise Hive worked with the firm and offered them with options to host their community within edu1world. org. Using GeorgiaBEST program as a knowledge library; the clients’ communications and collaboration have witnessed a significant improvement. “Our experience with implementing a HiveSocial community on edu1world has been a great success, from the initial help in configuring the site to the continuing online help when we need it,” says Nicole Pittard, Customer Relationship Specialist at USG ITS, and moderator of the GeorgiaBEST community.
Enterprise Hive believes in building a passionate team under its roof, who has an eye for resilient technologies and hunger for excellence. The company is continuing to build up connectors to a number of third party applications such as learning management systems and SIS. Going forward, the company intends to maintain its reputation as a reliable, trusted advisor, and valued partner to its customers in the higher education landscape. “The next milestone is that we reach scale in the higher education space as we move past the innovators stage to the early adopter phase,” concludes Tambellini.