Oregon CIO Wins Public Sector Innovation Award with Jive-Powered Social Business Platform

Apr 21, 2011, 11:00 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dugan Petty, Oregon's CIO, was recently named by Government Technology magazine and Center for Digital Government in their "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" list. The 2011 Winners were chosen based on their use of technology to improve government performance, boost efficiency and strengthen citizen services. Petty was recognized for a variety of innovative government IT initiatives that he has led since joining the state as CIO in 2006.

Petty specifically led Oregon's development of Oregon GovSpace, a Jive-powered internal and external social business community to engage with state agencies, boards, commissions and their business partners. The platform launched in early 2008 with just under 200 individual accounts. In a little over a year, the community grew to reach 1,503 individual accounts. Two years later, the community has 4,803 individual accounts, representing over 231 different state, local and national organizations who work directly with State of Oregon agencies.

Oregon GovSpace was implemented statewide to foster greater collaboration and increase productivity. Through GovSpace, several key benefits have been achieved.

  • Decreased need for expensive and time-consuming in-person meetings;
  • Increased number of ideas generated and captured; and
  • More efficient and cost effective planning.

"GovSpace has been critical to Oregon because it connects our thousands of members and has transformed the way we engage and collaborate across the state," said Dugan Petty, CIO of Oregon. "Jive was key as it allows us to build internal and external communities and help generate real business value through Social Business."

"Companies and governments alike are embracing Social Business to produce breakthroughs in revenue, cost savings and innovation," John McCracken, SVP of Worldwide Sales at Jive. "Oregon's GovSpace community is a leading example of how the public sector is innovating and laying the groundwork for a new way to connecting and collaborating."

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community softwarecollaboration softwaresocial networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. Jive is backed by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com

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