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September 22, 2011 11:15 ET

Deloitte Australia and Yammer Win Prestigious Industry Award for Social Technology Excellence

Deloitte Australia's Business Transformation Through Yammer Awarded Prize in Collaboration System Category

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BOSTON, MA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Yammer, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise social networking, and Deloitte Australia, a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the world's largest professional services organization, today were recognized in the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Awards as the winner in the Management: Collaboration System category. The fifth annual Forrester Groundswell Awards were announced today at the Forrester Content & Collaboration Forum in Boston (Yammer booth no. C22).

The Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in achieving business and organizational goals with social technology applications. The awards program was developed to support and recognize the principles outlined in the Forrester Research books "Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies" (Harvard Business Press, 2008) and "Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business" (Harvard Business Press, 2010).

The winning entry (www.yammer.com/groundswell) examines Deloitte Australia's social business transformation enabled by Yammer, a private, secure enterprise social network. Yammer has helped Deloitte Australia improve the flow of information, knowledge and ideas throughout the organization, resulting in significant business benefits, including: lower employee turnover, better management visibility, improved productivity, greater workforce collaboration, enhanced creativity and innovation, faster conflict resolution and more.

"We are thrilled to receive the Forrester Groundswell Award for our use of Yammer as our organization has been transformed using Yammer; it is integral to the way we do business and has helped drive innovation and build community at Deloitte," said CEO of Deloitte Digital, Peter Williams.

"Yammer is used within Deloitte as an effective communication tool which allows all people to communicate with each other at any time. It has become the preferred communications tool within Deloitte with almost 5000 members in Australia, over 450 groups and countless messages sent to date. The knowledge sharing benefits, building of communities, and removal of hierarchies, plus the simplicity of broadly connecting with people, have benefited Deloitte enormously," added Williams.

"Deloitte Australia is a great example of progressive, transparent leadership and the transformative power of enterprise social networking," said David Sacks, founder and CEO, Yammer. "Deloitte Australia has fully embraced enterprise social networking, which has helped to flatten the organization and create a more cohesive and collaborative culture. We are privileged to count them as a customer and proud of their well-deserved recognition in the Forrester Groundswell Awards."

"In our second year of the Forrester Groundswell Awards management category, now featuring mobile, collaboration, and innovation programs for employees around the world, the number of quality of entries was remarkable," said Ted Schadler, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester and co-author of "Empowered." "The entries reflected the deep commitments that companies and governments are making in programs that empower employees to solve customer and business problems."

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About Deloitte Australia
Deloitte Australia is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the world's largest professional services organization. With twelve offices across the country, the firm provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients. The management consulting firm is a stalwart of the Australian business landscape, with $821 million in 2010 revenues and achieving the highest year-over-year growth of the big four professional services firms in Australia.

About Yammer, Inc.
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leader in enterprise social networking, providing a secure way for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share information. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations across the globe, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.

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