Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5)

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Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5) | Main | Open Text Embraces Enterprise 2.0: Post-Publication Collaboration » Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5) This is Part 4 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

My Reviews of the Collaboration Platforms on the Recent Forrester Wave™

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Atlassian, Jive Software, Socialtext, and Traction Software all approach the market with strong social networking capabilities. Atlassian Announces Confluence 3.0. Central Desktop adds MS Outlook Integration to its SaaS Social Technology Platform and Central Desktop Moves Up with Enterprise Edition. Features, and SAP Integration. The Q3 2009 Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms by Rob Koplowitz is out.

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

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At the beginning of 2007, our customers came looking with a more tool-centric approach, but interestingly most now come looking for a suite of solutions. That might point more towards a tool approach, but perhaps the tool of the future is not one of the categories above but all of them together with a killer strategy to leverage incumbent enterprise data.

Collaborative Thinking: Of bread, butter, cheese, and mousetraps.

Collaborative Thinking

So a good way to look at it would be "these functions are as if my own internal IT team built them" If you take that approach - then you might be very happy to deploy these extensions and improve what Microsoft delivered out of the box. If CodePlex is not your "cup of tea" then you can look for third-party vendors that have integrated their social software tools with SharePoint. Socialtext , NewsGator and Atlassian ( Confluence wiki ) are examples.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

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This is software you can brand and integrate tightly into your existing domain. Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0 Confluence - The Enterprise Wiki. approach !

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Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

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Of course it also has lots of CMS functionality builtin, such as versioning, flexible workflows, locking support, link integrity checking, an AJAX-interface for editing pages (just click any element on the page and edit it in-place) and much more.

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More collaboration

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This leads me into another observation, that it looks like this process assumes that the collaborative technologies are in place and working but they are just not integrated in a content sense. Without this, these models are too quickly ignored when a "sexier" approach comes along. Engineers without Fears Saturday, September 15, 2007 More collaboration James Dellow takes up the conversation about collaboration.

Getting started with enterprise social networking :: Blog :: Headshift

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A good place to start might be some kind of internal directory or personal profiles, perhaps integrating with corporate Active Directory or LDAP systems. This is precisely the kind of low cost, simple, people-powered approach to sharing and managing information in businesses that we need as IT spending decreases and companies seek greater efficiencies of operation.

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Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software | innovation Creators

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tools such as teqlo , iUpload , Blogtronix , SocialText , Mobilize , BEA’s Project Builder , Microsoft’s Excel Services, Atlassian and Itensil can all be used by knowledge workers to build various kinds of enterprise class solutions. SalesForce.dot has proven that this approach works. I think a more reasonable approach is to involve more end users in the design and specification processes to help ensure their needs are met.