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Is SharePoint "Worth It" as a Collaboration Tool? - Joe Shepley

Michael Sampson - Currents

To answer this, we need first to compare SharePoint to the other options out there for enterprise collaboration, i.e., best-of-breed, purpose-built social computing platforms, like Jive, Lotus Connections or Socialtext. There's a case that could be made for switching the two parts of Joe's approach - starting with an understanding of what kind of collaboration the organization needs, and then comparing and contrasting the different tools.

Oracle Beehive 1.5: Still A Work-In-Progress

Collaborative Thinking

Team workspaces, web / video conferencing, and integration with desktop productivity tools (including Windows Explorer) were the among the list of improvements cited in the press release. Enterprise Messaging (e-mail, calendar, tasks, contacts). Synchronous Collaboration (web/video conferencing, instant messaging, presence, voice chat). As applications integrate with Beehive services, the unified object model within Beehive will provide contextual consistency.

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News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

They completed an online survey about their project teams, reporting how closely they worked with each team member, the frequency with which they communicated with team members using different technologies (including email, telephone, instant messaging and web conferencing), and the extent to which their work suffered from "coordination delay," or time lost while waiting for responses or information from another group member. Don't Forget to Talk!!

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

Collaborative Thinking

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.

Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

Many people consider presence to be a companion technology that goes along with instant messaging, telephony/VoIP, conferencing and mobile technologies. blog posts, bookmarks, status messages, calendar events) in a way that mimics consumer counterparts (e.g.,

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

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting comment below regarding a little debate between Sam Lawrence of Jive Software and Lawrence Liu of Microsoft regarding the recent SharePoint conference. 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. Jive and IBM are trying to wedge (a la cheese ?)

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Oracle's View On Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Atlassian, Connectbeam, Jive, Socialtext, Telligent, etc) as well as traditional collaboration and content platform players (e.g., Thumbs-up: The idea of one single repository is somewhat idealistic but I read this as more of a centralized approach in terms of policies and management (critical for compliance demands), which I would agree with - I would also agree with another interpretation that Oracle means a centralized framework to integrate/federate a collection of systems.

SharePoint My Sites: It ain’t just about profiles, people. « Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

It uses the Business Data Catalog to accomplish this, similar to how Lotus Connections uses Directory Integrator to bring data into the Profiles database and synchronize it with its sources, which is included with the Connections license. This top-down-only approach doesn’t cut it.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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 approach !

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