Blog>> Users Demands for Collaboration Tools

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We recently asked a number of business users what they require from collaboration tools within the company. The scope reached from communication tools, documents sharing, collaboration in teams, social networking and a personalized portal. half of the people we asked would require at least once per week to have offline access to the provided tools. What is your experience on how to make people use collaboration tools

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Business Productivity 37Signals.com - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). BlueTie.com - Online collaboration directed towards small and medium sized businesses. Businessitonline.com - Centralized cash flow, documents, calendars and more for a team or small business. CentralDesktop.com - A full work suite for project teams including spreadsheets, file sharing, calendar and more.

Anecdote: Why people don't use collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Kennedy and the French Revolution » 16/06/07 | Why people dont use collaboration tools By Shawn. Filed in Collaboration. David Pollard offered for anyone on the net to join him is a joint collaboration project using Writely. Content volume kills collaboration tools.

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Anecdote: Why people don't use collaboration tools

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Free Alternatives to Ning

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At Forum One, we periodically examine dozens of collaboration platforms. A social networking tool similar to an intranet, specializing in online collaboration. Additions: Photos, email notifications, email blasts, and calendaring features. The following were both collaboratively edited by dozens of people across the internet: Alternatives to Ning Spreadsheet. Tags: Influence Collaboration Tools & Software

LumoFlow - "Social Workspaces" Designed for Distributed Teamwork

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bart from Lumo Research left a comment on my blog post re "email vs. collaboration tool" from earlier this week. A variety of tools so teams can work together, such as calendars, tasks, and project plans including the ability to estimate upcoming workflow.

eXo Provides Cloud Workspaces to Enable Flexible Social Intranets

Portals and KM

He said that the goal with eXo Cloud Workspaces is to provide an easy-to-use social intranet so work teams can start to collaborate in a fully functional space.  For the last eight years, eXo has been selling its comprehensive on-premise collaboration platform to large organizations.

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Huddle vs. SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ben on Cool Tools writes about his use of Huddle , and positions it against SharePoint due to Huddle's cloud strategy: " Huddle is a great alternative to SharePoint, as we were not on the same network, intranet, or VPN. We used Huddle in a similar manner to SharePoint (if you are familiar with that enterprise Microsoft product); it features document libraries, shared calendars, private wiki pages, etc. Collaboration Software SharePoint

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Tom Davenport on "How to Best Use Collaboration IT"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tom Davenport on how to best use collaboration IT : " What is the most effective way to use collaboration software? People who work on mapping collaboration and patterns of interaction between people have noticed that less is more. Historically, companies were quite interested in increasing the amount of collaboration. Now they are interested in targeting and limiting collaboration because people are getting overwhelmed. Collaboration

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Novell GroupWise 8 Brings Enterprise 2.0 Capability to Personal Productivity Functions

Portals and KM

I spoke with Wendy Steinle – Director of Product Marketing at Novell, Alex Evans – Product Manager, Groupwise, and Travis Grandpre – Product Marketing Manager about GroupWise® 8, their cross-platform e-mail and calendaring solution. collaboration tools.

"The Adoption and Use of the Tools is the Biggest Challenge" - Melanie Kittrell

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lamont shared his vision of next-generation team communication , with ideas such as: - Cloud-based team collaboration spaces; - Artifacts are in the tool, not in email; - The project workspace will be the key organizing metaphor; - My "calendar" and "task list" is an aggregation of items from many places, two things which I talk about in Pillars 4 and 6 ; - and more. in my experience, it isn't the tools, it is the adoption and use of the tools that is the biggest challenge.

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News Updates (June 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s automatically added to your calendar and he gets an email confirmation to add to his calendar. TeamDrive announced a new collaboration tool for the Sun Cloud, to enable secure file sharing. " Tungle.me. Tungle added Tungle.me

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Novell GroupWise 2012 Offers Enhanced Collaboration Capabilities

Portals and KM

I have written about Novell products before, including Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming , and was pleased to recently speak with Kari Woolf, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Novell GroupWise and Dean Lythgoe, Director, Product Management, Novell Collaboration Solutions.

News Updates (October 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

ROI on Advanced Collaboration Solutions. Research sponsored by Cisco and Verizon found that firms who use advanced collaboration technologies for meetings get positive ROI. " Businesses and government agencies deploying increasingly more sophisticated collaboration tools -- such as VoIP soft phones, immersive video and fixed mobile convergence -- saw a corresponding improvement in business results relative to the amount invested.

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Measuring Economic Impact of Using Cloud-Based Services: Google Apps

Portals and KM

As most of you know, Google Apps is a cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform that includes mail, calendaring, IM, as well as Web-based collaborative documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and sites. This post picks up on the theme from yesterday's post.

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Technology Review Finally Talks about SharePoint - But Gets the Data Wrong

Michael Sampson - Currents

MIT Technology Review has been looking at collaboration approaches and tools during March, and has finally devoted an article to SharePoint. " The collaboration tools discussed this month in Business Impact all have one thing in common. For example, Outlook/Exchange have calendaring capabilities, and so does SharePoint 2007 and 2010, but the integration is terrible. Collaboration SharePoint

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Collaboration, Ideation, Yada, Yada, Yada (Tom Pryzgod, Abbott International) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tom is presenting on collaboration and ideation at Abbott. Key points: - how to transform communication, collaboration, and ideation in a regulated world. there's a big regulatory process for setting up a collaboration community - corporate (public affairs, branding, ethics and compliance, legal), international, affiliates, the US group, and more. collaborate globally on finding a solution. -. the challenge - current platform did not provide global collaboration tools.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. emerged, the collaboration market was pretty stable from a technology viewpoint. While people used e-mail to collaborate, technically e-mail was considered a messaging tool. Collaboration technologies included discussion forums, web conferencing, and virtual workspaces.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis

Elsua

It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. I still see plenty of value in using email as a communication tool for one-on-one confidential / sensitive exchanges as well as to process calendaring and scheduling events altogether.

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News Updates (October 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM's hosted email, calendar and contact management service is expected to be priced lower than Google Apps Premier. " Big Blue is announcing the general availability of LotusLive iNotes, a cloud email, calendar and contact management service, for $36 a year per user.

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News Updates (February 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thank you for considering SP Accelerator 2009 as your offline SharePoint tool of choice, the project team have been working on the reader and basic Editions for over a year now and they are super excited to have started working on the Premium, Business and Ultimate editions. Content Circles released pricing for its collaboration tool, at just under $100 per user per year. Jive vs IBM vs Socialtext.

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News Updates (May 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Oracle released Beehive, its new enterprise collaboration platform. Oracle Beehive delivers a range of collaboration tools including email, calendar, team workspaces, conferencing, and instant messaging on a single, standards-based platform. With the enhancements, organizations using Oracle Beehive can establish more efficient communication channels to enable easier collaboration and improve individual and team productivity. Open Text Acquires Vignette.

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News Updates (October 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced that they had lost all Sidekick user data including pictures, contacts, calendars and other information from the Danger's servers. Collaboration and Telepresence. Frank Modruson, the CIO of Accenture, pegs collaboration and telepresence as his main priorities. " Accenture rolled out ‘Accenture Collaboration 2.0,’ its internal collaboration platform, last year. Sidekick Death.

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News Updates (April 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Reviewing Collaboration within Firms. Maish provides a 7 heuristic framework for evaluating the ability to collaborate within firms, using intranet-based tools. " The 7 heuristics that we've come up with are focused on the management-side of collaboration rather than on specific collaboration functions. The thinking here is that the collaboration effort should be managed with the same rigor and commitment as other business functions and not left to chance.

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News Updates (February 9, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Objective says that local governments in Australia are wasting $500 million a year via ineffective document collaboration. Objective claims its uCreate software uniquely combines document-centric collaboration and multi-channel publishing capabilities. DataSync Calendar Sync'g.

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News Updates (February 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chambers on Cisco and Collaboration. Video interview with John Chambers from Cisco about re-wiring the organization for greater collaboration. Chambers talks about the gradual huge transition in the management of the company - the shift from Command and control management to collaboration and teamwork. Google released Google Sync, for sync'ing between mobile devices and Gmail Contacts and Calendar. Fostering User Adoption of Collaboration Tools.

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Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0

Elsua

10 years later one keeps hearing that very same inhibitor (Or excuse, who knows), when trying to collaborate and share their knowledge with external parties. Thus both email and IM still remain *the* main collaboration tools suite as back then.

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Three Reasons Why People Protect the Status Quo

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melba's comments ring true with my research on user adoption for new collaboration tools and approaches. They are doing the work, and a new work practice and collaboration technology will re-contour how they do it. Existing staff members completely balked at switching out of Google Apps, in which they have a heavy investment of history using the calendar, documents, and email for managing their virtual collaboration.

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Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy is a new collaboration tool that I am using myself with my colleagues at Darwin Ecosystem. It builds on the micro-blogging activity stream but adds additional features to enable more comprehensive collaboration. You can even collaborate on a web site.

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News Updates (February 25, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

works great for one-on-one meetings, and acts like a public calendar, but hides private details. Visitors can propose up to five potential times to meet and the calendar owner can confirm whichever time works best. When Google launched Buzz, its "social networking tool," the company didn't let users opt into the program, but automatically applied it to all of the millions of users of the company's free Gmail. TimeBridge meetwith.me.

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News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialcast released a suite of analytics tools, to help organizations improve collaboration. The tool tracks the movement of information between people, teams, and departments. The latest version of the service adds collaboration features by enhancing the ability to chat with groups. Group members can send messages, task notes, voice messages, calendars, and photos with multiple BlackBerry users at once. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool.

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One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Elsua

Even if I don’t mark them in my calendar to eventually make them happen. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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News Updates (June 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It enables Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for business email, contacts and calendar. Sales Productivity and Social Collaboration. Nicky talks about using social collaboration tools to drive sales productivity, with a focus on the basics.

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News Updates (August 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The software has allowed teams of experienced legal secretaries to collaborate instantly to get more work done, help each other out at peak times and adopt a highly proactive approach in regards firm-wide workload and client deadlines. Cisco's TelePresence product line, however, saw a 97 percent revenue increase for the fiscal year, showing how much interest has arisen in these cost-saving collaboration tools during the global recession. Voice Workflow at Law Firm.

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News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ray Ozzie recommends that firms get first-hand experience with cloud-based services, by moving email and collaboration there. The best way for them to have more confidence in cloud computing is to take some applications that are more cloud-friendly -- such as e-mail and employee collaboration -- to the cloud, Ozzie said. OneDrum introduced the closed beta of its real-time collaboration platform for Microsoft Office. " Secure Collaboration for Accountants.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. emerged, the collaboration market was pretty stable from a technology viewpoint. While people used e-mail to collaborate, technically e-mail was considered a messaging tool. Collaboration technologies included discussion forums, web conferencing, and virtual workspaces.

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News Updates (December 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM currently counts more than 18 million users of LotusLive, which offers Web-based access to e-mail, instant messaging, calendaring, and other collaboration tools. Lotus for Online Document Collaboration. IBM may be announcing a new collaborative document editing service at the upcoming Lotusphere in January 2010. ". IBM Cloud Computing Lab. IBM announced a new lab in Hong Kong, focused on IBM's cloud computing portfolio. "

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News Updates (November 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Founded in 2003, LifeSize expects approximately $90 million in revenue in calendar 2009, with 2010 revenue expected to grow 40 percent to 60 percent, Logitech said in a news release. David explains how DocVerse adds collaboration capabilities to Microsoft Office. DocVerse " instantly turns your Microsoft Office applications for Word, Excel & PowerPoint, into an office collaboration tool. Logitech Acquired LifeSize.

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News Updates (January 27, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Polycom and Juniper announced a partnership to improve visual collaboration tools. Visual Collaboration Demand Increasing. Frost & Sullivan point to many parallel trends that are driving demand for visual collaboration. " Another factor that significantly adds to the rising adoption of visual collaboration services in general is the dispersed workforce that needs to stay in touch with each other and their clients. Polycom and Juniper.

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Industry Updates (January 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaborative Drivers. Shawn lists six reasons why enterprise collaboration will be important in 2009: (1) the global financial crisis, (2) the increasing speed of business, (3) the rise of Gen Y, (4) the information explosion, (5) increased complexity, and (5) outsourcing to Asia. Comapping released its collaborative mind mapping tool. Microsoft Document Collaboration Companion. At Macworld, Microsoft announced Document Collaboration Companion. "

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News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Employees can discuss important topics in an environment that fosters collaboration much better than e-mail. Tungle released an iPhone application for its meeting scheduling tool. " Send and receive sharing invitations, no matter what calendar system they’re using.

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Response to "SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week Thomas Vander Wal trashed SharePoint as an enterprise social computing platform in a blog post entitled SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools. Actually, I argued a similar line in my January 2006 article entitled Whose Fault Is It When Collaboration Software Sucks (mainly about Lotus Notes). have shifted from a tooling focus to a strategic focus -- which has always been a bugbear of mine. Pillar 4 (team-aware calendaring).

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