Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

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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. CrossLoop.com - Allows two computers to connect securely to share their desktops for collaborative work and transfer of files. Google Docs & Spreadsheets - From the behemoth known as Google Google reviews , collaborative documents and spreadsheets.

The Online Collaboration Tools Guide

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The following review of major products in this space will help you choose the right collaboration tools for your needs. You can share documents with other people by entering their email addresses and inviting them to collaborate or just view the documents. Several collaborators can edit the same document at once. Collaborators can also add inline comments. Zoho and Google Docs are two online editors that work (and look) quite the same.

Engineers without Fears: collaboration tools: stags

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Engineers without Fears Tuesday, April 15, 2008 collaboration tools: stags Ive been thinking about different collaboration tools for various groups recently and I was pondering on some of the different factors you need to consider and I came up with this (click to enlarge) : Lets take each of these in turn: Size - One thing to consider are the numbers of people who will be collaborating. Activities - When people collaboration, they need to do stuff.

NZ Post's Experience with Google Apps for Business - "Collaboration is About Culture, Not Technology"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Miles Fordyce spoke at the recent CIO Summit in New Zealand, about NZ Post's experience with Google Apps for Business: " Collaboration tools in large enterprise is not all that it is cracked up to be, especially if collaborating is not inherent in the culture of your company, says Miles Fordyce, group technology manager at NZ Post. In 2009 NZ Post adopted Google Apps for Business as a cloud based productivity suite. Collaboration Collaboration Culture

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Technology Stewardship in Learning Contexts

Nancy White

He offers some great technology stewardship advice when thinking about “traditional&# learning tech such as learning management systems and collaborative tools. There are some really superb collaborative tools out there – Google Docs for example.

Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

has now released a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of the dominant enterprise collaboration tools. SharePoint’s adoption by IT departments has been pervasive with close to 80% of the enterprise collaboration market.

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

Portals and KM

In May 2010, Google commissioned Forrester to examine the total economic impact and expected return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by switching from legacy email and productivity solutions to Google Apps. This post picks up on the theme from yesterday's post.

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"Use a Blog as a (Team) Collaboration Platform" - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month, Thursday at GigaOM proposed that a blogging tool could be used as a collaboration platform. But putting effective collaboration tools in place tends to take a little more time. However, there is a way to do so quickly using simple blogging tools that lets you get to work with your team, without having to wait on organizational bureaucracy or corporate IT to set up something on the internal network. Enterprise Collaboration

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News Updates (September 9, 2009)

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Collaborative Spaces and Departing Members. What's your strategy for dealing with securing access to your firm's collaboration spaces when someone leaves? Different tools handle it in different ways, eg, " LiquidPlanner lets you immediately “disconnect” a user from the collaborative workspace if they leave the team, so a former employee can no longer log in to view or modify the team’s project information. Facilitating Technology-Based Collaboration.

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News Updates (October 12, 2009)

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Collaboration and Telepresence. Frank Modruson, the CIO of Accenture, pegs collaboration and telepresence as his main priorities. " The main priority that Frank named was collaboration and telepresence, which fed into both the effectiveness and the efficiency camps, given its game-changing nature and its direct contribution to bottom line savings through reduced travel costs. Accenture rolled out ‘Accenture Collaboration 2.0,’ its internal collaboration platform, last year.

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News Updates (November 10, 2009)

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Cisco on Collaboration. Cisco announced new products in the collaboration space. " The company also announced its entrance into two new markets, enterprise social software and hosted email, with the goal of bringing the collaborative power of online social communities to businesses.

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Redliner: Collaborative Editing Made Easy

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If you need to collaborate on a document with someone, you can simply email a Word document back and forth, but that can get messy as it’s hard to keep track of the various versions of the document moving around. What tools do you use for collaborative editing?

News Updates (October 13, 2009)

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Google Docs Shared Folders. Google added a new shared folder option to Google Docs, its online document authoring and collaboration tool. Today, we are happy to launch one of the most requested Google Docs features — the ability to share folders. Shared folders make it easy for a team of people to collaborate on projects that require multiple documents, spreadsheets or presentations. SharePoint for Collaboration.

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News Updates (June 2, 2009)

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TeamDrive announced a new collaboration tool for the Sun Cloud, to enable secure file sharing. " Google Wave for Playback. Scott wonders whether the "play back" capabilities of Google Wave are a harbinger of more to come in the calendaring space. " Tungle.me.

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News Updates (July 24, 2009)

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CorasWorks released Department Dashboard, a collaboration solution for departments using SharePoint. This free download includes an extensive set of department collaborative capabilities and the ability to integrate departmental business applications and processes. MAPILab offers a statistics and reporting tool for SharePoint. " AppJet updated EtherPad, its collaborative document authoring client. " Collaboration Technology Can Not.

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News Updates (November 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. The plugin works similar to Google Docs, and allows you to collaborate on documents with your colleagues. Logitech Acquired LifeSize. Logitech acquired LifeSize, a high definition video firm, for $405m.

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News Updates (November 23, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharedDoc is a new document commenting service, for collaborative document reviews. Once you upload a Word or Google Docs document to SharedDoc’s platform, you can send email invites to a friends or colleagues to comment on the document. Jeremiah wants to see Cisco talking more about the results the use of its new collaboration tools enable. " The benefits of collaboration tools and processes are assumed—perhaps too much. On Google Chrome OS.

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News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

From Australia, " As governments and the public sector start to do the same [get value from Web 2.0], they will encounter the same challenge as others have, which is that these new tools don’t just change structures and processes, they change behaviour as well. Whiteboards for Collaboration.

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News Updates (February 12, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced details of Office for Mac 2011, with plans for better compatibility with Windows, improved collaboration tools, and a better UI. On document collaboration: " Those online tools will allow users to collaborate on documents with other Windows and Mac Office users in real time, much as you can in Google Docs now. The paragraphs your collaborators are working on will be locked out until they're done. Office for Mac 2011.

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News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The capabilities in this area are better than SharePoint and Google Docs. In recent years, Newsgator has transformed into a collaboration provide that is clearly focused on integrating with Sharepoint. HyperOffice to Google. HyperOffice outlines how it has beaten Google to the market with online collaboration tools, and argues that Google still has a lot to learn. " Don't Forget to Talk!!

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Make a post or else you’ll be sorry « Stop, Collaborate and Listen

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen A simple rule to live by, but why does this stop when we get to work? 9 hours ago The Manager Who Thought He Could Create a Community: [link] 9 hours ago Blogroll Communities and Collaboration Dr. Daniel G.

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TextFlow's Shiny Document Collaboration System

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So they’ve formed a company called TextFlow that’s working on a Google Docs competitor of sorts. Once there, they’ll be shareable via email and editable by collaborators. TextFlow’s certainly not the first company to help users collaborate on documents, and like other similarly-focused startups, it faces an uphill against Google and Microsoft. Would be more interesting if bundled into a suite of tools for collaboration.

Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

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Im already subscribed Collaboration  If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It  Well By Carl Frappaolo | Published Aug 4, 2010 4 comments Tweet Collaboration is not new to business, but the recent advent of Web 2.0 tools. I agree that COP/I tools abound and are pretty good.

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Five Realities of Enterprise Collaboration & Technology - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site

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Home Innovation Customer Comm Collaboration Metrics eGovernment Project Management Procurement Mobility Reviews Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site is (mostly) about technology and how people manage, collaborate, innovate, & communicate. Collaboration Blogging Enterprise 2.0

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doingText: Getting Text Collaboration Done

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People only seem able or willing to work together on text projects if it takes only marginally more effort than not collaborating at all. A built-in messaging system allows you to communicate with other doingText users, even if you’re not currently collaborating on anything with them.

Web Worker Daily " Blog Archive What's So Difficult about Online Document Collaboration? "

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GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Web Worker Daily Home Archives About Contact Us What’s So Difficult about Online Document Collaboration? Coventi sounds like a great tool.

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Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide

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March 1, 2007 Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide Collaborative writing tools are those technologies that facilitate the editing and reviewing of a text document by multiple individuals either in real-time or asynchronously. Collaborative writing tools can vary a great deal and can range from the simplicity of wiki system to more advanced systems. Collaborative writing definition What is collaborative authoring or writing?

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The AppGap " AppGap Tip: Helping your team adjust to online collaboration : News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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AppGap Tip: Helping your team adjust to online collaboration by Celine Roque April 9, 2008 at 9:25 am · Filed under AppGap Tips , Collaboration , Tips + Pointers Not everyone has embraced the plethora of web apps that made online collaboration what it is today.

Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Influence

Nowhere is this truer than in the online collaboration space. In cases where an organization wants to engage in collaboration online but doesn't know exactly how, they could certainly evaluate the options and do a detailed software selection to find the "right" solution. I have seen WAY too much effort devoted to creating the perfect tool at the expense of tasks like seeding good content, creating incentives for participation, moderating interactions, and so on.

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Comparing tools for cross-organizational collaboration | Future Workspaces

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home | Projectday 2009 | teamblog | newsradar | events | cases | knowledge base | concepts | about FWS Comparing tools for cross-organizational collaboration By Robert Slagter | In EN , team blog | 7 comments. Since one of our customers would like to experiment with close collaboration across organizational boundaries (discussing information), I am currently comparing a series of tools.

Intenet strategy in a world of ubiquitous tools - sometimes you just gotta launch and learn

Influence

Nowhere is this truer than in the online collaboration space. In cases where an organization wants to engage in collaboration online but doesn't know exactly how, they could certainly evaluate the options and do a detailed software selection to find the "right" solution. I have seen WAY too much effort devoted to creating the perfect tool at the expense of tasks like seeding good content, creating incentives for participation, moderating interactions, and so on.

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What Should Project Managers Know about Social Media and Social Networking? - Managing Technology - Dennis McDonald's Blog

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While I didn’t agree with all the points made in that presentation, it did touch on some of the same themes I have been investigating in my own research related to corporate social networking adoption and the use of blogs as project management tools. I believe that these tools generate challenges that project managers need to address. Tools and expectations regarding the manner in which people in organizations communicate and collaborate are changing.

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The Changing Enterprise

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As a result, collaboration tools within organizations are often about connecting employees with customers and not just to other employees. Eg google’s rankings based on popularity and relevance and Del.icio.us

WebWorkerDaily " Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively "

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GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Web Worker Daily Home Archives About Contact Us 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively September 1st, 2008 (11:00am) Mike Gunderloy 11 Comments Working on the Web means that it’s easy to reach out to collaborators - but what then? Google Documents does maintain a revision history, so you can always go back and see who typed what.

Communities Manifesto

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Collaborate through threaded discussions, conversations, and interactions. Communities can be created, led, and supported using TARGETs: Types, Activities, Requirements, Goals, Expectations, Tools. Communities are best served by providing collaborative capabilities, such as threaded discussion boards and meetings. Community sites are different from team sites, collaborative team spaces, organizational intranet sites, and standalone blogs and wikis.

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A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization

How to Save the World

aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization. Groupware' tools. like SharePoint) designed to improve internal collaboration, that actually discourages collaboration. Now, we have a host of new tools available, called variously Web 2.0, tools to choose from.

5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration - The Platform

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The Platform Opinions and Insights from Cisco Join the Conversation The Platform Collaboration Data Center Networks DigItAll Consumer DigMediaRev Ecolibrium Healthcare Industry Insights High Tech Policy Innovation Mobility SP360: Service Provider Virtual Worlds Web Experience Cisco Featured Posts Recent Posts President Clinton’s Message on Earth Day: Tackling Climate Change is about Good Economics! Well in the spirit of Collaboration, I want to share my ideas with you!

Communities Manifesto

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Collaborate through threaded discussions, conversations, and interactions. Communities can be created, led, and supported using TARGETs: Types, Activities, Requirements, Goals, Expectations, Tools. Communities are best served by providing collaborative capabilities, such as threaded discussion boards and meetings. Community sites are different from team sites, collaborative team spaces, organizational intranet sites, and standalone blogs and wikis.

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Collaborative Document Writing: Online Word Processor Puts The Turbo On Comments Features - Coventi Pages - Robin Good's Latest News

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Collaborative Document Writing: Online Word Processor Puts The Turbo On Comments Features - Coventi Pages Web applications continue to grow in number, offering easy ways to work both on and off-line with your documents and opening up more opportunities for online collaboration.

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