Why Use Collaboration Tools?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Following on from the Why Collaborate? infographic , I've just posted on a different question - Why use collaboration tools? : ". given the realities of business and organizational life today, the nature of collaboration has changed. Read more: Why Use Collaboration Tools?

A Great Example of Collaborative Tools Being Integrated into an Appropriate Way of Working

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I really liked in David’s article was his explanation of how they have integrated their physical working world (and the use of private offices with collaborative physical places) with the use of online collaborative tools: We are an online company: we’ve been remote from day one and still to this day over half of the team (aside from sales) works from home. Writing on the StackExchange Blog , David lays out an argument for private offices.

2015 141

GE Goes Box (What about Its Other Collaboration Tools?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ GE’s IT organization, tasked with bringing innovative, cutting-edge technology to roughly 300,000 employees located in more than 170 countries, selected Box to: - Make it easy for employees to collaborate across business units and with external parties; - Unify business information across applications, thanks to Box’s open platform and integration with other cloud and on-premise solutions; and. ” “ See: - ZDNet, GE’s Enterprise Collaboration Backbone.

2014 129

Three Requirements for Broad Adoption of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a blog post last July, Joe Schueller from Cisco wrote about the role of culture in Enterprise 2.0 , but more importantly about three keys to gaining broad adoption of collaboration tools in the organization: " However, to drive real value out of a collaboration platform, you need broad adoption, and frankly, leaving > 80% of the population "on the table" isn't going to cut it. To get the most out of any networked collaboration platform, you need broad, pervasive adoption.

Cisco Acquired Versly - to Connect Collaboration Tools with Microsoft Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

Based in San Francisco, Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. Collaboration is a top priority at Cisco. Versly was a new entrant vendor that made a connector for collaboration systems to integrate with Microsoft Office applications.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Joe Shepley, the VP and Practice Leader at Doculabs asks whether firms should be using SharePoint 2010 as their collaboration platform at all: " I’m in the middle of a series on SharePoint collaboration. In the first two posts, I focused on why SharePoint collaboration fails and how you can take steps to ensure that it succeeds. It's awesome to meet someone else who is willing to ask similar questions on the topic of using SharePoint for collaboration.

Thinking About How Real Workers Use New Collaboration Tools – the Ford Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Among other changes, he comments on the new approach Ford IT took with helping users understand how to make use of the various tools available to them in their work: Many IT departments have had to cut back on their help desk and user support in recent years and have ended up leaving users to their own devices — figuratively, and even literally in some cases. There are the traditional office productivity tools like instant messaging and email and [Microsoft] Office.

2014 120

SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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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. 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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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 has built-in chat for collaborators to communicate in real time while editing.

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Telligent is an enterprise collaboration and community software company that offers a social software suite for both public and internal-facing online communities. You can also use these tools to track what is going on outside the enterprise on the Web.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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.

Establish a portfolio of collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Step Two Designs Beyond The Idea Skip to content Home Blog About us Contact Us Home > articles > collaboration > Establish a portfolio of collaboration tools CMb 2007-19 Establish a portfolio of collaboration tools Written by James Robertson , published November 5th, 2007 Categorised under: articles , collaboration , enterprise 2.0 , intranets There is no one-size-fits-all solution for collaboration needs within an organisation.

2007 28

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - The Collaborative Map - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - The Collaborative Map The Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008, Collaborative Map is a live editable map of over 150 of the best free and low-cost online collaboration tools available, picked and selected by passionate users like you and me. It now lists over 150 live online collaboration tools in 13 different categories. From collaborative highlighting, to annotating.

2008 28

Enterprise Micro-Messaging: Standalone or Integrated with Comprehensive Collaboration Platform? Or Both?

Portals and KM

Here is a post on the collaboration platforms that are integrating micro-messaging. I have dropped the names and the names of companies (to protect the innocent) and vendors as this is a general discussion that goes beyond individual tools. First Commenter : “We’re really interested in using (micro-messaging tool) and have a few people on it already. Most IM systems are no longer standalone but integrated with email and other communications systems.

Online collaborative whiteboard (OWB) review

The Bumble Bee

Online whiteboards (OWB) aka Collaborative Whiteboards are a new class of web tool, which let remote users interact over the web in real-time using a shared virtual whiteboard. Very nice cute tool. The most fun tool by a long way. My favourite tool out of the 5!

Review 175

Teambuilding 2.0

The Bumble Bee

GoCrossOffice integrate both virtual and physical elements into their team games. Teams meet in the real world to collaborate and discuss strategy around a game that takes place virtually. Tags: Online Collaboration Tools

2008 142

Building 3D Objects in Second Life: A short video tutorial

The Bumble Bee

I believe that products like Second Life could provide powerful immersive platforms to link together web applications (eg via web services) in much more engaging ways for various collaborative group applications such as team games and business simulations.

Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang. The tipping point for gaining benefits related to flexible working styles is after a business deploys four or five collaboration technologies.

2011 198

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.

Social Enterprise Collaboration: Some Research Findings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Email threads and more traditional ways of holding group discussions are increasingly viewed as ineffective, with industry leaders saying social collaboration tools offer an innovative way to share insight and information easily across a business. Tineka makes the following points: - people are used to social tools in their personal lives, and want to use such tools at work. - trillion available through productivity gains by using social collaboration tools.

2012 156

Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

Portals and KM

Yesterday I wrote about: Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions. Richard Hughes from Clearvale mentioned some recent research to me from the Altimeter Group that points to the need for this integration. I have been reading about the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara.

2011 202

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.

2012 211

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.

Push 176

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.

2012 168

Email Usage Down and Social Networking Up in 2010

Portals and KM

Does this switch to social media tools transfer to action within the enterprise? I have heard from some sources that email is starting to be replaced by social collaboration tools (see my last two posts: What Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 While many of the social collaboration tools offer email integration to attract those locked into email, the stated goal of many is to take activities out from the email inbox.

2011 133

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. Collaboration Softwar

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

related solutions will expand from social network sites to social applications hosted on the social network site itself and social networking services capable of adding social context to productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications. was arguably tool-based (e.g., This effort will not go to waste since these types of integration capabilities (e.g., integration with CRM, ERP, supply chain, etc).

2011 157

Forrester on Real-Time Collaboration

Portals and KM

Forrester's Ted Schadier, with Matthew Brown and Sara Burnes, adds to the discussion on why enterprise collaboration tool use will grow in his report, Distributed Teams Need Real-Time Collaboration Tools. He summaries the report as follows, "To get work done, distributed and B2B teams need real-time collaboration tools that replicate the power and experience of face-to-face meetings and support "pervasive" interactions. Collaboration Platform. 

2008 100

My App Gap Posts for July 2009

Portals and KM

Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison from Pistachio Consulting. Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics. Alpha Software Provides Tools to Create Comprehensive Online Databases. Here are my App Gap posts for July. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008.

2009 100

Harmon.ie Links Outlook and IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

announced plans to integrate content from IBM Connections into Microsoft Outlook , providing users with convenient and seamless access to social tools from Outlook: " Social email provider harmon.ie® today announced it is helping Microsoft Outlook users embrace social networking by making IBM Connections available through a social sidebar in the user's email inbox. Collaboration SoftwareHarmon.ie

2012 109

Bioteams referenced in a dozen new books

The Bumble Bee

T he 12 books I found which mention "bioteams" are: The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building by Bill Reed, 2009. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems and Strategies by Wendy Jedlicka, 2009. The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies by Dennis M.

2009 142

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

For linking to business processes, integrating SAP worklist items in the Activity Stream. Roadmap for social business - one direction is to integrate internal and external collaboration tools to core apps. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1. Luis started by showing a video about how bringing ideas together improves current practices at CEMEX. CEMEX is a global building company. More than 50 countries.

2013 122

News Updates (September 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Making Collaboration Work. Cisco released findings from a recent study of collaboration tools and users. " The results from the Cisco collaboration segmentation study suggest that organizations experience the greatest productivity benefits from collaboration when they: (1) Recognize that personal attitudes and organizational culture regarding collaboration are as important as collaboration tools. (2) tools at home. (3)

2009 117

Moving Beyond “Collaboration” Meaning Video and Calling: Cisco Partners with Jive

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I first wrote the Seven Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity (in 2005), I focused on the needs of collaborative teams from technology. I got called on that a couple of times, but my response was always along the line of: video meetings are okay and have a role to play, but the real opportunity is in building effective habits for collaborating beyond real-time exchange / interaction. to deliver the best in enterprise social collaboration to our customers.

2014 147

News Updates (April 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Evan shares some thoughts about the link between collaboration and sustainability, based on a recent Fortune summit in CA. Collaboration connects us with a broader ecosystem that creates value for our businesses and also—in a broader sense—for the planet. Wikis in the Enterprise.

2009 116

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

supremacy, but their business impact when effectively implemented to enable collaboration in support of business strategy. The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration ”. tools from Web 1.0 Surrounded by really smart, disciplined business thinkers, Enterprise 2.0

2012 169

Beehive Session Notes

Collaborative Thinking

Beehive Unified Collaboration. Notes from Oracle OpenWorld presentation - only took notes on the social and collaboration aspects of the session. Enterprise collaboration is fragmented. Enterprise Messaging / Team Collaboration / Synchronous Collaboration / "Next Big Thing". New: Collaboration Brokering: connections, interest & expertise, relationships, terms & topic: c. Oracle Beehive & Expertise Automation In Enterprise Collaboration.

2009 127

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

This has some integrating implications and possibilities for connecting this information with organization’s relationship management database – but more about that later. The tools we use to do that will need to inter-operate.

Google 264

Jon Mell on a "Day without Email"

Michael Sampson - Currents

In fact, it appeared that good things came to him as a result: " Our email system is fully integrated with instant messaging, so when I received an email most often the person who sent it was still on line, so my first reaction was to simply right click and responded through our chat system. 24 hours without email has left Jon a changed man - " Now my email is back – but it’s going to be the last collaboration tool I reach for, rather than the first. ".

Email 109

Crocodoc Makes It Easier to Work with Online Documents

Portals and KM

Here is a useful tool. To help us better work with online documents Crocodoc provides an HTML5 document viewing and collaboration tool that operates out of the cloud. There are a number of commercial tools devoted to this need but now it comes as part of Crocodoc.

2011 158

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #1


That way you folks may well be able to get a good glimpse of what my daily productivity and social collaboration activities are like. IBM Connections: There are a number of different Apps in the realm of Enterprise Social Networking Tools that I use on a more or less frequent basis.

2016 173

Novell Pulse Brings Real-time Collaboration to Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

Novell’s latest collaboration offering, Pulse, provides a real-time collaboration environment for the enterprise that brings  authoring, communication and social messaging together in a single secure solution. By adopting the Google Wave Federation Protocol, Novell Pulse will let users collaborate across systems, in real-time on a character by character basis. Collaborative meeting notes can operate in the same manner.

2010 141