Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Apparently, it’s not happening, because we all keep being engaged on the influx of exchanging attachments, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc. Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation.

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Online Document Review with Agilewords

Michael Sampson - Currents

I came across Agilewords a few days ago - a new web-based application for co-authoring of Microsoft Word documents. The co-creation of documents, with a lead author and many reviewers, or even with many authors, is a painful process. Document Co-Authoring

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Workshare Point for Document Management in Outlook and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year, Workshare introduced Workshare Point , a connector for linking email messages and documents in Outlook with Microsoft SharePoint, and for providing easier ways for people to access and work with SharePoint from Microsoft Office applications.

Agilewords for - for Structured Document Review and Approval

Michael Sampson - Currents

Agilewords announced an integration with for reviewing and approval of documents : " As is an improved replacement of Sharepoint, Agilewords is the improved replacement of MS Word Review and Track Changes. Document Co-Authoring

Alfresco Now Offers Cloud-based Open Source Document Management

Portals and KM

It contains a full set of content management features such as document and records management, workflow, version control, etc. There is also cloud-style scalability as they can handle hundreds of millions of documents for single organizations.

Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

Michael Sampson - Currents

David's first point about mobile devices is that they " Offer a convenient way to view documents ‘on the run,’ but they are not appropriate for editing documents. The Lenovo X201 "tablet computer" is a full scale computer - and you can even write on your documents with a pen! The Apple iPad has a sufficiently large screen for editing documents, and when paired with an Apple Wireless Bluetooth keyboard, it very functional.

OffBureau - Collaboration, Document Management, and Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

OffBureau is a new online collaborative workspace. It's current in beta. Key capabilities: - Projects are assigned their own workspace. Uses folders and subfolders. Browser based access. Recent changes in workspaces are bubbled to the home page for an individual. Collaboration Software

Deane on "The Biggest Problem with Document Management"

Michael Sampson - Currents

In article titled The Psychology of Repository Permanence , Deane writes: " I’ve worked in a fair amount of companies, and consulted with many others, and I’m starting to believe that a lot of the problems each one has had with document management boils down to one thing: lack of perceived permanence. In each company, there was an ever-shifting way of storing and archiving documents.

TextFlow: Importing a Document

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is the fourth post on TextFlow in my research into collaborative document co-authoring products and services. Importing a Document. There is a second way to get a document into TextFlow, and that is to import a Microsoft Word file (.DOC

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TextFlow: Creating an Individual Document

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is the third post on TextFlow in my research into collaborative document co-authoring products and services. Creating a New Document. Any document sharing or co-authoring episode begins with creating the first draft. Tags: Document Co-Authoring textflow

Yammer Updates - Ticker, Pages, and Files

Michael Sampson - Currents

online documents that offer character-by-character real-time co-authoring with other people. Pages can be used for many applications - meeting notes, developing wikis, and drafting documents. for creating a centralized location for sharing files and documents across people and teams.

SharePoint for Document Collaboration - a PleaseTech Study

Michael Sampson - Currents

PleaseTech, a vendor of document collaboration and review software / services, undertook some research last year into what users and IT professionals thought of SharePoint for document collaboration. It has released a white paper that summarizes the findings, including: - the types of issues people experience on a multi-person document review. - the reasons why people would consider using an alternative document collaboration solution. -.

Defining Collaboration - 5. Collaboration Scenarios as a Way of Classifying Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Co-Authoring a Document. Working with other people on a document - a press release, an RFP, a contract, or an article. The document needs to include the ideas of multiple people. research firm: Co-Authoring a Document.

Vizit 4.0 for SharePoint - with Integrated Conversations about Documents

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Vizit Social Exchange product page says more: " With Vizit Social eXchange SharePoint users can simply highlight an area of a document and invite co-workers to engage in conversation without the document or conversation leaving SharePoint. Document Co-Authoring SharePoint

oneDrum Releases Peer-to-Peer Collaboration Application for Microsoft Office #collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application brings Google Docs functionality and more to Microsoft Office documents, with edits appearing in real time when working online, while offline edits synchronize effortlessly when connectivity is re-established. Collaboration Software Document Co-Authoring

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Crocodoc Makes It Easier to Work with Online Documents

Portals and KM

To help us better work with online documents Crocodoc provides an HTML5 document viewing and collaboration tool that operates out of the cloud. Ryan explained that there are several advantages of using a cloud based HTML5 document viewer over the traditional options of Adobe and Flash.

Using Emergence to Take Social Change to Scale (application/pdf Object)


Tags: community networks emergence system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

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New Product: Mainsoft Harmony to Support Document Co-Authoring

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now they have another tool in their collection which is going to force me to broaden my view: Harmony for Outlook , which introduces a side-bar to enable document sharing between Outlook and SharePoint or Google Docs. Eg, on the Google Docs side, " Share Google documents automatically.

MindTouch 2010 Provides Intelligent Product and Services Documentation

Portals and KM

They discovered that many users were building product and service documentation with the MindTouch platform. The advent of online documentation has learned with this transformation. In addition, over half of their lead generation is driven by our documentation.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Thursday, April 22)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It enables Facebook users to share Office documents with their friends. OffiSync released an update, with new real-time document co-authoring capabilities. When working on a document, if someone else opens and starts editing the same document, you get notified. -

TextFlow: Sharing a Document with Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is the fifth post on TextFlow in my research into collaborative document co-authoring products and services. Sharing a Document With Others. One of the main reasons for using TextFlow is to gain a better way of working on documents with other people. Here's how it works: Mark writes the first draft of a document in TextFlow. When Belinda gets the email message, she sees Mark's cover note, and a link to the document in TextFlow.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Monday, June 21)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Litera IDS is a collaborative document co-authoring solution. Enables multiple people to work on a single document, and combines legal redlines into a single document. Includes access control capabilities, to limit access to the document. Integrates with major document management systems. A streamlined user interface, for quickly seeing which documents are being shared. - New options to better support a collaborative document creation workflow.

WebWorkerDaily " Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively "

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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? Take the common problem of needing to jointly edit a document, for example.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Monday, May 31)

Michael Sampson - Currents

eXpresso is pleased that Forrester sees them as a better collaboration alternative for Office documents than Google. added email addresses for folders , meaning people can email documents into Box folders. - Fax-to-email and Scan-to-email will work for getting documents into Box. - Tags: Collaboration Scenarios Document Co-Authoring Google shut down EtherPad. Google has added most of the functionality to Google Wave.

Parsons Brinkerhoff - Acrobat X for Document Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Australian part of Parsons Brinkerhoff has standardized on Acrobat X Professional for document collaboration among its staff members, especially for the sharing of CAD drawings and project documents: " Enterprise Group IT Consultant Rob Pek said the rollout of Acrobat X had helped overcome a major challenge in ensuring individuals working on different versions of AutoCAD design packages on different workstations worked to a common output standard.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Wednesday, May 5)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TextFlow is a " visual management tool to compare and merge document versions ", says Nordic River. This professional text management tool provides business users with the means to compare and merge document versions, showing which changes have been made by whom, so users can decide which input to choose, refuse or archive for later use. Cynapse released, a new real-time document conferencing service. - Tags: Document Co-Authoring

Collaborating in Office 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software Document Co-Authoring Enterprise Mobility Multi-Enterprise Collaboration SharePoint

Evaluating SharePoint 2010: Document Management in Law Firms

Michael Sampson - Currents

The first part of the research is to evaluate the applicability of SharePoint 2010 to support the document management requirements of law firms. Under what circumstances should law firms abandon SharePoint 2010 in favor of an alternative document management system?

Congratulations to Lewis Silkin on SharePoint-based Document Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

I met with Jan Durant and Carol Skinner for an demonstration of their document management system for SharePoint. A few years ago they determined that their current document management system (Open Text DM 5) was not up-to-scratch, and decided they could do better by building their own in SharePoint 2007. Now in the year 2010, they have developed: - A SharePoint-based document repository, targeted to the needs of their lawyers.

Making Microsoft Office More Collaborative: The Google Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google will soon release a new tool, Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that enables users to upload their Microsoft Office documents to Google Apps, and then work collaboratively on them with others. Once the files are on the Web--also called the "cloud," in industry parlance—documents can be shared and simultaneously edited by multiple people, Google says. The tool allows people to comment on documents online and display those comments so they are visible to others, Google says.

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Office 365 Getting More Collaborative

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some of my clients are really keen on the concept of real-time co-authoring, because the dynamics involved in multiple people working on different versions of a document shared around by email is just broken. Collaboration Software Document Co-Authoring

PleaseTech Announced PleaseAuthor - for Structured Authoring

Michael Sampson - Currents

PleaseTech announced the introduction of PleaseAuthor , a structured authoring product: " PleaseTech Ltd, a specialist solutions provider for collaborative document authoring and review, today announced the introduction of PleaseAuthor, a major new component-based authoring solution. Collaboration Software Document Co-Authoring

asciidoc isn't just for small documents anymore

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Yet I had fallen for the idea that asciidoc was for small documents, at least until I read Noah Slater's posting on the asciidoc mailing list saying he was using it to write a book that will be published by a professional publisher using their DocBook backend processes. I've used asciidoc for quite a while as a tool to generate small reports for clients. As I've discovered how easy it is, I'm also using it to keep notes.


TextFlow's Shiny Document Collaboration System

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

But eventually, authors will be able to drag Word documents right into the browser where they’ll get automatically ported into TextFlow. All changes will show up in the original author’s view of the document as suggested changes, which can then be approved or rejected. 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.

Green Chameleon » Two Pillars of Implementing KM Initiatives

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Two Pillars of Implementing KM Initiatives Are you implementing a tool for collaboration, document sharing, discussions, etc and you are not sure how to make it a success?

Notes on "Document Management and Third Party Extensions" (Debbie Ireland and Cameron Dwyer)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Debbie Ireland (from EnvisionIT ) and Cameron Dwyer (from Scinaptic ) talked about using SharePoint for document management, along with two third-party products. a bit of dabbling, corporate documents; some metadata, few or no content types, published content. project and team sites with shared document libraries (planned business classification, content types, version control). User challenges and desires: - easy to file and upload documents.

Two Great Systems Change Resource

Networking Action

This week I’ve looked at two documents that deepen understanding about, and strategic guidance for, LSC. While the US is mired in self-conscious political quagmire, Europeans continue to make impressive contributions to large systems change (LSC) knowledge.

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End Endless Email Threads With Backboard's Document Approval App

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Company Name Backboard 20-Word Description Backboard makes it quick and easy to get feedback and approval on your documents, right in your browser. To get started, you first upload the document needing approval. Tags: document collaboration

Supporting Communities of Practice – - QuickTopic Document Review



Managing the 21st Century Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

socialnetwork_km system:filetype:pdf system:media:document enterprise2.0

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