• Review

    How to extract your LinkedIn contacts

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    A new service from Open Xchange allows you to both import and export your contacts and collaborate on calendars and documents across the Internet, all using open source.
  • Ford driving Exchange 2010 deep into collaboration plans

    Posted October 11, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    Ford Motor Co. is upgrading to Exchange 2010 as the initial piece of a communications and collaboration platform that will include new versions of SharePoint Server, Office and Office Communications Server.
  • Atlassian's app dev issue tracker gets an upgrade

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    The Jira 4 tracker now features integration with OpenSocial gadgets to boost collaboration among developer teams.
  • Corporate crowdsourcing and innovation's 'dirty secret'

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 5:29 pm

    While large companies know that many of the best product, partnership, and management ideas come from the edges of an organization, not every company has a systematic way of processing them. That's where Imaginatik's Idea Central software comes in.
  • Selling Google Wave to Joe Q. Public

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    For crying out loud! Even the New York Daily News is talking about Google Wave. In the past day the News and hundreds of other mainstream news organizations all over the world have been falling over themselves about Wave. But does the average reader of the NY Daily News -- or, for that matter, Atlantic Monthly or the Hindustan Times -- really understand what the fuss is all about?
  • Will Google Wave Be Another Heartbreaker?

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Google Wave is another grab for the Holy Grail of collaborative computing. But, will it be more successful than previous attempts?
  • Collaborate on Web Site Designs and Code With Notable

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Anyone involved in the design and coding of Web pages will want to give the Firefox add-on Notable (various prices; lowest is free) a try. It solves one of the thorniest problems in the entire design-and-launch process--how to get feedback from testers and reviewers of the Web pages. Notable lets you capture and annotate Web pages and the underlying code, then post those pages and notes to the Web, where others can see the markup and respond to it.
  • Google set to take on collaboration giants

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Google's new API can, among other things, move files from Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes to Google Sites collaborative content development tool.
  • Free Screen-Sharing Tool Helps Businesses Collaborate

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    A screen-sharing program can help train workers or update clients. They'll see your PC as if looking over your shoulder, even if they're across the office or around the world. But before you splurge on a paid service with unlimited connections, consider free and cheap alternatives. You can save if you only need to share a few times a month, or scale up if you need to buy more functionality.
  • PBworks puts the Wiki in the office and the courtroom

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    PBworks has added two major improvements in the last few months: tools for lawyers and their support teams, and another that amounts to the first intelligent use of social networking for inside businesses.
  • DEMO: Enterprise file collaboration for any app? LeapFILE has it

    Posted September 22, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    LeapFILE Inc. today released to public beta a cloud-based file collaboration service for enterprise workers that it says is more powerful than SharePoint and less restrictive than Google Docs.
  • Review

    How to use Twitter-like services for online discussions

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:43 am

    Twitter can be useful to build quick and dirty intranets, or set up real-time status updates without having to maintain an Instant Messaging desktop client running in the background. But it doesn't always fit in with enterprise IT needs, and here are a bunch of different products that can work in these situations.
  • U.S. Bank picks IBM's Lotus platform over Microsoft's SharePoint

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:08 am

    Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank has chosen to standardize on IBM's Lotus collaboration software, IBM said Tuesday, displacing Microsoft's rival SharePoint-based platform.
  • opens up collaboration service to iPhone apps

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    Mobile devices may help you take your productivity act on the road. But the ability to edit documents, presentations, and other files is of limited use if you're unable to easily share and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Slideshow: Up close and personal with social software

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 5:12 pm

    A visual tour of offerings from CubeTree, Jive, Socialtext, and Telligent reveal their respective strengths
  • Collaborate on PowerPoint Presentations in OneNote

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 9:02 am

    Microsoft OneNote is perhaps the most under-appreciated program in the Office suite, but it's also the best way to get feedback on PointPoint slides -- before you give your presentation.
  • Intelligent Intranets selectively push content to users

    Posted July 8, 2009 - 6:50 am

    It is generally accepted now that an intranet is far more than an internal phone book and document store, the portal approach has been adopted in many organizations with the intranet acting as a one stop shop for process specific business applications, management tools and links to business management systems.
  • Cisco to expand mobile collaboration features

    Posted July 1, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    Cisco will tackle the mobile world over the next year with a series of new features to bring smartphones into business communications, the head of the company's software group said at the Cisco Live conference on Wednesday.
  • Microsoft SharePoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Although Microsoft's smaller, more nimble competitors have built more sophisticated social networking applications for businesses, analysts say SharePoint has been "good enough" for many companies.
  • Jive, SAP partner on 'social BI'

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    SAP and enterprise social-networking vendor Jive said Tuesday they have formed an agreement that will see SAP's BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software integrated with Jive's community and collaboration platform.
  • Smaller, Smarter, Synced

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 11:56 am

    I'm on several media lists as an expert source for technology quotes, especially for small business technology. One came through today that caught my eye as an interesting topic, but one that small and medium businesses should ignore. The question was about great new innovations in the pipeline.
  • Enterprise 2.0: Vendors abound but what about buyers?

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    A gaggle of vendors, consultants and end users are set to converge in Boston Monday for this year's Enterprise 2.0 conference, but it's unclear how many actual IT decision makers will show up with cash in hand.
  • App Suite Still Undercooked

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Adobe's suite of collaborative applications is just out of Beta and features word processing, web-conferencing, PDF Creation, and File Storage apps. A quick test-drive shows promise, but reveals a lack a cohesiveness and key applications still in Beta.
  • Adobe's collaboration services emerge from beta

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 9:46 am

    Adobe Systems is moving its Web-based productivity and collaboration services out of beta and will offer for-fee subscriptions to provide what the company hopes will be a new way for business users to collaborate on document creation.
  • Review

    Telepresence shatters communication barriers

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    From high-end suites to tabletop codecs, telepresence systems create a near face-to-face experience at increasingly affordable prices.
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