Industry Updates

Weekly Roundup of Everything, Aug 29

Team Collaboration Applications Roundup

  • Zoho Projects … Zoho released Zoho Projects, an online project management tool. Key features: tasks and milestones, dashboard view of recent activity, discussion forums, and a calendar, among others. Integration with Zoho Chat is coming. Available immediately. Zoho Blog
  • Google Apps … Google released “Google Apps for Your Domain”, a set of basic Web applications targeted at small- and medium-sized business customers. Includes email, calendaring, instant messaging and Web page design tools. Google is spinning the new applications as complementary to Windows and Microsoft Office, not replacements thereof. A for-fee edition is expected before the end of 2006, and it is probably that Writely (online documents) and Google Spreadsheets (online spreadsheeting) will be added in the near future too. Boston.com, eWeek, Network World
  • Apple’s Enterprise Suite … The forthcoming Apple Leopard Server will include a number of new collaborative tools, including a wiki server, calendar sharing and screen sharing via iChat. Users will also be able to share documents related to an upcoming meeting/event. Bokardo
  • Share Outlook Folders … 4Team Corporation released ShareO for Microsoft Outlook, which enables team members to share calendar, contact, journal, mail, task and notes folders with other Outlook users, without a server. ShareO keeps the folder information synchronized between multiple computers. Works with Outlook 2003 and the forthcoming 2007 edition. 4Team Corporation
  • Antepo Express Edition … Antepo released a free edition of its enterprise presence and instant messaging system, the OPN System XT, for sites of up to 1000 users. “OPN System XT Express Edition …. supports a wide variety of popular XMPP clients such as Exodus, GAIM and Apple iChat. Express Edition users may convert at any time to the OPN System XT Enterprise Edition version, which includes more advanced collaboration, interoperability, compliance and control features, as well as free support and upgrades.” Available immediately. Antepo
  • Meeting Maker Connector for Outlook … PeopleCube released an update of Meeting Maker Connector for Outlook, an add-in that permits scheduling interoperability between Outlook and the Meeting Maker calendaring server. The update includes new default settings for reminders, as well as automatic notifications of meeting cancellations. Available immediately. BusinessWire

Mobility Roundup

  • SCO and Day-Timers … The SCO Group announced a partnership with Day-Timers, for the development of a suite of Day-Timers branded mobility solutions. Currently code-named “DT4”, the suite will help busy professionals with time management, calendaring and task management. DT4 will leverage technology currently available in SCO’s Me Inc. service suite. “DT4 is designed to function in a shared collaborative environment that can also be customized to the needs of individual users. It is unlike any other computer or paper-based organization tool, as it provides specialized, real-time automation of life and business events in any location via mobilization. Technologically, DT4 is also unique as it is carrier and platform independent and will run on various handsets such as the Palm Treo or RIM Blackberry. DT4 provides users with instant information through real-time access to both personal and corporate resources and databases.” Available late 4Q2006. SCO Group
  • CompanionLink DoubleLook … CompanionLink Software released DoubleLook, software to keep information in ACT or GoldMine synchronized with Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook and Novell GroupWise as well as various mobile devices. Changes are immediately and transparently sychronized between the various applications. Free 14-day trial is available. MarketWire
  • NotifyLink for MDaemon … Alt-N Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Notify Technology for linking the NotifyLink Hosted Edition (wireless email server) with MDaemon (an IMAP4 email server), enabling users to get real-time wireless synchronization of email to BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Available immediately. Alt-N Technologies

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