Industry Updates

Daily Report, Apr 10

Team Collaboration

  • Central Desktop Spring Release 2007 … Central Desktop released the Spring Release of its namesake hosted team collaboration service. New features: Intranet authoring and publication capabilities, new document workflow capabilities, an improved team calendar, and various other productivity enhancements. Available immediately. BusinessWire, more details at the Central Desktop User Forum, and coverage at Read/Write Web
  • Collaboration University 2007 … The dates and focus for the IBM-oriented Collaboration University 2007 have been announced. There’s a Quickr and Sametime one in July, and a Notes and Domino 8 one in September. Both are held in the US and England. Adam Gartenberg
  • Competitious … Ooohh, nice new way of capturing, organizing, and sharing competitive intelligence information amongst a team. “Having accurate information about competitors is vital to your company’s ability to maintain its competitive advantage. With a structured way to manage competitive knowledge, your company can maximize opportunity in your market while minimizing the threat of current and potential competitors. Competitious is an easy, confidential way to discover and share competitive information collaboratively across your organization, and keep your company competitive.” Having done this in Excel for years, this looks really really neat! It’s currently in beta. Competitious
  • Beta of Office Communications Server 2007 … Microsoft released the beta of the forthcoming Office Communications Server 2007, the update to its 2005 edition. tgdaily
  • Synchris Integrates with SharePoint … Synchris released the Synchris Integration Server, for enabling documents and files created in its Privia bid management software to be stored in a SharePoint repository. “The new module integrates SharePoint Server with Privia, allowing customers either to select the native Privia file store or use SharePoint as the primary storage repository for documents created during the bid lifecycle. Privia administrators can control whether documents are stored in the Privia file store or SharePoint at a global level or via delegation of authority to owners of workspaces where document versions and teams are managed.” Available immediately. Synchris


  • Palm’s Strategy = Climb Back … The CEO of Palm says he wants to climb back up the market share ladder, rather than selling out to another player. Australian IT


  • Dave’s Methodology for Complex Problems … Dave outlines his thinking around a methodology for dealing with complex problems. There are seven steps, including (1) research the issue, (2) articulate the challenge, and (3) invite people to address the challenge. How to Save the World
  • Advertise Yourself to Action … Cool ideas up at Behance about using bold visual reminders in your workspace to keep focus on appropriate action. Behance

Other Stuff

  • Collaboration Specialist Job … “An international financial services firm is seeking a Messaging & Collaboration Systems architect / engineer. Working as part of a global team, the role will focus on providing 3rd level support for the organizations collaboration platforms as well as design and implementation of complex technical projects. The role will require support for technologies such as Instant Messaging, Email, Faxing, Blackberry, Email Archiving, and Web based Collaboration.IMroadmap

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