Industry Updates

Daily Report, Apr 12

Team Collaboration

  • Parlano MindAlign 2007 … Parlano released MindAlign 2007, the next edition of its persistent group chat solution for enterprise customers. “MindAlign 2007 represents a significant advance in the MindAlign family of products and includes complete integration with a leading unified communications platform and the industry’s first federated persistent group chat capability utilizing the leading unified communications standard, SIP/SIMPLE. Other new features include a sleek new user interface, increased user configuration options, advanced high-availability features, simplified compliance architecture, and more advanced security configuration tools.” Available immediately. Parlano
  • NASA Looking to Web 2.0 Tools … NASA is planning toward the use of Web 2.0 collaboration and online participation technologies to extend its footprint before, during and after in-person conferences with industry and academic partners. There’s currently an RFP out. FCW
  • Lars Joins Headshift … Lars has joined Headshift, a social software consulting firm in London. “At Headshift we bring the latest internet and web thinking to businesses to improve processes, innovation, marketing and quality. Wikis, blogging, tag clouds, collective intelligence, geotagging, new style intranets and social networks are some of the elements we work with on a daily basis.” Congrats! mind this


  • Sense from Einstein … “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?”” To which Lucy adds, “If anyone else is hounded by chaos and lives life in its creative wake, allow the words from this genius’s mouth to be balm for the grazes inflicted by methodic managers and systematic spouses and, when required, a rebuff to their scorn.Attempting Abandonment (hat tip, Paul)
  • Product Design Dinner Party … Oooo, super nice idea from Kathy on how to host a product/feature design session as a replacement for months of (boring) focus groups. “The Product Design Dinner Party takes 9 people, a pile of diverse “inputs”, and has each of the 9 people voting on–and pitching–one another’s ideas to continuously reconfigured groups of 3 people, letting the best ideas rise to the top. The process is a little complicated, but it’s derived/modified from an existing rapid-prototyping design I’ll talk about later in the post.Creating Passionate Users

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