Industry Updates

Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (September 27, 2007)

The Technology Trends of Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams

  • Prolify … Prolify announced a collaboration solution built on email. “Prolify enhances email so it works properly as a collaboration tool, giving people the freedom to easily work together and interact with a range of applications right from their desktop or mobile email. Prolify enables users to assign, coordinate and track everything from ad hoc activities to multi-department projects right from Microsoft Office Outlook. Additionally, Prolify’s data integration bridge transparently connects email to any application, such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), governance and quality assurance (QA) systems. This linkage allows users to easily interact with any application directly from Outlook, thereby removing the burden of manual updating and information retrieval.” Available immediately. Prolify
  • Dimdim … Dimdim released a cross-platform web conferencing service. “The service allows you share your desktop and files, and to IM, talk, and broadcast using your webcam.” Potential users have to wait for an approved beta account. GigaOM
  • Spigit … Spigit released spigit Enterprise, a social networking tool for the enterprise. “spigit Enterprise helps any business drive innovation within its
    own organization by engaging employee participation, evolving ideas into actionable innovation, and allowing the best ideas and key influencers to emerge.
  • RoadSync for MOTO Z8 … DataViz added MOTO Z8 support in RoadSync. “Based on the Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol licensed directly from Microsoft, RoadSync for UIQ, version 2.003 is the only Z8 solution to provide secure, wireless and direct push synchronization of e-mail, calendar, contacts and attachments with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and 2007.” Available immediately. DataViz

Insights on Being Productive and Effective as an Individual

  • Get Into the Flow … 11 ideas for cultivating the flow state: (1) eliminate distractions, (2) start into it slowly, (5) master your tools, (7) understand your stop signs, and (10) timebox, among others. Scott Young
  • Capture Your Ideas … “Just because we think of something, that doesn’t mean that we are being productive or constructive about or with it, or that it will be fulfilled. We have to realize that the thought itself is just a beginning, and if we care at all that it brings value or improvement, we probably need to capture it, clarify what it means to us, and organize the actions and information embedded or associated with it.Huffington Post
  • “Advanced Common Sense” … What are the “advanced common sense” parts of GTD? Michelle has 7 candidates. GTD Buzzwords

Other Noteworthy Insights

  • From Windows to Mac … A “how to” guide for PC users. Peachpit
  • Book Holder … “I have been trying a new gadget for the last month or so: Easy-read, the ergonomic book holder, which I very strongly recommend. I first came across it during my recent research trip in Oxford, as it was on display in the famous Blackwells bookshop on Broad street, just near the Bodleian library. I was initially unconvinced, but thought it was worth a try, as it only costs £12.95, and I spend so much time reading for work. I am totally conquered and I do not know how I managed before without it.Pascal Venier

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