Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (November 19, 2007)

The Technology Trends of Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams

  • eProject to Daptiv … eProject announced a major rebranding, with the new brand name Daptiv. “Founded in 1997 as eProject to pioneer the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model in collaborative project management, Seattle-based Daptiv has evolved alongside its customers over the last ten years. Daptiv’s new name and fresh look reflect the company’s on-demand, flexible style and wide range of uses for its software beyond the scope of traditional PPM.Daptiv
  • Daptiv PPM Fall 07 … Daptiv launched the Fall 2007 edition of PPM, it project tracking system. “PPM Fall Edition introduces Work Intelligence: a set of capabilities designed to give staff at every level visibility into business operations and key performance data through drill-down reporting, drag-and-drop dashboard creation and data visualization.” Available November 18. Daptiv
  • On Inbox 2.0 … Deva sythesizes some of the conversations about “Inbox 2.0”, and adds some perspective to the debate … “Email is not going to replace or become like Facebook or LinkedIn. Those sites provide a good platform for certain types of interactions as well as linking together many different chunks of the “social graph.” However, each individual’s personal “social graph” lives within email. And not only does the contact information live within email, so does the CONTEXT information. Intelligently using that information in conjunction with advanced interfaces on the client side will make the entire email experience more powerful and productive for people. And done right, it will also make people’s experience with any email/contact based site or application more powerful, because it will be driven from a set of rich profiles full of deep context, not just a list of names. That’s the evolution of email, not just a better Inbox.Email Dashboard
  • Huddle Gets $4m … Huddle accepted $4 million in a Series A funding round. Blognation UK

Insights on Being Productive and Effective as an Individual

  • 8 Ways to Get Nothing Done … Jon outlines 8 ways to get little or nothing done. “1. List in detail everything for which you have responsibility and for which others will blame you for not taking responsibility. (How can you know that you are productively unproductive without a list?). 3. Check email only once a day, particularly if your work depends on people reaching you. This way, the explanation of delays and lost opportunities will consume immense amounts of time. 6. Spend as much time as possible on the task of organizing your work. Moving piles, reshuffling papers, discovering lost memos…all are wonderful diversions from progress.Levite Chronicles

Other Noteworthy Insights
8 ways to ruin your day … “8. Ignore the simple pleasures of fresh coffee, hot tea, dark chocolate, hugs, someone who knows how you feel not telling you that they know how you feel, or sleep.
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