Industry Updates

Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (February 18, 2008)

The People Part of Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams

  • Nancy from Guided Insights looks at how social networking tools can be used in business, for getting introductions, establishing and maintaining personal connections with business colleagues, creating, sharing and co-creating content, keeping on the edge of ideas and learning, orchestrating serendipity, staying constantly connected, and creating greater transparency. “Social software tools are revolutionizing our ability to connect and collaborate, to stay aware of what others are up to, are interested in, and to find ways to share as much as we want about our own personal lives. The challenge is finding a few tools that best help you meet your objectives, putting them to the test, and then choosing the ones that deserve a place in your overall team communications plan.
  • Jonathan nicely states the difference between telework and virtual companies: “ … there is a fundamental difference between telecommuting and the long hallway. To be a remote worker means that the core function of a company lies elsewhere. Telecommuters work remotely for businesses that already possess an established culture and physical buildings. They are satellites orbiting a larger concern. For virtual companies with long hallways, the company exists wherever its people are—and nowhere else.” (hat tip, Jessica)

The Technology Trends of Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams

  • Voice Mobility added its unified messaging capabilities to Google Apps, for enterprise and academic customers. “Enterprise clients want the ability to enable their enterprise voice and fax communications to work seamlessly with Gmail. UCN Vmerge allows full on-premise or hosted enterprise PBX integration with a hosted personalized Gmail service. Industry analysts have calculated that the average IT manager spends 75% of their budget on infrastructure maintenance, leaving a small amount for new technology. With Google Apps, free or premium service combined with the cost-effective UCN Vmerge solutions, IT managers can roll out new technology to keep pace with consumer technology.
  • Is 2008 the year that RIM loses its command of the market? Will Windows Mobile 6 knock off the BlackBerry, because it delivers a more Windows-like experience?

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