Category: Industry Updates

News Updates (January 18, 2010)

Gmail 2010 vs Lotus Notes 1995 … PC Pro compares the planned additions to Gmail with Lotus Notes from the mid-1990s. “Comparing the Notes architecture back then (all of which is still in the product, even now) with what Google is laboriously developing, as if there were no […]

News Updates (January 15, 2010)

Panasonic to IBM … IBM announced that Panasonic is embracing IBM LotusLive for its collaboration services. “Panasonic will adopt IBM’s services for Web conferencing, file sharing, instant messaging and project management. The company will also implement LotusLive Connections for business social networking between employees, partners and suppliers […]

News Updates (January 13, 2010)

BlackBerry for Connections and Quickr … IBM announced the availability of Lotus Connections and Lotus Quickr clients for the BlackBerry. “The BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections and BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Quickr allows people to collaborate in real time with their colleagues, maintain their productivity while […]

News Updates (December 21, 2009)

Google Acquired DocVerse … Google acquired startup DocVerse, for around $25 million. “Docverse lets users collaborate directly on Microsoft Office documents. Appjet, another recent Google Acquisition, has a related product called EtherPad, although that team is reported to be working with Google Wave and the EtherPad source code […]

News Updates (December 18, 2009)

Twitter in 2009 … My end of year post on Messaging News is about the most significant event in collaboration in 2009. “The most significant event for me in 2010 was observing the adoption and use of Twitter. The technically correct explanation of “saying what you’re doing or […]

News Updates (December 17, 2009)

Adoption in SharePoint 2010 … Mauro says the biggest problem with SharePoint 2010 will be promoting user adoption. “So, here we sit; a few months away from the launch of SharePoint 2010, a framework that offers so much more business functionality and impact. What’s the (potential) problem? SharePoint […]

News Updates (December 16, 2009)

HyperOffice Update … HyperOffice released a beta edition of its new cloud computing collaboration service. “HyperOffice integrates a range of software-as-a-service business applications over the Internet – shared calendars and contacts, business-class email, document and project management, web conferencing, databases and web forms; forums, polls and wikis; project […]

News Updates (December 15, 2009)

Coveo on Value of Search … Coveo is hosting a Webinar on December 16, focused on quantifying the value of enterprise search. “Trent Parkhill, Vice President, IT Services, Haley & Aldrich will discuss and demonstrate how he configured the firm’s enterprise search solution to generate high levels of […]

News Updates (December 14, 2009)

GroupSwim to Salesforce … acquired GroupSwim, a maker of community and organizational collaboration tools. “According to the GroupSwim site, existing users still have access “during this transition” but GroupSwim is not accepting any new registrations. The entire GroupSwim team (both US and Sweden based) has now been […]

News Updates (December 11, 2009)

IBM Cloud Computing Lab … IBM announced a new lab in Hong Kong, focused on IBM’s cloud computing portfolio. “IBM said Thursday that it opened a research lab in Hong Kong dedicated to developing products and services for the cloud computing market. At the outset, the lab will […]