Category: Industry Updates

News Updates (November 17, 2009)

Video Going Mainstream … Recent announcements by Cisco (the TANDBERG acquisition attempt) and Logitech (the LifeSize acquisition), point to the mainstreaming of video conferencing. “The deals underscore a growing sense that videoconferencing is finally ready to go from an exotic luxury to an everyday part of business life. […]

News Updates (November 16, 2009)

Virtual Collaborator … Guided Insights offer their take on the key attributes of the exceptional virtual collaborator. “In this edition of Communiqué, we look at characteristics that make for a successful virtual collaborator, and those that may cause big problems for many remote workers. We recognize that some […]

News Updates (November 13, 2009)

Convos … Convos offers a group collaboration tool. “Convos lets you create useful and flexible online groups for your members, colleagues, and partners. Maximize online interaction with group collaboration features including unlimited subgroups, file sharing, tasks, email lists, and event RSVPs. Use Convos groups to serve as an […]

News Updates (November 12, 2009)

Logitech Acquired LifeSize … Logitech acquired LifeSize, a high definition video firm, for $405m. “Founded in 2003, LifeSize expects approximately $90 million in revenue in calendar 2009, with 2010 revenue expected to grow 40 percent to 60 percent, Logitech said in a news release. Logitech expects the acquisition […]

News Updates (November 10, 2009)

Cisco on Collaboration … Cisco announced new products in the collaboration space. “The company also announced its entrance into two new markets, enterprise social software and hosted email, with the goal of bringing the collaborative power of online social communities to businesses. The new product introductions span real-time […]

News Updates (November 2-6, 2009)

Long catch-up post today, with news from last week while I was busy in Singapore … Microsoft BPOS Price Reduction … Microsoft reduced the price of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). “The BPOS price tag has been dropped from $15 per user per month to $10 per […]

News Updates (October 30, 2009)

Colligo Webinar on Exchange and SharePoint … Colligo is hosting a webinar on November 18 about migrating Exchange Public Folders to SharePoint. “Exchange Public Folders are being replaced by SharePoint in many organizations, because it is a better choice for document sharing and collaboration applications. Once you’ve made […]

News Updates (October 29, 2009)

Jive Social Business Software 4.0 … Jive announced Version 4.0 of Social Business Software, its enterprise collaboration offering. “Jive SBS 4.0 enables organizations to extend SBS across every level of an enterprise to literally transform how people work, partner, and address the marketplace. The enhancements and new capabilities […]

News Updates (October 28, 2009)

Gartner on Collaboration in 2013 … Gartner is projecting a transition by 2013 from document-centered to Web 2.0-style collaboration at work. “While retaining secondary support for documents, 80 per cent of enterprise collaboration platforms will primarily be based on browser-based Web 2.0 techniques by 2013, according to Gartner. […]

News Updates (October 27, 2009)

SharePoint and Mac … The Mac BU at Microsoft is working on an offline SharePoint tool for Mac users, but it’s not just a Mac edition of SharePoint Workspace. “It will not be a Mac equivalent of Groove, the Office collaboration desktop client that will become SharePoint Workspace […]