Category: Industry Updates

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Socialcast Analytics … Socialcast released a suite of analytics tools, to help organizations improve collaboration. “Social Business Intelligence® isn’t just about tracking basic signup, usage and posting statistics. Instead, the platform will tell you – in real time – the topics, people, groups and conversations that are promoting […]

News Updates (October 8, 2009)

Windows Phone … Microsoft announced the “Windows Phone”, the next generation in its mobile aspirations. “Nearly 30 phones from half-dozen manufacturers are on the list of handsets running Windows Mobile 6.5, which was unveiled early this year. The new software version, clearly influenced by the success of Apple’s […]

News Updates (October 5, 2009)

IBM vs Google Apps … IBM’s hosted email, calendar and contact management service is expected to be priced lower than Google Apps Premier. “IBM is going after Google Apps Premier hard and has the pricing to show it’s serious. Big Blue is announcing the general availability of LotusLive […]

News Updates (October 2, 2009)

Cisco Wants TANDBERG … Cisco made a US$3 billion offer for TANDBERG, and TANDBERG’s board of directors likes the sound of it. “Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all the outstanding shares of TANDBERG for 153.5 Norwegian Kroner per […]

News Updates (September 23, 2009)

Item-Level Recovery in SharePoint … Mimosa’s NearPoint for SharePoint enables item-level recovery of data; this expedites recovery processes in the case of inadvertent deletion. Eg, ““The day Mimosa came out with NearPoint for SharePoint, it was clear the company was way ahead of the game in terms of […]

News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Zoho Discussions … Zoho released it’s first new product for 2009, Zoho Discussions. “Zoho Discussions allows organizations to create external and internal communities where problems are solved, topics are discussed and ideas are exchanged. Businesses can create a customer support forum where solutions to problems come not only […]

News Updates (September 21, 2009)

Making Collaboration Work … Cisco released findings from a recent study of collaboration tools and users. “The results from the Cisco collaboration segmentation study suggest that organizations experience the greatest productivity benefits from collaboration when they: (1) Recognize that personal attitudes and organizational culture regarding collaboration are as […]

News Updates (September 18, 2009)

Using e-Documents for Collaboration … Dan released an ebook about using online documents for collaboration. “The Shortcut Guide to Using e-Documents for Collaboration offers an expert examination into the specific challenges of document creation, collaboration and exchange, as well as how e-Document technology features can be incorporated to […]

News Updates (September 17, 2009)

Who’s Bending to Who? … Michael asks whether collaboration applications bend to the will of the users, or the other way around. “What the IBM survey data really suggests is that there is still a high level of frustration when it comes to making enterprise applications bend to […]

News Updates (September 16, 2009)

US Bank Dumps SharePoint for Lotus … US Bank is rolling out Lotus Quickr and Connections to its 58,000 employees, and removing SharePoint. “More than 5,000 sites running Microsoft Sharepoint will be converted to Lotus, according to US Bank. Redmond was IBM’s rival bidder for handling the bank’s […]