Mid Market Online Collaboration Still in Strong DemandSome say Central Desktop (news, site) is like a cheaper version of SharePoint. Others of course, do not. In any case, the collaboration tool has turned the heads of a significant amount of people, and the company has a successful 2009 to prove it.

Central Desktop closed the year with a 44% year-over-year growth in revenue and a 50% increase in staff. How has demand for mid-market online collaboration weathered our economic woes? Isaac Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Central Desktop attributes their success and growth to their "comprehensive offering, outstanding customer service and relentless product innovation.”

Product innovation over the last year has included a Microsoft Outlook plug-in that enables two-way task and calendar synchronization, and a microblogging feature that allows users to post status updates within Central Desktop and syndicate them out to Facebook and Twitter

Moreover, they've got an impressive lineup of customers: Netflix, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Empowered Media, CBS, Powertek, DIRECTV PanAmericana and University of Wisconsin-Madison are just a few.

“As we kick off 2010, our core strategies remain on track as we continue to focus on strengthening our social technology platform with exciting new product upgrades this quarter,” Garcia continued. “Central Desktop remains committed to providing the most complete pure SaaS SharePoint alternative for the mid-market.”