What is a portal or intranet? The line is blurred as companies evolve their collaborative tools and purposes, and platform is the catchall phrase many favor today. Enter eXo, makers of the eXo Platform for social collaboration. The company has released a video chat integration from Weemo for seamless screen sharing, co working and file uploading.
Weemo Video Chat + eXo 4.0
eXo announced its Weemo video chat upgrade on the heels of its version 4.0 system roll out in April. eXo liked the Weemo integration because it provided a seamless way to include the popular video collaboration workflow into its own product. eXo customers who also have a Weemo account can sign into their intranet and not have to worry about signing in again to Weemo.
The video integration goes hand in hand with the eXo Platform 4.0 release which included an updated UI, native mobile apps for iOS and Android, and a focus on people rather than data.
Open Source Collaboration
Many may think of portals and intranets as a siloed area where certain tasks are performed behind a secured firewall. But, companies like eXo are realizing they need to connect that vital data and workflow to many other areas like public facing websites and in-house systems like CRM. This of course is one of the biggest challenges in all of technology, trying to get so many competing or out of date systems to talk to each other in meaningful ways.
eXo 4.0 activity stream now includes Weemo video integration for chat and file and video sharing.
For those who prefer the activity stream style of intranet, and most vendors certainly do these days, eXo provides an open source version that has the familiar style of following people, documents and projects in a constantly updating flow of data.
eXo was named a niche player in the Gartner MQ for horizontal portals last fall, and while it is not as powerful as the Oracles, IBMs and Microsofts of the world, it is certainly much less expensive. For a company that needs an intranet for 500 people, eXo goes for a US $8000 per year subscription, about US $1.30 per user per month.