Document Collaboration News & Analysis
| Tuesday Apr 12, 2011
In my experience, you need to keep six things in mind to get SharePoint right the first time:
- There’s no such thing as out of the box SharePoint
- One size does not fit all
- If you build it, they will not come
- It’s never just about SharePoint
- SharePoint is not an IT thing
- SharePoint is not an Office product
Let’s take a detailed look at each of these in turn.
| Thursday Mar 31, 2011
Are documents still relevant in the world of Enterprise 2.0? Web 2.0 pundits have argued that wikis, activity streams and real time status updates will soon replace the “archaic” document concept. But they’re wrong, and here is why…
| Tuesday Mar 22, 2011
Box.net (news, site) has come a long way in the last couple of years, from a small little known cloud-based document storage and collaboration provider to a potential contender in the content management arena. And like every other contender, it's not enough to simply offer your wares, you have to play nice with the others.
| Monday Mar 21, 2011
The technology adoption lifecycle is a usable model to gain understanding into the adoption process of a new technology or product within a certain population or culture, such as an organization. What it doesn’t tell us, however, is what value it creates as a result of technology adoption. To understand that, we need to look at how the use of a new technology or product affects the ability to perform tasks and achieve goals. Let's look at this specifically in the context of enterprise collaboration.
| Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
Metadata, a key component of any document management system. Everyone needs it, but getting it set up and having it used are two completely different things.
| Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
With the Bing spat still ringing in our ears, the next little tiff looks set to be about Google’s Cloud Connect for Office and Microsoft’s response to it. Email use is exploding, while eXpresso is offering document collaboration on LotusLive. LibreOffice has also been busy.
| Thursday Feb 24, 2011
In the SMB space this week, a look at research that confirms what many have suspected: The cloud space in the SMB sector has yet to be fully exploited. We also find out that Facebook is the principal online market tool for small businesses, while Openbravo offers SMBs the agile ERP.
| Wednesday Feb 23, 2011
In November, collaboration specialist eXpresso (news, site) announced that it was no longer offering its services directly, but instead that it was teaming up with IBM (news, site) and others. There was speculation that it might be some time before anything was heard from them, but here we are only three months later and it has announced that its document collaboration software is now available on LotusLive.
| Friday Jan 7, 2011
A week into January and the 2011 expert predictions are still coming in strong. In addition to tips and trends, our little helpers have helped disprove a few popular myths this week. Want to do right by your business? Read on.
| Friday Jan 7, 2011
Salesforce.com (news, site) makes another acquisition in the social space as it aims to widen its collaboration product base.
| Wednesday Dec 15, 2010
Sometimes, with all the fireworks surrounding Microsoft vs Google for dominance of the business cloud market, we forget that there are indeed other players. KnowledgeTree, another competitor, continues to build its cloud offering for the SMB sector with this week’s new release offering Office integration and new pricing levels that drop as low as US$ 35/month.
| Wednesday Dec 1, 2010
If you’re not quite convinced that SharePoint 2010 will be your next technology true love, and are still on the prowl for an intranet solution sporting collaboration capabilities, then Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) could be the candidate you're after. Here's our review.
| Tuesday Oct 19, 2010
I found Susan Hanley recently while I was researching SharePoint governance. She’s co-authored two books on the subject; I found them appealing and universal. I thought, “if she’s half as friendly in real life as she is in her books, I have to know her.” My gut instinct didn’t fail me. Read on, Dear Reader, and judge for yourself.
| Monday Oct 4, 2010
It was October last year when Quark (news, site) and Microsoft announced their new partnership to bring dynamic publishing to Microsoft SharePoint (news, site). Today, they take it a step further letting us that this integration will work for SharePoint 2010.
| Thursday Sep 23, 2010