Microsoft’s Office Web Apps Is “Me Too” To Google Docs –Yet Gives Enterprise Options for Collaboration and Security

This post was collaboratively written on a wiki by Jeremiah Owyang, who maintains a focus on Customer Strategy and Ray Wang, who maintains a focus on Enterprise Strategy. Together, we’re covering the convergence of emerging technology, Ray has cross-posted on his blog. Summary Microsoft gets serious about collaboration using the web and it’s office products by offering Microsoft Office Web Apps. On the consumer side, it’s just catching up to Google Docs, Zoho, and whatever collaboration start-up emerges. On the enterprise side, this could give internal teams real-time collaboration tools –and close security gaps through an on-premise solution. Regardless, IT must develop a collaboration strategy or run the risk of being blind-sided by business units developing it without them. Microsoft … Continue readingMicrosoft’s Office Web Apps Is “Me Too” To Google Docs –Yet Gives Enterprise Options for Collaboration and Security

Guest Post: Designer Mitch Canter on the Web Strategy Redesign

I guess I’ll start with a brief introduction. My name is Mitch Canter, and I’ve been doing graphic design on and off for about 5 years. I started my company, studionashvegas, about a year and three months ago. I bought a domain name and started a twitter account, having very little idea of what twitter even was at the time. A year and three months later, I have spent 0 dollars in advertising money and happily pay the bills for my wife (a professional blogger) and our eight month old (who has more Flickr pictures on his account than I do). For Jeremiah’s blog, we wanted to do a few specific things. Above all, we wanted a fresh design that … Continue readingGuest Post: Designer Mitch Canter on the Web Strategy Redesign

Build your own “IdeaStorm” with UserVoice

Embrace your Customers At Forrester, we use the term Embracing as a social strategy where customers and employees work together using social tools to build next-generation products. Quite a change for the strong headed product manager, who now has to set the roadmap, while in collaboration with customers. Popular Examples: Dell and Starbucks We’re all familiar with the popular Dell “Idea Storm” website that let customers vote for which features and products they wanted to be bore to the marketplace. In Dell’s case, the linux community asked for a UBUNTU box, which was created and launched and sold. I wish I was a fly on the wall when Dell’s strategic partners at Microsoft found out about this. Recently, Starbucks has … Continue readingBuild your own “IdeaStorm” with UserVoice

Video: Webex guns for Enterprise Web Collaboration, joins Widget craze

Click To Play Above: For those using a feedreader or email subscription, See video interview with Shankar Iyer, VP of Strategic Initiatives at WebEx The trend for companies to use Gadgets and Widgets is not uncommon, Google and CapGemini are in partnership to reach the enterprise market as CapGemini has links to Microsoft’s Vista’s product. I had morning coffee with Shankar Iyer, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of WebEx, they use PodTech (where I’m employed for another week) for Audio and Video podcasting solutions. A few years ago, Webex purchased intranets.com an internal collaboration tool they’ve started to fold into their platform. A few years ago, they released a secure IM tool, which a scaled down version has been used by … Continue readingVideo: Webex guns for Enterprise Web Collaboration, joins Widget craze

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

Need to build an online community that collaborates? I get asked by a lot of folks to provide recommendations for products, often there’s too many companies to keep analyze, so I make these lists and refer folks to them. One of my most popular index lists is the list of companies that provide White Label Social Networking solutions, in fact there’s over 60 in that space. Requirements Here’s a list of companies that provide collaboration platforms with turn-key social features for ‘instant’ community. Collaboration tools and social features Common features, but are not limited to, include: forums, wikis, blogs, media, rss, aggregation homepages, presence, instant messaging, and ability to connect to identity systems such as LDAP/Active Directory. These tools may … Continue readingInstant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms