Collaboration Concepts, Products and other Pointers
Then all of a sudden, business leaders are asked to forget everything they know, accept that structures can and will be subverted but that it will all be OK because people will naturally want to collaborate to get things done. This is a fundamentally incorrect assumption. -- The poverty of enterprise 2.0 and social media
But there is one way in which socialism is the wrong word for what is happening: It is not an ideology. It demands no rigid creed. Rather, it is a spectrum of attitudes, techniques, and tools that promote collaboration, sharing, aggregation, coordination, ad hocracy, and a host of other newly enabled types of social cooperation. It is a design frontier and a particularly fertile space for innovation. ... In his 2008 book, Here Comes Everybody, media theorist Clay Shirky suggests a useful hierarchy for sorting through these new social arrangements. Groups of people start off simply sharing and then progress to cooperation, collaboration, and finally collectivism. At each step, the amount of coordination increases. -- The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online
Hosting, Services & Products
Google Wave is a new communications platform, based on concurrent editing of shared XML data structures over XMPP, with rendering done in the web browser and support for internet-wide federation. -- Wave Hello
Yammer is free for employees to use, but companies can pay for optional admin tools to moderate and control their network
Social Networks Visualiser (SocNetV) is an application for the Linux desktop written in C /Qt aimed at providing sensible means for Social Network Analysis and Visualisation. -- http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/linux/Social-Networks-Visualiser-Review-93694.shtml
Google Sites, a new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world. --- http://sites.google.com/
Free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you share and collaborate online. -- http://docs.google.com/
With 1.2 million users, ?CollabNet is the industry's most widely used collaborative platform for software development. The ?CollabNet platform supports globally distributed teams in a centralized, cost-effective way, yielding 20% to 30% annual savings through reduced development infrastructure costs, increased productivity, improved project visibility and shared access to software assets. -- http://www.collab.net/
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single, integrated location where employees can efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, search for experts and corporate information, manage content and workflow, and leverage business insight to make better-informed decisions. -- Microsoft SharePoint
See also Collab vs SharePoint
Microsoft Office Groove, soon to be named Microsoft Office SharePoint Workspace, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. -- WikiPedia on MS Goove
JWChat has been customized to integrate with ?CortexPro, the secure web site with built in collaboration tools for document management, project management, and group collaboration. ?CortexPro is now used in over 80 countries by a diverse range of users, including large companies such as Pepsi, Sony, and Omnicom as well as many small to mid-sized companies consisting of 5 to 100 employees. ?CortexPro customers use the product?s file manager tool to share, preview, and version files. Other collaborative tools offered include calendars, discussion forums, contact lists, surveys, and announcements. Since ?CortexPro is web-based, there is no software to download; only a web browser, a user name, and password are required to access a ?CortexPro web site. Pricing plans start at $9.99 per month and a 30 day trial of the product is free. -- http://www.cortexpro.com/
IdeaTree is a flow chart for ideas, a visual wiki, a concept mapper. And it's dirt-simple to use.
Humap Tool on organisaation työtä ja toimintaa tukeva verkkotyökalu päivittäisen asiantuntijatyön tehostamiseen sekä laadullisesti että taloudellisesti. -- http://www.humaptool.com/?cat=42&language=fi
Pivotal Tracker is a story-based project planning tool from Pivotal Labs that allows teams to collaborate and react to real-world changes instantly. It's based on agile software methods, but can be used on a wide range of projects. Tracker maintains a prioritized backlog of project deliverables, broken down into small, estimated pieces, called stories. It dynamically groups these stories into fixed segments of time, called iterations, and it predicts progress based on real historical performance (velocity).
Prezi - Online presentation tool - with collaborative features
Service Cloud also demonstrates that social media can offer measurable ROI in the enterprise, which is a big deal. "Service Cloud seem a bit fuzzy-Dennis Howlett will dissect later-the main pitch here is that Salesforce.com is trying to link up social networking and customer service."
Ajatus CRM with Ajax & CouchDB
One odd detail that I think was vital to how the group functioned was a result of the first Unix being run on a clunky minicomputer with terminals in the machine room. People working on the system congregated in the room - to use the computer, you pretty much had to be there. (This idea didn't seem odd back then; it was a natural evolution of the old hour-at-a-time way of booking machines like the IBM 7090.) The folks liked working that way, so when the machine
You need the culture to encourage people not to hide in their offices, you need a way of using systems that makes a public machine a viable place to work - typically by storing the data somewhere other than the 'desktop' - and you need people like Ken and Dennis (and Brian Kernighan and Doug ?McIlroy and Mike Lesk and Stu Feldman and Greg Chesson and ...) hanging out in the room, but if you can make it work, it's magical. -- http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/18/1153211&tid=189&tid=156&tid=130&tid=11
Jimmy Wales, best known as founder of Wikipedia, met with a small group of bloggers and industry analysts at SAP's ?TechEd conference, which is being held this week in Las Vegas. During the 45-minute discussion, Jimmy spoke at length about the conditions that drive success or failure in wiki deployments. -- http://blogs.zdnet.com/projectfailures/?p=1012
Almost every time he analyzes a group, Waber discovers that the super-connector -- the crucial person who routes news among team members -- isn't the manager. "The manager is almost always peripheral," Waber says. "It's some random guy." And that person is usually overworked and overstressed. He isn't given enough support to fulfill his role, because nobody in the firm knows he's doing it in the first place. If you study the org chart, the higher-ups are in control ... highly creative teams socialize in a "pulsing star" pattern: They fan out to gather information, then regroup. "People explore during the day," Pentland says, "and then later get very tight and inbred, with everybody talking to everybody." -- http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-08/st_thompson
"How do we measure the progress of society not by megahertz but by contribs and collabs?" Shneiderman asked, slipping into wiki-slang for contributions and collaborations. "What is it that made Wikipedia so successful? How do we make sure the wave of Wikipedias are successful, not failures?" -- http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/the-internet-is.html
dELTA wrote to tell us about the release of "The Collaborative RCE Tool Library" which he explains as: "In very few words, the design goal of this project is to leverage the advantages of the wiki architecture, where everybody can contribute, while at the same time ditching all the disadvantages of the wiki architecture, add just enough moderation, and finally bring the world one step closer to the nirvana of the semantic web." -- http://www.woodmann.com/collaborative/tools
http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/ 'collaboration goes one step further' says google
From Jolt Award Finalists
Gartner: Sosiaalisten ohjelmistojen yritysmarkkinan vuosikasvu 41 prosenttia -- http://www.digitoday.fi/bisnes/2008/03/13/rss/20087551/66
Security Is Not Just About Blocking. That’s So Last Year. Collaboration Is The New Black: Ms Sarah Carter, Social Networking Team, ?FaceTime Communications Inc -- http://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Seminars/SeminarID=49
Another definition for ICT just hits the sweet spot.
?InfraGard provides formal and informal channels for the exchange of information about our nation's critical infrastructures and key resources. The mission of the ?InfraGard program is to increase information and intelligence sharing between the FBI and ?InfraGard members to strengthen the defense of our nation's critical infrastructures and key resources across FBI priority programs. -- http://www.infragard.net/faq.php
Lastly, a Potemkin Village is an overly elaborated set of empty community discussion areas or other collaborative spaces, created in anticipation of a thriving population rather than grown organically in response to their needs (see also Pave the Cowpaths).... -- http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/07/stupid-pitfalls-of-s.html