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In our dealings with various SaaS vendors, it is interesting to see cultural differences translating into behavioral patterns. You can see from the outside which functions have heft, which ones are afterthoughts, and where are the missing integration points. A behavior that I see pretty often is a good level of quality in customer support, [...]
One of the main challenges I encounter every time I participate in launching a new venture is striving to create a culture that is open and collaborative, as well as informal and fun to be a part of, yet not obsessed with soft consensus to the point of drowning in details. On one hand you [...]
Toucan Navigate is: "the Geographic Information System (GIS) for users of Groove Workspace, the desktop collaboration software. [...] Toucan Navigate delivers maps and core GIS functionality to members of Groove shared spaces including co-browsing or the ability to have entire teams seeing the same map concurrently regardless of their physical location [and] co-editing of map [...]
Tim Bray lists a selection of email clients for you in case you want to be teleported seven years ago (cool, I’ll long then short the bubble and will become a gazillionaire!), when you needed separate applications to handle tasks that are obviously related to each other. Outlook is a market leader because it’s leaps [...]
Before my Excel spreadsheet bursts at the hinges, I’d like to start using an online system to keep track of bugs and feature requests. I’ve been doing some research and got helpful advice from Tim Appnel. So far, I’m interested in FogBUGZ, Bugzilla and JIRA, though there are of course plenty other possibilities. I want [...]
Kubi is a collaborative application that sits on top of Outlook and Notes and lets you build a comprehensive view of messages, files, contacts and tasks by project, which looks neat.
Our new site about internet marketing is live. We rushed through the last couple of days to get it done (thanks to John and Rick for pulling extra hours and making it happen) but we still have some kinks to fix (e.g. the whole newsletter subscription process needs to be streamlined, and the Adventive integration [...]
Newsgator Case Study: MT + Outlook + Newsgator for lightweight but effective Intranets. Will Newsgator work with Entourage? We have a Mac user in the team which prevents us from using Groove to collaborate.
Smart Solutions: "The makers of Groove and SharePoint designed them to address different customer needs, and their resulting architectural differences are more complementary than competitive. Groove was designed to support personally-controlled collaboration in an edge/client-distributed model (with optional enterprise integration), readily supporting secure collaboration among decentralized, dynamic teams. SharePoint primarily is focused on enterprise collaboration [...]
Vattekkat Satheesh Babu asks, is a blog a good tool to keep partners up to date on project status?
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.