Huddle has a close partnership with Tibco's Tibbr, which Mitchell compares to the competing tandems of enterprise document collaboration and ESN suites formed by Box and Jive Software, and by SharePoint and Yammer, which Microsoft acquired last year.
Huddle also released on Tuesday a new version of its iOS application that has been redesigned for iOS 7, in particular Huddle's activity stream, files section and task management area.
Huddle is primarily sold as a public cloud service, although the company offers private cloud deployments for government clients in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a spokesman. The Workgroup Edition, for at least 25 users, starts at US$20 per user, per month. There are also the more sophisticated Enterprise Edition, for at least 50 users, and the Unlimited Edition, which has no user maximum.
End users access the Huddle software via browsers, its iOS and Android mobile applications and desktop software on Windows and Mac OS computers. Huddle can be integrated and used in conjunction with third-party applications like Tibbr, Zimbra, Salesforce.com, and Photoshop, and with Microsoft's Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.