Lab test: Telligent Community Server 2008 spurs collaboration
Blogs, forums, and media galleries integrate with enterprise applications through Web services
Finally, I tried out Harvest Community Server reports. These social analytics, presented as interactive charts, would be very helpful for external communities. You can, say, find unanswered comments, which might indicate a problem with one of your products or bad service in your support department. Yet some of the same 50 core reports can provide measurable intelligence for in-house social networks -- perhaps departmental blogs that have high activity or content that doesn't rouse any interest.
Community Server 2008's social features that are popular on external sites proved an excellent fit for intranets, too. Although the standard installation doesn't have project management, and personal profiles aren't as robust as those in Clearspace 2.0, Community Server 2008 Intranet Edition's SharePoint integration (even in beta) was superior. This fact, plus better overall customization via the REST API, pushes Community Server to the top of our enterprise social software list for now.