Collaboration Software - Infoworld en Collaboration 2.0: Old concept meets new tools <p>The concept of enterprise collaboration tools is nothing new. After all, Lotus Notes, a pioneer in this technology, <a href="" target="new">dates back 25 years</a>.</p> Applications Collaboration Software IDG Insider Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 240325 at Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps <p>Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration. The new products, announced Wednesday, are part of an ambitious effort by the company to provide its customers with productivity and organization tools.</p><p>"We're moving from one app, called Dropbox, to a family of apps," said Dropbox CEO Drew Houston during a launch event in San Francisco.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Cloud Storage Collaboration Software Content Management Mobile Apps Web Applications Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:53 +0000 admin 240211 at Box to offer usage-based pricing, file conversion service <p>As it heads toward an estimated $250 million <a href="" target="_blank">initial public offering</a>, cloud storage and collaboration provider Box is thinking outside, well, itself.</p> <p>The nine-year-old company introduced an alternative to its traditional per-user pricing on Wednesday, as well as its first service that doesn't rely on customers storing their data with Box.</p> Cloud Computing Cloud Storage Collaboration Software Web Services Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:11:27 +0000 admin 239198 at Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Application Development GitHub Application Development Collaboration Software Development Tools SaaS Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 239093 at Google and Cisco partner to bring WebEx to Chromebooks <p>Google and Cisco are <a href="" target="_blank">teaming up</a> in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.</p> Cloud Computing Collaboration Software SaaS Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:58:56 +0000 admin 238613 at Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac -- with some pieces missing <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac -- with some pieces missing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft's <a href="">OneNote</a>, the note-taking and Web-clipping app for multiple devices, is now available as a free-to-use product for Windows and -- for the first time -- the Macintosh.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Microsoft Collaboration Software Mac Software Office Software Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:42:53 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238516 at Cisco on mission to outfit all office rooms with videoconferencing systems <p>Cisco unveiled Wednesday an array of videoconferencing products as it seeks to provide video collaboration systems for meeting rooms of all sizes.</p> <p>Most conference rooms either lack videoconferencing equipment altogether or have systems that don't work properly, so Cisco is going after that market opportunity, according to Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group.</p> Computer Hardware Collaboration Software Web Services Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:40:13 +0000 admin 238224 at Google primps Docs and Sheets with third-party add-ons <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google primps Docs and Sheets with third-party add-ons" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Google has decided to let third-party developers try their hands at broadening the functionality of Google Docs and Sheets by launching the first of a slew of third-party add-ons for those services.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238202 at Microsoft sketches ambitious enhancements for Office 365 <p>Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.</p> <p>At its SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft laid out its vision for making Office 365 a more intelligent collaboration suite via new social interactions, APIs (application programming interfaces) and machine learning capabilities.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:23:32 +0000 admin 238021 at Microsoft aims to make Office 365 'smarter' via social, APIs, machine learning <p>Microsoft will add new software, developer tools and capabilities to Office 365 in an attempt to make the cloud applications suite a "smarter" product that is better at helping people interact at work.</p> <p>At its SharePoint Conference, which kicks off in Las Vegas on Monday, Microsoft will demonstrate a new machine learning application code-named Oslo designed to understand how employees work in Office 365 and with whom.</p> Applications Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software Office Software Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:42:44 +0000 admin 237511 at Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration <p>Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration between its enterprise unified communications server and its consumer IM and IP telephony network.</p> <p>The new integration will be shown at the Lync Conference, which runs through Thursday in Las Vegas and will be attended by almost 2,000 customers and partners, according to Microsoft.</p> Microsoft Skype Collaboration Software Instant Messaging Unified Communications Video Conferencing Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:35:32 +0000 admin 236571 at Is Microsoft rethinking its decision to build Office for iPad? <p>In appearances in September and October, Steve Ballmer said Microsoft would build native Office editions for iPads and Android tablets, but the company's marketing chief spoke with much less certainty when asked about this on Thursday.</p> <p>At the Goldman Sachs Technology &amp; Internet Conference, Marketing Executive Vice President Tami Reller was asked about Microsoft's willingness to "repurpose" Office for other platforms, even if this means hurting Windows' appeal.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Apple Microsoft Collaboration Software iPad Email Software Mobile Apps Office Software Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:40:35 +0000 admin 236373 at IBM to consolidate communication and collaboration wares into Connections suite <p>IBM will house its email, communication, and collaboration products in its Connections suite, whose scope until now has been limited to ESN (enterprise social networking) software.</p> <p>This means that the Connections bundle will include the Notes/Domino email platform, Docs office productivity apps and Sametime tools for IM, audio/video communications and Web meetings.</p> Applications Cloud Computing IBM Collaboration Software Email Software SaaS Social Networking Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:08:40 +0000 admin 235473 at Partners get improved admin tools to manage customers' Office 365 environments <p>Microsoft will roll out over the coming weeks enhanced administration tools for partners that manage their customers' Office 365 deployments.</p> <p>The revamped Office 365 admin console has new and improved tools for resellers, systems integrators, and other Microsoft partners hired by their customers to manage the email and collaboration suite on their behalf.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:32:10 +0000 admin 235161 at Moot aims to revolutionize online discussion technology <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Moot aims to revolutionize online discussion technology" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Developers of the Moot online discussion technology are looking to improve Web conversation capabilities via tighter integration between sites and the application itself.</p> Applications Collaboration Software JavaScript Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:49:04 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234515 at Google Drive gets an activity stream <p>Google took another step toward giving its Apps suite an ESN (enterprise social networking) component with the new activity stream feature for the Drive cloud storage piece.</p> <p>Google <a href="" target="_blank">said in a blog post</a> that Drive's activity stream is "a single, easy-to-view place to review every action taken on your files and folders."</p> Cloud Computing Google Collaboration Software Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:32:25 +0000 admin 234283 at Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two and a half years ago, when <a href="">InfoWorld first pitted Office 365 against Google Apps</a>, I likened Office 365 to the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Google Apps to a sailboat.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Google Google Apps Microsoft Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Windows Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Applications Cloud Computing Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 233667 at Evernote promises to fix bugs after writer's detailed critique <p>Evernote plans to fix bugs and improve the quality of its note-taking and recording applications, following a critique that its software suffers from too many bugs.</p><p>In <a href="" target="_blank">"Evernote, the bug-ridden elephant,"</a> Jason Kincaid, who worked at TechCrunch until 2012, described a corrupted audio recording, syncing issues, faulty browser extensions and slow customer support from Evernote.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Collaboration Software Mobile Apps Startups Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:07:20 +0000 ccraig 233479 at Sharing startups struck it big and struck out in 2013 <p>The sharing economy is a catch-all term that describes the companies who use technology to let people pool their goods or offer services instead of buying more stuff -- everything from cars and apartments to books and music. The age of accumulating all the things is over, and 2013 marked a significant shift toward sharing.</p> The Industry Standard Collaboration Software Mobile Apps Startups Social Networking Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:29:46 +0000 admin 233223 at Box has been thinking outside of the cloud <p>Many people think of Box as a cloud company. But really, it's a collaboration company, says Vikrant Karnik, senior vice president of enterprise cloud consulting services for systems integrator Capgemini, a newly minted Box partner.</p> <p>Box has been a poster child for the cloud computing movement, along with companies such as DropBox,, and Amazon Web Services. And it's been on a roll recently: This winter it secured a $100 million funding round to bring its total fundraising to more than $400 million. It's expanding globally and rumored to be looking toward an IPO.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Collaboration Software PaaS SaaS Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:11:11 +0000 admin 232676 at