Collaboration is one of today's strongest business trends, fueled in part by advances in (and employees' experiences with) social media. The ability to exchange ideas and communicate about activities has proven wildly popular in the social sphere -- why not in the business one as well? And recognizing this demand, vendors are making tools available that enable teams to keep track of each others' progress on a group project, exchange information about tasks and contacts, and otherwise work togeth
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Microsoft SharePoint is the collaboration platform of choice for many businesses, providing a portal for file sharing, communication, and content management. The SharePlus Office Mobile Client (iPhone, $14.99) lets you connect to your SharePoint installation from the road and sync the SharePoint lists and libraries you need. You can share calendars and task lists with your team, as well as edit documents, participate in discussions, and contribute to wiki pages. The software stores accessed data on the phone, so you can work with it offline and then sync it back next time you connect. It works with existing SharePoint credentials and doesn't require any new server-side components.