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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Basecamp provides a workgroup-level collaborative project management platform, with dashboards to show the status of projects, access to related files, milestones, and messages. It's not meant as an enterprise-wide organizational tool, but it's good for teams and departments. The company maintains its own mobile site for access through a mobile browser, but you can also get a standalone app called Insight, formerly called Encamp ($9.99 for the iPhone). Insight provides a dashboard of the latest activity in your account and groups your projects by status, like Basecamp does. You can also email or phone your collaborators right from within Insight, set up to-do lists, and track milestones.
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