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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Jive's main purpose is to enable managers to form and dissolve groups as needed for specific tasks and projects. It collects the working profile of all the employees in a company to make it easier to find the right people to assemble for a project. It also provides a way for employees to submit ideas and vote for the best ones. Jive's Mobile Module (free for the iPhone) lets you browse recent activity, post a response, update your status, and even upload a photo to a new blog post. You can participate in discussion threads and communicate with coworkers through their profiles. You can also download contact info from Jive into your phone's Address Book or transfer contacts to another phone.
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