Judging by the investments that developers -- both well-established and start-ups -- are making in the collaboration market, software vendors are paying more than lip service to the adage that no man is an island. Certainly, businesses are investigating -- and investing in -- tools that help employees brainstorm, locate each other, schedule meetings, and communicate via social networks. Collaboration technology itself covers a broad spectrum of devices, from instant messaging and email, to cell
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With more than 700 customers and 90,000-plus users, Onehub's business has grown since it first opened its doors in 2007. The developer provides online collaboration and file-sharing software, specializing in creative industries and client service organizations. Sign-up for the application is free, and no credit card is required, the company Web site said. A paid version also is available, ranging from $29 a month for the individual plan to $499 per month for the enterprise program. "Onehub customers typically set up one workspace for each of their clients or one workspace for each of their internal departments. Sometimes, they set up one workspace for each of their projects," Onehub said.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.