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Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps

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 LotusLive Symphony's Web-based software, users can co-edit, organize, and manage document-creation in real-time. Lotus Symphony includes free spreadsheets, document, and presentation software; LotusLive is the developer's online collaboration suite, which includes a 30-day free trial. Unwrapped in late January 2011, LotusLive Symphony incorporates feeds from popular social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Although the software will not be released until later this year, it is available now as a technical preview. "Social software helps enterprises define their collaboration agenda," said Alistair Rennie, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. "The use of social software can transform the way people work increasing the speed of business."

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10/29/2011 | 8:38:43 AM
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It would be useful to have a clearer definition of collaboration. One could argue that some of these tools are almost point solutions or even respositories which are useful but less collaborative than others. SITEFORUM includes most of these features but also extends to Virtual Events, social networking and integrated webconferencing. The worlds largest HR community HR.com collaborates using all these capabilities.

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12/5/2011 | 10:27:38 PM
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This Community Forum was very helpful talking about Cloud Collaboration: http://getsatisfaction.com/tou...

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3/4/2014 | 9:11:16 AM
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Collaboration @ CollateBox (www.collatebox.com):

Better Control
select and share partial views of your spreadsheet from within CollateBox for other team members to update records from anywhere.

Lesser Pain
No more copying selected records, pasting in new sheet and emailing spreadsheets to get updates. CollateBox lets you create views & automatically collate all updates from team members.

Streamline Workflow
With CollateBox you can setup processes that help you maintain a systematic workflow without being ad hoc and keep your data organized.
Example: Open task view vs closed task view for selected team members to act upon.

Collaborate Effectively
View instant notifications and summaries on every record of your data with the added ability to comment and add attachments.
Google in the Enterprise Survey
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There'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.
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